Find Local Treatment Options
Call 888-646-0635 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.Who Answers?

Signs You Need Alcohol Abuse Treatment

alcoholism signs

If you cannot stop drinking on your own you may need treatment.

Alcohol is an easily attainable, legal drug which makes many people believe it is safe and even harmless. But alcohol is often abused in excessive amounts by people who do not realize that they have a problem. This can lead to many issues like family and social problems, illegal actions and lawsuits, and serious health effects just to name a few. Here are some signs that you may need alcohol abuse treatment.

What is Alcohol Abuse?

According to the OWH, “alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking that is harmful to the drinker or others.” It is usually an issue that occurs more than once and causes the same problems over and over, as well as new problems over time. If you consider the problems that alcohol has caused you, you may be able to pinpoint whether or not you are abusing alcohol.

Alcohol abuse causes issues in all areas of life, but the NLM states that “you are not physically dependent” on alcohol if you are classified as struggling with alcohol abuse. This is why many people tend to think that their problems with alcohol are not serious, as alcoholics experience withdrawal symptoms. But alcohol abuse is also very serious and could require treatment.

Signs You Need Alcohol Abuse Treatment

Many people do not stop to realize just how much their abuse of alcohol is affecting them and those around them. According to the OWH, these issues occurring “repeatedly in a 12-month period” are signs of alcohol abuse:

  • “Missing work or skipping child care responsibilities because of drinking,” or otherwise neglecting important issues in order to drink
  • Drinking in a dangerous situation or making your situation dangerous by being intoxicated
  • Getting arrested for an alcohol-related issue (i.e. driving while intoxicated)
  • Continuing to drink even if you feel guilty or you know it is a issue for your loved ones
  • Making poor decisions because you want to drink alcohol or choosing to drink alcohol above all other things

Any time your drinking begins to interfere with your life on a continuous basis, there is a possibility that you may be abusing alcohol. Tolerance, cravings, and physical dependence are signs of alcohol addiction (or alcoholism), so when searching for the presence of alcohol abuse in your life, you should consider your behavior and the consequences of your drinking.

Why Seek Treatment for Alcohol Abuse?

Treatment for those who abuse alcohol can be just as important and beneficial as treatment for those who are alcoholics. Alcohol abuse is a very serious problem and sometimes, people can only get better with treatment. Seeking treatment for this, less intense alcohol use disorder (or AUD) can also help to prevent a person from getting worse in the future and possibly becoming an alcoholic.

Treatment for alcohol abuse starts with an assessment of what the individual needs and how intense the problem already is. Its aim is to help you break the bad pattern that you have taken on when it comes to drinking by using behavioral therapy and medications. These same methods are used in alcoholism treatment, but it is much easier to start with and change alcohol abuse than it is to change addiction.

More Rehab Centers Resources

An Inspiring Glimpse into Recovery from Meth Addiction

Get help with your meth addiction!

The mugshot of people who have used meth over the years and rapidly progressed from average looking people to near death are plastered all over the internet—the infographic is called the “Faces of Meth” and for good cause. Unfortunately, very few people have had the opportunity to actually hear the real life stories behind the photos….

Continue reading

How Substance Addiction Fuels Behavioral Problems

Behavioral issues are problematic by themselves but with the added help of substance addiction, they can be amplified. From moodiness to impulsivity, behavioral issues can only be strengthened with the use of a substance and may break up relationships along its destructive path. Substance addiction can fuel behavioral problems in many ways. The Lying Behavior….

Continue reading

Should I Attend a Long-term or Short-term Rehab Program?

Choosing an addiction treatment program can be a difficult process, especially when there are so many different types of centers and programs available. Because time spent in treatment is usually very important to most recovering addicts, you may be wondering if you should attend a long-term or short-term rehab program. It is important to assess….

Continue reading

How to Find the Best Addiction Treatment Program For You

treatment for addiction

With our rehab directory, you can search for addiction treatment centers by state and city, finding the facilities that are nearest to you. But how can you find the best possible program for you? We can help you find the right treatment. Call toll free anytime. Step One: Consider Your Needs Every individual has specific….

Continue reading

5 Signs Your Loved One Needs Alcohol Rehab

Help your loved one find an alcohol rehab center!

When you have a loved one who you are particularly close to and you realize that he or she may be in trouble it can be devastating. Sometimes, we notice that our loved ones need help for their alcoholism long before they are willing to admit that there is a problem—but what is a loved one….

Continue reading

The Importance of Treatment in Meth Addiction Recovery

meth addiction treatment

According to the NIDA, “Long-term methamphetamine abuse has many negative consequences, including addiction.” Because the drug is so potent and its effects are so intense, recovery from methamphetamine addiction can take a very long time and be extremely precarious. This is why rehab is such an important part of meth addiction recovery. We can help….

Continue reading

Is Sober Living Right for You?

Sober living is right for you!

Generally, when an individual completes residential rehab for a substance abuse disorder the next step is to head home and continue their recovery. For some though, heading home isn’t an option for one of many reasons. There may not be a home because the addict was homeless at the time that he or she entered….

Continue reading

Are Free Inpatient Rehab Centers Too Good to Be True?

rehab for drugs

Free inpatient rehab centers actually do exist. Though these facilities are not as common as paid inpatient facilities, they can be found and patients in need are able to receive 24-hour care in a controlled environment which can significantly help their chances of making a successful recovery from addiction. How Many Facilities are Free? According….

Continue reading

Ohio Tech Stepping in to Fight Opioid Addiction

The opioid addiction crisis is serious in the state of Ohio, and more groups are stepping in to try and make a difference. Among these is the technology industry of the state, which is holding a Technology Challenge for both scientists and laymen to try and figure out new ways to help people with opioid….

Continue reading

Recovery and Relapse – Understanding the Cycles

relapse into addiction

Like most things recovery and relapse is cyclic. Unfortunately, many addicts get trapped in this cycle. Although each person is different, they all face the same problems, fears, and dangers. This is why group therapy works for some people. To an addict knowing that they are not alone is an incredible boost when they feel….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call 888-646-0635 Who Answers?

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser.

By calling the helpline you agree to the terms of use. We do not receive any commission or fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a caller chooses. There is no obligation to enter treatment.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW888-646-0635
Who Answers?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares