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Alcohol Addiction in Pompano Beach, FL (954) 692-2178

Alcohol addiction is a common problem, with over three million cases of alcoholism treated each year. That is why it is so important to have a clear understanding of alcohol addiction and the impact that it can have.

Alcoholism is defined as a chronic disease that involves uncontrolled drinking and a strong preoccupation with alcohol. Alcohol addiction is when the urge to drink is so powerful that the detrimental physical and psychological consequences that accompany it are disregarded. The disease affects both men and women and can strike at any age.

If you or a loved one feel ready to quit drinking, please call Drug Treatment Centers Pompano Beach at (954) 692-2178.

Alcohol Abuse or Alcohol Addiction?

You can be abusing alcohol without being addicted. Alcohol abuse is a term used to categorize those people who display some of the symptoms of alcoholism, but have not lost complete control of their drinking. A true alcoholic does not know when or how to stop drinking.

Symptoms of an alcohol addiction include:

  • Beginning each day with a drink
  • Drinking five drinks a day for men or four for women
  • Drinking alone
  • An inability to limit the amount of alcohol that is consumed
  • Blacking out after drinking
  • Losing interest in hobbies that don’t include drinking
  • Relationship or workplace problems that are caused by drinking
  • Requiring increasingly larger amounts of alcohol to get drunk
  • Physical symptoms such as nausea and shaking when not drinking

Alcohol Intervention by Concerned Family and Friends

Fortunately, help does exist for those who struggle with an alcohol addiction.  If you are concerned that a friend or family member is struggling with a substance abuse problem, it is important that you intervene. Seek help from an interventionist at our Pompano Beach, FL Alcohol Rehab Centers, and speak to the individual about his or her addictive behaviors and outline a plan for treatment. Encourage the person and make it clear that you will support them throughout their treatment and recovery. A well-thought out and planned intervention can be the turning point in an addict’s life.

Treatment

There are several options for alcoholism treatment at Drug Treatment Centers Pompano Beach. The first and most crucial step is medical detoxification, in which all traces of alcohol are removed from the body under medical supervision. Medications may be administered to ease the unpredictable withdrawal symptoms that often accompany alcohol withdrawal. Benzodiazepines are the most common class of drug that is given to help with alcohol addiction. Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) and diazepam (Valium) are also frequently used.

Other Treatments Include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Alternative treatments such as nutritional therapy, yoga, exercise and acupuncture, among others
  • Treating underlying problems, such as a mental illness or extreme stress or anxiety
  • Residential programs, where the recovering addict lives in our facility while undergoing therapy and treatment
  • Relapse prevention training

Plans for aftercare should already be discussed while the addict is in treatment. They will need support from their family and friends, ongoing therapy and support meetings in order to avoid relapse. Our sober living community will help you in the transition from rehab to normal, everyday life.

Call Drug Treatment Centers Pompano Beach at (954) 692-2178 today to start on your road to recovery.

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