Many people consume alcohol in social situations on occasion or have a drink to unwind after work. However, casual drinking can turn into a problem for people predisposed to addiction.
Would like to get help to stop drinking?
If you find yourself wondering why you cannot stop drinking in excess, then you probably need help to fight your drinking problem. Many people stay in denial that they have a problem because they have started using alcohol as a coping mechanism. It may help with social anxiety, help you fit in with your drinking friends, or become the go to solution from stress.
How can you know you need help with an alcohol problem?
If you find yourself having symptoms of memory loss, blackouts-where you cannot remember parts or any of the evening before, you probably have a drinking abuse or dependence problem. Blackouts occur as the result of excessively high blood-alcohol levels, which interfere with your brain functioning normally.
Why do you drink?
If you are using alcohol to make you “feel happy”, it is important to realize that you are now depending on alcohol for mood enhancement. This can translate into using a central nervous system depressant to ease your anxiety or depression. The problem is that the use of alcohol will only make these symptoms worse. This enters you into a lifestyle in which you are depending on a substance outside of yourself for happiness.
Have you tried to stop drinking, but have not?
Ask yourself if you have tried to stop drinking or cut back on your drinking and could not; you are most likely becoming alcohol dependent. This means that your body has become accustomed to your alcohol consumption and without it you can have physical withdrawal symptoms.
How to recognize alcohol withdrawal symptoms?
Some of these withdrawal symptoms can include shakes, seizures, nausea and vomiting. This is a result of damaging nerves in your body as the result of alcohol abuse. This is strong indicator that you need help fighting your drinking problem.
What can happen if you don’t quit drinking?
Alcohol dependence can cause negative physical affects. Excess weight gain, puffy face, change in skin color, even difficulty completing physical tasks that used to be easy to do. Other consequences can include family discord. Family members are concerned about your drinking; yet you continue drinking in spite of harming those you love and are closet to you. You may begin to try and hide your drinking or be less that honest about how much you are drinking. This indicates you are in a denial phase and alcohol dependence is clear. You should seek help with a treatment provider to help you fight your drinking problem.
Jacksonville, Florida Alcohol and Drinking Treatments at the Greenfield Center
The drinking treatments will help assist you in the withdrawal from alcohol physical symptoms. You made need medically supervised detoxification to avoid seizures, delirium tremors, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, and even death. Once you have been stabilized you can now begin to participate in treatment on an outpatient basis to learn the tools to lead a happy and healthy life without the use of alcohol.
It is critical to seek help with alcohol dependence and abuse before you have serious health, family or legal problems. Many people suffer consequences of job loss, divorce, DUI, public intoxication, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and liver disease.
Here at the Greenfield Center we have trained addiction doctors and professionals who understand the disease of alcoholism. We have treated thousands of patients and many have returned to happy normal lives and are freed from the prison of alcohol addiction. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, let us help you to fight and eliminate your drinking problem.