Alcohol abuse refers to a pattern of behavior that is harmful to a person’s health, well-being, personal relationships and their ability to work. Alcohol abuse can result in the abuser failing to meet their responsibilities at home, work or within their community. It is also noted by drinking in dangerous situations, such as drinking while driving, or operating machinery, as well as legal problems which can occur from any of these illegal behaviors, such as causing harm to another individual or to property.
What are the Signs of Alcohol Dependency?
Alcohol abuse may be noted by:
Drinking more alcohol than intended
Drinking longer than intended
Cravings for alcohol
Use leading to problems at home, work, or school
Tolerance – the need to drink more to get “buzzed”
Withdrawal – the need to drink to avoid signs and symptoms (e.g., sweating, tremors, insomnia, nausea, anxiety, seizures)
How can you tell if you have a drinking problem?
Answer the following four questions, honestly, about your alcohol use:
Have you ever felt like you should cut down on your alcohol consumption?
Have people criticized you about your alcohol consumption?
Have you ever felt embarrassed or guilty about your alcohol consumption or drunken behavior?
Have you ever had an “eye opener?”
If you answered Yes to more than one of the above questions, you may have a problem with alcohol abuse.
Treatment for Alcohol Abuse
Our alcohol treatment services utilize both counseling and medications as indicated, to help our patients stop drinking and rebuild their lives on firmer ground. If you feel you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol, it’s imperative they seek help. Dependence on alcohol can negatively affect the quality of health, interpersonal relationships and life, in general. Our outpatient services in Fairborn, Ohio, help our patients navigate through recovery and the long-term effects of alcoholism.
Take the First Step to Recovery
We understand lasting recovery from alcohol addiction means providing tailored programs which involve family and heal all of those affected by the alcohol addiction. We create a supportive and nurturing environment of healing to give our patients a new lease on life. Call us now at 937-318-8103 to schedule your appointment.