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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Amherst, VA. Alcohol is in fact a drug, the most commonly used and widely abused in the world. Alcohol addiction causes many problems, and people that abuse alcohol are more likely to become violent, struggle with their career and have problems in their relationships. Alcoholism can literally destroy your life.

Consuming alcohol is a common and acceptable practice in Amherst. The problem with alcohol addiction and alcoholism begins when consumption crosses the line from moderate drinking, to having to consume alcohol to avoid feeling bad or to feel comfortable in social situations. Alcohol addiction and alcoholism may be triggered by an individual's environment, the people he's associating with, etc. Whatever the case may be, if alcohol is being used in excess and an individual doesn't have enough control to put down that drink despite the consequences, there is a problem.

For someone in Amherst, Virginia who is involved in alcohol addiction or alcoholism, it is very easy to justify drinking habits and be in complete denial that there is a problem. But if a person is continuing to drink despite the health risks involved and the destruction that is being created in their life, it is time for them to seek help or for someone to intervene and help the person see that there is a problem. It may seem easier to pretend that nothing is wrong, but the longer a person continues his addictive behavior the worse off he will be in the long run.

Treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Amherst is available for individuals who know they have a problem and have the courage to face their issues with alcohol. There are a number of Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs in the area. At an Alcoholism Rehabilitation Program individuals can be in an environment where they can address the psychological and emotional issues that may have caused their alcoholism.

Alcoholism has taken its toll when an individual drinks so heavily for a long duration, that when alcohol is taken away withdrawal sets in. Withdrawal symptoms can include shakiness or trembling, fatigue, irritability and loss of appetite for example. Alcohol withdrawal can be overcome by going through a supervised alcohol detoxification as part of treatment at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Facility in Amherst, VA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Amherst, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Rehabs, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehab Programs, Short-term Alcoholism Rehab Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Facilities, support group meetings, alcohol counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Individuals battling alcohol addiction or alcoholism don't have to be ashamed or feel alone and hopeless. Recovering from alcohol addiction and alcoholism won't be easy, but admitting you have a problem and seeking treatment is the first step to getting the help that can get you through it. Put addiction behind you, so you can look forward to a bright and sober future. Contact a counselor and start treatment today.

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  • A study of 18- to 24-year-old current drinkers who failed to complete high school showed that nearly 60 percent had begun to consume alcohol before age 16.
  • Women are at a much higher rate that men, drinking similar amounts of alcohol, of suffering damage to the pancreas and the liver, developing high blood pressure, and becoming considerably more impaired.
  • Excessive alcohol use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. These immediate effects are most often the result of binge drinking and include the following: Alcohol poisoning, a medical emergency that results from high blood alcohol levels that suppress the central nervous system and can cause loss of consciousness, low blood pressure and body temperature, coma, respiratory depression, or death.
  • Carbonation works to speed the absorption of alcohol; food and water help to slow this absorption.
  • AA Meetings in Amherst, VA.
  • Amherst Friday
    United Congregational Church
    279 S. Main St
    Amherst, Virginia 24521

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 7:30 PM
  • Amherst, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Ascension Episcopal Church
    Amherst Family Al-Anon
    253 S Main St
    Amherst, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 8:00 PM

For more information, visit www.drug-rehabs.org.