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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Ashburn, 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 Ashburn. 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 Ashburn, 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 Ashburn 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 Alcoholism 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 Ashburn, VA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Ashburn, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Treatment Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Centers, Short-term Alcohol Treatment Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol Rehab 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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  • New brain scan research shows that alcohol affects decision-making and judgment by reducing activity in the frontal lobes, where such functions reside; it appears that prior alcohol induced impaired function of these same brain areas leads to alcohol dependence, making it almost impossible for the person to exert conscious will over whether they can stop drinking or not in the absence of treatment.
  • One in twelve college males admit to having committed acts that meet the legal definition of rape or acquaintance rape.
  • Individualized interventions have been utilized by colleges throughout the United States in order to help students that have alcohol abuse problems or are have become alcohol dependant; these interventions are delivered by counselors, peers, and resident advisors.
  • According to some of the latest scientific research related to alcohol, moderate doses of alcohol, consisting of 1-3 drinks a day, may have a mild antioxidant effect; this antioxidant activity tends to overcome the detrimental effects of free oxygen radicals in body tissues.
  • AA Meetings in Ashburn, VA.
  • Ashburn Country
    Ashburn Presbyterian
    20962 Ashburn Rd
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
  • Country Group Of Ashburn
    Ashburn United Methodist
    43454 Crossroads Dr.
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 7:00 PM
  • Country Grp Of Ashburn
    Ashburn Presbyterian
    20962 Ashburn Rd
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 PM
  • Lunch Bunch
    Ashburn Presbyterian
    20962 Ashburn Rd.
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 12:00 AM
    Thursday, 12:00 AM
  • Uptown Ashburn
    Ashburn Presbyterian
    20962 Ashburn Rd
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 4:00 PM
  • Womens Promises
    St. David's Episcopal
    43600 Russell Branch Pkwy
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 9:30 AM
  • Womens Promises Group
    St. David's Episcopal
    Russell Branch Road
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 10:30 AM

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