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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Big Stone Gap, 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 Big Stone Gap. 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 Big Stone Gap, 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 Big Stone Gap 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 Rehab Centers 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 Big Stone Gap, VA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehab Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Programs, Inpatient Alcoholism 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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  • Birth control pills slow down the rate at which alcohol is eliminated from the body.
  • According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, it was determined that college students were more likely to intervene in a drunk-driving situation if they knew and liked the driver, but only if the driver was evaluated to be dangerous and they felt that they would be able to help. Students were less likely to intervene when they were drunk themselves, or when they were afraid of how their intervention would affect their relationship with their peers.
  • Not everyone that drinks will develop a tolerance to alcohol, but it can be significant; as some heavy drinkers that have developed a tolerance to alcohol will regularly consume over a quart of hard liquor per day.
  • One third of homicides are associated with alcohol abuse.
  • Big Stone Gap, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Chapman Building
    Tuesday Night Al-Anon
    2537 Forth Ave East
    Big Stone Gap, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 6:00 PM

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