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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Chesapeake, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehab Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Facilities, 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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  • It is estimated that about 17% of men and about 8% of women will meet criteria for alcohol dependence at some point in their lives.
  • Excessive alcohol use causes violence, which accounts for 76,000 facial injuries every year in Britain.
  • In 2008, there were approximately 190,000 emergency rooms visits by persons under age 21 for injuries and other conditions linked to alcohol.
  • Because alcohol is a depressant, it can render a person unable to think, react, and to make logical decisions; is a person drinks large amounts of alcohol, the brain can slow down so much that they can stop breathing and die.
  • Chesapeake, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Aldersgate Methodist Church
    Let It Begin With Me Afg
    4320 Bruce Road
    Chesapeake, Virginia

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

  • Chesapeake General Hospital
    Keep It Simple Afg
    736 Battlefield Blvd. No.
    Chesapeake, Virginia

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

  • Cradock Baptist Church
    Tuesday Night Study Afg
    96 Afton Parkway
    Chesapeake, Virginia

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

  • Greenbrier Baptist Church
    Greenbrier Al-Anon
    825 Greenbrier Parkway
    Chesapeake, Virginia

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

  • Harvest Assembly Of God Room 201
    New Beginnings Afg
    525 Kempsville Rd
    Chesapeake, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 10:30 AM

  • Oakgrove Methodist Church
    Just For Today
    472 N Battlefield Blvd
    Chesapeake, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 7:30 PM
    Mon., 7:30 PM

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