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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Covington, 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 Covington. 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 Covington, 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 Covington 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 Abuse Rehabs 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 Covington, VA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Covington, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, Inpatient Alcoholism 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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  • Family problems that are frequently associated with families affected by alcoholism are increased family conflict; emotional or physical violence; decreased family cohesion; decreased family organization; increased family isolation; increased family stress including work problems, illness, marital strain and financial problems; and frequent family moves.
  • The risk of hemorrhagic stroke is three times higher among heavy drinkers.
  • One standard size drink of beer, wine or spirits that is drunk by a 150-pound man within roughly 20 minutes will produce a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .025%, which is approximately one-fourth of the drunk driving limit states which have a .1% BAC drunk driving limit.
  • When an individual has a blood alcohol level of 0.35% or above, they are in danger of overdosing; the person would, in most instances, have to drink anywhere from 14-18 drinks in a rather brief period of time for this to occur.
  • Covington, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church
    Covington Al-Anon
    138 N Maple Ave
    Covington, Virginia

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

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