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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Gloucester, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centers, Outpatient Alcoholism Rehabilitation Centers, Short-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, 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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  • In 2009, the Monitoring the Future Survey reported that 37% of 8th graders and 72% of 12th graders had tried alcohol, and 15% of 8th graders and 44% of 12th graders drank during the past month.
  • Alcohol can make you sleepy, drowsy, or lightheaded. Consuming alcohol while taking medicines can intensify these effects.
  • If someone begins consuming alcohol at an early age, they are 40% to 60% more likely to become an alcoholic, regardless of family history, and studies indicate a potential for permanent memory impairment.
  • 53 percent of men and women in the United States report that one or more of their close relatives have a drinking problem.
  • Gloucester, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Apostles Lutheran Church
    Mid-Peninsula Afg
    7092 Main St
    Gloucester, Virginia

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

  • Ware Episcopal Church
    Ware There'S Hope
    Rt. 14
    Gloucester, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sun., 7:00 PM

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