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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Harrisonburg, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabs, Short-term Alcoholism Rehab Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centers, 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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  • The major negative effects of long-term alcohol consumption are fatty liver, gastritis, short-term memory loss, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, mild hypertension, pancreatitis, and cardiomyopathy (heart muscle degeneration).
  • As many women under age 30 are drinking at levels that could be harmful to their unborn children, and because an estimated 45 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned, the babies of those women who do abuse alcohol may already suffer damage before mother discovers they are pregnant.
  • As alcohol is an irritant to the stomach, it is common for someone who drinks in excess to vomit. This puts the person in danger of choking on vomit, which could cause death by asphyxiation in a person who is not conscious because of intoxication.
  • The Office of the Surgeon General has identified high-risk drinking by college aged students in the United States as a major public health problem and determined that rates of alcohol use among college students exceed their peers who have not attended college.
  • Harrisonburg, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Muhlenberg Lutheran Church
    Brown Baggers Afg
    281 East Market St
    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 12:00 PM
    Wed., 12:00 PM
    Tue., 7:00 PM
    Fri., 8:00 PM

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