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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Kilmarnock, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Rehab Programs, Inpatient Alcohol 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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  • One 12-ounce beer has about as much alcohol as a 1.5-ounce shot of liquor, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a wine cooler; this fact dispels the the notion that drinking beer and wine is safer than drinking other spirits.
  • According to recent government studies in the U.S. alcohol is more addictive that marijuana; the study indicates that 10-12% of people who regularly drink alcohol will become dependent but only 9% of the people that smoke marijuana on a regular basis will become addicted.
  • Coming to terms with the fact that you or someone you love may have an alcohol problem can be a painful and difficult process. While many people can identify when they are abusing alcohol (e.g. hangovers, issues at work, problems with a loved one as a result of their drinking), they may not necessarily recognize that they are alcoholics. If you or your loved ones are concerned about your drinking, it may be time to ask yourself some important questions as to whether you are exhibiting signs of alcoholism.
  • Most people who begin consuming alcohol late in life are affected by social isolation and physical health problems.
  • Kilmarnock, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Bay Center
    Friday Lunch Bunch Al-Anon
    31 Noblett St.
    Kilmarnock, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 12:00 PM

  • St Francis Catholic Church
    Kilmarnock Afg
    151 E Church St
    Kilmarnock, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 8:00 PM
    Wed., 12:00 PM

  • United Methodist Church
    Kilmarnock Tuesday Night
    84 E. Church St
    Kilmarnock, Virginia

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

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