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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Martinsville, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Treatment Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabs, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Treatment Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehab 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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  • Because drinking alcohol induces urination within a short period of time, the body can become dehydrated with alcohol consumption and the kidneys may not be able to properly perform the necessary functions of regulation electrolytes. Although moderate alcohol consumption may not cause permanent kidney damage, they will not function properly during the period of time that a person is drinking.
  • Many alcoholics choose to believe that their drinking does not hurt other people. The truth is that alcoholism creates negative effects to everyone around the person with the drinking problem, especially those people who are close to the alcoholic.
  • Alcohol is often uses as a social "lubricant" in order to make some drinkers feel more comfortable and relaxed around other people.
  • Underage drinking affects how well a young person judges risk and makes sound decisions. For example, after drinking, a teen may see nothing wrong with driving a car or riding with a driver who has been drinking, whereas, before drinking, the teen might realize the riskiness involved.
  • Martinsville, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • First Baptist Church
    Martinsville Al-Anon Group
    Starling Avenue
    Martinsville, Virginia

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

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