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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Newport News, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabs, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction 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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  • Alcohol related death in the UK doubled from 4,144 deaths in 1991 to 8,386 deaths in 2005.
  • 318 binge drinking deaths took place in the US in 1995, and most of the people who died in these alcohol poisoning cases were from the age group of 15-24 years.
  • Drinkers dealing with alcohol abuse effects can see both physical and psychological issues. Keep in mind, even though the drinker is directly affected, those around him or her will deal with the issue as well.
  • The highest prevalence of binge drinking was linked to young adults that are between the ages of 18 and 25, with the peak rate occurring at age 21.
  • Newport News, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Chestnut Memorial U. Meth. Church
    Serenity Afg
    1024 Harpersville Rd.
    Newport News, Virginia

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

  • Christ United Methodist Church
    Up The Creek Afg
    133 Deep Creek Rd
    Newport News, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 11:30 AM

  • Hidenwood Presbyterian Church
    Abc'S Of Recovery
    414 Hiden Blvd
    Newport News, Virginia

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

  • Warwick United Church Of Christ
    Baby Steps Alanon
    10 Matoaka Lane
    Newport News, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 12:00 PM
    Thu., 7:30 PM

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