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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Portsmouth, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities, Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment 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 is a nervous system depressant.
  • Alcohol intoxication increases risk of certain cancers, stroke, and liver diseases, especially when excessive amounts of alcohol are consumed over extended periods of time.
  • There is some evidence that the flavored beverages known as' malternatives' or "alopops" are increasing the amount of alcohol that teenagers are consuming due to the masking of the taste of hard alcohol.
  • The risk of a person developing a maladaptive drinking problem that repeatedly causes life problems is more than doubled for persons who began drinking before the age of 14, as compared to those who began drinking at age 21.
  • AA Meetings in Portsmouth, VA.
  • Carry The Message
    Boy Scout Cabin
    Rodman Ave & Winchester Dr
    Portsmouth, Virginia 23707

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
  • Portsmouth, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Cradock Baptist Church
    Lifeline Al-Anon
    96 Afton Parkway
    Portsmouth, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 10:30 AM
    Sat., 8:00 PM

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