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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Pulaski, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers, Outpatient Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Short-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Rehab 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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  • New brain scan research shows that alcohol affects decision-making and judgment by reducing activity in the frontal lobes, where such functions reside; it appears that prior alcohol induced impaired function of these same brain areas leads to alcohol dependence, making it almost impossible for the person to exert conscious will over whether they can stop drinking or not in the absence of treatment.
  • The beneficial effects on cardiac health has been established; 1-3 drinks per day may help to reduce atherosclerosis in coronary and other arteries throughout the body, according to the latest research that is related to the physical effects of alcohol on the body.
  • After a person has consumed eight to ten drinks, they will most likely be disoriented, confused, dizzy and have exaggerated emotional states; additionally, their vision may be disturbed, as is perception of form, motion, color and dimensions.
  • "Problem drinking" is generally defined as any consumption of alcohol that results in significant risk of physical damage, psychological problems, accidents, and social or domestic problems.
  • Pulaski, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Pulaski Presbyterian Church
    Pulaski Afg
    975 Memorial Dr
    Pulaski, Virginia

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

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