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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Virginia Beach, 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 Virginia Beach. 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 Virginia Beach, 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 Virginia Beach 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 Rehab 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 Virginia Beach, VA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehab Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabs, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabs, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction 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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  • According to the National Institutes of health, children who begin drinking before the age of fifteen are four times as likely to become alcoholics as teens who abstain from drinking.
  • A four-year study of college alcohol and drug use reported that 49% of full-time college students (about 3.8 million) binge drink and/or abuse prescription and illegal drugs each month.
  • When an individual is brought up in a culture where drinking is the norm, they will be at a greater risk to develop an addiction to alcohol later in life.
  • A broad range of alcohol consumption patterns, from occasional hazardous drinking to daily heavy drinking, creates significant public health and safety problems in nearly all countries. One of the key characteristics of the hazardous pattern of drinking is the presence of heavy drinking occasions, defined as consumptions of 60 or more grams of pure alcohol.
  • AA Meetings in Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Caring & Sharing
    Bayside Presbyterian Church
    Independence Blvd & Ewell Rd
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 8:00 PM
  • Seeds Of Growth
    Friends Meetinghouse
    1537 Laskin Rd.
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 8:30 PM
  • Small Shores
    All Saints Episcopal
    1968 Woodside Lane
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 PM
  • Sober And Sane
    Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
    1100 1st Colonial Rd
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 7:30 PM
  • Virginia Beach, VA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Afg Headquarters Inc
    Thursday Corporate Landing
    1600 Corporate Landing
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 6:00 PM

  • All Saints Episcopal Church
    Small Shores Afg
    1968 Woodside Lane
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • Bayside Presbyterian Church
    Freedom Al-Anon Family Group
    1400 Ewell Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • Emmanual Episcopal Church
    Basic Recovery Afg
    5181 Princess Anne Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church Parish House
    T.G.I.F. Afg 12 Step Study
    301 Lynn Shores Dr
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 1:00 PM

  • Foundry United Methodist
    Beginners Open Door Al-Anon
    2801 Virginia Beach Blvd.
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • Galilee Episcopal Church
    Beach Afg
    3928 Pacific Ave
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • Old Donation Episcopal Church
    Old Donation Afg
    4449 N. Witchduck Rd
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 6:00 PM

  • Sandbridge Community Chapel
    Sandbridgbe Afg
    3041 Sandpiper Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • Spring Branch Community Church
    Beach Parents Afg
    1500 N Great Neck Rd
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 6:30 PM

  • St. Francis Episcopal Church
    Changing Attitudes Afg
    509 Rosemont Rd.
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • St. Nicholas Catholic Church
    Kings Grant 12 Step Study Afg
    644 Little Neck Road
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • Thalia United Meth. Church
    Thursday Noon Al-Anon
    4321 Va Beach Blvd
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

  • Virginia Beach First Chuch Of The Nazarene
    Together We Can Afg
    4413 Wishart Rd
    Virginia Beach, Virginia

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

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