When am I an Alcoholic?
Many people struggle with alcoholism and they either don’t realize it or they’re in denial about it. Because alcohol is legal and for the most part easily accessible, it can become very common people to gradually increase their tolerance for alcohol to an unsafe level. This tolerance climb can be especially prominent in areas where bars and casinos can be found all over the place. If you think that your own drinking habits or the drinking habits of a loved one has gotten to an unsafe level, ask yourself if the following four symptoms of alcoholism apply, and if so, it might be time to get some help:
- Craving–A strong need, or urge, to drink.
- Loss of control–Not being able to stop drinking once drinking has begun.
- Physical dependence–Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety after stopping drinking.
- Tolerance–The need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to get “high.”
Alcoholism is a disease in every sense of the word, and treatment for alcoholism should be taken very seriously. Many lives have been ruined through alcoholism because of the health, financial, and relationship problems that result from it. But for those who struggle with alcoholism, there is still plenty of hope. There are excellent treatment options available today for alcoholism, and one of the best treatment centers on the east coast is right in New Jersey (NJ)—Seabrook House.
At Seabrook House, we are committed to providing quality addiction treatment for the physical, emotional and spiritual illness of chemical dependency. Our structured, nurturing programs, along with the principles grounded in the Twelve Step philosophy of recovery, combine to foster the kind of change necessary for a clean and sober life. Our wide range of addiction treatment services include: intensive detoxification, individual and group therapy, and education in the biological, social and spiritual aspects of addiction in residential treatment. Seabrook House has rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) and also an outpatient office in New York (NY). If you or a loved one are in need of alcoholism detox, Seabrook House is a first class option.