Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction occurs when a person’s body and mind becomes dependent on alcohol to function normally. This problem affects hundreds of thousands of different people every year in America and the numbers are constantly rising.

The Dangers of Alcohol

Alcohol addictionEven though alcohol is not legal to buy in the United States until an individual is 21 years old, this has not stopped many young teens from using alcohol and then suffering from a lifelong addiction. The problem with young teens using alcohol is that their bodies and minds are not fully developed. Using alcohol will cause them to:

  • Have mental development problems
  • Lose their desire to excel in any aspect in their life
  • Cause them to suffer from long term effects of alcoholism early on in life

In adults, an addiction to alcohol has many different effects depending on the individual and how often he or she uses. For the most part, alcoholism in adults will lead to:

  • Problems excelling in their career
  • Financial struggles
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of close friends and family members
  • Liver and kidney damage
  • Heart problems
  • Problems with blood pressure

These problems can become fatal if the addiction persists, and at any age, it should be taken seriously and help at an addiction treatment center should be sought immediately after you have determined that you or your loved one is addicted to alcohol.

Getting Addiction Treatment

For information about the negative effects of addiction and to begin planning a rehab program, contact one of our counselors today. They will be able to help assist you in finding the ideal program to fit your lifestyle and your addiction severity, and they will also support you or your loved one throughout the entire rehab process.