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Alcoholism at Alcohol Drug Treatment Grand Rapids is characterized by compulsive behaviors and the uncontrolled consumption of alcohol. This over-consumption results in consequences to health and relationships. Alcohol addiction is a medical disease that requires alcoholism treatment. There are inpatient and outpatient alcoholism treatment programs available for those who are suffering from addiction.

Alcohol Abuse vs. Addiction

Alcohol abuse is classified as the abusing of alcohol with no dependence. Alcohol Drug Treatment Grand Rapids may have the resources available that can help you find long-lasting sobriety. Problem drinking is drinking excessive amounts of alcohol at one time (binge drinking) causing repeated problems, but the person isn't dependent on alcohol.

Alcohol addiction is a physical and mental dependence upon alcohol. The person may have to consume more of the substance to get the same effects, sometimes resulting in blackouts.

Signs of Alcoholism

  • The inability to control the amount of alcohol you consume.
  • The inability to stop drinking even though you've tried, and even though it's causing serious problems in your life.
  • Drinking alone or hiding your drinking from others.
  • Having serious legal, financial, or relationship problems directly related to your drinking habits.
  • Having to consume a large amount of alcohol in a short time in order to feel "normal."
  • Hiding alcohol around the house.
  • Blacking out frequently and forgetting conversations you had or appointments you made while drinking.
  • Developing a tolerance and needing more and more alcohol to get the same effects.

Alcohol Intervention

People with drinking problems are usually in denial and refuse to recognize they have a serious problem. They continue to drink despite harmful consequences. Intervention is when concerned people meet to point out the consequences and convince an alcohol abuser to enter treatment. Treatment is offered to end the cycle of drinking and negative consequences.

Alcohol Detox

Once treatment begins, the first step is medical detox. Detox done in a facility with qualified medical staff is recommended. Alcohol withdrawal can be painful and even fatal. Those that suffer from alcohol dependency are highly prone to a deadly reaction as they try to quit on their own. Supervision is needed for the treatment of alcoholism and alcohol dependency.

The 12-step approach has proven effective in modeling treatment programs for treating alcohol abuse and addiction. Behavioral therapy points out how drinking and negative consequences are related. Psychotherapy and behavioral counseling are also conducted.

Late Onset Alcoholism

Late onset alcoholism is alcoholism beginning later in life, after the age of 45. Circumstances that predispose a person from drinking socially to drinking compulsively include divorce, the death of a loved one, isolation, loss of job and loss of income.

Dangers of Alcoholism

Here are a few of the more serious complications:

Alcoholic hepatitis - Abusing alcohol for long durations may cause alcoholic hepatitis, an inflammation in the liver and may also scar the liver tissue and cause cirrhosis.

Alcohol dementia - Prolonged and heavy drinking causes nervous system defects leading to disorientation, confusion, short term memory loss and dementia.

Cancer - Long term use of alcohol has been linked to cancer in the mouth, throat, colon, and liver.

Getting Help for Alcoholism

Alcohol Drug Treatment Grand Rapids is as dedicated to finding you or your loved one the help you need as you are. We help people break the cycle of addiction by finding them the right rehab facility. We are standing by to take your call, and all calls are confidential. You or a loved one don't have to suffer from alcohol problems any longer. Call Alcohol Drug Treatment Grand Rapids today at 616-828-4790.

Facilities in Grand Rapids

Guiding Light Mission

Guiding Light Mission

255 South Division StreetGrand RapidsMichigan  49503
Rating: 4.4
Family Outreach Center

Family Outreach Center

1939 South Division AvenueGrand RapidsMichigan  49507
Rating: 4.2
Salvation Army

Salvation Army

72 Sheldon Boulevard SEGrand RapidsMichigan  49503
Rating: 3.6
Cherry Street Health Services

Cherry Street Health Services

2303 Kalamazoo Avenue SEGrand RapidsMichigan  49507
Rating: 3.3
Mel Trotter Ministries

Mel Trotter Ministries

225 Commerce Street SWGrand RapidsMichigan  49503
Rating: 3.2
Pine Rest Christian Mental Hlth Servs

Pine Rest Christian Mental Hlth Servs

523 Lyon Street NEGrand RapidsMichigan  49503
Rating: 3.2
Catholic Charities West Michigan

Catholic Charities West Michigan

40 Jefferson Street SEGrand RapidsMichigan  49503
Rating: 3.0
Wedgwood Christian Services

Wedgwood Christian Services

3300 36th Street SEGrand RapidsMichigan  49512
Rating: 2.8
Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance

Proaction Behavioral Health Alliance

2303 Kalamazoo Avenue SE Suite 100Grand RapidsMichigan  49507
Rating: N/A
Our Hope Association

Our Hope Association

324 Lyon Street NEGrand RapidsMichigan  49503
Rating: N/A

Recommended AA & NA Meetings in Grand Rapids:

AA Meeting Day and Time
Sobriety & Beyond Mon, 8:00 PM
Jellama Treatment Center Wed, 7:30 PM
Alano Club South 3 Sun, 12:00 PM
Jellama Treatment Center Tue, 7:30 PM
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