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Alcohol Addiction Treatment

The Pathway to a Nulife

man in plaid shirt in an alcohol rehab centerAlcohol is legal, widely available, and a common part of social events. This can make it easy to forget that alcohol is, in fact, a drug. And like all drugs, it comes with the potential for abuse and addiction.

People who struggle with alcohol addiction may find that they are unable to control their drinking, even when it begins to cause problems in their lives. They may feel like they need to drink in order to relax or have a good time. And they may keep drinking even when it leads to arguments with friends or family, job troubles, or legal problems.

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, don’t try to go it alone. There are many effective substance abuse treatment options available. NuLife Behavioral Health can help you find the right alcohol addiction treatment program for your needs. Reach out to our team at 888.409.4775 or connect with us online to get started.

How Does Alcohol Addiction Develop?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic disease that develops over time. It’s characterized by cravings, urges, and the inability to control drinking. People with AUD may find that they are unable to stick to the limits they set for themselves. They may start to drink earlier in the day or drink more than they meant to. How does alcohol addiction start? There is no one answer to this question. There are many factors that can contribute, including:
  • Genetics – People with a family history of addiction may be more likely to develop AUD.
  • Mental health – Those with anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns may be more likely to turn to alcohol as a way to self-medicate.
  • Stress – People who are dealing with chronic stress may be more likely to abuse alcohol.
  • Environment – People who are exposed to alcohol at an early age or who have easy access to alcohol are more likely to develop a problem.
The effects of alcohol on the brain make it difficult for many people to stop drinking once they start. Alcohol alters the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, which can lead to cravings and compulsion.

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

If you’re considering treatment for yourself or are concerned about a loved one’s drinking, it’s important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction. Look for the following:

  • Drinking more or for a longer period of time than intended
  • Inability to cut down or stop drinking
  • Spending a lot of time getting and using alcohol
  • Cravings and urges to drink
  • Drinking in secret or hiding alcohol
  • Drinking despite negative consequences

These are just a few of the signs that may indicate a problem with alcohol. If you notice any of these in yourself or a loved one, it’s important to reach out for help.

Our Alcohol Rehab Centers

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, treatment can help. Our approach to alcohol addiction recovery is tailored to each individual. Individual and group therapy sessions help you develop the skills you need to stay sober, while evidence-based approaches like biosound or biofeedback therapy help you heal the physical and emotional damage caused by addiction.

We also offer family support groups to help heal the relationships damaged by addiction. Our goal is to help you build a sober, fulfilling life.

Find Support for Alcohol Addiction at NuLife Behavioral Health

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, we can help. Our team at NuLife Behavioral Health is dedicated to helping you reach a place of sustainable, long-term recovery. Don’t wait to get help. Reach out today at 888.409.4775 to learn more about our alcohol addiction treatment program and how we can support you on your journey to sobriety.