Alcohol Addiction Rehab in Birmingham
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Alcohol addiction is one of the most common substance abuse issues that people face today. Alcohol is readily accessible and is present at most social functions. When a person has an issue with excessive drinking, it is very easy for them to indulge in their addiction.
At Impact Recovery Center, we are dedicated to helping you curb your desire to drink and overcome your addiction issues. Through a combination of traditional addiction treatment methods and other paths to recovery, we are confident in the efficacy of our rehabilitation programs. For more information about our specific programs and how we can help you, contact us today.
Our Approach to Alcohol Addiction Treatment
We approach addiction treatment from the inside. Your treatment plan will focus on the internal source of your substance abuse issues, and will help you adjust your thinking to better manage your addiction.
Our recovery plans are primarily informed by the 12-step approach to addiction treatment. This effective plan will provide a framework for your path to recovery, and we will supplement this traditional path with outdoor activities and community support. Our treatment method is an accelerated version of the traditional 12-step approach that may also involve exercise, outdoor activities, and group functions. We can tailor the specific path of your treatment to your unique needs, and ensure you are supported at every step.
Signs of Alcohol Addiction
Identifying alcohol addictions can be difficult because excessive drinking is so commonplace. It can be hard to identify when a person drinks more than the average person, and when a person actually has a problem.
A person may have a legitimate issue with alcohol if, in addition to drinking excessively, the person chooses to drink over engaging in other activities, drinks on their own a lot, or suffers from significant medical or financial problems due to their drinking.
Some other signs of alcohol addiction may include:
- Blacking out
- Alcohol poisoning
- Isolating from friends and family
- Hiding drinking
- Mood swings
- Constantly being drunk or hungover
- Associating with certain people just to drink
Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Addiction
Excessively drinking alcohol can cause significant damage to the internal organs and body systems. Drinking in general is not healthy, and the behavior only causes more issues if done in excess and over a long period of time.
The physical effects of long-term alcohol addiction may include:
- Liver damage and cirrhosis
- Kidney failure
- Cancers of the throat, mouth, colon, esophagus, etc.
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
Drinking excessively can damage the brain as well. A person who drinks a lot can experience memory loss, confusion, cognitive limitations, impaired decision making skills, anxiety, depression, and other mental issues.
In addition to the physical effects of alcoholism, excessive drinking can impact every area of a person’s life. A person who has a long-term struggle with alcohol addiction may experience financial issues.