Overuse of alcohol can lead to alcoholism, a condition that could be impacting your relationships, health, and future. Knowing when to get help is often the most difficult part. At TruHealing Centers, we provide complete alcohol dependence support, including diagnosing and treating your alcohol addiction with the most innovative and effective programs available.
What Is Alcohol Dependence?
A person with alcoholism isn’t the stereotypical individual that is intoxicated all of the time. Rather, it is a person who needs to have alcohol, at some level, most of the time. Many people with alcoholism go to work. They are able to maintain most responsibilities at home and may even seem very capable of making decisions. Yet, alcohol dependence may still be present.
Alcohol addiction occurs when a person recognizes that continuing to drink alcohol has negative consequences, but they continue to do so anyway. Alcohol dependence occurs when a change occurs in the brain. In these individuals, the brain and body become dependent on the substances, requiring and craving them often. You may feel compelled to use. You may use alcohol on a constant basis. Sometimes, this can even feel as though you cannot function through the day without it.
4 Signs of Alcohol Dependence
There are many signs of alcoholism and dependence. If you have any of them, it is critical for you to invest in treatment for it. Some of the most common symptoms include:
1. Cravings for Alcohol
If you find that you have cravings for alcohol that are so strong that they are hard to ignore, this may indicate alcohol dependence.
2. Withdrawal Side Effects
Your body will often try to communicate that it needs alcohol. When you don’t consume the alcohol that your body wants, physical side effects of withdrawal may result. Withdrawal side effects for alcohol dependence include:
- Upset stomach
3. Changes in Mood
It is common for people with alcohol dependence to experience changes in mood, such as unexplained anxiety, agitation, or mood swings.
4. Making Alcohol a Priority
When you have an alcohol dependence, work, school, or family obligations don’t seem as important as drinking alcohol.
If you suspect you have any of these symptoms of dependence, take action. It is not likely that you can stop using alcohol on your own. Professional help can give you the tools and resources to stop using for good.
How to Get Help for Alcohol Addiction
Alcoholism is a serious health condition that requires support. No matter how much willpower you have, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to simply stop using. Though alcohol addiction can be complex, it can also be treated very effectively in the right environment.
Our team can provide you with the services you need to achieve this. That often starts with detox, a process in which your body works to remove the alcohol and toxins from your body. Detox also helps break alcohol dependence, allowing you to get through the cravings and withdrawal without pain.
A customized treatment plan is created for you that may include a range of resources and therapies. The goal of treatment is always to help you stop using and heal from the damage alcoholism causes.
If you are ready to break your alcohol dependence, turn to our team for support and guidance. Reach out to us to learn more about our programs and therapies, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Trauma therapy program
- Family therapy program
With proper treatment, alcohol addiction can improve. You can reclaim your life and health. The first step is to decide to get help.
Call TruHealing Centers for Help Today
At TruHealing Centers, we provide comprehensive support for alcohol dependence. Even if you are unsure you have an alcohol addiction, our team can provide a complete assessment and work with you on treatment. Learn more about your alcoholism and how to get help by calling 833.631.0525 or reaching out online today.