Alcohol treatment facilities exist all across the nation. If you’re having trouble with alcohol or are facing increasingly negative consequences of drinking too much and are unable to quit on your own, you may want to consider professional treatment. Whether you’re calling a 24 hour alcohol hotline for yourself or a loved one, you will be connected with the right people who can help guide you toward the appropriate resources. Our alcohol addiction hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Deciding to Get Help for a Problem with Alcohol
Alcohol addiction is so common that it isn’t uncommon to personally know someone that may be struggling with alcoholism, whether that struggle is public or private. Taking to those who are publicly struggling with alcoholism, and perhaps by attending a local meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, is a great way to create a sense of community amongst those who are struggling with addictions to alcohol. This sense of community can help to ensure that you are taking the proper steps toward recovery. More often than not, these communities also help each other to take the plunge into alcohol rehab. Making the decision to admit yourself into an alcohol recovery program can be difficult, which is why we are here to help. Calling an alcoholics anonymous hotline can inform you more about AA while calling our alcohol abuse hotline can help you to find treatment.
Many people have a ready community around them in their religious fellowships. It’s rare that a church, mosque or synagogue doesn’t have some kind of outreach program aimed at connecting members with help for compulsions such as alcoholism. Whether it’s something handled within the context of the faith, or something as simple as a list of phone numbers and a friendly member of the clergy who wants to help, religious communities are frequently the shining gate to acknowledge a problem with substance abuse and to make the choice to begin a life of renewed sobriety. If you are looking for a more general approach to recovery, you can call our 24 hour alcoholic hotline free of charge. Our alcoholic helpline is available 7 days a week.
Alcohol abuse is a national crisis and it affects people all over the nation. According to the National Institutes of Health, around 18 million American adults have some sort of alcohol dependency. The Journal of the American Medical Association found that over 15 percent of American adolescents show signs consistent with a lifetime of alcohol abuse. These statistics go to show that no one is alone in their battle with alcohol addiction. Because alcohol abuse is dangerous to your health and can potentially lead to drug abuse as well, it’s important to address the issue as soon as you start to see any signs of addiction. Signs of alcohol addiction include:
- A desire to consume alcohol at irregular times of the day
- Binge drinking or not knowing when to stop consuming alcohol
- Physical dependency to the point that you may be experiencing shaking, nausea, excessive sweating, headaches, chills or other physical changes in your body when you haven’t consumed alcohol for a period of time
- Increased alcohol tolerance to the point that you need more and more alcohol to receive the same effect you desire. This is especially dangerous since this can lead to alcohol overdose and alcohol poisoning.
How to Get Started with Treatment
If you think these signs describe you, or perhaps describe someone you care about, trained help is available to point you in the right direction for an alcohol recovery center, alcohol rehabilitation facility or alcohol treatment facility that can help. Call our alcoholism helpline to learn more about your options.
Another resource available in the search for a suitable alcohol recovery facility is an online search. It’s perhaps less reliable than a personal testimonial, but running a few key phrases through a search engine will pull up many results, representing thousands of options for the treatment of alcoholism. Whether you’re interested in inpatient clinical care, outpatient support groups or something in the middle, such as a sober living halfway house, options galore will spill across the screen in less than a second, along with reviews, testimonials and careful expositions of licensing and methods, which must also be investigated until you’re comfortable with the choice you’ve made.
So many people are affected by problem drinking that it would be strange if there weren’t a sea of options available to alcoholics who are seeking treatment. Alcoholism is so widespread, and so destructive, that sometimes the only hope is to reach out to sources beyond the home and immediate family for help. Our alcoholism hotline is available at any time. You can call our alcohol helpline 24 hours a day, toll free. Sometimes, a person who has made the choice to begin what will be a lifelong process of recovery will have trouble sorting out the options or will be led down the wrong path by outdated or misleading information regarding alcohol and its dependence. That’s when it helps to have people to turn to, whether in the form of a friend or family member who’s been there, a religious or faith community with an effective outreach program or simply by using the research tools that are widely available on the Internet and a hefty dose of skepticism regarding too-good-to-be-true claims on the part of some less-successful alcohol recovery facilities.