What is an alcoholism treatment program?
An alcoholism treatment program is designed to help those begin the road to recovery. Alcoholism is a dangerous condition and withdrawal can even be deadly. With the help of an alcoholism treatment program, individuals receive the help they need for detox and continued addiction treatment for long term recovery.
What is alcoholism?
Alcoholism is defined as the inability to control your drinking due to a physical and emotional dependence on alcohol. When someone is struggling with alcoholism they will continue to consume alcohol despite related legal and health issues. An individual with alcoholism may begin every day with a drink or feel guilty about their drinking. They may also have to drink more to get the same effect from alcohol, or begin having withdrawal symptoms when rapidly decreasing or stopping drinking.
Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking where a male consumes five or more drinks within two hours or a female consumes at least four drinks within two hours. Binge drinking is dangerous and can cause significant health and safety risks.
How do you know if drinking has become a problem?
You may be coping with a drinking problem if you:
- Lie to others or hide your drinking habits
- Need to drink to relax or feel better
- Regularly drink more than you intended
- “Black out” or forget what you did while drinking
- Feel ashamed or guilty about drinking
- Have friends and family who are concerned about your drinking
If you or a loved one are struggling with alcoholism, get help now. The addiction specialist team at Silicon Beach Outpatient Center is available 24/7 to find the help needed to start a path to recovery. Call us today at 310.846.8215.