Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is defined as the obsessive and unmanageable use of alcohol, regardless of its negative impact on a drinker’s fitness, profession and relationships. Individuals suffering from alcohol addiction will frequently drink to excess, leaving their bodies dependent on the substance and their lives in pieces.
Alcohol addiction can cause individuals to drink to the point of experiencing complete memory loss of hours or days and can increase the likelihood of high-risk behaviors like drinking and driving, and acting out sexually. Long-term alcohol addiction can destroy emotions, relationships and lives.
Recovery From Alcohol Addiction
Alcoholics often continue their addiction in order to maintain a state of false normality and to avoid the effects of withdrawal and pain in their lives.
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may include:
- High blood pressure
- Difficulty sleeping/focusing
- Nausea and vomiting
Effects of Alcohol Addiction:
Alcohol addiction can cause individuals to drink to the point of experiencing complete memory loss and can increase the likelihood of high-risk behaviors, such as drinking and reckless driving. Long-term alcohol addiction destroys emotions, relationships and entire lives.
Most individuals addicted to alcohol suffer from emotional trauma marked by:
- Alcohol-induced psychosis
- Panic disorders
Treatment for Sex Addiction and Alcoholism
Gentle Path at The Meadows, located in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for men with the complex issues of sexual addictions in conjunction with chemical, food, work, and other addiction issues.
We are a Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility licensed for 28 beds dedicated only to those who suffer with sexual addictions and co-occurring issues. We offer the highest level of care dedicated exclusively to men suffering from sexual addictions and are accredited by The Joint Commission which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safe, high quality care, and treatment. Patients can be assured they are receiving outstanding care at Gentle Path at The Meadows.
In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, men are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or call 855-333-6076 to find out how we can help.