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Where Do I Get Help for My Alcohol Addiction in Chester?
Alcoholism, also known as “alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction” is a disease that that has as its base, four definitive symptoms:
a. Craving: An intense desire or compulsion to drink alcohol.
b. Loss of control: The inability to manage one’s drinking alcohol on any given occasion.
c. Physical dependence: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, occur when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking.
d. Tolerance: The need to drink greater amounts of alcohol in order to experience the same effect
Yes, alcoholism is a disease. This has been established by the American Meidcal Association. The craving that an alcoholic feels for alcohol can be as strong as the need for food or water. An alcoholic will continue to drink despite serious family, health, financial or legal consequences.
Like many other diseases, alcoholism is chronic, meaning that it lasts a person's lifetime; it usually follows a predictable course; and it has symptoms. The risk for developing alcoholism, alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction is influenced by genetics, environment and lifestyle.
Alcohol detox is only the first step towards recovery from alcoholism. In an alcohol detox program, all that has been accomplished is the elimination of alcohol from the body, the management of alcohol withdrawal symptoms and the development of a foundation for your future recovery. The real work must follow and comes in resolving the core issues surrounding why you continue to drink, despite all of the negative consequences. Research shows, that people who only attend alcohol detox, instead of also following through with an alcohol rehab program, will most likely end up in relapse.
There is no need to delay. Call today and find out about alcohol rehab in Chester, and how it will benefit you.
Need Drug Addiction Help in Chester?
When you try a drug for the first time, it produces exaggerated effects. Some of these might be psychological in nature; however, a majority of the effects are drug induced. As you continue to engage in the activity of taking drugs and enjoying its pleasurable effects, you begin to reach a state where the dosage does not produce the required effects. This is when you develop what is called a ‘tolerance’ for the drug.
Under this phenomenon, your body grows accustomed to the drug. Now, whenever you take the dosage that you are accustomed to, your body does not experience the usual high. This of course forces you to increase your drug intake. And the vicious cycle of addiction begins because now you have to continually increase your dosage just to feel a regular high.
Now that you are physiologically dependent on the drug, the chemical balance of your body is changed. At this point, you will realize that you need the drug. This will scare you because you do not want to be dependent on it, so the instant reaction is to stop. Unfortunately, this only further aggravates your health condition because you start to suffer from what are called, ‘withdrawal symptoms’.
You can call today to get help. Pick up the phone and make the choice to better your world and live a clean, sober life. Drug addiction treatment won't be easy, but with our help you will be able to get through the dark days and we'll put you on a path to a brighter future.
Dealing with Dual Diagnosis in Chester
Feeling lost and lonely is an understatement for many people battling a dual diagnosis. Suffering from a mental illness, along with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, can be too much for some people to handle.
In April 2013, it was estimated that approximately 120,000 people die in United States due to drug or alcohol addiction. Do you want to be a statistic this year? Then it’s time to seek help. Stop making excuses and pick up the phone and call a drug and alcohol rehab center in Chester.
If you want to find a way to better manage your illness and stop drinking and/or using drugs, there is help for you.
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