Texas Alcohol Rehab Center for Men
Best Men's Only Alcohol Rehab Facility in Texas
Alcohol is so widely used and socially accepted that it can be difficult to recognize when it is being misused. More than 140 million people use alcohol in the U.S. alone, and while many people can drink alcohol without becoming addicted, it is a powerfully addictive substance that can ruin lives and relationships and contributes to 2 million deaths per year.
Degrees of alcohol use can vary, from binge drinking to heavy drinking. Binge drinking is classified as the consumption of five or more drinks in a single session. Heavy drinking is classified as having five or more episodes of binge drinking in a one month period. If your alcohol consumption meets these thresholds or if you exhibit the symptoms listed below, The Last Resort can help. We offer structured, evidence-based treatment programs for men in Texas who are struggling with alcohol addiction.
When someone is abusing alcohol, they may exhibit any or all of the following symptoms:
The Effects of Alcoholism on Men
The effects of alcohol addiction on the mind and body are numerous, and the harm increases with continued, habitual use. When alcohol is consumed, it is absorbed into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body, affecting most major organs. The immediate, short-term effects of alcohol include:
While the short-term effects of alcohol use subside as the body’s blood alcohol content, or BAC, drops, the long-term effects can result in severe problems and complications that may not be reversible, such as:
The Effects of Alcohol Addiction on Families & Friends
The effects of alcohol addiction extend beyond the user and can also negatively impact family and friends. Heavy alcohol use can impair your ability to maintain healthy relationships, honor social obligations, and be productive at work or school. The damage to your personal, societal, and professional relationships can be severe and isolating, making it increasingly difficult to stop drinking. It can also make it more difficult to gain perspective on your drinking habits and recognize the destructive power of alcohol abuse. The statistics below show just how destructive alcohol addiction can be:
When left untreated, alcohol addiction can wreak havoc on your life, as well as those around you. Don’t wait to see the destruction alcohol abuse can have. Seek help, and get your life back on track.
How We Treat Men's Alcohol Addiction at Our Texas Rehab Clinic
Alcohol addiction doesn’t develop overnight and nobody becomes a heavy drinker on purpose. Most people struggling with alcohol addiction start with a drink after work to unwind. Eventually, they find that they need two or three drinks to achieve the same effects. After a while, it becomes difficult to make it through a single evening without at least a couple of drinks, and so the addiction takes hold. The Last Resort understands that there is almost always an underlying reason that alcohol addiction develops. Whether the issue is past trauma, inability to cope with stress, or something else entirely. At our Texas alcohol addiction treatment center we understand that getting to the bottom of the issue is crucial for sustainable recovery.
Some of our programs and treatment options include:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have an alcohol abuse problem?
Alcohol abuse can be identified when someone shows symptoms, such as increased alcohol use, inability to control alcohol consumption, increased alcohol tolerance, isolation from loved ones, and withdrawal symptoms when not drinking.
What are the short-term effects of alcohol use?
The short-term effects of alcohol consumption can include slurred speech, impaired motor function, poor judgement, headaches, nausea, drowsiness, memory loss, confusion, and death.
What are the long-term effects on men of alcohol abuse?
Prolonged alcohol abuse can lead to severe problems and complications that may be irreversible, such as liver damage, heart disease, pancreatitis and certain types of cancer. Alcohol consumption can also weaken your immune system, making you more vulnerable to many different types of illnesses. The brain is adversely affected as well. Certain functions, such as memory and coordination, can be permanently impaired. Additionally, mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety, may arise or worsen due to the chemical imbalances caused by excessive drinking.
What should I do if I have an alcohol abuse problem?
If you’ve accepted that you may have an alcohol addiction, you should consider seeking treatment. At The Last Resort Recovery, we offer several evidence-based treatments for alcohol addiction. Contact us to speak to our admissions counselors or learn more about our programs.