Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center Austin

man smoking and drinking needs Alcohol Addiction TreatmentAlcohol is the most abused substances across the globe, with either its direct or indirect use leading to as many as two million deaths every year. This substance is classified as a depressant, because it slows down vital functions like respiration and heart rate. Although many people use alcohol socially without becoming addicted, it is a powerfully addicting substance for others that can ruin lives and relationships. Alcohol addiction usually requires some type of professional alcohol addiction treatment and support to overcome the addiction and move to long-lasting sobriety.

Effects of Alcohol Addiction on the Mind and Body

When alcohol is consumed, it travels to the stomach, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body. This is why alcohol affects the body in so many of the following ways:

  • Slurred speech
  • Impaired motor function
  • Reduced inhibitions, poor judgment
  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating
  • Upset stomach, nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches and drowsiness
  • Memory lapses and loss of consciousness
  • Coma and death

When alcohol is abused over an extended period of time, it impacts many of the major organs of the body, including the brain, heart, liver, pancreas and kidneys. In some cases, the damage done by alcohol abuse may not be reversed even after alcohol consumption is stopped. Alcohol consumption can also weaken your immune system, making you more vulnerable to many different types of illnesses. Regular alcohol abuse can even increase your risk for some types of cancer.

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

When someone is abusing alcohol, they may exhibit any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Inability to control how much alcohol is consumed
  • More alcohol is required to get the same effects (tolerance)
  • Drinking is taking up more and more time
  • Withdrawal from family, friends, activities and responsibilities
  • Continuing to drink even if alcohol consumption is causing serious problems
  • Alcohol is used regularly to reduce stress or solve problems
  • Inability to stop drinking, even if there is a desire to do so
  • Uncomfortable symptoms arise when drinking is stopped (withdrawal)

Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction and abuse is a serious disorder that can have lifelong ramifications. It is important to seek alcohol addiction treatment as soon as possible before further consequences occur. At The Last Resort, we offer a comprehensive treatment program for alcohol addiction that will help you overcome your disorder and embrace a new life of health and sobriety. Let us be your recovery support. To learn more, contact The Last Resort at 877-892-7997.