Alcohol Abuse Intervention
Alcohol plays a big role in US culture. Alcohol is meant to be enjoyed on occasion and responsibly. But what happens when a loved one's drinking deviates from that? Knowing exactly what to do when a loved one begins to abuse alcohol can be challenging.
If this is your situation, it's time for you to hand over the problem to the professionals. Do yourself a favor and learn all you can about the benefits of intervention - because it may very well save your loved one's life.
Alcohol Statistics & Getting Treatment
Alcohol use is prevalent in the United States. In fact, according to a 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 86.4 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime.
Out of that percentage, 26.9 percent of people ages 18 and up reported engaging in binge drinking within the last month of when the study was taken. This means that your loved one is not alone in their problem with alcohol. Alcoholism is actually a widespread problem.
Unfortunately, not many people get help for their alcoholism. Many times, families just don't know the options available to them and they struggle to know what to do. If you've searched and found us, you are beating the odds because you have found a solution.
How Alcoholism Affects the Family & Future Generations
When alcoholism presents itself within a family, there can be many issues that occur as a result. Alcoholics tend to be abusive, manipulative, and often unbearable to be around. The normal day to day life at home is often tumultuous and chaotic.
The impact of alcoholism in families can also be extreme. If alcoholism is not addressed, it is often passed down to the next generation in one form or another. Meaning that younger generations may repeat the same mistakes.
If your loved one enters into recovery, it is always worth it. The younger generation of your family will inherit your loved one's recovery by seeing a solid example. The example of what life in recovery looks like can be a powerful motivator to go down a different path.
What Does an Intervention for Alcohol Look Like?
An intervention specialist knows that each alcohol intervention is unique. Not all people need the same type of push to get them into treatment. While there is a general overall process and flow to addiction interventions, our interventionists understand the need to be flexible.
Our intervention specialists are usually in recovery from alcoholism or addiction themselves. This is the key to high intervention success rates. Our interventionists understand what's going on in the brain of a person who is addicted to alcohol and drugs. An interventionist can help you navigate this situation best.
Consequences of Alcohol Abuse: Don't Wait to Intervene
If you're here, it is likely that you have already begun to see the consequences of alcoholism in your loved one's life. The mind of an alcoholic is an interesting thing, as they are able to push back the reality of these consequences even as they are happening. Denial is sometimes the easiest way out for an alcoholic.
Alcoholism affects the body in ways that are unreversible. First of all, those who consume alcohol on a regular basis are at a higher risk of developing cancer. More concerning, individuals who habitually drink can damage their heart which includes causing problems like cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, st oke, and high blood pressure.
Alcohol also causes intense strain and abuse on the liver. Liver damage can include fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bodily consequences of alcoholism.
Staging an alcohol intervention with a specialist is the best course of action that you can take. Contact us today to get your loved one started on the path of recovery.
You won't know what's possible unless you try.
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