Alcoholism

Do you or someone you know have a problem with alcoholism?

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A Simple Test: Signs of Alcoholism and Alcohol Addictions

If you answer yes to three of these four questions, you probably are addicted to alcohol.

  • addictionsDo you have six or more drinks at least once a month?
  • Do you have trouble saying no to alcohol sometimes? Do you drink more than you would like to drink sometimes?
  • Do you sometimes feel guilt about how much you drank or what you did?
  • Do you sometimes hide or minimize your drinking to others?

What is alcohol abuse?

AlcoholismAbuse of any substance – including alcohol – is when the user begins seeking the substance compulsively and continues to use the substance even though there have been harmful effects to their lives, including problems with family, school, work or the legal system.

 

 

Abuse of any substance – including alcohol – is when the user begins seeking the substance compulsively and continues to use the substance even though there have been harmful effects to their lives, including problems with family, school, work or the legal system.

The Causes of Alcoholism and addiction

Alcoholism and Addiction is complicated, and it can affect brain functioning in a variety of ways. Some people are able to use alcohol or medications responsibly, while others are much more vulnerable to dependence. The following factors may increase your likelihood of having a drug or alcohol addiction:

  • AlcoholismFamily members who have struggled with addiction
  • An abusive or neglectful childhood
  • Mental health issues, including depression
  • The use of drugs at a relatively young age

 

 

Helping an Adult Family Member or Friend with a Drug abuse or Alcoholism.

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Some actions you can take:

* Read about the signs and symptoms of substance use.

* Observe the person’s behavior closely over a period of days or weeks to understand what leads you to think there is a problem. This information will be good to have if you decide to talk with other family members about the situation, seek advice from a professional or speak directly with the person. But don’t feel you need an exhaustive picture of the problem before

* Share your observations with other family members and friends to determine how they see the situation. If they agree there is a problem, figure out who will talk to the person about getting help.

* Contact a substance abuse professional, mental health professional, physician, employee assistance professional, guidance counselor, clergy or other helping professional to help you. While we would love to assist you with these issues, even if you do not come to us… PLEASE seek help. Describe your family member’s substance use pattern to see whether the professional would deem it a problem. Provide details such as the type of alcohol or other drugs, how much the person is using, how often, how long the pattern has continued, negative consequences and the person’s response to discussions or confrontations about substance use.

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What happens when I try to stop drinking?

When most people try to quit drinking without medical help, it can be uncomfortable – particularly if you have abused alcohol for some time. If you believe that you have an addiction to alcohol, it is important to talk to your doctor about whether you need to withdraw from alcohol under medical supervision.

Whether you work with your doctor, or cut back on your own, as alcohol works its way out of your body, you will begin to feel better and your body will begin to repair damage that drinking may have caused you. However, some people require support to help them quit drinking and that’s where we come in.

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JoyRich Health Care Centers &
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2387 Professional Heights Plaza

Lexington, KY 40503
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