Alcohol Abuse and Rehab
Alcohol has been a prevalent part of society and its history for many years. It is seen everywhere from entertainment, to a night out on the town, to the local grocery store. In fact, a study done in 2013 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that around 1.3 million people received treatment for an alcohol dependency at a specialized facility in that year alone.
Alcohol dependency can happen to anyone, and is not always obvious when it first begins. Some of the early warning signs of an alcohol dependency include drinking to relax or relieve stress often; hiding and/or lying about your drinking habits from family and friends; drinking even in dangerous situations, such as while driving or operating machinery; and building a tolerance to alcohol, where it takes more and more each time to achieve the same effect.
The good news is, there are treatment programs and people who can help. For years, treatment programs have helped people who suffer from the disease of alcoholism find recovery. Today, those who suffer from an addiction to alcohol have a variety of options open to them for their treatment; everything from inpatient, outpatient, transitional housing and sober living, and different methods of therapy, as well as access to the 12-step community.