What Is Alcoholism?
Alcoholism can be defined best as the incapability to control drinking due to physical and emotional dependence on alcohol. Addiction is a chronic disease portrayed by uncontrolled drinking and a preoccupation with alcohol, despite many negative consequences. Alcohol remains one of the nation’s most preventable causes of death, second only to tobacco and a poor diet or inactive lifestyle. Alcoholism is classified as a significant medical disorder, and drug and alcohol rehab has been proven to treat the condition effectively.
Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder
- Using alcohol more frequently or in higher amounts than intended
- Being unable to stop drinking despite attempts
- Spending significant amounts of time getting, drinking, and recovering from the effects of alcohol
- Experiencing cravings or strong desires to drink
- Failing to fulfill obligations at work, school, or home due to alcohol use
- Continuing to drink despite physical or psychological problems
What Causes Alcohol Addiction?
- Family history of addiction
- Parental drinking patterns
- Drinking alcohol at an early age
Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Motivational interview therapy (MI)
- Family therapy