Alcoholism

Alcoholism constitutes the excessive use, abuse or addiction to alcohol. Alcoholism is a disease which is progressive in nature and characterized by denial. By progressive we mean that a persons’ alcohol consumption increases over time until a physical dependence results. At this chronic stage of physical dependence, medical supervision is required to safely manage the withdrawal symptoms the alcoholic will experience.

The denial system of the alcoholic progresses along with the alcoholism. The denial of the alcoholic does not allow them to see themselves objectively and they often minimize, rationalize or deny they have a problem altogether. Denial also protects the alcoholic from painful realities related to the consequences and losses of their disease (physical, emotional, legal, job loss, strained relationships, etc.). The good news is that alcoholism is a highly treatable disease. It is important to identify the most appropriate treatment center to both assess and treat the alcoholic and family of the alcoholic.

How Our Helpline Works

If you're seeking addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one, the AlcoholicsAnonymous.com helpline offers a convenient and private solution to assist you. Our caring treatment advisors are ready to take your call anytime, day or night. Calls are answered 24/7 to discuss treatment and recovery options.

Your call is routed to a general helpline call center where caring admissions coordinators can help you decide what treatment option is right for yourself or for your loved one. Our helpline is NOT affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous/AA nor does AA sponsor the treatment options that are recommended when you call.

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