A coastal city in Santa Barbara County, California, Santa Barbara has a large population a portion of which are struggling with alcohol use disorder. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a long-term brain disease where an individual can’t stop or control their drinking despite it damaging their social life, employment, and financial status, and most importantly their health. Alcohol abuse, which carries some serious consequences, alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, when an individual loses control of their drinking, are two ranges of AUD. Signs of AUD includes an uncontrollable desire to drink, drinking regardless of the problems it is causing, drinking in risky scenarios, or drinking to the point where it interferes with things you enjoy doing. AUD not only negatively affects the drinker. It can also damage relationships with loved ones, co-workers, business partners, etc. AUD causes changes in your brain that make it harder to quit. It is even harder to do it on your own. Group therapy or having a support group can make the task a lot less difficult. Unlike group therapy that is led by a therapist, support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are groups of people who have or had AUD. You can find AA meetings Santa Barbara on our directory as well as other AA California meetings from other cities.
Santa Barbara, California AA Meetings
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