Many factors can lead to alcohol addiction such as hard times from dealing with a death in the family, a job loss, a traumatic experience, or general stress. Several things can potentially trigger long-term alcohol addiction. People may turn to alcohol for one reason and over time develop a dependency. Because alcohol is a sedative, it produces feelings of pleasure for those who enjoy drinking it. Also, frequent and excessive drinking builds a high level of tolerance. So, to achieve the same pleasurable effects, it will require an individual to consume more alcohol. This can lead to binge drinking — a pattern of drinking where an individual consumes multiple rounds of alcohol within a short space of time. Relying on alcohol to reduce life stressors can affect the likelihood of developing alcoholism, the most severe form of alcohol addiction. Thankfully, there are different treatments for alcoholism, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Attending AA meetings will allow you to bond with other people who also suffer from the same feelings of guilt, loneliness, and hopelessness associated with alcohol addiction. If you live in the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, you can find the locations to AA meetings in Cumberland with a quick search of alcoholicsanonymous.com. The directory also lists AA meetings Maryland from other areas in the state of Maryland.
Cumberland, Maryland AA Meetings
- Please note that AA meeting locations and times tend to change often and quickly, so always check before assuming these times are accurate.
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