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Because it is legal and socially accepted, abuse of alcohol is constantly on the rise in this country.

As the most pervasive drug in our society, alcohol is very difficult to avoid. Go to any gathering, restaurant, venue, grocery or convenient store and you can find alcohol. Alcohol is such an intrinsic part of our lives that it can often be difficult to know and accept when alcoholism has become a problem for you.

Alcohol abuse is the cause of over 95,000 deaths a year in the U.S. alone and is estimated to shorten a person’s life by around 29 years. The statistics have increased more than 50% since 1999. Liver disease, motor vehicle accidents, and alcohol-related overdose are the most common ways that lives are ended prematurely by alcohol.

Do you have an addiction to Alcohol?

Alcohol is a drug, but it is a glorified and accepted part of our society. We associate drinking alcohol with normal social interaction and relaxation. People turn to alcohol to cope with everyday life and stresses, and to feel confident and comfortable. Because of this, people are often reluctant or unable to admit or see when it has become a problem.

Here are some warning signs that Alcohol Use Disorder has become a problem:

  • Often drinking more alcohol than you had planned to consume
  • Drinking in situations that are dangerous, such as while or prior to driving
  • Constantly thinking about drinking, acquiring alcohol, constantly hungover
  • Feeling anxious or disconnected in social situations when you are not drinking
  • Continuing to drink even though it is negatively affecting your job, finances, and/or relationships
  • Isolating yourself, being secretive, angry, depressed, or dishonest as a result of your drinking
  • Having to drink more and more to feel the effects of alcohol
  • Missing work, school, or other obligations because you prioritize drinking
  • Craving alcohol constantly, at all times of day
  • A loved one has expressed concern about your drinking
  • Hangovers and withdrawal symptoms have become more pronounced: shaking, tremors, anxiety, depression, sweating, confusion, and seizures
  • Physical symptoms like extreme weight fluctuation, immobility, sleep problems, shaky hands, puffy or pale face, constant nausea or vomiting, lack of energy
  • You drink to the point of blacking out or passing out, and often don’t remember what you said or did

How Can Pathways Recovery Center Help Me?

If you’ve found you have a problem with alcohol, Pathways Recovery Center can help you get through the fear and confusion that alcohol has made so constant in your life. We know there is also fear and negative connotations associated with entering rehab, but we can tell you from experience that it can be the most pivotal experience of your life.

Treatment for alcoholism often starts with Supervised Detoxification. Detoxing from alcohol can bring about life-threatening symptoms like seizures and dehydration and is very dangerous to do on your own, not to mention painful. At Pathways Recovery Center, we’ll make sure you’re medically stable under the monitoring of our on-site clinical and nursing staff who are experienced in implementing medication-assisted detox.  This will ensure the safest and least painful detox experience.

After medical stabilization, treatment for alcohol addiction begins. In our private, intimate facility designed for serenity and comfort, you’ll begin intensive therapy to not only address addiction, but the underlying factors that led to it. At Pathways Recovery Center, we believe that healing addiction means healing the whole person. You’ll undergo assessments to determine each of the contributing biologicalsocial, and psychological factors that have kept you in the cycle of addiction. Using evidence-based therapies like CBT and DBT, we’ll help you learn new coping skills and positive thinking patterns that will help you overcome your cravings, master your emotions, and heal. At PRC, we’ll get you the social support you need to stay free from addiction with tools like 12 Step programs and group therapy. You are not alone!

Contact our addiction specialists today to learn more about substance abuse treatment at 1-888-711-0966 or [email protected]

Additional Resources on Alcoholism:

  National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism – Understanding Alcohol Use Disorder 

  American Psychological Association – Understanding Alcohol Use Disorders and Their Treatment

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Pathways helped me let go of the fear, anger, embarrassment, and guilt that tormented me for years. It wasn't easy but it was the best choice I made for me & my family.

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I found a way to put my life back together, and become a person I could be proud of.

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JUST FOR TODAY my thoughts will be on my recovery, living and enjoying life without the use of drugs.


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