Liquor Addiction and Liquor Addiction Treatment
Hard liquors with high alcohol contents have existed for hundreds of years. Addiction to these substances has been around just as long, but its social connotations—that is, how liquor abuse is viewed by non-addicted people—have changed along with the times.
Nowadays, the individual suffering from liquor addiction is often seen one of two ways: as a free spirit or as a lazy individual who is simply too weak-willed to break themselves out of the cycle of addiction. These ideas are nothing but stereotypes—harmful stereotypes, as they normalize and encourage harmful drinking behavior or instil shame in the addict. Either way, stereotypes stop those who direly need it from seeking liquor addiction treatment.
Nowadays, alcoholism is beginning to be viewed as a greater threat to public health. Globally, alcohol-related deaths amounted to around 3.3 million in 2012, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. What hasn’t changed is how dangerous liquor addiction is, especially for America’s youth. It’s crucial for all people, regardless of their alcohol usage habits or family history, to know clinical signs of disease that may necessitate treatment.
Liquor Addiction and Liquor Abuse Symptoms
The type of alcohol consumed is unimportant—any kind of alcohol consumed repeatedly and to excessive amounts often yields similar behaviors indicative of alcoholism. Liquor abuse and addiction are no exception to this rule. For detailed information regarding alcohol addiction symptoms, visit our alcohol addiction page. Below, however, is a brief rundown:
- The failure of attempts to control the amount of alcohol consumed at one time
- A strong desire to change one drinking behaviors
- A person in need of liquor rehab will spend disproportionately large amounts of time obtaining their alcohol.
- Cravings (a persistent desire to drink)
- Falling behind at school, at work, or in terms of home responsibilities
- Inability to stop drinking, even though the person is well aware of the social and vocational consequences
- Obtaining alcohol begins to get in the way of hobbies or self care routines
- Excessive consumption of alcohol despite known physical hazards, or in the face of harming one’s mental health
- Tolerance (needing increased amounts of alcohol to feel buzzed, or, in severe cases, to even function)
- The emergence of physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, or using alcohol to avoid said symptoms
Experts are in disagreement about how many of these symptoms, presented together, mean a surefire need for liquor rehab. However, any one of them, when severe enough, can be a sign of concern.
Is There Any Hope for Liquor Addiction Recovery?
Absolutely. Health Recovery Center of Minneapolis strives to bring permanent recovery to those suffering from liquor addiction with our six-week program. We use talk therapy, detox procedures, and the revolutionary techniques of orthomolecular medicine in our liquor rehab program to help you gain control over your illness. While traditional 12-step programs fail to address the root biochemical cause of addictions, our approach treats alcoholism from both a cognitive and chemical level, without the use of dubiously effective psychoactive drugs.
Traditional drug-based methods of treating alcoholism only have between a 10 and 20 percent yearlong abstinence rate; in other words, between 80 and 90 percent of “treated” alcoholics will begin to drink again during that time. After the suicide of her son following one of these traditional programs, Dr. Mathews-Larson set out to find a better way to save the lives of those struggling from liquor addiction and other types of alcoholism. Her breakthrough biochemical approach led to an alcoholism treatment plan with a seventy-five percent yearlong abstinence rate—without the use of psychoactive drugs.
We’re the real deal when it comes to addiction recovery. If you’re ready to regain control of your life again, contact us today at 800-554-9155.