We are all different and make choices in our lives in Seattle as the result of our unique personalities and situations. We make choices to drink or not drink based on such details, and alcohol addiction is often the result of factors such as the following:
- Childhood environment
- Current environment
While early use is a decision, alcohol addiction is a disease that cannot be controlled without help. You are at greater risk for developing alcoholism if there is a history of drug abuse in your family or if you suffer from a mental health issue such as anxiety or manic depression. Alcohol can be used as a form of escapism from a stressful job or stressful life events such as divorce, mourning or transition. There is not a clear or universal line between casual drinking and an alcohol abuse problem that may lead to addiction.
Signs of Alcohol Addiction in Seattle Residents
The following signs may indicate that alcohol use has become abuse or addiction and that rehab help is needed:
- Drinking involves more than one drink
- A feeling of shame accompanies your drinking
- You lie about your drinking
- You require a drink in order to relax or feel confident
- You drink more than is good for you
- You forget what you did when drunk
- People who care about you are worried about your drinking
- You need a drink to get through the day in Seattle
How Do Seattle Residents Beat Alcoholism?
Overcoming alcohol addiction is a long process. Willpower alone will not lead to lasting sobriety. You will need to make changes to every aspect of your life in Seattle, and that can be difficult even with help. Alcohol addiction involves various factors which encourage a person to continue drinking, and these factors must be addressed in order to successfully recover. Detox, a combination of supportive therapy, attendance at self-help groups and ongoing development of coping mechanisms are examples of the multiple facets of treatment.
Alcohol Rehabilitation Help for Seattle Residents
Our 24 hour toll-free helpline is here for you. We can help you identify an alcohol abuse or addiction problem in yourself or a loved one, and we can help you find effective treatment options. You can stop using alcohol, and we can help. Please call now.