Battling addiction is one of the hardest challenges you can experience in life. If left untreated, addiction can grow to consume more and more of your life. Everything from your work to your relationships are impacted.
To help combat this, ARC opened the doors to its Arizona rehab campus in 2017. One of the most commonly abused substances we treat against is alcohol, a socially acceptable substance to consume in excess. Patients of our Arizona rehab campus will get the help they need from safe detox to addiction treatment.
Why Do You Need a Rehab Campus in Arizona?
Due to how accessible alcohol is, overcoming an addiction to it can be difficult. Many of those who try to do so on their own ultimately relapse due to the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. If you’re worried about a loved one’s alcohol consumption, you can tell if they are inebriated by looking for:
- Mood swings
- Lack of impulse control
- Slurred speech
- Reduced inhibitions
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Loss of consciousness or memory
- Difficulty making decisions or focusing
The short-term effects of alcohol are what collectively make up the “drunk” feeling you get when intoxicated. While they may not have the biggest health impact immediately, the dangers of more impulsive behavior and less inhibition can have fatal consequences.
Long-Term Side Effects
Attending our Arizona rehab campus as early on in the addiction as possible is paramount to avoiding severe long-term health issues. Excessive alcohol consumption over long periods of time can lead to:
- Weakened immune system
- Chronic anxiety or depression
- Loss of libido
- Appetite and weight changes
- Trouble creating new memories and recall
- Difficulty focusing
- Brain damage
- Chronic pancreatitis
How Do I Help Someone Addicted to Alcohol?
Whether it’s a close friend, partner or family member, the easiest way to help is to simply talk to them. Provide them with a judgement free zone that they can share their concerns within. Make sure you don’t cast any blame or fault on them for what’s happened as this can have the opposite effect.
Just having someone to confide in can make a world of difference if they previously had no one. Steer the conversation towards how alcohol addiction has impacted them and how quitting could change that.
In some cases, an intervention is required in order to get the individual to agree. Interventions allow those close to the individual to speak their minds in a constructive and organized manner. The goal of any intervention is to get them to agree to treatment with an Arizona rehab campus ready to take them in.
What if I Need Help Myself?
Alcohol addiction can happen to anyone but thankfully there is help available. If your drinking has begun causing issues in your relationships, work/home life or your friend circle then it may be time to get the help you deserve.
ARC’s Arizona rehab campus believes everyone has a right to treatment for alcohol addiction and encourages you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. From insurance verification to aftercare treatment, our patients are given the tools needed for long-term sobriety.