Substance Use Disorder is a serious disease with destructive and life-threatening ramifications. It is important to seek professional help for addiction and not attempt to recover on your own. At Any Length Retreat, we treat a variety of substance use disorders and can help you successfully conquer your addiction. Contact us to get help today. You and your family deserve to have your lives back!
How to Help My Loved One Fight Alcohol Addiction
It’s easy to feel helpless watching someone struggle with addiction to alcohol – especially if that someone is your husband, son, father, or best friend. It’s tempting to try and care for them yourself. You want to provide them with whatever love, support, or money will get them through this. You want to give them shelter and protect them from themselves. In truth, the cycle of addiction to alcohol cannot be broken so easily, and it is important that your loved one seek professional help to overcome their substance use disorder.
At Any Length Retreat, we ensure that your loved one is guided safely and successfully through the various stages of treatment so they can overcome addiction and get a fresh start to life. Getting help for your loved one can be the greatest act of love. If you need assistance talking to your loved one about treatment, please reach out to us 24/7, free of charge, no commitment. We are here to help you!
Recognizing the Need to Get Help for Alcohol Addiction
Considering the accessibility of alcohol, it’s easy to forget that it’s still a drug, and a very addictive one at that. Drinking alcohol is such a socially acceptable fabric of society; it can also be difficult to measure when exactly it is being abused. It is important to note that, while many people can enjoy the occasional drink without becoming addicted, alcohol is still a highly addictive substance that can negatively affect many people, even those who do not suffer from the disease of alcoholism. There are, of course, varying degrees of alcohol consumption from the casual drinker capable of moderation to the heavy, binge drinker. For context, heavy drinking is defined as having 5 or more episodes of binge drinking a month. For a typical adult man, a binge constitutes having 5 or more alcoholic beverages within a two hour period, or bringing one’s blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit of 0.08 in the same period of time. test
If you or someone you love meet these thresholds of heavy drinking or experience the symptoms listed below, Any Length Retreat can help. Please contact us 24/7, free of charge, no commitment. Let us help you get back on the right path today.
- Inability to control alcohol consumption
- Increased tolerance to alcohol
- Using alcohol regularly or daily
- Turning to alcohol to relieve stress or solve problems
- Spending more and more time drinking
- Inability to stop drinking despite the desire to do so
- Continuing to drink, even when alcohol is causing serious problems
- Isolation from family, friends, and responsibilities
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking
The Effects of Alcohol Addiction
According to a recent report from the NIH, “an estimated 88,000 people in the U.S died from alcohol-related causes in 2020,” a number that has tragically “doubled over the last two decades.” The opioid epidemic may be taking headlines by storm these days, and rightfully so as prescription drug overdose rates continue to skyrocket. However, the fact remains: alcohol kills more people a year in the United States than prescription opioids, heroin, crack-cocaine, and methamphetamines combined.
The effects of alcohol addiction on the mind and body of the user are numerous, often resulting in depression, liver failure, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and certain types of cancer. Yet, the effects of the disease extend beyond the user as well, negatively impacting their family, friends, and responsibilities. Damage to personal and societal relationships tends to drive the individual deeper into isolation, making it increasingly difficult to give up alcohol. When left untreated, alcohol addiction can cause destruction to your life and the lives of those around you. Please don’t wait to seek help.
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- Alcohol ranks as the third leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S.
- Alcohol contributes to more than 200 recognized diseases and injury-related health concerns
- The economic costs of alcohol abuse rose to more than $249 billion in the U.S. by 2010
- More than 10% of children in the U.S. live with a parent struggling with alcohol addiction
- More than 30% of all driving-related fatalities occur as a result of alcohol impairment
- Men are almost twice as likely as women to be involved in fatal alcohol-related traffic incidents
- Less than 8% of those struggling with alcohol use disorder receive treatment for their addiction
Treatment for Alcohol Addiction
At Any Length Retreat we offer a number of treatment programs and therapies that focus on healing the whole individual – mind, body, and spirit. By treating the inherent causes of addiction rather than just their symptoms (triggers, cravings, etc.) men and their families achieve fundamental, lifelong recovery as well as a new freedom and a new purpose. We provide a number of prescription drug addiction treatments including:
- Residential Rehab
- 30 Day Intensive
- 60 Day
- 90 Day
- Individualized Treatment Plans
- 12 Step Facilitation
- Evidence-based Therapies
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Social Learning Therapy
- Community Involvement
- Group Therapy
- Fitness & Wellness
- Mindfulness & Meditation
The Highest-Rated Drug Rehab Center for Men in Austin, TX
If you or your loved one suffers from prescription drug addiction, please contact us today. We are here to help you 24/7, free of charge and no commitment. Our treatment programs are open to men of all ages, including teens, college students, young men, and adults. The best thing you can do for yourself or your loved one is reach out for help. Get on the path to your best life today with the highest-rated drug rehab for men in Central Texas. Our compassionate and supportive admissions staff is standing by to help you, day and night.
*Any Length Retreat is a supportive, educational recovery program and community. It is not a substitute for psychotherapy, clinical or medical treatment for substance use disorders or mental health disorders.