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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Amherst, MA. Alcohol is in fact a drug, the most commonly used and widely abused in the world. Alcohol addiction causes many problems, and people that abuse alcohol are more likely to become violent, struggle with their career and have problems in their relationships. Alcoholism can literally destroy your life.

Consuming alcohol is a common and acceptable practice in Amherst. The problem with alcohol addiction and alcoholism begins when consumption crosses the line from moderate drinking, to having to consume alcohol to avoid feeling bad or to feel comfortable in social situations. Alcohol addiction and alcoholism may be triggered by an individual's environment, the people he's associating with, etc. Whatever the case may be, if alcohol is being used in excess and an individual doesn't have enough control to put down that drink despite the consequences, there is a problem.

For someone in Amherst, Massachusetts who is involved in alcohol addiction or alcoholism, it is very easy to justify drinking habits and be in complete denial that there is a problem. But if a person is continuing to drink despite the health risks involved and the destruction that is being created in their life, it is time for them to seek help or for someone to intervene and help the person see that there is a problem. It may seem easier to pretend that nothing is wrong, but the longer a person continues his addictive behavior the worse off he will be in the long run.

Treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Amherst is available for individuals who know they have a problem and have the courage to face their issues with alcohol. There are a number of Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Programs in the area. At an Alcohol Addiction Rehab individuals can be in an environment where they can address the psychological and emotional issues that may have caused their alcoholism.

Alcoholism has taken its toll when an individual drinks so heavily for a long duration, that when alcohol is taken away withdrawal sets in. Withdrawal symptoms can include shakiness or trembling, fatigue, irritability and loss of appetite for example. Alcohol withdrawal can be overcome by going through a supervised alcohol detoxification as part of treatment at an Alcohol Abuse Rehab Facility in Amherst, MA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Amherst, Massachusetts. There are Long-term Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehab Programs, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Centers, Inpatient Alcoholism Rehabilitation Facilities, support group meetings, alcohol counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Individuals battling alcohol addiction or alcoholism don't have to be ashamed or feel alone and hopeless. Recovering from alcohol addiction and alcoholism won't be easy, but admitting you have a problem and seeking treatment is the first step to getting the help that can get you through it. Put addiction behind you, so you can look forward to a bright and sober future. Contact a counselor and start treatment today.

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  • Youth who drink alcohol are more likely to experience social problems, such as fighting and lack of participation in youth activities.
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  • The U.S. Department of Justice Report on Alcohol and Crime found that alcohol abuse is present in 40 percent of violent crimes committed in the U.S.
  • AA Meetings in Amherst, MA.
  • After The 11th Hour Group
    Umass
    Newman Cente
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1003

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 11:15 AM
    Monday, 11:15 AM
    Tuesday, 11:15 AM
    Friday, 11:15 AM
    Wednesday, 11:15 AM
  • Amherst Big Book Step Study Group
    Immanuel Lutheran Church
    867 North Pleasant St.?
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 11:00 AM
  • Amherst Friday Night Group
    S. Congregational Church
    1066 S. East St. & Middle St.
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 PM
  • Amherst Monday Night
    Grace Episcopal Church
    14 Boltwood Ave
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:00 PM
  • Making Progress Group
    N. Congregational Church
    1119 N. Pleasant Street
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:30 PM
  • Pioneer Valley Young Peoples Group
    The Mercy House
    365 N. Pleasant St.??
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:30 PM
  • Primary Purpose Group
    1st Congregational Church
    165 Main St.?
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 6:30 PM
  • Saturday Night Discussion Group
    1st Congregational Church
    165 Main St.?
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 8:00 PM
  • Step Study Group
    Grace Parish Hall
    14 Boltwood Ave?
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 5:15 PM
  • Sunday Reflections
    Umass
    Newman Center
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1003

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 1:00 PM
  • Up & Atom
    Whalen Apts
    33 Kellogg Ave.
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:00 AM
    Monday, 7:00 AM
    Tuesday, 7:00 AM
    Wednesday, 7:00 AM
    Thursday, 7:00 AM
    Friday, 7:00 AM
    Sunday, 7:00 AM
    Saturday, 7:00 AM
  • Valley Discussion Group
    1st Congregational Church
    165 Main St.?
    Amherst, Massachusetts 1002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
  • Amherst, MA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Amherst College- Chapin Hall Room 101
    17 Barrett Hill Rd.
    Amherst, Massachusetts 01060

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 7:00 PM

  • Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall Enter from Spring St. Park in 1st Congregational Church lot Spring St at Churchill St
    14 Boltwood Ave.
    Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 4:00 PM

  • U Mass Campus Center Campus Center
    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 12:00 PM

  • U Mass Campus Center Campus Center Meets Mon & Thu - Check Calendar Near Elevator For Room
    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 12:00 PM