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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Belmont, 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 Belmont. 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 Belmont, 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 Belmont 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 Treatment Facilities 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 Belmont, MA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Belmont, Massachusetts. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabs, Outpatient Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, Short-term Alcohol Treatment Centers, Inpatient Alcoholism Rehab Programs, 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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  • Men average about 12.5 binge drinking episodes per year, while women average about 2.7 binge drinking episodes per year.
  • Im young. Is drinking really that bad for my health? Yes. Studies have shown that alcohol use by youth and young adults increases the risk of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Research has also shown that youth who use alcohol before age 15 are five times more likely to become alcohol dependent than adults who begin drinking at age 21. Other consequences of youth alcohol use include increased risky sexual behaviors, poor school performance, and increased risk of suicide and homicide.
  • One standard size drink of beer, wine or spirits that is drunk by a 150-pound man within roughly 20 minutes will produce a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .025%, which is approximately one-fourth of the drunk driving limit states which have a .1% BAC drunk driving limit.
  • Alcoholics cannot control their drinking nor learn to drink in moderation. When an alcoholic drinks, they fail to recognize when they have had too much to drink.
  • AA Meetings in Belmont, MA.
  • Big Book
    St. Luke's Church
    132 Lexington St.
    Belmont, Massachusetts 2478

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 7:00 PM
  • Reality
    First Congregational Church
    471 Trapelo
    Belmont, Massachusetts 2478

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:30 PM
  • Belmont, MA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • McLean Hospital Francis DeMarneffe Bldg Rm 132 Park on left 3rd bldg on right
    115 Mill St Left Onto Hill Rd
    Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

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

For more information, visit www.drug-rehabs.org.