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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Dorchester, 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 Dorchester. 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 Dorchester, 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 Dorchester 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 Addiction Rehabilitation 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 Dorchester, MA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Dorchester, Massachusetts. There are Long-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehab Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities, Inpatient Alcoholism Rehab Centers, 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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  • According to a 1995 survey of fourth through sixth graders, less than a third (30%) learned about the dangers of drinking and smoking at school.
  • Heavy drinking can also cause brain damage, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, an enlarged heart, and diseases of the liver and pancreas.
  • Today, nearly 10.8 million youth ages 12 to 21 are underage drinkers, according to a recent government study related to alcohol consumption.
  • Evidence links a high proportion of deaths from falls, fires and burns and drownings to drinking.
  • Dorchester, MA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Boston College High School
    150 Morrissey Boulevard
    Dorchester, Massachusetts 02125

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 7:30 PM

  • Caritas Carney Hospital Lower Mills Riseman Lecture Hall 1st floor
    2100 Dorchester Ave.
    Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 7:30 PM

  • IBEW Electrical Hall
    256 Freeport St.
    Dorchester, Massachusetts 02125

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sun., 1:00 PM