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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Needham, Massachusetts. There are Long-term Alcoholism Rehab Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Programs, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Treatment Centers, Inpatient Alcoholism Rehab 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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  • A huge red flag that an individual may be developing an alcohol addiction is when an individual that drinks repeatedly neglects their responsibilities at home work or school; an example of this is when an individual does not show up at work because they are "hung over" after a night of binge drinking.
  • Chronic heavy drinking appears to activate the enzyme CYP2E1, which has been reported to be responsible for transforming the over-the-counter pain reliever into chemicals that can cause liver damage, even when this over-the-counter medication is taken in standard therapeutic doses.
  • In 2005, there were more than 1.6 million hospitalizations and more than 4 million emergency room visits for alcohol-related conditions.
  • A national survey found that more than 50% of women age 15-44 consumed alcohol while pregnant.
  • AA Meetings in Needham, MA.
  • Blg Book
    First Baptist Church
    68 Great Plain Ave.
    Needham, Massachusetts 2492

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 12:00 PM
  • Grace Lutheran
    543 Greendale St.
    Needham, Massachusetts 2492

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
  • Great Step
    First Baptist Church
    858 Great Plain Ave.
    Needham, Massachusetts 2492

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 12:00 PM
  • Keep It Simple
    First Baptist Church
    858 Great Plain Ave.
    Needham, Massachusetts 2492

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 12:00 PM
  • Living Sober
    Presbyterian Church
    1458 Great Plain Ave.
    Needham, Massachusetts 2492

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 6:30 PM
  • Pass It On
    Presbyterian Church
    1458 Great Plain Ave.
    Needham, Massachusetts 2492

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 6:30 PM
  • St. Sebastians
    Rt. 128, Great Plain Ave.
    Needham, Massachusetts 2492

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:30 PM
  • Needham, MA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Carter Methodist Church Enter at Church office door; straight down hall turn right to 2nd floor; fifth room
    800 Highland Avenue
    Needham, Massachusetts 02090

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sun., 6:30 PM