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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in New Bedford, 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 New Bedford. 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 New Bedford, 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 New Bedford 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 Rehabs 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 New Bedford, MA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in New Bedford, Massachusetts. There are Long-term Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs, Short-term Alcohol Treatment Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction 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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  • AA Meetings in New Bedford, MA.
  • Am Recovery
    Do The Steps
    360 Coggeshall St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 AM
    Monday, 8:00 AM
    Tuesday, 8:00 AM
    Thursday, 8:00 AM
    Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Am Recovery Meets Monday To Friday.
    Paaca North
    360 Coggeshall Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 PM
    Friday, 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
  • Brothers In Arms
    Do The Steps
    360 Coggeshall St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 5:00 PM
    Saturday, 5:00 PM
  • Church Of Nazarene
    764 Hathaway Rd.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 6:00 PM
  • Do The Steps
    360 Coggeshall St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:30 PM
  • Freedom Of Speech
    Saint Martin's Church
    136 Rivet Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2744

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 PM
  • Fresh Start
    Lady Assumption
    54 So. 6th St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 7:00 PM
    Tuesday, 7:00 PM
  • Friday Night Big Book
    Church Of The Nazarine
    764 Hathaway Road
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 6:00 PM
  • Grupo Luz Da Noite
    Igreja N.sra. Da Concei„'„'o
    156 David Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2744

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:00 PM
    Saturday, 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, 7:00 PM
  • Journey To The Big Book
    Southern Baptist Church
    745 Brock Ave.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2744

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 12:00 PM
    Saturday, 12:00 PM
  • Last Chance
    Saint Anthony Church
    1359 Acushnet Avenue
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:30 PM
    Monday, 7:30 PM
  • Luz Da Noite
    157 Davis St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 9:00 AM
    Monday, 7:00 PM
  • Luz Da Noite Portuguese
    Luz Da Noite
    157 Davis St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, 7:00 PM
  • Miracles Happen
    239 Ashley Blvd.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 7:30 PM
  • New Life
    South Baptist Church
    745 Brock Avenue
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2744

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 PM
    Sunday, 7:00 PM
  • Noontime
    Do The Steps
    360 Coggeshall St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 12:00 PM
  • Seaside Serenity
    Southern Baptist Church
    745 Brock Ave.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2744

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 12:00 PM
    Monday, 12:00 PM
    Tuesday, 12:00 PM
    Thursday, 12:00 PM
    Friday, 12:00 PM
  • Seaside Serenity Meets Monday To Friday.
    South Baptist Church
    745 Brock Avenue
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2744

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 12:00 PM
    Thursday, 12:00 PM
    Monday, 12:00 PM
    Friday, 12:00 PM
    Wednesday, 12:00 PM
  • Serenity Sisters Ii
    St. Joseph's School
    35 Kearsarge St., Rear
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2745

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 9:00 AM
  • South Side
    Holy Name Church
    Mount Pleasant Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 7:00 PM
    Saturday, 7:00 PM
  • Sunday A.m. Recovery
    Paaca North
    360 Coggeshall Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 10:00 AM
  • Whaling City
    Coastline Elderly
    1646 Purchase St.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, 7:00 PM