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When you are close to a person in Stockbridge, Massachusetts that has an alcohol addiction, the line is easily blurred between alcohol abuse and alcoholism. For most people in Stockbridge, Massachusetts that are wondering if they or their loved one has insidiously crossed the line from social drinking into an alcohol addiction, the answer is usually obvious, but because denial is a hallmark of alcoholism, the answer may not be so clear.

The underlying causes of alcoholism is a controversial subject; many people in Stockbridge began drinking socially or as a way to self medicate, so that they will not have to experience painful emotions. Many people in Stockbridge were exposed to drinking in their environment growing up; the extent in which heavy drinking is actively encouraged within the family has been reported to greatly increase the likelihood of a person developing alcoholism.

The importance of an individual from Stockbridge, MA. with an alcohol addiction getting treatment cannot be overstated, because an alcoholism problem will have a negative impact in multiple areas of an alcoholic's life. For this reason, a Stockbridge Alcohol Abuse Rehab Program must be multifaceted and be able to help the alcoholic to mend the effects of their alcohol addiction at every level.

It is important to seek professional assistance to help in determining what type of Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility an individual from Stockbridge, MA. that is struggling with an alcoholism problem needs. Few people in Stockbridge with a serious alcoholism problem could thrive with the low level of care that is offered in outpatient treatment; for a person with a moderate to severe alcohol addiction, an inpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Program would definitely be the best option.

The first step in any quality Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Facility is detox; it is extremely important that an individual from Stockbridge with an alcohol addiction does not attempt to detox off of alcohol alone, because of the seriousness of some of the withdrawal symptoms. Severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include convulsions, black outs, seizures, hallucinations and heart failure; the length and the level of the alcohol addiction will determine how serious these withdrawal symptoms will be.

There a many different Alcoholism Treatment Programs that are available for an individual from Stockbridge, Massachusetts with an alcohol addiction ranging from short-term outpatient to long-term residential; in-patient hospitalization and counseling are also viable alcoholism treatment options. The ultimate goal of any quality Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Facility is to be able to help the individual from Stockbridge, Massachusetts to be able to maintain a state of long term sobriety.

We will help you and your family from Stockbridge to take the guesswork out of choosing the best type of Alcohol Addiction Rehab that is available for your individual circumstances; call us and a counselor will immediately begin the process of developing a personalized treatment plan - dial the toll-free number right now.

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  • Drinking alcohol with medications that are prescribed by a physician for a certain disorder, such as diabetes or a heart condition can be especially dangerous; it would be wise for a person to ask their doctor or a pharmacist whether they can drink safely while taking the medication.
  • The type of treatment one receives for their alcohol dependence problems depends on the severity of their alcohol problem and the resources that are available in their community. Treatment may include detoxification (the process of safely getting alcohol out of your system); taking doctor-prescribed medications, such as disulfiram (Antabuse´┐Ż') or naltrexone (ReVia), to help prevent a return (or relapse) to drinking once drinking has stopped; and individual and/or group counseling.
  • Are Beer and Wine Safer Than Liquor? No. Alcohol is alcohol. It can cause you problems no matter how you consume it. One 12-ounce bottle of beer or a 5-ounce glass of wine (about a half cup) has as much alcohol as a 1.5-ounce shot of liquor.
  • Consuming up to three drinks per week can have a negative impact on endurance for up to 48 hours after the last alcoholic beverage has been consumed.
  • AA Meetings in Stockbridge, MA.
  • Happy Hour Group
    New Town Hall
    50 Main St.
    Stockbridge, Massachusetts 1262

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 4:30 PM
  • Tower Group
    Congregational Church
    4 Main St.
    Stockbridge, Massachusetts 1262

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

  • Congregational Church Next To Town Hall
    Main St.
    Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 8:00 PM

  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    Main St. Parish House
    Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01230

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

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