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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Westwood, 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 Westwood. 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 Westwood, 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 Westwood 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 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 Westwood, MA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Westwood, Massachusetts. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Rehabs, Short-term Alcoholism Rehab Programs, Inpatient Alcoholism Treatment 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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  • Environmental factors have been reported to be one of the main causative factors that are related to alcoholism, but, the person must first choose to drink alcohol for this condition to have the chance to occur.
  • According to the National Institutes of health, children who begin drinking before the age of fifteen are four times as likely to become alcoholics as teens who abstain from drinking.
  • Alcohol intoxication caused dilation of blood vessels, causing a feeling of warmth but resulting in rapid loss of body heat.
  • Excessive alcohol use increases an individual's chances of engaging in risky sexual activity including unprotected sex, sex with multiple partners, or sex with a partner at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.
  • AA Meetings in Westwood, MA.
  • Big Book
    First Parish
    340 Clapboard Tree
    Westwood, Massachusetts 2090

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 10:00 AM
  • Comm. Ctr.
    East St., Rt. 1a
    Westwood, Massachusetts 2090

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:30 PM
  • Intensive Care
    Comm. Ch.
    East And Washington Sts.
    Westwood, Massachusetts 2090

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 7:30 PM
  • Serenity
    St. Dennis
    157 Washington St.
    Westwood, Massachusetts 2090

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:30 PM

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