• Bridgewell Counseling Services
  • Bridgewell Counseling Services
    is an Alcohol Abuse Treatment Center located at 7 Summer Street Chelmsford, MA. 1824 and can be contacted by calling 978-256-1444. Bridgewell Counseling Services offers treatment services for Illicit Drug Addiction, Alcoholism and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Treatment Services Offered: Mental Balance Treatment Services, Outpatient Alcohol Treatment
    Payment Options: Payment Assistance Through Medicaid, Medicare Assistance, Insurance - Private Pay, Insurance - Military, Self Pay

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  • Alcohol is toxic to the testes, and causes reduced testosterone levels in men.
  • Alcohol causes euphoria, which depresses appetite, which is why a lot of heavy drinkers tend to eat poorly and become malnourished.
  • Alcoholics, do not process alcohol as effectively as non-alcoholics. The alcoholicís liver converts alcohol into acetaldehyde at twice the normal rate. At the same time, their ability to convert acetaldehyde into acetic acid is much slower than non-alcoholics. Consequently, the higher concentrations of acetaldehyde can damage liver cells, cause inflammation and exhaust the bodyís immune system. The liverís ability to absorb nutrients is compromised. Unfortunately, the damage is not restricted to the liver. An abundance of acetaldehyde will eventually enter the bloodstream which can affect other organs in the body such as the heart or pancreas. It can also affect the brain. The brain, like most body organs, is vulnerable to injury from alcohol consumption. Acetaldehyde can block proper brain function such as the firing of neurotransmitters which affect oneís mood, memory, and behavior.
  • Alcohol doesn't contain any type of beneficial nutrients for your body. Over a long period of time, you will see the organs become negatively affected as a result. The most predominant area where this is noticeable will be the liver and its functions since it metabolizes alcohol. Soon you will see the liver cells destroyed and it will not have the ability to regenerate these cells. It leads to progressive inflammatory injury, which moves towards cirrhosis of the liver.

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