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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Covington, LA. 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 Covington. 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 Covington, Louisiana 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 Covington 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 Rehab Centers in the area. At an Alcoholism Treatment Center 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 Covington, LA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Covington, Louisiana. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation 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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  • The use of birth control pills has been reported to slow down the rate at which alcohol is removed from the body; a woman who is on the pill can expect to feel intoxicated for a longer time than a woman that is not taking the pill.
  • College students may consume alcohol on fewer occasions than their non-collegiate peers, but drink more heavily than nonstudents.
  • Treatment of diabetes by tight control of blood glucose levels is difficult in alcoholics, and both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are problems among those who drink.
  • Risk factors for developing a drinking problem include low self-esteem, depression, anxiety or another mood problem, as well as having parents with alcoholism.
  • AA Meetings in Covington, LA.
  • Mount Angel Group
    Anslem Hall
    1 Abbey Dr
    Covington, Louisiana 70435

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:30 PM
    Friday, 7:30 PM
  • Covington, LA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Christ Episcopal Church
    120 New Hampshire St.
    Covington, Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 10:00 AM

  • First United Methodist Church
    203 N. Jefferson
    Covington, Louisiana

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

  • St. Tammany Parish Hospital
    Simply Grateful
    1202 S. Tyler Street
    Covington, Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 6:00 PM

  • The Back Porch
    Northshore Parents Al-Anon Group
    414 N. New Hampshire St.
    Covington, Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sun., 4:30 PM