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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Hammond, 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 Hammond. 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 Hammond, 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 Hammond 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 Abuse Rehab Facilities 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 Hammond, LA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Hammond, Louisiana. There are Long-term Alcohol Treatment Programs, Outpatient Alcoholism Rehab Programs, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse 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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  • The World Health Organization estimates that about 76 million people throughout the world suffer from alcohol-related disorders.
  • According to study that was conducted by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), individuals who have different body shapes, even if they weigh the same amount can have different blood alcohol levels (BAC's), even if they drink the same amount of alcohol.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse are factors in the placement of more than three-quarters of children entering foster care.
  • Many college students binge drink frequently; this is likely to be the reason that blackouts occur much more frequently in this population.
  • Hammond, LA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • First Presbyterian Church
    Hope for Today Al-Anon Adult Children
    101 Pine St. Corner N. Pine & Charles Sts.
    Hammond, Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 7:30 PM

  • First Presbyterian Church Robinson House
    Friday Noon Just for Today
    101 Pine St. Corner N. Pine & Charles Sts.
    Hammond, Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 12:00 PM

  • First United Methodist Church
    New Life
    2200 Rue Denise 2nd Floor In School
    Hammond, Louisiana

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