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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Metairie, 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 Metairie. 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 Metairie, 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 Metairie 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 Rehabilitation Programs 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 Metairie, LA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Metairie, Louisiana. There are Long-term Alcoholism Treatment Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Rehabs, Short-term Alcohol Treatment Facilities, Inpatient Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, 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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  • According to a large body of evidence which include information from several different medical studies, small amounts of alcohol may help to protect against coronary heart disease by raising levels of "good" HDL cholesterol and by possible reducing the risk of blood clots that sometimes form in coronary arteries.
  • Excessive alcohol use can interfere with testicular function and male hormone production resulting in impotence, infertility, and reduction of male secondary sex characteristics such as facial and chest hair.
  • Binge drinking by adults is a strong predictor of binge drinking by college students living in the same state.
  • According to a study by the Task Force of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 50-75% of the drunk drivers in the United States that have suspended licenses will continue to drive anyway.
  • Metairie, LA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Cenacle Retreat House
    Gateway to Serenity Step Study
    5500 St. Mary St. At Avron
    Metairie , Louisiana

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

  • Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church
    Tues. Night Al-Anon Adult Children
    3810 Power Blvd. Cat-a-corner To Rouse's
    Metairie , Louisiana

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

  • John Calvin Presbyterian Church
    Transcontinental
    4201 Transcontinental Ave.
    Metairie , Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 8:00 PM
    Sat., 11:00 AM
    Sat., 7:00 PM

  • Munholland United Methodist Church
    Elmeer Place
    1201 Metairie Road
    Metairie , Louisiana

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

  • One Day at A Time
    Metairie , Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 7:15 PM
    Thu., 7:30 PM

  • Parkway Presbyterian Church
    Airline Park
    6200 Camphor St.
    Metairie , Louisiana

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

  • Unity Church
    Gottawanna Recover
    3303 Richland Suite 2a
    Metairie , Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 6:15 PM