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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in New Iberia, 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 New Iberia. 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 New Iberia, 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 New Iberia 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 Treatment 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 New Iberia, LA.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in New Iberia, Louisiana. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centers, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation 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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  • Research indicates that laws prohibiting possession or purchase of alcohol by youth can influence underage drinking-and-driving fatalities. Between 1988, when these laws were instituted, and 1995, alcohol-related traffic fatalities for people aged 15'20 declined by nearly half, from 4,187 to 2,212.
  • When an individual build a tolerance to alcohol, they must drink more and more of it in order to produce similar effects as compared to the first time that they took a drink.
  • In 2003, more than half of high school seniors reported having been drunk at least once in their life.
  • The primary goal of a quality alcohol addiction rehabilitation program is to enable the person that is in treatment to successfully achieve a state of permanent abstinence.
  • New Iberia, LA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • B & G Sobriety Station
    803 South Lewis Street
    New Iberia, Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 6:30 PM
    Wed., 6:30 PM
    Thu., 6:30 PM

  • Mental Health Unit
    611 W. Admiral Doyle
    New Iberia, Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 9:30 AM

  • Methodist Church Hall
    Bayou Teche AFG
    119 Jefferson St. Fellowship Rm
    New Iberia, Louisiana

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