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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in New Orleans, Louisiana. There are Long-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehab 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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  • An intoxicated person can harm others or put them at risk of traffic accidents or violent behavior, or negatively affect co-workers, relatives, friends or strangers. Thus, the impact of the harmful use of alcohol reaches deep into society.
  • The negative health effects of long term alcoholism include fatty liver and cirrhosis, cardiomyopathy (breakdown of heart muscle), brain shrinkage and cell death (particularly memory areas), ulceration, and inflammation of the pancreas.
  • When a person consumes alcohol, their eye-hand coordination is also affected as well as the ability to perform more than one task at a time. Add in the lack of judgment and you're dealing with some major performance issues throughout the day. Simple things like watching for oncoming traffic are forgotten, which puts you and others in harms way.
  • When an individual has a blood alcohol level of .2 %, they are considered to be "grossly intoxicated" and will begin to slur their speech and have a difficult time walking.
  • AA Meetings in New Orleans, LA.
  • 4th Dimension
    Solutions Clubhouse
    400 Maine St
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70121

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 10:00 PM
  • Navarre Park Sheller House
    White St.
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
  • Primary Purpose
    New Orleans
    2820 Napoleon Ave.
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 8:00 PM
  • Quarter Group
    Lambda Center
    831 Elysian Fields Ave
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
  • Sober And Serene
    St. Ana Church
    1313 Esplanade Av
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 12:15 PM
  • New Orleans, LA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Grace Episcopal Church
    Calm in the Storm
    3700 Canal St
    New Orleans , Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 5:30 PM

  • Lake Vista Methodist Church
    City Park
    6645 Spanish Fort Blvd.
    New Orleans , Louisiana

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

  • Mojo Coffee House
    Creative Solutions Blue Book Study
    1500 Magazine St.
    New Orleans , Louisiana

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

  • Poydras Center Bldg.
    High Noon
    650 Poydras St. Suite 2519
    New Orleans , Louisiana

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

  • Rayne Memorial Church
    Roundtable
    3900 St. Charles
    New Orleans , Louisiana

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

  • St. Anna's Church
    Slogans of Serenity
    1313 Esplanade Avenue
    New Orleans , Louisiana

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

  • St. Charles Ave. Chrisitian Church
    Live and Let Live
    6200 St. Charles Ave.
    New Orleans , Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 7:15 PM

  • The Lambda Center
    TGIF
    1024 Elysian Fields
    New Orleans , Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 6:30 PM

  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    Jackson Avenue AFG
    1329 Jackson Ave.
    New Orleans , Louisiana

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