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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Slidell, Louisiana. There are Long-term Alcohol Treatment Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehab Centers, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabs, 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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  • It is important that we support alcohol research funding, as many aspects of alcohol's health effects still needs to be studied to see if there is a major detrimental or causative effect: some systems of the body that have not yet been studied include the immune system, breast cancer, throat/oral cancer, prostate cancer, sex hormone function, kidney function, gall bladder function, and arthritis.
  • College students that were reported to be heavy and frequent drinkers were at the highest risk for experiencing alcohol-related harms, according to the Task Force of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Acetaldehyde is a carcinogenic byproduct of alcohol metabolism. Acetaldehyde promotes cancer in several ways, by interfering with the copying of DNA and by inhibiting a process by which the body repairs damaged DNA.
  • Alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse cost the United States an estimated $220 billion in 2005. This dollar amount was more than the cost associated with obesity ($133 billion) or with cancer ($196 billion).
  • Slidell, LA. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Let's Keep It Simple
    36445 Old Bayou Liberty Road
    Slidell, Louisiana

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 6:00 PM
    Mon., 7:30 PM
    Wed., 5:15 PM
    Wed., 6:00 PM
    Fri., 10:00 AM
    Sat., 5:00 PM