Do You Feel Helpless About Your Drinking Habits?

If you find yourself repeatedly asking, “Why can’t I stop drinking?” you are not alone. Millions struggle with alcohol addiction, often silently. This guide will help you identify key signs of alcohol dependency and show you how recovery is not just possible but within reach at Soledad House.

What Is Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is a condition that manipulates how you think, feel, and act. Though many believe it’s a matter of willpower, addiction is a complex disease involving prolonged alcohol abuse which alters brain chemistry, making it difficult to quit without help.

Signs You Might Be Struggling With Alcohol Addiction

Increased Tolerance to Alcohol

    Over time, you may notice that you need to drink more alcohol to feel its effects, a sign known as tolerance. This escalation can swiftly lead to physical dependence on alcohol to function normally.

    Withdrawal Symptoms When Not Drinking

      If you experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, nausea, or tremors when you cut back or stop drinking, this is a direct indicator of alcohol addiction.

      Unsuccessful Efforts to Cut Down

        One of the most telling signs of addiction is the persistent desire and failed attempts to cut down or control your alcohol use.

        Spending a Lot of Time Drinking or Recovering From Its Effects

          If you find yourself spending considerable time drinking or recuperating from drinking sessions, your daily routines and responsibilities may start to suffer, pointing to an alcohol-related disorder.

          Continued Drinking Despite Knowing the Problems It Causes

            Persisting in drinking alcohol despite it causing relationship, health, or legal troubles highlights the compulsive nature of addiction where drinking takes a higher priority than well-being.

            Treatment Options at Soledad House

            Tailored Recovery Programs

            At Soledad House, we specialize in women’s recovery through programs like Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Structured Living. These programs are designed to fit into your life, allowing you to receive the support you need while maintaining your daily responsibilities.

            Seek Help Today

            If these signs resonate with you, it’s not too late to seek help. Contact Soledad House to discover how our specialized programs can guide you towards a healthier, alcohol-free life. Embrace recovery with a supportive community by your side.

            FAQs

            What is the first step in treating alcohol addiction?

            The first step is acknowledging the problem and seeking help from professionals like those at Soledad House, who can provide a tailored treatment plan.

            How do I know if I need an IOP or PHP?

            The choice between an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) depends on your specific needs and daily commitments. Consulting with our specialists will help determine the best approach for you.

            Can alcohol addiction be cured?

            While alcohol addiction is considered a chronic disease, it can be managed successfully with the right treatment approach, allowing individuals to recover and lead fulfilling lives.

            What support is available for families of those with alcohol addiction?

            Soledad House offers resources and counseling for families to understand addiction better and learn how to support their loved ones during and after treatment.

            How long does treatment typically last?

            The duration of treatment varies based on individual circumstances and the severity of the addiction. Our team at Soledad House will work with you to define the most effective treatment length.