Drinking, like smoking, is a common and deeply entrenched part of our culture today. It can be impossible for people who struggle with addiction to ignore something that is everywhere, cheap, and socially acceptable. Even though alcohol-related deaths like car accidents and domestic violence continue to climb in the United States, it can still be hard for families to recognize the signs that someone is struggling with an alcohol problem. Gulf Breeze Recovery is staffed by caring professionals who are experts at alcohol addiction recovery, and we want you to be well informed.
The Most Common Alcohol Addiction Signs
Some people are already more likely to develop alcohol dependence. This can be because of genetics and family history, past psychological trauma or PTSD, pre-existing mental health issues like anxiety or depression, and a number of other factors. These people may also find it even harder to quit and suffer more pronounced withdrawals. Here are three major signs you should watch out for:
- Concealment and Lying — Once people become addicted to alcohol, they often begin to feel ashamed and will try to hide their drinking from others. This might mean hanging out with a new group of friends who are more accepting of heavy drinking. They might also drink alone often and lie about how much they drink to real friends and family.
- Agitation leading to relationship problems — People with alcohol dependence often try to find excuses to drink, leading to defensive conflicts with their partners, employers, and co-workers. The need to drink will trump anything else, even if it is their relationships.
- Physical signs — Over time you may notice alcohol addiction symptoms like redness in the face caused by broken capillaries, sometimes called “gin blossoms,” or bad hygiene and weight gain. If they are forced to go without alcohol you may even see withdrawal symptoms like sweating, shivering, and nausea. When they take a drink, these symptoms disappear.
Confronting a loved one with a condition like this can be daunting, and may seem impossible after previous arguments and defensiveness. It’s hard to convince someone to enter alcohol detox if they have any experience with withdrawals, but there are professionals out there who can help.
Gulf Breeze Recovery has reached beyond the drawbacks of 12-step programs to create a medically supervised, holistic treatment plan that is designed carefully for each of our guests. You won’t give up on your family, and we won’t either.
The Gulf Breeze Recovery Center Can Pull Your Loved Ones out of Chronic Relapse
The professional team of medical doctors and therapists here in Florida has built something special. We chose the site for our rehab center in Pensacola on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, in a place that is perfect for quiet reflection and mindful awareness. No matter how many relapses you’ve been through, every time you decide to get help and quit is an act of bravery, and we can give you the skills to make it permanent. We don’t believe anyone is truly broken and can’t recover.
Overcoming substance abuse requires a keen eye on the whole person, not just the individual’s need for a particular substance. We use evidence-based holistic treatment modalities that draw on your own capacity to grow and change, with lasting results. If we discover that you have co-occurring mental health issues, then specific therapy will be a part of your personal plan. Even when you complete the program, we know that you will need good skills to maintain your wellness, so aftercare is also an important part of our programs.
Begin Your Gulf Breeze Recovery Journey Today
Our addiction treatment programs at Gulf Breeze Recovery are cutting edge. Our team is dedicated to providing evidence-based and holistic treatment to see all their needs met during treatment. Our facility offers:
- Medical detox
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
Have a look here for more details about these and other parts of our holistic approach, or give us a call at 833.551.2304. Choose to end chronic relapse today.