The consequences of addiction can last long after the last pop of champagne or pouring of eggnog.
Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place is preparing for the expected patient admission spike that occurs this time every year and warns the public to be aware of the emergence addictive disorder. The holidays can be a time of stress and celebration - but as parties fill the calendar, people often find themselves indulging far more than any other time of year. What's most dangerous is that unsafe behavior may be tolerated, or expected, as companies throw office parties with open bar tabs and party hosts over-serve.
“The consequences of addiction can last long after the last pop of champagne or pouring of eggnog. The body's chemistry changes as a result of frequent alcohol intake and it isn't always easy or even safe to stop cold turkey,” cautions Mindy Armstrong, RNBC, MSN, CARN, Chief Nursing Officer of The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place.
The Farley Center has issued this guide to help the public better understand what addiction behaviors to look for this Holiday season. However, if you are unsure and suspect an issue with alcoholism or any addiction, we recommend contacting a professional counselor immediately.
Top Five Signs of Alcohol Addiction
1. Tolerance, a need for increased amounts of alcohol to achieve intoxication
2. Putting yourself or others at risk by driving under the influence
3. Frequently using alcohol to self-medicate to deal with holiday stress
4. Putting your job, friendships, or marriage at risk as a result alcohol-related behavior
5. Looking forward to or using a holiday party as an excuse to drink to excess
About the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place
The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place is a leading addiction treatment center featured on "The Early Show" on CBS, "Good Morning America", The New York Times, and other national media outlets.
For more information, please visit http://www.farleycenter.com
Gina de Peralta Thorne, MS
Director of Business Development
The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place