Regardless of the severity of a drinking problem, the good news is that help and support is available.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
How to tell if you have a drinking problem is the focus of the latest blog post from A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and fellowship support that they need.
“The line between being in control of alcohol and being controlled by alcohol can be very difficult to perceive, and as a result, many people who believe that they’re merely social drinkers or just have a few drinks to ‘unwind’ or ‘have fun’ are, quite frankly, addicts and therefore suffering from a serious physical, psychological and emotional problem that could end up claiming their life – or the life of someone they care about,” commented Per Wickstrom, A Forever Recovery’s CEO and someone who struggled with addiction in his youth.
A Forever Recovery’s blog post highlights a framework published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that defines people with a drinking problem as those who:
- Consume more than 4 drinks a day (male)
- Consume more than 14 drinks a week (male)
- Consume more than 3 drinks a day (female)
- Consume more than 7 drinks a week (female)
- “Binge” on alcohol by consuming 4 or more drinks in a two hour period (both genders)
A Forever Recovery’s blog post also focuses on the risks of too much alcohol, which include:
- Injury to oneself or others while impaired
- Violent actions that are beyond one’s control
- Alcohol poisoning
- Higher risk of stroke
- Higher risk of serious heart conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Liver disease
- An increased risk of cancer
“Regardless of the severity of a drinking problem, the good news is that help and support is available,” added Per Wickstrom. “For many people, the solution they need will be found at an inpatient rehab facility, where they’ll be able to focus on rebuilding a healthy, happy and sober life, and draw immense strength from caring staff and other clients who are also on the road to recovery.”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s Latest blog post entitled “How to Tell if You Have a Drinking Problem” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/how-to-tell-if-you-have-a-drinking-problem/.
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/.