Chemical dependence is a puzzling, baffling issue. It is important to understand that it is a disease issue, not a moral issue. And while it may be a critical issue for those who become addicted (and those around them), it is not a hopeless issue. The hope lies in acceptance and courage, in surrender and gratitude, and most of all in the ordinary people who are willing to share their stories with others who need to hear them.
Alcohol is the most widely used, abused and socially accepted drug in our society. And yet it is the most destructive drug to our body in long term use, basically breaking down the human cell. Drunkenness and alcoholic behavior is frowned upon in most countries. So what are some of the signs of intoxication, abuse and addiction? Unfortunately the most common symptom is denial, which many times will prevent the problem drinker to seek help before it is too late.
Remember that alcoholism is progressive if it is continued. It is easier to receive help before more problems (legal, physical, emotional, relationships) get worse.
At Embrace Recovery we are able to work with the client on an outpatient basis so they can continue to rebuild their life in the process. The earlier you get help the easier it is.