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Alcohol addiction is a serious problem in this country. Since alcohol is such a pervasive aspect of American social life, many people have difficulty telling the difference between social drinking and alcohol addiction. If your drinking has begun interfering with your professional life, it’s a clear sign that alcohol has become a serious problem. If you do struggle with alcohol addiction, HealthCare Connection of Tampa can help you regain control of your life with alcohol treatment programs that will be tailored to your needs, whether you are a working professional, young adult, or high-profile individual within the community. Read on to learn more about alcohol rehabilitation in our Tampa treatment center.
Alcohol Addiction Statistics
- In 2012, nearly 88% of Americans aged 18 and older admitted to drinking alcohol at some point in their lives.
- Almost 25% of Americans reported that they engaged in binge drinking (4 drinks at one time for women and five drinks for men) within the previous month.
- An estimated 17.6 million Americans suffer from alcohol addiction.
- About 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-related causes every year.
- Alcohol abuse costs the U.S. economy over $200 billion every year.
- A survey from the Hazelden Foundation shows that more than 60% of adults know someone who has gone to work after drinking or taking drugs.
- Heavy drinking is the chief cause of 500 million lost workdays every year.
- Only 2.6 million people sought professional treatment for alcohol and drug addiction in 2009.
Reasons to Seek Alcohol Abuse Treatment
It can be tough to recognize when you or a loved one is facing alcohol addiction, because there is a fine line between casual alcohol use and alcohol abuse and dependence. If you feel like you need to drink to have fun or you drink first thing in the morning, it is likely that you have a problem. Other reasons to seek treatment might include the feeling that you are not in control when you drink, troubled relationships with frequent arguments about your alcohol use, and difficulty maintaining personal or professional obligations as a result of drinking.
Alcohol Addiction Warning Signs
Alcohol addiction is often difficult to identify—especially for those in denial. You could perform reasonably well at your job and still be an alcoholic. Here are a few clear-cut warning signs that you should watch out for.
- Lying to Friends and Family: People who abuse alcohol often feel guilty about their habit. This guilt leads some to lie to their friends, family members, and coworkers about their drinking habit.
- Neglecting Obligations: As an individual’s drinking habit gets worse, other aspects of his life may become less important. Many people who abuse alcohol end up getting divorced or fired from their jobs.
- Blackouts and Withdrawals: Some people have trouble remembering the events of a night of heavy drinking, also known as “blacking out.” Others who drink heavily on a regular basis experience withdrawals whenever they try to stop drinking. This is a clear sign of alcohol dependency.
Phases of Alcohol Rehabilitation
The process of alcohol rehabilitation does not take place overnight. At HealthCare Connection of Tampa, our clients may take several months to break an alcohol addiction utilizing the following steps in our home-like residential treatment center.
- Detox – Alcohol withdrawal is not only uncomfortable, but it can be fatal without medical monitoring and care. Therefore, you should not attempt to simply go cold turkey when you decide that it is time to quit drinking.
- Diagnosis – Following detox and acclimation, our patients are introduced to a number of helpful therapies to identify the factors that drive their addiction. During this time, you will have a buddy to help you adjust to the HealthCare Connection Village, where you will reside during treatment.
- Recovery – Once you begin to understand why you have developed problems with alcohol, you can make meaningful steps toward your recovery through one-on-one therapy, group sessions, and family therapy sessions.
- Reintegration – Recovery is not limited to maintaining sobriety in the sterile environment of our treatment center. As you begin to work toward a return to your normal lifestyle, our team will work with you to help you manage stress and recognize triggers that might make you want to drink so that you can avoid relapse and maintain a healthy, sober lifestyle.
If you are a working professional in Tampa, and suspect that you or a coworker is addicted to alcohol, call HealthCare Connection of Tampa at (813) 931-5660. Our alcohol rehab experts have years of experience helping medical professionals, lawyers, and other professionals conquer their addictions.