About 15 million American adults suffer from alcohol addiction. If you’re concerned about your alcohol use and want to reduce or curtail your consumption, don’t wait to seek professional help. At Victory Recovery Partners in Hepstead, Farmingville, Shirley, and Massapequa, New York, the addiction recovery experts specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol addiction. To make an appointment, call the nearest office or use the online booking feature today.
Alcohol addiction, or alcohol use disorder, occurs when your consumption of alcoholic beverages causes distress or harm. It’s a chronic disorder characterized by compulsive alcohol abuse, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state.
If you have an alcohol addiction, it’s important to get treatment. Studies show that alcohol dependency increases the risk of fatal burn injuries, drownings, car accidents, suicide, and severe trauma. It can also interfere with your relationships, affecting your marriage, job, or friendships.
Symptoms of alcohol dependency may include:
As your dependency worsens, you might also experience symptoms of withdrawal, like sweating, nausea, or insomnia.
To diagnose an alcohol addiction, your Victory Recovery Partners provider reviews your medical history and asks about your alcohol use, including how often you drink and how much. Next, they conduct a complete physical exam.
Your provider also conducts a psychiatric evaluation. To do that, they ask about your feelings, thoughts, and behavior patterns. You also fill out a comprehensive psychiatric questionnaire.
Victory Recovery Partners uses evidence-based medicine to help people with alcohol addiction achieve lasting recovery without having to stay in the hospital or a rehabilitation facility. Depending on your age, medical history, and the severity of your addiction, they might recommend:
Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to reduce cravings and minimize the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawals. When combined with education on how to live a healthy lifestyle without the influence of drugs or alcohol, it’s possible to achieve long-lasting results.
To learn more about the various treatment options for alcohol addiction, make an appointment at Victory Recovery Partners by calling the nearest office or using the online scheduling feature today.