Pennsylvania Alcohol addiction Treatment 

Admitting that you have an issue with alcohol is the first step toward getting sober and staying that way. If you’ve tried to stop on your own, you’re not alone. People who get help at a reputable alcohol rehab are quantifiably more likely to find sobriety than if they tried to stop on their own without professional treatment and therapy.

BriteLife Recovery in Hanover, Pennsylvania offers comprehensive alcohol addiction programs including detoxification and residential programs. Our compassionate alcohol use disorder treatment team includes trained therapists, counselors, and support staff who create customized rehab experiences based on each client’s history, along with their psychological and spiritual needs.

Signs of alcohol use disorder

Alcohol use disorder rears itself in different ways. While one person’s addiction may be very visible—job loss, divorce, or eviction, another person might be “high functioning” and able to sustain a high-powered career and relationships with no obvious problems. That said, chronic, heavy drinking will eventually catch up with you and begin to harm their health in detectable ways.

If your drinking patterns make it difficult to operate a normal life, you likely have a problem with alcohol. It can range from moderate to acute, but even a moderate problem with alcohol can get worse in a hurry. Consequently, alcohol treatment becomes necessary to stop drinking and restore your life. Alcoholism typically includes overwhelming cravings and compulsions to drink, regardless of the costs or consequences.

Alcoholism Signs include:

  • Cravings.
  • Drinking by yourself.
  • Can’t stop at one or two drinks.
  • Not being able to stop.
  • Hangovers get progressively worse.
  • Little or no interest in enjoyable hobbies.
  • Driving under influence (DUI).
  • Drinking despite serious consequences.

Signs of Alcohol Withdrawal

It is important to appreciate that dependence and addiction are two different things. Dependence causes withdrawal symptoms like agitation, nausea, or vomiting, shaking, and more. A person abuse alcohol but not be physically dependent. Someone who needs to drink to feel comfortable in social situations, or who compulsively drinks despite daily hangovers may be addicted.

When struggling with alcohol use disorder, an alcoholic will hide alcohol and minimize their drinking. When someone becomes physically dependent on alcohol stops drinking, even for a short period, they typically experience withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Tremors/shaking
  • Delirium or fear

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be unsafe. For this reason, a doctor administered detox is critical when you are ready to stop drinking and get sober.

If you or someone you know is battling alcoholism, please reach out to BriteLife at 866.470.1464. Our Pennsylvania addiction counselors are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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