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When a person is addicted to alcohol, the best thing he or she can do to resolve the problem is get into an alcohol rehab program. In fact, the surest way to successful recovery is alcohol rehab.

What Is Alcohol Rehab?

Alcohol rehab is a specific form of alcohol addiction treatment. It occurs in a residential treatment center. This means that the recovering addict will go through all addiction treatments while staying in the center. Essentially, he or she will live in the rehab facility until addiction treatment and recovery is complete. This is actually an extremely effective form of alcohol addiction treatment in that the recovering addict will be unable to relapse during the treatment process because he or she cannot access alcohol while in treatment. Additionally, the recovering addict will be able to focus solely on treatment and recovery and avoid unneeded distractions in the outside world.

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What Is Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol abuse is the misuse of alcohol. In essence, this can mean overusing it or drinking too much. It can also mean trying to use it to treat or mask certain health and mental health conditions or as a way to cope with stress, loss, or other daily struggles. In general, alcohol abuse is most easily recognizable in two different forms, binge drinking and blackout drinking.

Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is one of the most commonly recognized forms of alcohol abuse and is by far the most prevalent and widespread throughout the United States. This involves the consumption of several alcoholic beverages in a short period of time. The numbers are generally between three and four alcoholic beverages within the time span of an hour or two (at most). Of all of the people who may participate in binge drinking, the groups that most commonly do so are young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 and older adults 55 and older.

Blackout Drinking

Blackout drinking is a form of alcohol abuse that occurs when a person drinks so much that the substance begins interfering with memory functions in the brain. Blacking out actually refers to what is known as alcohol-induced anterograde amnesia. This form of amnesia does not mean that a person loses memories from the past but rather they are unable to create new memories, at least while alcohol is at high levels in the bloodstream. The alcohol in the brain stops the brain from being able to process current experiences, thoughts and feelings into memories that can be retrieved at a later time. As such, when someone tries to recall events that occurred while the alcohol was running this interference, they will remember nothing.

What Are The Signs Of Alcohol Abuse?

When people abuse alcohol, they will begin to act and feel differently than they did before. The results of these changes are signs of alcohol abuse and addiction. These are often a combination of different physical, mental, social and health issues. Some of the signs of alcohol abuse are:

Physical Signs

  • Poor coordination
  • Dilated pupils¬†
  • Inability to speak coherently
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of balance

Social Signs

  • Reckless behavior
  • Financial problems¬†
  • Trouble at school or work
  • Social isolation
  • Trouble with the law

Mental Signs

  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Anger (especially when confronted about drinking)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety or worry
  • Disorientation or confusion

Health Signs

  • Liver damage or disease
  • Jaundice
  • Heart attacks or heart failure
  • Seizures and tremors
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • High blood pressure

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