Drug/Alcohol Info

Effects of Alcoholism


Effects of alcoholism go beyond the drinker, effects of alcoholism can dramatically affect the lives of everyone around the drinker. Effects of alcoholism do include many damaging physical ailments such as liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, brain damage and hepatitis C. Beyond these illnesses, other effects of alcoholism include a high increased risk for accidents. Heavy drinkers have been found to suffer from serious injuries due to accidents many times more than non-heavy drinkers and must be considered as additional effects of alcoholism. As stated previously, the damaging effects of alcoholism go beyond the body of the drinker. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse, more than half of Americans have a least one close relative with a drinking problem and the effects of alcoholism can include abuse, violence and psychological problems.

The most severe effects of alcoholism include the statistic that 10,000 Americans die from alcohol-related causes every year. Heavy drinkers die in automobile accidents, homicides and suicides. In addition to the diseases mentioned earlier, memory loss, heart problems and dementia tremens. Alcoholism itself is a disease that progresses if left untreated. One wouldn't think to let cancer go untreated if there was a likely chance it could be controlled and contained. Alcoholism is not different and many of the effects of alcoholism can be reversed.

Spencer Recovery Centers have been treating the effects of alcoholism for many years. Our doctor can ease the withdrawal period and prescribe medications as needed to reduce physical ailments. Our goal is to make our clients as comfortable as possible so that they can concentrate on the work ahead. Our staff psychologist will develop a treatment plan to deal with the effects of alcoholism and uncover problem thinking and behaviors. Through individual counseling, group therapy and personal assignments, barriers to recovery are lifted and treatment is possible.

If you get annoyed when people criticize your drinking habits, feel guilty about the amount you are drinking but find that you cannot control it, you may have a problem that Spencer Recovery Centers can help you with. If you have a loved one who needs help, give us a call today and we can help you get them the help they need. Many of our clients began treatment unwillingly as a result of a family intervention that we arranged but once treatment starts, the benefits become clear and many of our clients enjoy abstinence today.

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