Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Toronto – Canadian Centre for Addictions
Alcohol: A Drug in Disguise
Because alcohol is often viewed as a commodity, we forget the dangers of it. We forget it’s a depressant. We forget it can be addictive.
But if you drink frequently or excessively, your body will find ways to remind you. Circumstances and situations will arise that will remind you. Aside from massive headaches and hangovers, with time you start to discover the rest of alcohol’s dark side.
What are the Dangers of Alcohol?
Some of the effects and risks of alcohol abuse include:
- Wet brain (a serious form of brain damage that causes lack of muscle coordination, major memory problems, hallucinations and vision impairment);
- Violence resulting from poor judgement and lack of inhibition;
- Strained or broken relationships from incidents caused while under the influence;
- High blood pressure, which increases risk of heart failure, kidney damage, brain damage, and stroke;
- Liver damage;
- Nerve damage;
- Increased risk for cancer.
Whether your alcoholism is obvious to the outside world or not, your private life will suffer heavily under the influence of alcohol. Your relationships with your partner, your children, your parents, your siblings and your friends might be damaged by tension and hurtful incidents. Or maybe you’re not having fights at home, but you’re unable to provide support to your partner or your child or your parent, even at times when they’re going through serious illnesses and need you. Even if there are no fights, the pain of your absence can still leave holes in the souls of the people who love you.
The things you do when under the influence may include lying, cheating, getting aggressive, and doing other things that might go against your values. Consistently behaving in ways that are not aligned with your values can lead to depression and self-loathing.
Not so harmless, is it?
Break the Addiction and Repair your Life
There’s a way for you to start repairing the damage: break the addiction. Get sober
Yes it’s possible. Yes you can be successful. Yes you can build fulfilling relationships again. Yes you can learn to respect yourself again. We’ll help you start healing, in your body, in your relationships, in your life.
Call Us to Start Leading a Better Life
Getting sober is easier with support. The Canadian Centre for Addictions is here to support and guide you through recovery with our Toronto alcohol rehab centre. We can help you live a new, alcohol-free life. We have highly qualified alcohol rehab specialists, and we’re ready to help when you’re ready to recover. If you are suffering addiction to another drug, seek out our drug rehab program in Toronto.
All it takes from you to get started is the decision to get better, and a call. One call and we’ll help you get started towards healing.