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Where To Get Help With Alcohol Problems
Alcohol problems can be a tough addiction to overcome, and many people struggle to maintain their sobriety for years even if they are able to stay sober during that time. It is an endless fight for most who struggle with this vice, but there are resources available to you if you truly want to seek help with your battle, or help a loved one get help with theirs.The hardest step to begin recovering from an alcohol addiction is to first realize you have alcohol problems to begin with. A good place to start is by being honest with yourself about how much you or a loved one is drinking.Signs you may need help include:
- Always feeling the need to have a drink
- You are getting into trouble either at work, home, or school because of your drinking
- Friends and relatives are approaching you with concerns you are drinking too much
- If your alcohol problems are out of control and your body has become dependent on alcohol, quitting cold turkey can have dire consequences. While some people may need to quit drinking instantly, it is often best for heavy drinkers to gradually come down in moderation until they can quit altogether.
Staying SoberSeeking out help proves that you want to get clean and sober, but it can be a long and daunting road. You will need the support of friends and family during this arduous time, and they can play a crucial role in the long term sobriety you wish to achieve.
Help is Within ReachThere are plenty of support avenues that can help you on the road to sobriety. Many can be done anonymously, or if you prefer the company of professional help, you may find that the Canadian Centre for Addictions is just right for you. They will treat you with the care and respect you deserve while you go through your difficult time, and offer three phases of rehabilitation while you head to recovery. Those phases are:
- Assessment and Stabilization
- and Aftercare