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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Brandon, FL. Alcohol is in fact a drug, the most commonly used and widely abused in the world. Alcohol addiction causes many problems, and people that abuse alcohol are more likely to become violent, struggle with their career and have problems in their relationships. Alcoholism can literally destroy your life.

Consuming alcohol is a common and acceptable practice in Brandon. The problem with alcohol addiction and alcoholism begins when consumption crosses the line from moderate drinking, to having to consume alcohol to avoid feeling bad or to feel comfortable in social situations. Alcohol addiction and alcoholism may be triggered by an individual's environment, the people he's associating with, etc. Whatever the case may be, if alcohol is being used in excess and an individual doesn't have enough control to put down that drink despite the consequences, there is a problem.

For someone in Brandon, Florida who is involved in alcohol addiction or alcoholism, it is very easy to justify drinking habits and be in complete denial that there is a problem. But if a person is continuing to drink despite the health risks involved and the destruction that is being created in their life, it is time for them to seek help or for someone to intervene and help the person see that there is a problem. It may seem easier to pretend that nothing is wrong, but the longer a person continues his addictive behavior the worse off he will be in the long run.

Treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Brandon is available for individuals who know they have a problem and have the courage to face their issues with alcohol. There are a number of Alcoholism Rehabilitation Centers in the area. At an Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Center individuals can be in an environment where they can address the psychological and emotional issues that may have caused their alcoholism.

Alcoholism has taken its toll when an individual drinks so heavily for a long duration, that when alcohol is taken away withdrawal sets in. Withdrawal symptoms can include shakiness or trembling, fatigue, irritability and loss of appetite for example. Alcohol withdrawal can be overcome by going through a supervised alcohol detoxification as part of treatment at an Alcohol Rehab in Brandon, FL.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Brandon, Florida. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Facilities, Short-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centers, support group meetings, alcohol counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Individuals battling alcohol addiction or alcoholism don't have to be ashamed or feel alone and hopeless. Recovering from alcohol addiction and alcoholism won't be easy, but admitting you have a problem and seeking treatment is the first step to getting the help that can get you through it. Put addiction behind you, so you can look forward to a bright and sober future. Contact a counselor and start treatment today.

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  • Currently, nearly 14 million Americans-1 in every 13 adults-abuse alcohol or are alcoholic. Several million more adults engage in risky drinking that could lead to alcohol problems. These patterns include binge drinking and heavy drinking on a regular basis.
  • Glutamate is an excitatory amino acid that is part of the transmitter systems in the brain that might be affected to produce alcohol's "intoxication"; this amino acid is located throughout the brain and can be inhibited or enhanced by different doses of alcohol.
  • Proportionately, girls consume more alcohol than boys by the time they reach 14 years of age.
  • The legal limit for drinking is the alcohol level above which an individual is subject to legal penalties such as being arrested, or the loss of a driver's license; in many states, driving while intoxicated can lead to mandatory jail time.
  • Brandon, FL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • First Presbyterian Church
    Lithia Sunshine
    121 Carver St
    Brandon, Florida

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 8:15 PM

  • Nativity Catholic Church
    Come As You Are
    205 S. Oakwood Dr.(east Of Nativity Church)
    Brandon, Florida

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 10:30 AM

  • St. Andrew'S Methodist Church
    Today'S Serenity
    3315 Bryan Road Room 304 A&b
    Brandon, Florida

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 6:30 PM

For more information, visit www.drug-rehabs.org.