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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Fort Myers, 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 Fort Myers. 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 Fort Myers, 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 Fort Myers 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 Alcohol Addiction Rehab Programs 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 Fort Myers, FL.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Fort Myers, Florida. There are Long-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Programs, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Programs, Inpatient Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, 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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  • Family problems that are frequently associated with families affected by alcoholism are increased family conflict; emotional or physical violence; decreased family cohesion; decreased family organization; increased family isolation; increased family stress including work problems, illness, marital strain and financial problems; and frequent family moves.
  • Research has shown that long-term drug and alcohol abuse costs business and industry an estimated $100 billion annually. Alcoholism alone causing 500 million lost work days a year.
  • In a study of normal healthy men who received alcohol for 4 weeks, testosterone levels declined after only 5 days and continued to fall throughout the study period. Prolonged testosterone deficiency may cause a "femininization" of male sexual characteristics, for example breast enlargement.
  • By age 14, 41% of children have had least one alcoholic drink.
  • AA Meetings in Fort Myers, FL.
  • Attitude Adyustment
    Y.a.n.a. Clubhouse
    Lake Mcgregor Dr.
    Fort Myers, Florida 33919

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 5:30 PM
  • Brown Baggers
    Yana Foundation
    1185 Lake Mcgregor Dr
    Fort Myers, Florida 33919

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 12:00 PM
  • Daily Reprieve Group
    Yana
    1185 Lake Mcgregor Drive
    Fort Myers, Florida 33919

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 5:30 PM
    Wednesday, 5:30 PM
    Saturday, 5:30 PM
    Monday, 5:30 PM
  • Lambda Drummers
    St. John The Apostle Mcc
    Mcgregor Blvd
    Fort Myers, Florida 33905

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 8:00 PM
  • The Plan Of Recovery Mens Group
    Cypress Lake United Methodist Church
    8570 Cypress Lake Dr
    Fort Myers, Florida 33919

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
  • The Tough Love Group
    Riverside Church
    8660 Daniels Pkwy
    Fort Myers, Florida 33912

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM

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