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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Melbourne, 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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne, 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 Melbourne 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 Treatment 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 Melbourne, FL.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Melbourne, Florida. There are Long-term Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehab Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Treatment Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment 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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  • According to the National Academy of Sciences, 20% of women who consume alcohol continue to do so during pregnancy.
  • An estimated 10 percent of 9 to 10 year olds have started drinking alcohol.
  • Key areas of the brain are still under construction during the adolescent years, and are more sensitive to the toxic effects of drugs and alcohol.
  • Some signs of a drinking problem include drinking alone, to escape problems, or for the sole purpose of getting drunk; hiding alcohol in odd places; getting irritated when you are unable to obtain alcohol to drink; and having problems because of your drinking.
  • AA Meetings in Melbourne, FL.
  • Reality Challenged
    River Run Church
    1660 Croton Rd.
    Melbourne, Florida 32935

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 PM
  • Melbourne, FL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Crossroads Community Church
    Positive Attitudes AFG
    2436 Croton Rd.
    Melbourne, Florida

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

  • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (Room 3)
    Wednesday's Miracles AFG
    12 E. Avenue A
    Melbourne, Florida

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 12:00 PM

  • Presbyterian Church of the Good Sheperd (side door)
    Joy In Living AFG
    810 W. Florida Ave
    Melbourne, Florida

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

  • Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd (Teen Room)
    Courage to Change Alateen
    810 W Florida Ave
    Melbourne, Florida

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

  • The Driftwood Club
    Serenity Happens AFG
    315 Nieman Ave
    Melbourne, Florida

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sun., 4:30 PM

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