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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Columbia, MO. 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 Columbia. 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 Columbia, Missouri 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 Columbia 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 Abuse Treatment Programs in the area. At an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility 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 Abuse Rehab Facility in Columbia, MO.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Columbia, Missouri. There are Long-term Alcohol Treatment Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment 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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  • Approximately one in four children is part of a family experiencing alcoholism, addiction, or alcohol abuse.
  • In 2008, about 7.2% of pregnant women used alcohol.
  • Among 12-to 17-year-olds who consume alcohol, an estimated 31% had extreme levels of psychological distress, and 39% exhibited serious behavioral problems.
  • An estimated 50,000 cases of alcohol poisoning are reported each year.
  • AA Meetings in Columbia, MO.
  • A Step Forward
    Stephens Visitor Center
    1215 E Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 9:00 AM
  • As Bill Sees It
    Unity Center
    1600 W Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:00 PM
  • Awareness Group
    Wilkes Blvd Methodist Church
    702 Wilkes Blvd
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 7:30 PM
    Friday, 7:30 PM
  • Beginning Meeting
    Truman Va Hospital
    800 Hospital Dr
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
  • Big Book Study
    Unity Center
    1600 W Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 8:00 PM
  • Choices Group
    Hillel Foundation
    1107 University Ave
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
  • Columbia Group
    Ocaat Club
    2400 E Business Loop 70
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 12:00 PM
    Friday, 12:00 PM
    Wednesday, 12:00 PM
    Monday, 12:00 PM
    Thursday, 12:00 PM
    Saturday, 12:00 PM
    Sunday, 12:00 PM
  • Columbia Group 2
    Ocaat Club
    2400 E Business Loop 70
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 5:30 PM
    Tuesday, 5:30 PM
    Monday, 5:30 PM
    Wednesday, 5:30 PM
  • Columbia Group 3
    Ocaat Club
    2400 E Business Loop 70
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 8:00 PM
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
    Friday, 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
    Monday, 8:00 PM
    Sunday, 8:00 PM
  • Columbia Group 4
    Ocaat Club
    2400 E Business Loop 70
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 10:30 PM
  • Columbia Group 5
    Ocaat Club
    2400 E Business Loop 70
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 10:00 AM
  • Gratitude Group
    Unity Center
    1600 W Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 11:00 AM
  • Happy Hour
    Russel Chapel Basement
    108 E Ash
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 7:30 PM
  • Last Call Group
    Russel Chapel Basement
    108 E Ash
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 9:00 PM
  • More Than Soup Group
    Salvation Army Harbor House
    602 N Ann Street
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:30 PM
  • New Beginnings
    Mccambridge Center
    201 N Garth
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 6:30 PM
  • Out Of The Ashes
    Phoenix House
    607 S 5th Street
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 PM
    Monday, 8:00 PM
  • Serenity Group
    Broadway Christian Church
    2601 W Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:15 PM
  • Sisters Of Sobriety
    Community United Methodist
    3301 W Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 6:30 PM
    Tuesday, 6:30 PM
  • Southside Center
    University Hospital
    1 Hospital Drive
    Columbia, Missouri 65212

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 PM
  • Third Legacy Meeting
    Rock Bridge Christian Church
    301 Green Meadows Court
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 6:30 PM
  • Tradition Iii Group
    Rock Bridge Christian Church
    301 Green Meadows Court
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:30 PM
    Thursday, 7:30 PM
  • Westside
    Community United Methodist
    3301 W Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
  • Westside Group
    Community United Methodist
    3301 W Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 PM
  • Columbia, MO. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Broadway Christian Church
    Keep It Simple Afg
    2601 West Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri

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

  • First Christian Church
    Peace Of Mind Alateen (Age 10-20)
    10 Th & Walnut
    Columbia, Missouri

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sat., 11:00 AM
    Sat., 11:00 AM

  • Mo United Methodist Christian Life Center
    There Is Hope AFG
    204 S. 9th St
    Columbia, Missouri

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 5:30 PM

  • Odat Club
    Serenity Odat AFG
    2400 Business Loop 70 East (enter Through West Door)
    Columbia, Missouri

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 8:00 PM

  • St Andrews Lutheran Church
    Hope for Healing Afg
    914 Southwest Blvd (enter Through East Doors)
    Columbia, Missouri

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

  • Wilkes Blvd United Methodist Church
    New Hope Afg
    702 Wilkes Blvd (enter Through South Door)
    Columbia, Missouri

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 7:30 PM
    Tue., 7:30 PM