Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Festus, 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 Festus. 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 Festus, 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 Festus 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 Rehabilitation 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 Festus, MO.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Festus, Missouri. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities, Short-term Alcoholism Treatment Centers, Inpatient Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, 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 Center on Marketing and Youth, over three million young adults that are under the age of 25 are alcoholics; several million more are reported to have a serious drinking problem that they cannot manage on their own.
  • Very heavy drinkers will often have esophageal varices (dilated veins in the esophagus), signs of liver disease, brain damage, which symptoms could include a loss of cognitive function and confusion.
  • A study that was conducted by the Harvard School of Public health during 2002 reported that college aged women who drink alcohol are 50% more likely to have unplanned sex or to be the victim of a sexual assault.
  • Family, twin, and adoption studies have implicated the hereditary nature of alcohol dependence; the most current findings are showing that neurotransmitter receptors in the brain for serotonin and other chemicals such as GMOA are somehow involved in a tendency towards alcoholism.
  • AA Meetings in Festus, MO.
  • Comtrea Center
    110 N Mill St
    Festus, Missouri 63028

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:30 PM
    Wednesday, 5:00 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church
    207 N Mill St
    Festus, Missouri 63028

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 12:30 PM
    Thursday, 12:30 PM
    Saturday, 7:30 PM
    Wednesday, 12:30 PM
    Tuesday, 12:30 PM
    Monday, 12:30 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church 2
    First Presbyterian Church
    207 N Mill St
    Festus, Missouri 63028

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 10:00 AM
  • Our Ladys Church- Festus
    1550 St Mary's Lane
    Festus, Missouri 63028

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:30 PM
  • Festus, MO. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • First United Methodist Church of Festus/Crystal City
    Women'S Pathway To Recovery
    113 Grand Avenue
    Festus, Missouri

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sat., 9:30 AM