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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Jefferson City, 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 Jefferson City. 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 Jefferson City, 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 Jefferson City 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 Centers 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 Jefferson City, MO.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Jefferson City, Missouri. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, Outpatient Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Facilities, 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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  • A recent report by the national Academy of Sciences during 2008 states that 60 percent of eighth graders say that alcohol is easy to obtain.
  • Ethanol, which is the alcohol in beverages, is toxic because of its molecular effects on tissues; additionally, the first breakdown product of alcohol, which is acetaldehyde, is even more toxic.
  • A small percentage don't reduce their drinking at all during pregnancy, suggesting they are dependent on alcohol and that intense intervention and treatment may be necessary in order to reduce the harm to their babies.
  • Women who drink alcohol are more susceptible to alcohol-related heart disease, even though women drink less alcohol over a lifetime than men.
  • Jefferson City, MO. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Community of Christ Church
    Serenity Seekers Afg
    1620 Vieth Dr
    Jefferson City, Missouri

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 7:00 PM
    Mon., 7:00 PM
    Mon., 8:00 PM
    Wed., 7:00 PM

  • First Baptist Church (Room 511)
    Hour Of Hope Afg
    301 Capital Avenue - Room 511
    Jefferson City, Missouri

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