Outpatient Treatment for Alcoholism
Millions of people in the United States live with the effects of alcoholism and alcohol abuse. Treatment is often the only hope left for these families and the addict. North Coast Recovery can help, with alcohol outpatient treatment to help them overcome their alcoholism and alcohol addiction.
Signs of Alcoholism
Each patient is different, so the individual signs of alcoholism may be different. The most common signs of alcoholism are:
- Decreased performance at school or work
- Legal troubles that involve alcohol
- Using alcohol as a way to relax, relieve stress or deal with pain and disappointment
- Being unable to maintain healthy relationships
- Isolating one’s self from family and friends
- Missing work, school and important appointments, and events
- Showing up to work, school and events under the influence of alcohol
- Being unable to speak truthfully about alcohol use and the effects of alcohol use
- Not being able to remember events that occurred when one was drinking
Changes in Behavior
You may notice that the person becomes uninterested in activities that were once very important. People who are abusing alcohol may also be defensive when questioned about their alcohol use or why they are no longer engaged in their normal activities.
Physical and Mental Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol abuse affects a person’s body, so you may notice that the person looks tired. The person may also have new physical problems that require trips to the emergency room or hospital. Weight loss may accompany alcohol abuse. Anger, depression and mood swings are also common amongst those who are living with alcoholism.
Why Outpatient Treatment for Alcoholism?
Social drinking does not always lead to alcoholism, but some people find a way to escape and deal with their problems by consuming alcohol. This is the beginning of having an unhealthy relationship with alcohol that can lead to alcohol abuse and addiction. The disease of alcoholism affects millions of people every year, and outpatient treatment is often the only way that the addicts can stop abusing alcohol and finally end the cycle that destroys their lives and the lives of those who love them. North Coast Recovery offers an evidence-based, proven approach to alcohol outpatient treatment that not only stops the abuse of alcohol but also addresses the reason why the patient relies on alcohol. This includes individualized treatment plans, introduction to the disease model and 12 step recovery meetings.
North Coast Recovery Can Help with Alcoholism
North Coast Recovery is an outpatient treatment rehab center in the Pacific Northwest serving the Portland Metro Area, Hillsboro, Beaverton and surrounding areas in Oregon as well as Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver and the I-5 corridor in Washington and Oregon. Contact us for more information and to learn how North Coast Recovery can help you or a family member.
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