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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Alton, IL. 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 Alton. 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 Alton, Illinois 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 Alton 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 Facilities in the area. At an Alcohol Rehab 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 Addiction Rehab Facility in Alton, IL.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Alton, Illinois. There are Long-term Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation 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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  • AA Meetings in Alton, IL.
  • Alton Wed Night Group
    12th Street Presbyterian Church
    504 East 12th Street
    Alton, Illinois 62002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
  • Bikers In Recovery
    2990 East Homer Adams Parkway
    Alton, Illinois 62002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
  • Friday Night Group
    Upper Alton Baptist Church
    College And Seminary Streets
    Alton, Illinois 62002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 PM
  • Learning To Live
    St Pau's Episcopal Church
    Third And Market Street
    Alton, Illinois 62002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:30 PM
  • New Freedom
    Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
    2621 Amelia Street
    Alton, Illinois 62002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 PM
  • North Alton Group
    Elm Street Presbyterian Church
    101 West Elm Street
    Alton, Illinois 62002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 PM
  • Sunday Afternoon In Alton
    St Paul's Episcopal Church
    Third And Market Street
    Alton, Illinois 62002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 4:30 PM
  • Willingness To Believe
    Alton Memorial Hospital
    1 Memorial Drive
    Alton, Illinois 62002

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 7:00 PM
  • Alton, IL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • East Alton Baptist Ch.
    Alton Area Parents Al-Anon
    400 Bowman Ave
    Alton, Illinois

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

  • Elm St Presbyterian Church
    Mon Night Elm Street Al-Anon
    101 W. Elm St.
    Alton, Illinois

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

  • St Peter & Pauls Church
    Sunshine Al-Anon Group
    717 State St.
    Alton, Illinois

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