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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove. 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 Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove 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 Rehab 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 Downers Grove, IL.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Downers Grove, Illinois. There are Long-term Alcoholism Treatment Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Facilities, Short-term Alcoholism Treatment Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Rehab 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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  • More than 40% of people in the U.S. that started drinking before the age of 15 will most likely succumb to alcoholism.
  • Loved ones should make plans to talk to the alcoholic shortly after an alcohol related problem has occurred; an example of this would be speaking to an alcohol dependent person that has been arrested for driving while intoxicated-- it is important, if at all possible, for the individual to be sober prior to this intervention.
  • It is consistently reported that men have higher rates of alcohol-related deaths and hospitalizations than women.
  • There is no amount of alcohol intake that has been proven to be generally safe during pregnancy.
  • AA Meetings in Downers Grove, IL.
  • "we Are...group" (mens)
    Gloria Dei Ch
    4501 Main St
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Grace Group
    Comm Church Of Downers Grove
    S Fairview Ave
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:00 AM
  • Highlanders
    St Andrews Episc Ch
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 AM
  • Look To This Day
    Gloria Dei Ch
    4501 Main St
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 12:00 PM
  • Parish House Big Book
    Comm Church Of Downers Grove
    S Fairview Ave
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:30 AM
  • Yana
    Gloria Dei Ch
    4501 Main St
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 7:00 AM
  • Downers Grove, IL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Faith United Methodist Church
    Humble Beginnings AFG
    432 59th Street
    Downers Grove, Illinois

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

  • First Congregational UCC Church
    12 Step AFG
    1047 Curtis St
    Downers Grove, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 7:30 PM