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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst. 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 Elmhurst, 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 Elmhurst 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 Addiction Rehabilitation Programs 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 Elmhurst, IL.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Elmhurst, Illinois. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Programs, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Programs, 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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  • An estimated 30,000 college students a year require medical treatment after overdosing on alcohol.
  • There is no one test that definitively indicates that someone has an alcohol-use disorder. Therefore, health-care practitioners diagnose these disorders by gathering comprehensive medical, family, and mental-health information.
  • In 2007, an estimated 12 percent of persons aged 12 or older drove under the influence of alcohol at least once in the past year; this percentage has dropped slightly since 2002, when it was 12.8 percent.
  • Twin and adoption studies performed over the past two decades clearly indicate a genetic susceptibility for alcoholism in families; alcohol dependence is not a genetic disease (which suggests destiny); rather, the tendency to become alcoholic is what may be inherited.
  • AA Meetings in Elmhurst, IL.
  • 12&12 Group
    Bethel United Ch
    315 E St Charles Rd
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 AM
  • Brain Damaged
    Yorkfield Pres Ch
    1099 S York Rd
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Catacombs
    First Presbyterian Church
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 AM
  • Couples In Recovery
    First Presbyterian Church
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 AM
  • Elmhurst Mens Step
    First Presbyterian Church
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 8:00 AM
  • Elmhurst Open Group
    First Presbyterian Church
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 8:00 AM
  • Excuse Makers
    Bethel United Ch
    315 E St Charles Rd
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Home At Last
    First Presbyterian Church
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 6:30 AM
  • Quarry Rats Mens Grp
    St Peter's Ch
    E Church St
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Resentmentville
    First Presbyterian Church
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Seek & Help Group
    Yorkfield Pres Ch
    1099 S York Rd
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 AM
  • Splinters
    St Lukes Ch
    Larch Ave
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:00 AM
  • Thu Night Fellowship
    St Lukes Ch
    Larch Ave
    Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 8:00 AM
  • Elmhurst, IL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Epiphany Lutheran Church
    Wednesday Night Serenity Seekers AFG
    314 W Vallette
    Elmhurst, Illinois

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