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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Galesburg, 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 Galesburg. 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 Galesburg, 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 Galesburg 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 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 Galesburg, IL.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Galesburg, Illinois. There are Long-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehab Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabs, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse 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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  • Of the 23.5 million persons aged 12 or older needing treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009, only 2.6 million of those who needed treatment received it at a specialty facility.
  • Alcohol can potentially damage every organ in your body, as it is absorbed directly into your bloodstream and can increase your risk for a variety of life-threatening diseases, including cancer.
  • Consuming five or more alcoholic drinks during any one drinking session is most common among male adults, aged 18 to 34, in households with incomes more than $75,000.
  • Some medicines contain up to 10 percent alcohol. Cough syrup and laxatives may have some of the highest alcohol concentrations.
  • Galesburg, IL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Bridgeway Inc
    Bridge To Serenity AFG
    2323 Windish Dr
    Galesburg, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 6:00 PM

  • Churchill Junior High School
    Let It Begin With Me Alateen
    905 Maple Ave.
    Galesburg, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 2:05 PM

  • Cottage Hospital
    CAL Study AFG
    695 N Kellogg Street
    Galesburg, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 5:30 PM

  • Lombard Middle School
    Together We Can Make It Alateen
    1220 E Knox St.
    Galesburg, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 2:15 PM

  • Serenity Club
    TGIF AFG
    224 S Seminary St
    Galesburg, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 5:30 PM

  • Serenity Club Inc
    Sunshine AFG
    224 S Seminary Street
    Galesburg, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sun., 10:30 AM