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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Granite City, Illinois. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Facilities, 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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  • Research suggests that women who drink alcohol while pregnant are more likely to have a baby die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This risk substantially increases if a woman binge drinks during her first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Social drinking is most commonly defined as alcohol use in social settings where no harm occurs to the drinker or others; alcohol abuse is when alcohol is used in situations which the user or others might be harmed, as in the case of drunk driving.
  • Youth who start drinking before age 15 years are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21 years.
  • 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.
  • Granite City, IL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Ketter Center/Gateway Regional Medical Center - Room EO 722
    Hopeful Serenity Seekers
    2100 Madison Ave
    Granite City, Illinois

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

  • St. Johns United Church of Christ
    Open Door Group
    2901 Nameoki Rd.
    Granite City, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 9:30 AM
    Tue., 8:00 PM