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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Oak Lawn, 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 Oak Lawn. 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 Oak Lawn, 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 Oak Lawn 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 Centers 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 Oak Lawn, IL.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Oak Lawn, Illinois. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Facilities, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centers, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehab Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Centers, 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 early age of drinking onset can be linked to alcohol-related violence not only among persons under age 21 but among adults as well.
  • Youth who drink alcohol are more likely to experience alcohol-related car crashes and other unintentional injuries, such as burns, falls, and drowning.
  • The medicines used to treat cholesterol problems can be particularly harmful when taken by patients with liver damage from alcohol abuse or hepatitis C virus.
  • The fetus is at risk when the mother consumes alcohol during pregnancy. The effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can range from slow growth to birth defects and mental retardation; spontaneous abortion or premature birth can also be the result of maternal drinking.
  • AA Meetings in Oak Lawn, IL.
  • Arena
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:30 AM
  • Big Book
    St Rene
    S New England
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 7:00 AM
  • Eye Opener
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 10:00 AM
  • Mon Night Step & Disc
    St Germaine Ch
    Kolin
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 AM
  • Morning Step
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 10:00 AM
  • Oak Lawn Big Bk 12&12
    Mt Zion Luth Ch
    10400 S Kostner Ave
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:30 AM
  • Oak Lawn Big Book
    Mt Zion Luth Ch
    10400 S Kostner Ave
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 AM
  • Pilgrim
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Pilgrim Morning Step Ii
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 10:00 AM
  • Sat Morning Big Bk
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 8:00 AM
  • Sunday Night Mens Step
    St Linus Parish - Cardiff Center
    10331 Linus Ln
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:30 AM
  • The "nooner"
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 12:00 PM
  • Tradition Three
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 6:00 AM
  • Tues Night Big Book
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 7:00 AM
  • Wednesday Winners
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 AM
  • What Topic
    First United Methodist Church
    Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 6:00 AM