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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Oak Park, Illinois. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment 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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  • According to some studies, moderate alcohol consumption could possibly reduce the negative effects of a heart attack and have beneficial effects on prevention of ischemic heart disease.
  • Alcoholism causes 500 million lost workdays per year.
  • Alcohol poisoning is a serious issue that happens when an individual consumes excessive amount of alcohol; at this point the alcohol gets absorbed into their body and has a direct impact on an individual's central nervous system.
  • Individuals that weigh exactly the same, but have different body shapes can differ in their blood alcohol content, even if they have drunk exactly the same amount of alcohol.
  • AA Meetings in Oak Park, IL.
  • Annex
    Gale Hse
    Oak Park, Illinois 60301

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 8:00 AM
  • Austin Recoverers Group
    Resurrection Health Care
    1 Erie Ct
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 AM
  • Choices Step
    St Gile's Rectory
    1025 Columbian Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:30 AM
  • Daily Reflections
    St Christopher Ch
    545 Southeast Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 4:30 AM
  • Discussion & Problem Solving
    Gale Hse
    Oak Park, Illinois 60301

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:00 AM
  • Friday Big Book
    Good Shepherd Luth Ch
    611 Randolph St
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 AM
  • Grateful On Sunday
    Cornerstone United Methodist Ch
    171 N Cuyler Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 AM
  • Living Room
    Gale Hse
    Oak Park, Illinois 60301

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 8:30 AM
  • Marion
    Gale Hse
    Oak Park, Illinois 60301

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 AM
  • Opa
    Oak Park Arms
    408 S Oak Park Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 AM
  • Quad A
    Gale Hse
    Oak Park, Illinois 60301

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:00 AM
    Sunday, 7:00 AM
  • Tues Night Ascension Library Mtg
    Ascension Ch Library
    821 Clarence Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois 60304

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 7:30 AM
  • Unity One Day At A Time
    Gale Hse
    Oak Park, Illinois 60301

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:30 AM
  • Village Mallers
    Good Shepherd Luth Ch
    611 Randolph St
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:30 AM
  • Women Only
    Grateful Hse
    412 S Wesley Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 AM
  • Oak Park, IL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Euclid Ave United Methodist Church
    The 4th Steppers AFG
    405 S Euclid Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 7:00 PM
    Sat., 9:30 AM

  • First Baptist Church
    Gratitude AFG
    820 Ontario St
    Oak Park, Illinois

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

  • St Christopher's
    Thursday Night How AFG Works
    545 S East Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois

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

  • St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
    Tranquility on Tuesday AFG
    545 S. East Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 7:00 PM

  • United Lutheran Church
    Keep It Simple AFG
    409 Greenfield St.
    Oak Park, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 7:00 PM

  • Unity Church of Oak Park
    New Freedom AFG
    405 N Euclid Ave
    Oak Park, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 9:30 AM
    Fri., 9:30 AM