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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Wheaton, Illinois. There are Long-term Alcoholism Treatment Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Programs, Short-term Alcoholism Treatment Centers, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse 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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  • Older adults reach higher blood levels of alcohol even when drinking the same amount as younger people.
  • Alcoholism generally takes about 15 years to develop, but can happen much quicker in adolescents and young adults.
  • Youth who start drinking before 15 years old 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.
  • Drinking four or more alcoholic drinks on any given day or drinking eight or more drinks in a typical week increases a woman's risk of developing alcohol abuse or dependence.
  • AA Meetings in Wheaton, IL.
  • Step Meeting
    Pleasant Hill Comm Ch
    Geneva Rd
    Wheaton, Illinois 60187

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 3:00 AM
  • Thursday Noon Big Book
    Trinity Episc Ch
    130 N West St
    Wheaton, Illinois 60187

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 12:00 PM
  • Wheaton, IL. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Dupage County Jail
    J.U.S.T. of Dupage Womens Group AFG
    501 N County Farm Rd
    Wheaton, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 8:00 PM

  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    Thursday Afternoon AFG
    130 North West St
    Wheaton, Illinois

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 1:00 PM