Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is a condition characterized by a strong craving for alcohol, difficulty in controlling the amount consumed, and continued use despite negative consequences. It is a serious and progressive disease that can have severe physical, psychological, and social consequences.
Do you have a strong craving for alcohol?
Do you have difficulty controlling the amount of alcohol you consume?
Do you continue to use alcohol despite negative consequences such as problems with relationships, work or the law?
Do you have withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking?
Have you given up important activities or interests because of your drinking?
Alcoholism is a complex disorder that can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors.
Family history of alcoholism, mental health disorders, and stress or traumatic experiences, as well as cultural and societal influences, may increase the risk of developing alcohol use disorder.
Treatment for alcoholism typically involves a combination of therapy, medication, and support groups.
Behavioral therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and contingency management can help individuals to change their drinking behavior.
Medications such as naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram can also be used to help individuals reduce their alcohol consumption and prevent relapse.
Support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous can also provide individuals with emotional and social support as they work toward recovery.
Alcoholism is a serious and progressive disease that can have severe physical, psychological, and social consequences.
At Global Therapy Inc., our experienced therapists have the knowledge and expertise to help individuals struggling with alcohol use disorder to understand their addiction and develop strategies to manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being.
Book an appointment and start on your journey to better mental health.