Addiction Recovery Services, based in Greenland, NH, has announced the release of a blog post that explains how to recognize the signs of alcoholism. The article points out that alcoholism isn't just about drinking a lot but is largely characterized by the individual’s lack of self-control in avoiding alcohol use, which then results in the disruption of the person’s health, social life, and work. Recent research has shown that more than 5 percent of adults in the US are struggling with alcoholism. In New Hampshire specifically, the rates of excessive consumption of alcohol are almost double that of the national average.

There are various signs of alcoholism. Typical signs of alcoholism include slurred speech; lack of coordination; water, bloodshot, or unfocused eyes, agitation or anxiety, disorientation, and repetitive, unfocused statements. Behavioral signs of alcoholism include poor behavioral regulation, sudden shifts in behaviors and personality, isolation, drinking often or in excess, depression and anxiety, agitation and defensiveness, secretive or sneaking around, unsteadiness, sleepiness, dramatic mood swings, and inability to do tasks or keep schedules that were previously adhered to.

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Some of the usual physical signs of alcoholism are excessive weight change; flushing; stomach problems; liver cirrhosis; excessive urination; sexual impotence; and withdrawal symptoms. Liver cirrhosis or fatty liver disease may result from long-term heavy drinking. These liver diseases can eliminate or decrease the ability of the liver to process toxins and this may be evident in the yellowed skin of a heavy drinker. Furthermore, long-term heavy drinking can increase the likelihood of the person suffering from cardiovascular problems, especially heart disease. Long-term heavy drinking has also been linked to seizures and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. And mouth, throat, liver, and esophageal cancers may also result from long-term heavy drinking because it can increase the probability of mutated cancer cells in these areas. Other possible health problems include anemia, digestive problems, gout, infection, and sleep abnormalities.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, shivering, fever, nausea, seizures, and hallucinations. It is important to note that an individual struggling with alcoholism may show any number of signs and symptoms of the substance use disorder and that these signs are oftentimes similar to those of other medical conditions, which means that it is essential to be observant and mindful if one suspects that a certain person may be struggling with alcoholism. It is also vital to note that there are three characteristics of someone who has a problem with alcoholism: drinking a lot, changes in behavior, and withdrawal symptoms.

Addiction Recovery Services offers an alcoholism treatment program in New Hampshire. They support medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as part of their broad range of services. While MAT is typically used for the treatment of opioid use disorder, it may also be used for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD) by using Vivitrol and other medications. The purpose of these medications is to relieve physical and mental withdrawal symptoms and also to control any cravings. This may help a person in sustaining long-term recovery. The medications often used in MAT for AUD include Naltrexone (Vivitrol and ReVia,) Disulfiram (Antabuse,) and Acamprosate (Campral.)

Addiction Recovery Services New Hampshire was established to provide evidence-based family education, group therapy, and medication management with a unique focus on the mental health symptoms that often accompany addiction. They offer an Intensive Outpatient Program, which is a structured treatment program that offers the professional counseling, psychiatric care, and peer support of a residential program compressed into three-hour sessions that are held four days per week. This program allows participants to continue with their regular routine and live comfortably at home. It should be noted that while the activities done during their group sessions strongly complement many of the exercises of a 12-step model, they are not a 12-step program or culture.

Those who are interested in learning more about alcoholism signs can check out the Addiction Recovery Services website, or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

There are various signs of alcoholism. Typical signs of alcoholism include slurred speech, lack of coordination, watery and bloodshot eyes, unfocused eyes, agitation or anxiety, disorientation, and repetitive, unfocused statements. Behavioral signs of alcoholism include poor behavioral regulation, sudden shifts in behaviors and personality, isolation, drinking often or in excess, depression and anxiety, agitation and defensiveness, being secretive or sneaking around, unsteadiness, sleepiness, dramatic mood swings, and the inability to do tasks or keep schedules that were previously adhered to.

Some of the usual physical signs of alcoholism are excessive weight change, flushing of the face and limbs, stomach problems, liver cirrhosis, excessive urination, sexual impotence, and withdrawal symptoms.

Liver cirrhosis or fatty liver disease may result from long-term heavy drinking. These liver diseases can eliminate or decrease the ability of the liver to process toxins and this may be evident in the yellowed skin of a heavy drinker. Furthermore, long-term heavy drinking can increase the likelihood of the person suffering from cardiovascular problems, especially heart disease.

Long-term heavy drinking has also been linked to seizures and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, mouth, throat, liver, and esophageal cancers may also result from long-term heavy drinking because it can increase the probability of mutated cancer cells in these areas. Other possible health problems include anemia, digestive problems, gout, infection, and sleep abnormalities.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, shivering, fever, nausea, seizures, and hallucinations. It is important to note that an individual struggling with alcoholism may show any number of signs and symptoms of the substance use disorder and that these signs are oftentimes similar to those of other medical conditions, which means that it is essential to be observant and mindful if one suspects that a certain person may be struggling with alcoholism. It is also vital to note that there are three characteristics of someone who has a problem with alcoholism: drinking a lot, changes in behavior, and withdrawal symptoms.

Addiction Recovery Services offers an alcoholism treatment program in New Hampshire. They support medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as part of their broad range of services. While MAT is typically used for the treatment of opioid use disorder, it may also be used for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD) by using Vivitrol and other medications. The purpose of these medications is to relieve physical and mental withdrawal symptoms and also to control any cravings. This may help a person in sustaining long-term recovery. The medications often used in MAT for AUD include Naltrexone (Vivitrol and ReVia,) Disulfiram (Antabuse,) and Acamprosate (Campral.)

Addiction Recovery Services New Hampshire was established to provide evidence-based family education, group therapy, and medication management with a unique focus on the mental health symptoms that often accompany addiction. They offer an Intensive Outpatient Program, which is a structured treatment program that offers the professional counseling, psychiatric care, and peer support of a residential program compressed into three-hour sessions that are held four days per week. This program allows participants to continue with their regular routine and live comfortably at home. It should be noted that while the activities done during their group sessions strongly complement many of the exercises of a 12-step model, they are not a 12-step program or culture.

Those who are interested in learning more about alcoholism signs can check out the Addiction Recovery Services website, or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

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For more information about Addiction Recovery Services, contact the company here:

Addiction Recovery Services
978-228-2766
info@arsnh.com
1 Bayside Rd. Ste 205
Greenland, NH 03840

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