Like many adults, you may enjoy relaxing with a favorite alcoholic beverage at times. Maybe you started with a glass of wine after work some evenings. Gradually, you added a glass or two on weekend afternoons. Or, perhaps you don’t drink that often, but when you do, you tend to overdo it. You rationalize this because everyone you know does the same thing. So when does moderate, responsible drinking turn into a drinking problem? Would you recognize the signs? Understanding when casual drinking becomes something more serious is important. It can help individuals prevent alcohol use disorder from developing. More importantly, understanding and identify when you or someone you love is abusing alcohol can be the first step in getting the necessary alcohol treatment to return to health. Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston offers several ways to help support and educate individuals about alcohol abuse.
How Do You Know You Have a Drinking Problem?
Problem drinking can sneak up on you. You might be surprised one day when you think about how much you drink. Maybe you’ve been downplaying the amount because you don’t want to face the problem.
Ask yourself if you’ve experienced any of the following to figure out whether or not you have a drinking problem:
- An inability to stop after one or two drinks, although you started with that intention
- Debilitating hangovers that have caused you to miss essential obligations, such as work, school or family events
- A growing desire to drink alone
- Friction with loved ones who’ve tried to point out a drinking problem
- Legal issues, including DUIs, due to drinking
- Feelings of anxiety or depression when you can’t drink
If you keep drinking, despite suffering adverse consequences related to it, that signals a problem.
Do I Have to Get Help?
Some people put off treatment for alcohol dependence because they don’t think they have a severe problem. They think, “So I drink too much sometimes. I still have a job and a home, so it can’t be that bad.”
Don’t be fooled into thinking that abuse won’t turn into addiction because it can and does. Once someone becomes dependent on alcohol, it’s challenging for him or her to function without it. Eventually, alcohol addiction and alcoholism take a toll on health, family, job, and finances.
The sooner you seek treatment for a drinking problem, the sooner you can get your life back on track. Being the healthy, happy person you deserve starts with a quality detox program.
Start With Detox
Serenity House Detox & Recovery in Houston, Texas, is a drug and alcohol detox center that can get you started on the road to sobriety. We provide detox treatment that clears your body of addictive substances. After you detox, you’re prepared for a rehab experience at a qualified facility.
Our detox therapies include:
- One-on-one therapy program: Individual therapy is a traditional approach that’s very effective in addressing the mental health issues people face.
- Group therapy program: Some clients find that being around others going through similar experiences gives the strength to face their issues and recover.
- Family therapy program: For many people, the family is the foundation of their lives. Thus, in this kind of therapy, those involved with the individual’s family learn how to healthy support, hold responsible, and cope with the issues the individual is struggling with so everyone can heal and be healthy.
- Psychotherapy program: Also called talk therapy, this is a therapeutic approach where people discuss their thoughts, feelings, and past with a therapist to work through issues.
- Meditation therapy program: Learning to be mindful, focused, and calm is one way to overcome issues of substance abuse.
You don’t have to continue struggling with addiction on your own. The time to change your life for the better is now.
Detox is an essential first step toward getting sober. Call us at 866.516.8356, and we’ll help you build a solid foundation for the rest of your recovery.