Conquering an addiction to drugs or alcohol can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Recovery is often more difficult if you don’t have a full understanding of what you’re facing, both physically and mentally. Armed with knowledge, you can take that first important step towards recovery. Alpha Healing Center provides you with the resources you’ll need to get started.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 16.6 million adults in the U.S. suffered from alcohol use disorders in 2013. Alcohol addiction or alcoholism is the more serious form of alcohol-related disorders, exhibiting in increased tolerance for alcohol and an inability to stop drinking once starting. Physical withdrawal symptoms are common when drinking is stopped. Alcohol abuse can result in risky behaviors and ignoring responsibilities associated with work or school. Check out our alcohol abuse page for more details, including how alcohol abuse can affect the brain. Alpha Healing Center is committed to providing addiction recovery resources you can use.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse categorizes drug addiction and abuse as a “chronic, often relapsing, brain disease.” A primary component of drug addiction is the ongoing and driving quest to secure more of the abused substance, often resulting in dire consequences. Symptoms of drug addiction are similar to those relating to alcohol abuse and addiction: increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, loss of control and neglect of responsibilities. Combining drugs with alcohol enhances the effects of both substances. We urge you to read our drug abuse and addiction page for more, in-depth explanation of how dependency on prescription drugs and street drugs can affect your life or that of a loved one. Alpha Healing Center provides extensive resources for substance abuse so you can learn more.
As part of our dedication to bringing you drug and alcohol addiction recovery resources, the Alpha Healing Center website offers links to addiction articles provided by our team of experts. Pertaining to abuse, addiction and recovery, these articles are geared towards providing you with the basic facts and information you’ll need to approach recovery for yourself or a loved one. We’re always standing by to answer your questions personally if you can’t find the information you’re looking for. Please feel free to contact us anytime.