Some people know they are alcoholics, but many are simply not sure. Maybe you suspect you have a problem, or maybe you have been approached by friends or family members who are concerned.
There are a couple of reasons why you may be confused or unsure about whether or not you have a problem. First, alcohol is a legal, socially acceptable drug. Lots of people drink, it isn’t unusual. Second, you may have an image in your mind of what an alcoholic is, and feel that you don’t fit that image. Perhaps you think that an alcoholic needs to be homeless, or unable to make it to work, or gets DUI’s or breaks the law. If you don’t fit that image, you may feel that you don’t have a problem.
How Do I Know If I Have Alcohol Use Disorder?
The reality is there is no one “type” of addict or alcoholic. Anyone can have a problem, and many alcoholics hold jobs, pay bills and care for family members. The image of the guy in the alley with a bottle in a brown paper bag is a stereotype, and while there are certainly plenty of men and women out there that do end up in that place, many more live out their lives in the grips of a disease that slowly but surely robs them of the joy in their lives, their health and their family relationships.
Here are some signs that you may have a drinking problem:
- You have tried to quit drinking but keep going back to it.
- You become agitated, anxious or depressed when you don’t have alcohol.
- You black out, or have no memory of your actions when you drink a lot.
- You avoid social situations if there won’t be any drinking.
- Friends or family members have come to you with concerns about your drinking.
- You can drink more than you used to; your tolerance has increased.
- You find yourself hiding or minimizing your drinking from others.
- You don’t want to stop drinking when your friends have had enough, you want to keep going.
- When you become upset, angry or sad, you reach for a drink. You blame your drinking on emotional problems or troubles.
- You find yourself regretting things you say or do while drinking.
- When you go too long without a drink you feel sick or shaky.
Answering yes to any of these questions or situations warrants a closer look. If you find that you do have a drinking problem and you can’t stop on your own, an alcohol detox and drug treatment center in Arkansas (Benton County) can help you.
About Our Benton County Alcohol Detox Center
Our alcohol detox center is a warm, welcoming and safe environment for you to get the help that you need. We know it isn’t always easy to ask for help, and we know that you are facing many challenges. Our goal is to help you detox as safely and comfortably as possible, and to support you in your journey.
We offer comprehensive alcohol and drug detox services. In addition to offering supervised detox and clinical services, we also offer counseling and peer support so that you don’t have to go it alone. We are with you every step of the way.
Once you have been assessed and admitted into our program, you will begin with an intake process and get settled in. Each person is different, and we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
During the detox process, we will make you as comfortable as possible and will provide counseling services and 24/7 care and supervision.
You will be treated with respect and compassion, and will have access to a variety of services. We know that addiction and alcoholism is not just about getting the substances out of your system, and we will help you address the underlying issues that have contributed to your problem so that you can experience long-lasting relief from addiction and alcoholism. Our detox center for alcohol in Benton County offers flexible programs to meet your needs and will work with you to find solutions to your problems.
Find Freedom From Alcoholism At Our Benton County Detox Center
We offer inpatient and outpatient services, counseling, and other resources. Our program is professionally supervised and offers effective detox services for people who are dependent on drugs and alcohol. Call EagleCrest today.