Alcohol Treatment in Denver County
As with any substance, there is always the possibility of misusing and abusing it. Since alcohol is legal and widely available across the United States, many citizens actively drink. To date, alcohol is the most widely abused substance in the world. According to a 2019 research study by the NIAA, 14.5 million people ages 12 and older meet the clinical diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Furthermore, approximately 8.5% of people in Colorado struggle with AUD. The rate of Alcohol misuse in Colorado is roughly 3% greater than the nation average. To help support people who want to stop drinking, we need to provide adequate addiction treatment resources.
Moreover, heavy alcohol consumption can cause drastic effects on people’s bodies. Alcohol works by disrupting communication between neurons in the brain. This disruption commonly impacts speech, memory, motor function and basic thought processes. Additionally, excessive drinking can result in memory blackouts, liver failure, and high blood pressure. If gone untreated, excessive alcohol use can have fatal consequences.
How Do I Know If I Have Alcohol Use Disorder?
One of the easiest ways to determine whether or not you struggle with alcohol is if you try to stop and can’t. For people who can stop, ask yourself, did this feel incredibly difficult, or was it easy? If it was difficult, you might want to reduce the overall times you consume alcohol. Additionally, if you experience any of the signs and symptoms below when you attempt to stop drinking, you should consider seeking professional help.
- Nausea or vomiting
- Hallucinations or delusional episodes
People who heavily consume alcohol may be at risk for severe or even fatal withdrawal symptoms. If you or someone you love are attempting to achieve sobriety from alcohol contact us today. We can help guide you in the right direction and answer questions you may have about the recovery process.