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Alcoholism Issues

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The following represents various issues, problems, and short stories about people who have faced drinking problems.

The Costs Associated with Christian Alcohol Treatment Centers

Can it be that many American alcoholics fail to get professional help at Christian alcohol treatment centers because of financial concerns?

After all, most inpatient and outpatient alcohol rehab programs at Christian alcohol treatment centers are relatively expensive.

I can understand the need to examine financial considerations, but let us think about this from a commonsense perspective.

Most people gladly finance thousands of dollars when they purchase a new car. And in the entire scheme of things, isn't a person's health and his or her life worth more than a new vehicle?

In a word, if the best option for alcohol recovery is getting admitted into a Christian alcohol treatment center and if the cost of this rehab is a concern, why not consider getting a loan?

Again, focusing on a commonsense approach, what good is a new car if you won't be around to enjoy it?

The bottom line: if you are an alcoholic who strongly believes that Christian alcohol rehab would be the most productive way for you to become sober and restore your life, please consider any and all legal ways to finance your treatment. And also consider looking into a Christian rehab facility for your long-term health.

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A Young Alcoholic and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Ray had been drinking fairly heavily for the past three years. When his friends would tell him to try to slow down on his drinking behavior his stock answer was that "I am always in control of my drinking."

One day his friends started talking about drinking abusively and alcohol dependency. Ray openly stated that he may be an alcohol abuser but that there was no way that he was addicted to alcohol.

One of his buddies had done his research and told Ray, "let's see you quit drinking for two or three days. If you start getting nauseous, start vomiting, feel extremely nervous, get bad headaches, or start sweating, this means that you are suffering from alcohol withdrawal symptoms and are therefore alcohol dependent." With confidence Ray agreed to stop drinking for the next few days.

Around 10:00 the second morning, Ray started thinking about getting a drink. Since he told his buddies that he was not an addict, however, he didn't drink.

As the day progressed, however, Ray started to get most of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms his friend told him about. It finally dawned on Ray's awareness that he was an alcoholic and needed to get professional treatment.

Excessive Drinking and The Alcohol Treatment Clinic

I know quite a few young guys who work in construction who exhibit a drinking problem. After a hard day at work, it just seems so "right" to go to the local drinking establishment to have a few brews with the guys.

Often, however, it seems that the well-intentioned drink or two turns into a situation where numerous drinks are consumed, much money is spent, and time is spent at the local bar rather than with their significant other.

Is it really surprising under these circumstances that many of these construction workers experience financial difficulties and relationship problems? In a way, my buddies have gotten into a rut that is leading them to a life of alcohol abuse or alcoholism.

My hope is that these guys will finally realize that excessive drinking is not their friend and that they need to talk to someone at the local alcohol treatment clinic about their drinking situation.

Alcohol Abuse Among Teenagers

I remember reading about alcohol abuse among teenagers and learning that millions of teens in the United States engage in alcohol abuse.

When you stop to think about this, this statistic is shocking. How is it that so many teens in the U.S. (and in other developed countries in the world) drink in an abusive manner?

What are the parents of these teens doing about this problem? How are our school systems addressing this problem?

In the event it escapes most people, the more teens in our country who abuse alcohol the more adults there will be who not only abuse alcohol but who become alcohol dependent.

Alcohol Overdose and Infrequent Drinking

The family was shocked. Jeff was a senior in college and had a reputation as an excellent student who hardly ever drank. As the police reports reveal, on his twenty-first birthday Jeff went out with some of his dorm buddies to celebrate his birthday. According to his friends, Jeff drank less than everyone else. Yet the reality of the situation was this.

Even though Jeff drank very infrequently, on his twenty-first birthday, he drank far more than his body could metabolize.

By the time his buddies realized that Jeff was really sick from drinking, Jeff died from an alcohol overdose. The moral of the story is this: getting drunk even one time can result in a fatal alcohol overdose.

Drinking Excessively and Negative Alcohol Effects

With all of the research-validated negative alcohol effects that have been uncovered, I wonder why anyone would choose to drink in an abusive and excessive manner.

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Stated differently, with the host of health problems, financial issues, relationship dilemmas, legal proceedings, and employment difficulties that are interrelated with chronic alcohol abuse, why would any person with common sense want to drink in an irresponsible and hazardous way?

In fact when some of the above topics are looked at more closely, abusive drinking becomes even more illogical and makes less sense. After reviewing the medical research findings the point is so important that it needs to be re-stated.

With all of the damaging and unhealthy consequences that are directly or indirectly associated with repetitive and continuous alcohol abuse, why would any person want to engage in excessive and abusive drinking?

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