Alcohol is a depressant
It is a drug, and it causes impaired behavior, judgment, coordination, and slurred speech. Alcohol is ingested through drink and many people become addicted to alcohol very easily. Alcohol is generally socially acceptable, and the alcoholic sometimes cannot be easily spotted. Because of the widespread usage and social acceptance of alcohol it has become a major concern and cause of alcohol related deaths in motor vehicles, criminal charges, fines, and loss of lives are the outcome.
Alcoholism is very scary, you see with other drugs such as crack and heroin they take their toll on the individual very quickly in terms of physical condition, appearance, financial situation, and general responsibility level.With alcohol, and in part because of its social acceptance, it takes longer for the person’s condition to come down to a point where he or she realizes they need help or other around them realize help is needed and at that point the person’s body can be is such rough shape irreversible damage can be done.
Alcohol creates a physical dependency and with some cases a medical detox procedure is needed to safely help the addicted person withdraw from the drug, most Rehab Centers will have resources to accommodate this procedure.
We have many Rehab Centers in our own directory that deal with alcohol withdrawal and treatment, if you need to locate a Detox and/or Rehab Center, call one of our counselor today. 1 888-488-8434