5 Reasons to Get Sober

5 Reasons to Get SoberFive important factors to consider when making the decision to seek treatment for an addiction to alcohol include the following:

  • Physical repercussions
  • Mental and psychological repercussions
  • Repercussion for family life
  • Financial security
  • Making your own choices

Get Sober to End the Physical Repercussions of Addiction and Alcohol Abuse

The most visible repercussions that stem from chronic alcohol abuse are the effects that can be seen in a person’s physical condition. The actual physical effects that will appear depend greatly on the nature and severity of the addiction in combination with environmental factors. A few physical effects that occur across the spectrum of alcoholism include the following:

  • Liver damage
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Rhinophyma (an increase in the size of the nose)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Anemia

Get Sober to End the Psychological Repercussions of Addiction and Alcohol Abuse

The mental repercussions of chronic alcohol use can be more difficult to hide than the physical effects. Alcohol has the ability to create difficult emotional and psychological impairments. These impairments may include the following:

  • Seizures
  • Memory impairment
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations
  • Wernicke Syndrome (damage to the brain stem near third and fourth ventricle), resulting in double vision, hyperactivity and the loss of the eyes’ ability to track together

Get Sober to End the Repercussions of Addiction and Alcohol Abuse on Family Life

One of the most tragic effects of alcoholism can be seen in the gradual erosion of an individual’s ability to create and sustain meaningful relationships both within and outside of the family. An individual will express an increased need for solitude and a gradual loss of interest in anything other than the getting or using alcohol or the drug of choice.

Get Sober to Repair Financial Security

While some people have the financial resources to allow addiction to run unchecked, most will experience financial difficulties related to alcohol or drug use. A common wakeup call is the need to file for bankruptcy. Others may face criminal charges related to theft of money, alcohol or drugs. Money that was once designated for school, vacation or retirement becomes fuel for addiction, and these previous values are no longer within financial reach.

Get Sober and Make Your Actions Your Choice

One of the most rewarding realizations that comes after rehab is the awareness that decisions are no longer based on a compulsory obedience to alcohol or drugs. There was once a version of yourself that did not rely on alcohol or drugs to tell you what to do and to direct your actions. You can find that self again. A successful recovery is possible, and you can once again play an active role in your own life.

Resources for Getting Sober

If you have questions, need someone to talk to or need help finding quality rehab facilities, please give us a call today. We are available 24 hours a day to help you begin the process of getting sober and getting your life back. Please do not hesitate to call, as all calls are toll-free and confidential. We look forward to hearing from you.

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