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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Sumter, SC. Alcohol is in fact a drug, the most commonly used and widely abused in the world. Alcohol addiction causes many problems, and people that abuse alcohol are more likely to become violent, struggle with their career and have problems in their relationships. Alcoholism can literally destroy your life.

Consuming alcohol is a common and acceptable practice in Sumter. The problem with alcohol addiction and alcoholism begins when consumption crosses the line from moderate drinking, to having to consume alcohol to avoid feeling bad or to feel comfortable in social situations. Alcohol addiction and alcoholism may be triggered by an individual's environment, the people he's associating with, etc. Whatever the case may be, if alcohol is being used in excess and an individual doesn't have enough control to put down that drink despite the consequences, there is a problem.

For someone in Sumter, South Carolina who is involved in alcohol addiction or alcoholism, it is very easy to justify drinking habits and be in complete denial that there is a problem. But if a person is continuing to drink despite the health risks involved and the destruction that is being created in their life, it is time for them to seek help or for someone to intervene and help the person see that there is a problem. It may seem easier to pretend that nothing is wrong, but the longer a person continues his addictive behavior the worse off he will be in the long run.

Treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Sumter is available for individuals who know they have a problem and have the courage to face their issues with alcohol. There are a number of Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities in the area. At an Alcohol Abuse Rehab Facility individuals can be in an environment where they can address the psychological and emotional issues that may have caused their alcoholism.

Alcoholism has taken its toll when an individual drinks so heavily for a long duration, that when alcohol is taken away withdrawal sets in. Withdrawal symptoms can include shakiness or trembling, fatigue, irritability and loss of appetite for example. Alcohol withdrawal can be overcome by going through a supervised alcohol detoxification as part of treatment at an Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facility in Sumter, SC.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Sumter, South Carolina. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs, Short-term Alcoholism Rehab Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehab Programs, support group meetings, alcohol counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Individuals battling alcohol addiction or alcoholism don't have to be ashamed or feel alone and hopeless. Recovering from alcohol addiction and alcoholism won't be easy, but admitting you have a problem and seeking treatment is the first step to getting the help that can get you through it. Put addiction behind you, so you can look forward to a bright and sober future. Contact a counselor and start treatment today.

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  • As little as one drink can cause a person to fail a breath test; in some state in the U.S., people who are under the age of 21 years old who are found to have any alcohol in their system can lose their driver's license, be subject to paying a hefty fine, or can even have their car taken away from them.
  • For each year that the onset of alcohol consumption is delayed, the risk of later alcohol dependence is reduced by 14 percent.
  • A common cause of fire among intoxicated people is falling asleep or passing out before extinguishing a cigarette.
  • There is a 200 percent chance that you or someone in your family will either cause, or be an innocent victim of, a drunk driving accident.
  • Sumter, SC. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • (AA Clubhouse)
    SUMTER AFG
    1 Warren Street
    Sumter, South Carolina 29150

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 8:00 PM

  • Alice Drive Baptist Church
    COURAGE TO CHANGE AFG
    1305 Loring Mill Road
    Sumter, South Carolina 29150

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 7:00 PM