Alcohol is widely available in the U.S., and socially acceptable in just about any circle. Being that the substance is easily accessible, many drinkers tend to overlook the addictive properties alcohol has. Understanding the stages of alcoholism and how the disease works can help you spot an alcohol problem quickly.
Alcohol use left unchecked can easily lead to addiction, abuse and ultimately the need for alcohol addiction treatment. Thousands of Americans and people around the world require help for an alcohol addiction each year.
To help give you an idea of the scope of alcoholism in this country, we’ve gone through countless pages of medical research and government reports to offer some of the most compelling facts and stats in infographic form.
The following image covers symptoms you’ll see in each of the four stages of alcoholism. The infographic then finishes off with some compelling stats about the U.S. as a whole, and then New York (our home state) in specific. Some of these statistics may seem surprising and even disheartening. However, taking the time to learn about alcoholism as a disease may help reduce the numbers over time.
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If you’d like to know how alcohol addiction is treated, contact The Dunes East Hampton anytime. And if you know a loved one even in any of the stages of alcoholism please don’t hesitate to start looking into professional help on their behalf. It might just help save his or her life.