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Here Are The Top Warning Signs Of Alcohol Addiction (And How We Can Help)

Here Are The Top Warning Signs Of Alcohol Addiction (And How We Can Help)

There’s usually safety in numbers, but not when it comes to substance use disorders. According to a 2022 survey, there are nearly 30 million Americans who struggle with an alcohol use disorder, and this disease can have a very large and very negative impact.

If you suspect that you or a loved one might have crossed over from social drinker to alcoholic, you’re doing the right thing by reading this.

At NAD in Georgia, Dr. Krishna Doniparthi and the team specialize in addiction therapy, we are well-versed in the signs of a brewing problem, and we want to share them with you here.

As important as recognizing when there’s a potential alcohol use disorder is getting the right help, we dive into that as well.

Alcohol use disorder red flags

There’s a reason why we’re moving toward calling alcoholism an alcohol use disorder — there are two sides to this disease:

  1. Addiction 
  2. Dependence

So, when we discuss potential signs of a problem, they stem from both sides of the alcoholism equation.

Now, let’s get to the signs of an alcohol use disorder, which include:

Withdrawal

This symptom is caused by dependence — when you don’t drink, your body can go into withdrawal, and you might experience tremors, anxiety, sweating, and, in severe cases, seizures. The only thing that relieves these symptoms is getting alcohol back into your system.

Uncontrollable cravings

Now, we move over to addiction, which encompasses the chemical changes that take place in your brain that encourage drinking. As a result of these changes, you have uncontrollable cravings for alcohol. You wake each morning saying you’re not going to drink, but all too soon, you’re reaching for a bottle.

With alcohol addiction, you lose self-control as your brain overrides logic and steers you toward booze.

Needing more to drink

Another sign of a problem is when you need more alcohol to achieve the same effect, which is due to changes in your brain and a higher tolerance.

Isolating or hiding your drinking

If you find yourself sneaking drinks, hiding alcohol, or staying in to drink where no one can judge you, these are all strong warning signs of a problem.

There is help

If you recognize these signs, either in yourself or someone close to you, help is just a phone call or a click away.

As we mentioned, we specialize in addiction therapy, and we provide you with the tools you need to break free and reclaim your life. To start, we recommend BR+NAD therapy, which accomplishes several key benefits:

  • Restores your brain by boosting neurotransmitters
  • Helps control withdrawal symptoms
  • Manages cravings

We administer BR+NAD intravenously so it enters your bloodstream where it can be delivered to your brain and other cells in your body for maximum effect.

In addition to BR+NAD therapy, we also offer ongoing recovery support through nutrition counseling, as well as neurostimulation.

For expert, compassionate treatment and support for alcohol use disorders, we invite you to contact our office in Alpharetta, Georgia, to set up a consultation.

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