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Recover from alcohol use disorder with holistic, evidence-based care.
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the technical term for alcoholism or alcohol addiction. The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicated that 14.1 million adults aged 18 and older had AUD. The same survey revealed that only 7.9% of adults with AUD were treated for the condition. This means for every 10 people currently diagnosed with AUD, less than one is receiving the professional treatment that could guide them to a healthy, fulfilling and sober life.
Is my drinking problematic?Several factors make alcohol use disorder more difficult to recognize than other substance abuse issues. Alcohol is legal, accessible and mostly socially acceptable. Drinking to excess is even glorified in the overall United States culture. Additionally, alcohol abuse varies; a person may drink heavily all day or may binge drink and have periods of sobriety in between binges. Long-time drinkers may be adept at hiding many symptoms and after years of abusing alcohol, many symptoms may simply be accepted as part of the individual’s personality and habits. If you or a loved one is unsure about what level of care you might need, please contact us and our team will help.
Behavioral signs of alcohol addictionThe more signs of alcohol addiction a person presents, the more likely it is that alcohol abuse or addiction exists. Though the appearance of these signs does not guarantee alcohol addiction, the following behaviors may be common among those suffering from AUD:
- Increased quantity or frequency of alcohol consumption
- Drinking at inappropriate times, such as in the morning, before/during work, or before driving
- Avoiding contact with loved ones
- Changes in friendships/relationships
- Choosing environments or activities where alcohol is present and avoiding places or events where alcohol is not available
- Legal issues such as an arrest
- Personal problems such as loss of a job
- Drastic mood swings
- Hiding alcohol or hiding drinking/drinking alone
- Trying to quit or decrease drinking and not being able to
- Increased lethargy or signs of depression
- Exhibiting a high tolerance for alcohol
Physical symptoms of alcohol addictionThose suffering from alcohol addiction may experience physical symptoms including:
If one or more of the behavioral signs or physical symptoms above applies to you or a loved one, please contact a professional to determine next steps for diagnosing alcohol use disorder. You may reach out to our team at The Ohana any time for a complimentary consultation to learn more about your treatment options.
- Alcohol cravings
- Withdrawal symptoms when not consuming alcohol (nausea, vomiting, shaking)
- Involuntary shaking (tremors)
- Lapses in memory while drinking (black outs)
- Alcoholic ketoacidosis (causes nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain)
- Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)