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I Have a Drinking Problem: How Do I Get Help?

It can feel overwhelming to realize that you have a drinking problem, which is especially true if you have tried to stop drinking unsuccessfully. Facing up to the fact that a substance has taken over your life can be frustrating. You may wonder how you reached this point, and you may feel like you have nowhere to turn for help.  Turning to family and friends and saying the words “I have a drinking problem” can be terrifying. However, the truth is that those closest to you may already be aware that you have a drinking problem, and your admission may be a relief to them. Even if they do not realize that you have a problem, most individuals will be supportive as you find your way to sobriety. When you’re ready to start your path to recovery, Aspire Treatment is here to help you. Our programs range from partial hospitalization to outpatient, and we tailor your treatment plan to meet you where you are in your journey.

How Do I Know if I Have a Drinking Problem?

The only one who truly knows if you have a drinking problem is you. Chances are if you are asking yourself, “Do I have a drinking problem?” regularly, you likely have a drinking problem. If even once you have typed “Am I an alcoholic” into a search engine, you probably have a drinking problem. Still, how will you know? The answer does not lie within a screen but you. Ask yourself some of the tough questions and take a hard look at how your drinking affects your life. Is your drinking preventing you from living the best life that you can live? Are your relationships or your career suffering because of your drinking? Have you tried to cut down or stop drinking but been unable to do so? Is your drinking causing you financial, social, or legal problems? Have friends or family told you that they will not be around you when you are drinking? Or have they asked you to stop drinking? While figuring out if you have a drinking problem can seem like a bit of a puzzle, all of the answers are within you. You know how drinking is affecting your life better than anyone else. 

Where Can I Get Help if I Have a Drinking Problem?

If you find that you have a drinking problem, you have many options for getting help. Whether you choose to attend rehab or not, the critical component of your recovery will be a support system for your sobriety. You might develop this support system by attending rehab, attending peer support recovery groups, residing in a sober living house, or a combination of all three. In the same way that there is no one way into a drinking problem, there is no right way into sobriety.  However, when you decide how to get sober, you must consider how regularly and how much you have been drinking. If you have been drinking daily for any length of time, you will want to consider supervised detox. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs from which to detox. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from irritability, headache, and nausea to tremors and seizures. Left untreated, alcohol withdrawal can be fatal in some cases. For this reason, it is essential to be honest with yourself about how much you’ve been drinking so that you can begin your recovery as safely as possible. 

Get Help With a Drinking Problem at Aspire Treatment Solutions

Located in Atlanta,  Aspire Treatment has various programs to help you break the hold of addiction and create new, positive recovery connections. Our programs range from partial hospitalization to outpatient counseling. We will assist you in building tools for today and the future.  We will support you and help you build the foundation for a life in long-term recovery. 

 We know that each person’s recovery journey is unique, and your treatment plan is a reflection of that. We are committed to helping you forge a recovery path that works for you.  Connect with us today to see how we can best support your success in recovery!