For people over the age of 21, buying an alcoholic drink can be as easy as walking into your nearest restaurant or store and buying a glass or a bottle. This ease of accessibility has sadly resulted in alcohol use disorders for countless people around the world. Luckily, roughly an hour out of Manhattan, those suffering from alcoholism can get the help they need. Read on to learn more from Legacy Healing Center Parsippany about this disease and the care available to address it.
Binge Drinking vs. Alcoholism
We recognize that there are some people out there who are uncertain if their alcohol use counts as an addiction or not. This has led to a degree of confusion regarding the difference between alcoholism and binge drinking. While both are damaging, there are key distinctions to keep in mind. Binge drinking is defined as episodic alcohol use that raises the drinker’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08% or more.1 The exact amount of alcohol to cause this will depend on the physical attributes of the person, such as their age and weight and their faculties may be affected differently.
Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a mental health diagnosis that finds sufferers unable to stop drinking despite the presentation of negative consequences. An important factor to consider is that, while many alcoholics binge drink, occasional binge drinking does not automatically make someone an alcoholic. The important thing to remember is that if you are struggling with your relationship with alcohol, there is no shame in asking for help. Legacy’s alcohol rehabs can help people examine this relationship and learn healthy coping skills to apply moving forward.
Physical Signs of Alcoholism
If a person drinks excessively on a regular basis, it can begin to have a noticeable effect on their appearance.
These physical effects can include:
- Dull, grayish complexion
- Swollen features
- Puffy eyes
- Enhanced wrinkles
- Weight changes
- Noticeable bruising
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Persistent headaches
- Overall lack of energy
- Yellow discoloration of skin and eyes
- Hair loss
Developing these symptoms is a clear sign that an issue is present, although it sadly won’t be enough to sway a person with addiction away from drinking. Some may even argue that the emotional and mental consequences of alcoholism are just as bad, if not worse, than the physical ones.
Alcohol use disorder has the power to destroy relationships, end careers, and tear families apart when left unaddressed. This is why Legacy Healing Center offers support for the loved ones of addicts that may also need help in coming to terms with the situation at hand.
Legacy’s Alcohol Rehab Center Can Help
Our Parsippany, NJ, location is equipped to address the many complicated facets of alcoholism. Our alcohol rehab near New York offers a variety of therapy options that give patients the opportunity to dissect their condition and develop coping skills. We also offer a curriculum of care levels that ensures each patient receives the kind of care that is most suited to their needs.
If you are interested in learning more information about our alcohol rehabilitation programs, contact Legacy Healing Center today.
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