Because alcohol is legal and readily available, it occupies a unique position in American substance abuse culture. More people have used alcohol than any prescription or illegal drug. However, alcohol-related accidents and illnesses claim roughly 88,000 lives each year, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.
Sovereign Health’s alcoholism treatment program heals the ravages wrought by abuse and treats the underlying psychological factors that fuel addiction. We recognize that treating only the physical effects of alcohol addiction affords temporary relief. For patients to rid themselves of alcohol dependence, they must examine their self-destructive impulses; Sovereign Health provides a safe environment for patients to do this with our alcohol rehab.
Alcohol is the most abused substance in America. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction notes there are over 17.5 million people in the U.S. with an alcohol abuse problem.
An alcoholic is defined as an individual who is physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol. In the early stages of alcoholism, physical symptoms include blackouts and stomach cramps. As the disease progresses, its ill-effects on the body become more pronounced. Due to the negative effects that alcohol addiction can have it is often best to seek alcoholism treatment sooner rather than later.