The Alcohol Addiction blog category at Crest View Recovery will discuss alcohol and addiction and many topics surrounding it. This addiction is often referred to as alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Alcohol is generally readily available in social settings and within the household. Therefore, most people do not consider themselves to have an alcohol addiction. Since alcohol use is not usually seen as a problem, it is easier for people to disguise their problems with it.

Alcohol use disorder is placed into three main categories, mild, moderate, and severe. Each of these levels has various symptoms that cause harmful side effects that can be detrimental. If left untreated, any type of alcohol addiction can spiral out of control, affecting one’s matters, relationships, and most importantly, their overall health. 

Here, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of this condition and the many different treatment and therapy options available. We will also offer resources for families of individuals suffering from alcoholism. This disease affects the families just as much as the person with AUD.

Far too often, people leave rehab and then don’t know how to react when they come in contact with alcohol. Therefore, it’s not uncommon for them to relapse because they never learned the strategies of handling the temptations. For this reason, we follow a reality-based therapy model, where we combine life skills training with supervised outings, to help achieve sobriety, but also maintain it.

If you are someone you know is suffering from addiction, we ask you to reach out to a medical professional regarding any specific questions. These blogs are for reference purposes only and should not replace actual medical advice. If you do not have a medical professional you can speak with, you can contact our team at (866) 327-2505. 

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