Confronting your inner demons is a massive step for anyone to take, no
matter what you find staring back at you.
The New Year is a common time for people to take the time to look inwards
as they consider what personal resolutions and changes to pursue for the
coming year. Depending on where you find yourself in life, these resolutions
can tackle a wide range of issues.
One of the most common themes we see includes alcohol in some form, including
the idea of “Dry January”. Participants of this trend avoid
all forms of alcohol until February, but the prevalence of this idea often
leads to the question of how much you really depend on alcohol, and whether
or not it might be a bigger issue than a single dry month can tackle.
Symptoms of alcoholism like cravings, dizziness, delirium, and more are
often obvious, but you don’t need to wait for a diagnosis to hit
you in the face to begin seeking help. Some warning signs of alcohol use
disorder, which if left unchecked can become a full-blown addiction, include:
- Heightened secrecy
- Increased tolerance to substances
- Flushed skin
- Trembling hands
- Mood swings
- Withdrawing from friends and family
If you are struggling with any of these symptoms, it may be a good time
to speak with a professional to learn more about what your options for
preventing this disease from taking hold may be. There are a number of
professional treatment options available, but the most important thing
is to find the program that’s right for you.
Addiction affects countless people across the world every single day,
and the fight to overcome it can feel overwhelming. Some people can overcome
their struggles on their own, but that isn’t true for everyone,
and it’s important to know that there are other options available
for you to turn to. At Turning Point, we are committed to helping our
patients conquer their demons and leave our facility with the tools they
need to move on with their lives. Call us at (973) 380-0905 today to learn
more about our New Jersey addiction treatment center, or
send us your information through our online form
to let us know about the challenges you’re facing.