Alcohol Dependence Destroys Family Relationships
By: Lakeview Health
Published: October 5, 2016

Alcoholism is a powerful disease that brings catastrophic consequences to users and their loved ones. As binge drinking spirals out of control, abusers slide further into the cycle of addiction, alienating themselves from others and wrecking their own lives in the process. Alcohol dependence destroys family relationships along with everything else it touches.

Why is Alcoholism Such a Problem?

Excessive alcohol consumption is unhealthy and dangerous. Binge drinking occurs when the consumption elevates a user’s blood alcohol content (BAC) to 0.08 grams or higher. This amounts to about four drinks for an adult female and five drinks for an adult male, all consumed within two hours or less. Short-term side effects of excessive drinking include:

  • Decreased equilibrium
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shakiness
  • Hangovers
  • Memory loss
  • Unconsciousness
  • Poor decision-making

Excessive drinking can result in alcohol poisoning. Lax or irregular breathing, paleness, decreased body temperatures, or seizures are all potential alcohol poisoning warning signs. Long-term binge drinking can cause a number of severe consequences and side effects, including:

  • Damaging effects on the brain
  • Blackouts and memory lapses
  • Liver damage
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • The development of emotional/mental disorders

Alcohol Dependence Destroys Family Relationships… But Quality Treatment Can Re-Build Them

Professional alcohol rehab treatment can help users and families overcome alcoholism. At Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, Florida, our compassionate, experienced staff is ready to help. Our evidence-based methods will help you get sober, regain your independence, and learn to live substance-free. Our full continuum of care includes:

Because we want out patients to get the most out of their time with us, we also offer several specialty therapies, such as:

Call Us Today

Alcohol dependence destroys family relationships, but addiction treatment at Lakeview Health can help mend them. We accept various insurance plans and can assist you in verifying coverage. One phone call could change your life. If you or a loved one is struggling with an alcohol addiction, call us today at 866-704-7692.