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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Colby, KS. Alcohol is in fact a drug, the most commonly used and widely abused in the world. Alcohol addiction causes many problems, and people that abuse alcohol are more likely to become violent, struggle with their career and have problems in their relationships. Alcoholism can literally destroy your life.

Consuming alcohol is a common and acceptable practice in Colby. The problem with alcohol addiction and alcoholism begins when consumption crosses the line from moderate drinking, to having to consume alcohol to avoid feeling bad or to feel comfortable in social situations. Alcohol addiction and alcoholism may be triggered by an individual's environment, the people he's associating with, etc. Whatever the case may be, if alcohol is being used in excess and an individual doesn't have enough control to put down that drink despite the consequences, there is a problem.

For someone in Colby, Kansas who is involved in alcohol addiction or alcoholism, it is very easy to justify drinking habits and be in complete denial that there is a problem. But if a person is continuing to drink despite the health risks involved and the destruction that is being created in their life, it is time for them to seek help or for someone to intervene and help the person see that there is a problem. It may seem easier to pretend that nothing is wrong, but the longer a person continues his addictive behavior the worse off he will be in the long run.

Treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Colby is available for individuals who know they have a problem and have the courage to face their issues with alcohol. There are a number of Alcohol Addiction Rehabs in the area. At an Alcoholism Rehab individuals can be in an environment where they can address the psychological and emotional issues that may have caused their alcoholism.

Alcoholism has taken its toll when an individual drinks so heavily for a long duration, that when alcohol is taken away withdrawal sets in. Withdrawal symptoms can include shakiness or trembling, fatigue, irritability and loss of appetite for example. Alcohol withdrawal can be overcome by going through a supervised alcohol detoxification as part of treatment at an Alcoholism Rehab Center in Colby, KS.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Colby, Kansas. There are Long-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Facilities, Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Short-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs, Inpatient Alcoholism Rehab Facilities, support group meetings, alcohol counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Individuals battling alcohol addiction or alcoholism don't have to be ashamed or feel alone and hopeless. Recovering from alcohol addiction and alcoholism won't be easy, but admitting you have a problem and seeking treatment is the first step to getting the help that can get you through it. Put addiction behind you, so you can look forward to a bright and sober future. Contact a counselor and start treatment today.

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  • 10% of alcohol health care costs are for care of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Excessive alcohol use over time can result in cardiovascular problems, including myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.
  • A study that was conducted by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reported that almost 10% of emergency room visits each year in the United States are linked to alcohol use.
  • U.S. alcoholism statistics in 2002 reported that 2.6 million binge drinkers were between the ages of 12 and 17.
  • Colby, KS. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Adult Children City Hall
    Colby AFG Adult Children
    585 N. Franklin
    Colby, Kansas 67701

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 7:00 PM

  • Colby United Methodist Church
    Colby 6th Street AFG (Al-anon)
    950 S. Frankin Ave.
    Colby, Kansas 67701

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 8:30 PM