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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Dodge City, 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 Dodge City. 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 Dodge City, 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 Dodge City 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 Treatment Facilities 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 Dodge City, KS.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Dodge City, Kansas. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs, Outpatient Alcoholism Treatment Centers, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehab Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Abuse 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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  • Approximately 5% to 10% of male drinkers and 3% to 5% of female drinkers could be diagnosed as alcohol dependent - this means about 12 million people in the USA alone.
  • In the single year 2005, there were more than 1.6 million hospitalizations and more than 4 million emergency room visits4 for alcohol-related conditions.
  • According to data from a study by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that was conducted at Washington University, women that are coping with alcoholism report a greater number of problems with both physical and social functioning, more bodily pain, and poorer physical and mental health than men.
  • Alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions such as breathing and the gag reflex which prevents choking). A fatal dose of alcohol will eventually stop these functions.
  • AA Meetings in Dodge City, KS.
  • Against All Odds
    Upstairs
    501 1/2 2nd
    Dodge City, Kansas 67801

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 PM
  • Dodge City, KS. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • 1st Presbyterian Church - south entrance
    Beginners AFG (Al-Anon)
    803 Central
    Dodge City, Kansas 67801

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

  • New Chance Inc.
    A Clear View AFG (Al-Anon)
    2500 E. Wyatt
    Dodge City, Kansas 67801

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 8:00 PM

  • Boot Hill AFG (Al-Anon)
    810 Greenwood
    Dodge City, Kansas 67801

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 5:30 PM
    Mon., 6:00 PM
    Wed., 6:00 PM
    Fri., 6:00 PM