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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Lawrence, 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 Lawrence. 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 Lawrence, 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 Lawrence 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 Rehabilitation Centers 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 Lawrence, KS.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Lawrence, Kansas. There are Long-term Alcoholism Rehab Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehabs, Short-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities, 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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  • Alcoholism is also often referred to as "alcohol dependence"; both are conditions that include alcohol cravings and continued drinking despite repeated problems related to this behavior, such as losing a job, domestic problems, or getting into trouble with the law.
  • Tolerance is the lessening of the effectiveness of alcohol after a period of prolonged or heavy use.
  • A study reported that the percentage of batterers who are under the influence of alcohol when they assault their partners ranges from 60 to 70 percent rate.
  • As little as one drink can cause a person to fail a breath test; in some state in the U.S., people who are under the age of 21 years old who are found to have any alcohol in their system can lose their driver's license, be subject to paying a hefty fine, or can even have their car taken away from them.
  • AA Meetings in Lawrence, KS.
  • Freedom
    West Side Presbyterian Church
    1024 Kasold Drive
    Lawrence, Kansas 66049

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 12:00 PM
  • Jayhawk Retreat
    First United Methodist Church
    946 Vermont
    Lawrence, Kansas 66044

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 7:00 PM
  • Lawrence, KS. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • 1st Presbyterian Church
    Nitty Gritty AFG
    2415 Clinton Pkwy
    Lawrence, Kansas 66044

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 6:00 PM

  • 1st United Methodist Church - rm 301
    Jayhawk AFG (handicap accesible)
    946 Vermont
    Lawrence, Kansas 66044

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

  • First Christian Church Rm220 SE ramp entrance
    Any Lengths AFG (open mtg)
    1000 Kentucky
    Lawrence, Kansas 66044

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

  • Good Shepard Lutheran Church
    Gottawanna Al-Anon (open speaker mtg.
    2211 Inverness
    Lawrence, Kansas 66047

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

  • Trinity Lutheran Church -Ring Doorbell-meeting in library
    Personal Progress AFG
    1245 New Hampshire
    Lawrence, Kansas 66044

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 12:00 PM