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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Leawood, 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 Leawood. 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 Leawood, 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 Leawood 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 Abuse Rehab 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 Leawood, KS.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Leawood, Kansas. There are Long-term Alcoholism Treatment Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers, Short-term Alcoholism Rehab Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehab Programs, 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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  • The majority of hard liquors, including whisky, brandy, vodka, bourbon, and rum typically contain between 40 and 75 percent pure alcohol.
  • Beer, wine, and spirits, (which is often referred to as hard liquor), contain various different quantities of ethanol by weight or volume; beer and wine contain a lower dose of ethanol per ounce than hard liquor.
  • Blood Alcohol Level of .02%-.03%: You feel mildly relaxed and maybe a little lightheaded. Your inhibitions are slightly loosened, and whatever mood you were in before you started drinking may be mildly intensified.
  • Once an alcoholic starts drinking, there is little they can do to manage how much alcohol they will consume at any given time.
  • Leawood, KS. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Church of the Resurrection -UMC
    South Leawood AFG Adult Children (open meeting - handicap accesible)
    13720 Roe Ave.
    Leawood, Kansas 66224

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 1:00 PM

  • Covenant Chapel - Basement
    Spirit of Hope AFG
    13300 Kenneth Rd
    Leawood, Kansas 66209

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

  • Leawood United Presbyterian Church
    Leawood AFG (open mtg.)
    2715 W 83rd
    Leawood, Kansas 66206

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 1:00 PM