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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Overland Park, Kansas. There are Long-term Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers, Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Facilities, Short-term Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol 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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  • An estimated 53 percent of men and women in the United States report having one or more close relatives with a drinking problem.
  • According to a 2006 survey, over one tenth of 12 or 13 year olds and more than one third of 14 or 15 year olds reported alcohol use (a whole drink) in the past year.
  • According to a recent survey, an estimated 62% of adult men reported drinking alcohol in the last 30 days and were more likely to binge drink than women (47%) during the same time period.
  • 10% of alcohol health care costs spent annually are for care of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Overland Park, KS. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Ascension Catholic Church
    Serenity in Overland Park AFG
    9510 W. 127th
    Overland Park, Kansas 66213

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sun., 4:00 PM

  • Atonement Lutheran Church
    Friday Morning AFG (beginner's mtg handicap access babysitter open mtg.)
    9948 Metcalf
    Overland Park, Kansas 66212

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 9:30 AM
    Sat., 10:00 AM

  • Congregation Beth Torah
    Came to Believe AFG (open mtg.)
    6100 W. 127th St.
    Overland Park, Kansas 66209

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 6:30 PM

  • Northeast Johnson County AFG
    7331 W 80th St
    Overland Park, Kansas 66204

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

  • Overland Park Church of Christ - Rm 118
    Pflumm C2C AFG
    13400 W. 119th St.
    Overland Park, Kansas 66213

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

  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
    South Overland Park AFG (book study)
    123rd & Antioch
    Overland Park, Kansas 66213

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

  • Unity Church of Overland Park
    Harmony Alateen
    10300 Antioch Rd
    Overland Park, Kansas 66212

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

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