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

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Shawnee, Kansas. There are Long-term Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs, Outpatient Alcohol Abuse Rehab Programs, Short-term Alcoholism Rehab Programs, Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Rehab Centers, 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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  • In 2008, 2.5 million individuals sought treatment at an alcohol rehabilitation facility.
  • An individual who has an alcohol addiction will continue to drink in spite of the negative consequence that this behavior causes; these consequences often include problems in their relationships of fighting with family members because they do not like the way that the individual acts when they are drinking.
  • The University of Harvard's Health Professionals Follow up Study of 44,000 males indicated that males who drank alcohol moderately, had up to a 37% reduction in coronary artery disease.
  • Approximately 5-10% of male drinkers and 3-5% of female drinkers can be diagnosed as alcohol dependent.
  • Shawnee, KS. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • MS Mantenlo Simple (Adult Children)
    11111 W. 59th Terr. Suite 103
    Shawnee, Kansas 66216

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 7:00 PM
    Thu., 7:00 PM
    Wed., 8:00 PM
    Tue., 9:30 AM

  • Shawnee Park Christian Church
    Courage to Change AFG
    16500 Midland Dr
    Shawnee, Kansas 66217

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

  • St Lukes Episcopal Church
    Acceptance AFG
    5325 Neiman Rd.
    Shawnee, Kansas 66203

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 7:30 PM