Alcohol abuse is any use of alcohol that harmful in any way. Experts describe alcohol abusers as those who drink despite recurrent social, interpersonal, and legal problems as a result of alcohol use. Harmful use implies alcohol use that causes either physical or mental damage.
Alcohol abuse is different from alcoholism. While alcoholism is when you have signs of a physical addiction to alcohol and continue to drink despite physical health or mental health and social, family or job responsibilities. Alcoholism can also control your life or relationships.
Alcohol abuse is when your drinking leads to problems, but not physical addiction. Such problems could be drunk driving, public intoxication or leading to altercations with others who may or may not have been drinking.
Alcohol abuse could lead to a great financial drain as any arrest caused by drinking could lead to attorney fees, increased insurance costs, court fees and court ordered rehab costs.
If you are suffering from alcohol abuse and find yourself increasing your drinking and taking more chances, it may be time to seek some addiction help. Take the time to talk to one of our counselors and see how we can design a program that is created with you in mind. We will design a program that will give you the greatest chance of a relapse free recovery. At Above It All Treatment Center, our purpose is to assist you in beating alcohol abuse and returning you to a stress and alcohol free life. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you.