Think drug addiction is the biggest public health crisis in America?
Think again. Alcohol, though legal, is a drug, too. It kills more people than any other drug, and more than all other drugs combined. About 88,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths, including overdose and liver failure, each year.
Alcoholics are more likely to die of the disease than any other addict. Those deaths are entirely preventable. Alcoholism is a treatable disease. Our West Palm Beach alcohol detox facility offers cutting-edge treatment that helps alcoholics go on to lead happy, normal, meaningful lives. Let us help you chart a course to lasting sobriety.
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Alcohol addiction is the most common addiction, and the most deadly. A quarter of Americans report engaging in binge drinking, and almost all have consumed alcohol in the last year. This puts a significant portion of the population at risk of an alcohol addiction. Unlike so many other drugs, alcohol has been normalized in our culture. People even make jokes about needing wine to get through the day. So addicts may not realize they have a problem until they are very far into the cycle of an addiction.
In any given year, six percent of adults are addicted to alcohol. This addiction toll costs the economy more than $250 billion annually. It ruins lives, families, relationships, and careers. Addicts may be willing to give up everything to keep using. Some sacrifice their health, their marriages, their chance at a rewarding life. Though the disease of addiction can be painful, it is also curable. The sooner you seek help, the easier it is to get sober.
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One of the hallmark symptoms of addiction is denial. Alcoholics are often the last to admit that they have a problem. Some are even willing to give up cherished relationships to keep drinking. So if you’re convinced you don’t have a drinking problem, try going sober. If you can, great. If you can’t, you have a problem.
It can be hard to detect that you have an alcohol addiction, particularly if you spend a lot of time around heavy drinkers. Knowing the signs of addiction, however, can save your life.
As you grow increasingly addicted to alcohol, your body becomes dependent on this potent drug. This means your body becomes convinced that it needs alcohol to function normally. The result is intense withdrawal and detox when you attempt to quit using. For most people, alcohol detox is merely unpleasant, not dangerous. But for addicts with a very long history of drinking, liver problems, or poor health, detox can become dangerous, and even life-threatening. Some recovering alcoholics experience a life-threatening condition called delirium tremens during detox.
The right care during detox can keep you safe and help you get sober. So don’t go it alone. Addiction is a real disease that demands real medical treatment. Detox is just the beginning of the journey. You will need help and support to remain sober. But once you’ve detoxed, the process becomes much easier.
If addiction is a disease, why isn’t there medication for it? Actually, there is. Our revolutionary West Palm Beach nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide/brain restoration plus (NAD/BR+) treatment gets to the root of addiction. NAD is a coenzyme that is vital for every cell in your body. Without it, your cells can’t perform key reactions, causing your entire body to go haywire. This can make detoxing more difficult and may help explain why some people turn to alcohol.
Research suggests that people with addictions have lower than normal levels of NAD. Alcoholism can further deplete NAD. What’s more, NAD is linked to low neurotransmitter levels. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that help the brain send and receive signals. Without them, the brain doesn’t work well, causing depression, anxiety, motivation problems, and much more.
So NAD is a way to address the risk factors for addiction, as well as the changes it causes in the body. Because NAD supports sound health of brain and body, it can also help your body navigate the challenges of the detox process. A simple IV drip may be all it takes to help you get safely on the road to sobriety. By restoring your brain to its natural, healthier state, we make detox easier. This also makes the recovery journey shorter and more sustainable.
Many addicts are mired in guilt and shame. They hate themselves, their lives, their choices. This causes them to avoid seeking the help they need. Don’t torture yourself. You deserve help. And the sooner you seek it, the sooner you can get better. Let us show you the path to sustainable sobriety.
You deserve it!