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What should I do if I can’t stop drinking alcohol?

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    GirlSmarts on May 07, 2012 Reply

    The First thing that you have already done is realized that you have a problem, and that is one of the hardest things to do so be proud of that. There are many support groups and medical approaches that can assist a person struggling with alcohol, and ultimately allow for them to quit drinking altogether.

    Aid is most likely available no matter where you live. Support groups will help people identify the reasons and cues that influence them to drink alcohol, and offer advice on how to control and avoid such situations. Many people also find support groups a helpful aid to recovery.

    The following list includes a variety of resources:
    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
    National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)
    National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)

    There are many national and local resources that can help. The National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service provides a toll-free telephone number, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), and offers various resource information. Through this service you can speak directly to a representative concerning substance abuse treatment, request printed material on alcohol or other drugs, or obtain local substance abuse treatment referral information in your state.

    Medical options such as detoxing exist, which involves completely removing alcohol from one’s diet, and managing the withdrawal symptoms in a controlled environment, like a hospital. If your problem with alcohol is to the point where you feel physically or mentally ill because of your habits, then you likely have a disease called Alcoholism. And with any disease, it is best to talk to a trusted adult and see a doctor or other professional for their help and advice.

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