Alcohol is a prevalent substance in our society and it is used in almost all social situations from intimate get-togethers with friends, to large parties, and even corporate events. Alcohol is everywhere. The majority of the public can consume alcohol without issue, but for some, this isn’t the case. When alcohol consumption is unable to be moderated it will affect the life of the individual struggling with its use. Relationships, job performance, even hygiene can be adversely impacted.

If you have often found yourself getting drunk while others were not, acting erratically while drinking, or having a hard time controlling your alcohol intake, you may have an alcohol use disorder. 

What Are The Types Of Alcoholics?

There are five different types of alcoholics:

  1. Young adults make up the largest group and the age of 20 shows to be the point where alcohol addiction is most pronounced. Binge drinking happens at a far more frequent rate than in other groups and individuals in this age range don’t often seek out help.
  2. Young antisocial individuals began an addiction problem at a young age. These individuals have an increased risk for also using marijuana and tobacco, and they are, by nature, introverted and not social.
  3. Intermediate familial subtypes show their addiction to alcohol sometime in their late 20s to early 30s and they have alcoholism running in their family.
  4. Functional alcoholics tend to be middle-aged and appear to be in control of all aspects of life, such as their family life and job. They make good money and are highly educated.
  5. Chronic alcoholics tend to be male. Illicit drug use is also a behavior that this group engages in. Also, these men are more likely to be divorced. 

What Are the Signs Of Alcohol Addiction?

  • Frequent blackouts.
  • Engaging in high-risk behaviors like driving while drunk or unprotected sex with strangers.
  • Drinking alone.
  • Missing obligations like work or school because of hangovers.
  • Surrounding one’s self with individuals who also drink excessively.
  • Depression, anger, and violence.
  • Experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and shakiness.

Reading this list, you may identify with one of these symptoms or quite a few. If you are familiar with andy of these symptoms, you should seek help with your relationship with alcohol.

How To Find Help For Alcohol Dependency In Tennessee

Could You Have A Drinking Problem?There is no shame in obtaining help when you recognize you have a problem. It is quite commendable to assess your own limitations and reach out for help to get better. The resources and support offered by the Tennessee-based addiction alternative treatment center at Discovery Place can help you detox and work towards understanding why you have a toxic relationship with alcohol. 

Discovery Place’s Tennessee medical detox alternative treatment center uses a 12-step program that has been proven to work for those struggling with alcohol dependence.  Don’t waste one more day grappling in the depths of addiction. We are here for you to talk and to provide information 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Call Discovery Place’s Tennessee addiction alternative center today at 1-800-725-0922.


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