Alcohol addiction is simply defined as an abnormal craving or compulsive need for alcohol including beer, wine, and hard liquors. An alcoholic’s craving for alcohol is so strong and uncontrollable that it overpowers that person’s ability to stop drinking. The majority of alcoholics need assistance to stop drinking and stopping is important because being addicted to alcohol may cause several health effects.
Here is a list of resources for alcohol rehab and alcohol treatment that can help.
Alcoholics Anonymous® – is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This is a self-supporting organization that does not require membership fees and is open to those who have a desire to stop drinking. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Alcoholism.about.com – this site provides many resources which are intended to help those who have an alcohol addiction problem, but it also provides just as many resources for the families and friends of alcoholics. It also provides information and solutions on a wide variety of addiction topics.
Saint Jude Retreats – for more than 20 years, their non-treatment approach program has been marketed as providing permanent solutions to overcoming drugs and alcohol problems. Whether one is seeking help for the first time or has had a past treatment experience, their program promotes a refreshing starting point. They help people understand that addiction is not a disease and that a person can change his or her thoughts and behavior to improve quality of life - free from drugs and alcohol.
When They Won’t Quit – completed by interventionist Bruce Cotter, this is a step-by-step plan designed to provide immediate help for the families, friends, and employers of alcohol and drug-addicted people. Bruce Cotter, a recovering alcoholic and premier interventionist, knows from experience what victims of drinking and drug-abuse are going through and believes these people are worthwhile individuals who deserve help with privacy, caring dignity, and respect. His one-on-one approach is personalized to help people at the level of their needs, in a manner suited to ensure successful, lasting recovery.