Alcohol Addiction Between Ages of 35 to 65
Alcohol abuse and addiction are some of the most prevalent issues that society as a whole face. Alcohol addiction can completely ruin lives in a short matter of months or years – leave people completely broken, nothing but mere shells of their former selves.
According to a study published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
An estimated 85.6 percent of men and women over the age of 18 admitted to consuming alcohol at least once during their lifetimes. 54.9 percent of adults admitted that they drank at least one time over the past month.
Alcohol is a fundamental part of American culture. Even single-stoplight towns have at least one local “watering hole” and there are several American holidays (or holidays adopted by American culture) that revolve entirely around drinking. While social drinking is standard, alcohol abuse and dependence are much different than social drinking – even different than occasionally overdoing it (which can happen from time to time, like on a 21st birthday or a night out with old friends).
Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence
Symptoms of alcohol abuse and dependence include:
- Using more alcohol than intended for a longer period than intended
- Experiencing serious consequences as a direct result of excessive alcohol use
- Trying to cut back on the amount of alcohol that is consumed on a daily or near-daily basis, but being unable to successfully cut back
- Engaging in more dangerous and high-risk activities
- Developing a physical tolerance, meaning that more alcohol is required overtime for the person to experience any level of drunkenness
- Experiencing severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal when the person stops drinking
People who struggle with alcohol dependence cannot stop whenever they want to. They struggle with a range of serious symptoms and booze-related consequences that negatively impact their overall quality of life. Alcohol abuse is especially common among men and women between the ages of 35 and 65.
Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal
The first part of the recovery process should always be medical detox, seeing as the symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal can be life-threatening. These symptoms tend to be especially severe in men and women between the ages of 35 and 65. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include:
- Uncontrollable shaking and body tremors
- Severe headache
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Severe anxiety and panic attacks
Agape Treatment Center and Alcohol Addiction Recovery
At Agape Treatment Center, we provide men and women who have been suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction the opportunity to make a full recovery and return to a healthy state of functioning. Alcoholism completely strips people of their ability to function and of their overall quality of life. The wreckage of active addiction continues to accumulate, and eventually, the afflicted become so overwhelmed by this wreckage that continuing to drink seems like the only option. At Agape Treatment Center we understand how overwhelming it can be to commit to a life of recovery.
We know how daunting the word “forever” can seem – which is why we help our clients take everything one day at a time. We believe that recovery is possible for everyone, but to stay sober, every journey of recovery must begin with an extended stay in an inpatient treatment center. To learn more about alcohol addiction recovery and alcohol detox for adults, pick up the phone and contact us to get help. Calls a completely free and confidential, let us help you on your path to sobriety.