Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is defined as physical and mental dependence on alcohol.
The sufferer has the often uncontrollable desire to drink and is unable to stop.
While alcohol abuse is devastating an individuals’ relationships and work and home life, many people continue to drink heavily, even with full knowledge of the potential negative consequences.
To friends and family, the sight of a loved one who continuously drinks, despite articulated desires to stop or manage use, can be distressing. Alcohol addiction can seem like there is no way out. Withdrawal symptoms make it extremely difficult to stop, and drinking again is hugely demoralizing. These compulsive behaviors could indicate the presence of alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
At Cirque Lodge, we know that everyone has the potential to live a long and fulfilling life of sobriety, and with the right medical and mental support, anything is possible. Treatment usually starts with a medical detox and continues with specialized treatment to get to the root cause of your addiction.