How Alcoholism Changes Your Life in Pompano

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Usually, alcohol use disorder (usually referred to as alcoholism) means having some big changes happen in the addict’s life. Some of these changes are more obvious than others, but they all end up having negativity and difficulties with them.


Relationship Problems from Alcoholism

Though many alcoholics believe nothing is changing in their life because of their drinking, their personal lives often suffer tremendously. More than a few divorces and break-ups could have been prevented had alcoholism been treated. Even worse is how frightened children become of a parent who constantly drinks and has alcohol-fueled mood swings. Neither of these changes are worth sustaining an addiction to alcohol,


Alcohol Abuse and Work Performance

Along with the possibility of ruining otherwise perfectly good relationsips, an alcohol addiction often means a severe degredation of a person’s work performance. And unless the manager, boss, or whoever is in charge is forgiving and understanding, the unkept appearance, constant unreliability, and smell of alcohol associated with alcoholism can quickly lead ot losing a job.


Physical Dangers of Drinking

Inebriation or being drunk is often the goal when someone drinks alcohol. However, that drunkeness is also the cause of an uncountable number of injuries and deaths every year. While everyone has already been told time and again to not drink and drive, there are big risks in doing anything when enough alcohol is consumed. Even walking down the sidewalk becomes a risky endeavor since falls are so prevalent when drunk. With impaired reaction times, a fall like that can quickly lead to literally falling face first into concrete.


Quitting for Good

Having your last drink and putting an end to an alcohol addiction is notoriously challenging due to some of the most intense withdrawal symptoms from any substance. Because of this, a case of addiction to alcohol in Pompano should be monitored and treated in a rehab center. While in rehab, alcohol addicts will remove all of the alcohol from their system, learn many strategies to prevent relapse, and have individual and group therapy sessions.


Going to rehab is certainly a huge change that alcoholism can lead you to, but it’s a positive step forward after an addiction that may have caused much turmoil in your life. Contact us today and get started with rehab.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.