Alcohol abuse in Harford County, and throughout the United States is a prevalent problem. According to research, approximately one in eight Americans meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse disorder, also knows as alcoholism. What’s even more shocking is that rates of alcoholism have risen by 49% in the first decade of the 2000s.

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism is a serious addiction and, if not addressed, can destroy a person’s mental, physical, and emotional health, and impact their work and personal lives. Some signs that an individual is suffering from alcohol addiction and may be in need of an alcohol rehabilitation center include secretive behavior, relationship, career or financial problems, engaging in risky behavior, poor hygiene, withdrawing from social activities or hobbies, and behavioral changes such as moodiness, depression, or aggression.

Individuals that suspect they have a drinking problem are encouraged to ask themselves four questions known as the CAGE questionnaire. If individuals answer ‘yes’ to two or more questions, they should seek professional medical assistance immediately. The four questions are:

  1. Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
  2. Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
  3. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
  4. Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get over a hangover?

Individuals suffering from alcohol abuse in Harford County can receive the help they need at The Bergand Group.

The Benefits of Attending an Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

Attending a rehabilitation center for alcohol treatment has many benefits. Most importantly, alcohol treatment centers often have high rates of success for patients because of the stable environment. Patients have access to counselors and peer support to assist them through hard times in the recovery process. And, most alcohol rehabilitation centers offer learning programs for patients to learn about addiction, how to prevent relapses, how to overcome addiction, and how to live a fulfilling life without alcohol. Patients are never tempted with alcohol as treatment centers have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on site. Patients are able to go through withdrawal and recovery in privacy and can choose to participate in aftercare programs.

Alcohol Abuse in Harford County: The Bergand Group

Any individual that is dealing with alcohol abuse in Harford County can find the help they need at the Bergand Group. The Bergand Group is a full-service rehabilitation center for alcohol and substance abuse recovery. The center offers many variations of programs including outpatient programs, inpatient programs, addiction psychiatry, group therapy, individual therapy, medication management, family therapy, counseling and psychotherapy, and DUI and DWI Educational and Aftercare programs. All patients receive care that is effective, compassionate, and individualized. Start your recovery today by getting in touch with the Bergand Group today!

About The Bergand Group:

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.