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Early Signs, Symptoms and Consequences of Alcohol Addiction

Early Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Many people don’t realize it, but alcohol abuse still reigns as the #1 addiction in the United States. Another little known fact is that alcohol abuse is most common within males between the ages of 15 and 25. Given the number of serious consequences that come along with its misuse, this substance can and does ruin lives on nearly a daily basis, even in your community.

Some early signs of alcohol addiction may include:

  • Lying about or hiding the drinking
  • Drinking to relax or feel better
  • Being unable to stop
  • Drinking in dangerous or risky situations
  • The drinker neglects his responsibilities
  • The constant need to use antacids or acid-reducers.
  • Trouble in relationships
  • Being able to drink more than previously (tolerance)
  • The person goes through withdrawals.
  • Trying to quit or cut down but not succeeding
  • Drinking to “black-out”
  • Legal issues like DUIs 

Have you noticed any of the above signs or symptoms in your drinking or of someone you love? It might be a helpful indication that there is a problem at hand. Windward Way can help with our addiction treatment program. Call us at 855-491-7694 and we can show you just how straightforward and heartening our intake process is. Regain your life. Regain your freedom—with Windward Way.

Complications and Side Effects of Alcohol Addiction

The abuse of alcoholic beverages can be extremely insidious. Often, men don’t want to admit they have a problem, even though it seems as clear as the nose on your face to another family member or friend. Also, because alcohol is legal, the complication of availability presents itself every time a guy drives by a liquor store or a bar.


Complications and side effects of alcohol addiction abound. Alcohol in excess is extremely toxic to the human body, affecting nearly every major system and organ. Withdrawal from alcohol can also be deadly. Major complications like acute pancreatitis, esophageal or stomach cancer sometimes develop more quickly than a person realizes. That’s not even taking into account all the trouble a person experiences when they try to drive or complete another task that requires concentration (not to mention that it’s illegal).

Withdrawal, if it doesn’t kill you, has other unpleasant side effects such as: tremor, nausea, anxiety, depression, sweating, headache, and/or difficulty sleeping (which can last several weeks or even months).

Windward Way’s clinically supervised alcohol detox center and alcohol rehab can help you regain a life free from the ravages of alcohol. And because our caring and understanding intake experts are available at all hours, there’s no reason why not to call right this instant: 855-491-7694. Rediscover yourself, the Windward Way—get your life back and discover just how great a life in recovery can be.