Alcoholism and or drug addiction is the compulsive need an individual has to drink alcoholic beverages or consume their drug of choice to excess, over and over again. Addiction is both physical (physiological) and mental (psychological).
Individuals addicted to alcohol or drugs are known as alcoholics, or addicts although sometimes the terms alcohol (drug) abuser and alcohol (drug) dependence are also used. Alcoholics and drug addicts are driven by both physical and mental need to continue using the addictive substance, regardless of the consequences.
It's impossible to tell in advance if any particular individual will become addicted to alcohol. There is some evidence of a genetic component in alcoholism and statistics certainly indicate children of alcoholics are more apt to become problem or alcoholic drinkers. On the other hand, not all children of alcoholics become alcoholic and not every alcoholic has a parent who is also alcoholic. There is also some evidence that people can drink themselves into alcoholism that is, at least some who drink to excess over time will become alcoholic. Given the uncertainties, the only certain way to avoid alcoholism is to avoid alcohol altogether.
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Treatment starts with an assessment by a qualified professional at Wise Choices, Inc.
Wise Choices is a client centered outpatient substance abuse and mental health agency in Fort Wayne Indiana. We are licensed and certified by Indiana DMHA, ICAADA, NAADAC. Providing hypnosis, neurotherapy, neurofeedback, biofeedback, cognitive therapy, marriage therapy, couples therapy, DOT assessments with an SAP. Behavioral problems addressed are substance abuse (alcoholism drug addiction), anxiety, depression, addiction, ADD and ADHD.