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Unlike addictions to certain drugs, alcohol addiction is not a struggle that develops after one use. It arises out of a pattern of ongoing use and abuse. In many cases, an adult who shares an occasional drink with friends or has a drink with dinner will not go on to develop an alcohol use disorder. However, there are instances where alcohol consumption becomes uncontrollable. These are the cases where alcohol use disorders or alcohol addiction can develop.

Alcohol addiction is classified according to severity. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition or DSM-5, provides eleven diagnostic criteria to help addiction treatment providers diagnose the presence and severity of an alcohol use disorder. One does not need to exhibit all eleven criteria to have an alcohol use disorder. Generally, two or three signs identify a mild alcohol use disorder; four or five are considered moderate, and six or more are considered severe.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that over seventeen million American adults have alcohol use disorders of varying severity. Additionally, another nine-hundred thousand Americans between the ages of twelve and seventeen have alcohol use disorders. In Indiana, nearly 6% of individuals over the age of twelve met the diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder in 2017. If only 18-25 year old’s are considered, the figure jumps to 12.5%.

When someone has an alcohol use disorder, they will frequently engage in heavy alcohol use or binge drinking. Although these may sound similar, they are indeed different ways of abusing alcohol. Binge drinking occurs when someone consumes more beverages in a short period than their body can process. For men, this means drinking five or more drinks in a two-hour window. For women, it is four or more drinks. Heavy alcohol use means you engage in binge drinking five or more days within a month. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, these two forms of excessive alcohol use are linked to nearly 100,000 deaths each year in the United States. In 2018, the national average of people who engaged in excessive drinking was just over 18%. In Indiana, the number was 19.2% of adults.

Signs & Symptoms of Alcoholism

As previously mentioned, mental health and addiction treatment professionals turned to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders to help diagnose the presence and severity of alcoholism or an alcohol use disorder. The eleven criteria listed in the DSM list various physical and psychological symptoms of alcohol addiction. It is crucial to recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse to ensure you, or a loved one, receives early and comprehensive addiction treatment at an alcohol rehab in Indiana, like Evolve Indy. Because addiction (to any substance) is unique to the individual, the signs and symptoms of addiction may look different from person to person. However, there are a variety of common symptoms often seen in most cases. Those include:

  • Continuing to drink regardless of known physical harm or challenges with family and personal relationships
  • Changes in appearance or lack of concern about hygiene
  • Increasing isolation and distancing from friends and family.
  • Intense and overwhelming urges to drink or experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you reduce or stop drinking. 
  • Choosing alcohol over essential responsibilities and obligations.
  • Sudden changes in mood or frequent mood swings.
  • Drinking alone or making excuses for drinking.
  • Cognitive changes such as blackouts or difficulties with short-term memory.

It is also essential to understand how alcohol addiction develops. Alcohol addiction or alcoholism is the most severe state of alcohol abuse. Once someone has developed alcoholism (commonly referred to as an alcohol use disorder), they will find it impossible to manage their drinking or reduce the amount they drink without seeking help at an alcohol rehab in Indiana. Both terms, alcoholism and alcohol use disorder, are used interchangeably to describe excessive alcohol use that leads to psychological, behavioral, and physical harm to the user. The four stages of alcoholism were defined by E. Morton Jellinek, a researcher who was a significant contributor to today’s understanding that alcohol addiction is a disease, not a moral failing. 

As someone progresses through the stages of alcoholism, it will become more and more challenging to give up alcohol independently. Stage one or pre-alcoholic characterizes a stage where drinking is primarily social. For someone in stage one, there is often little evidence of problematic drinking. However, as this stage progresses, drinking is often used for other reasons, and with greater frequency. Near the end of stage one, a tolerance for the effects of alcohol begins to develop. Stage two, or early alcoholism, is characterized by the inability to resist drinking. While the individual may be uncomfortable with their dependency on alcohol, they are incapable of avoiding drinking. Additionally, someone who struggles with drinking may lie to their loved ones about how often they drink or why they drink during this stage.

Stage three, or middle alcoholic, is when the signs of alcoholism become apparent to friends and family. Typical behaviors associated with problematic drinking, such as skipping obligations to drink, or skipping out on work in favor of drinking, begin to occur. Additionally, behavioral changes such as mood swings, aggression, and physical changes linked to alcohol abuse become apparent. During stage three, it is not uncommon for someone to try to stop drinking without professional help, but inevitably relapse. The final stage is stage four, or late alcoholic. During this stage, the physical and psychological effects of chronic long-term alcohol abuse are clearly observable. Severe physical and mental health problems may develop, and family, personal, and social relationships begin to fail as drinking becomes a priority.

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Alcohol addiction leads to a significant dependency on alcohol to function in one’s day-to-day life. Unfortunately, it becomes impossible to carry out daily obligations such as work, child care, school, or other life necessities without alcohol as a crutch. When someone who is addicted to alcohol tries to reduce or stop using, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol is a substance that can lead to overwhelming and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Depending on the severity of one’s addiction, withdrawal symptoms can lead to a medical emergency, or even death.

The severe withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol detox and withdrawal point to the need for comprehensive, medically supported detox at an alcohol rehab in Indiana. During a medically supported detox, a team of highly trained medical professionals will provide support and guidance as you progress through the most challenging phases of detox. They will continuously monitor your vitals to ensure detox is successful. Once you’ve completed detox, you can transition into the therapeutic potion book, a holiday treatment program. During therapy, you will learn vital coping skills necessary to manage triggers and maintain lasting sobriety outside of the addiction treatment setting.

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When you choose our alcohol rehab in Indiana, our caring and compassionate treatment team will work with you to design a comprehensive alcohol addiction treatment program focused on your needs and goals. Addiction affects everyone differently, and therefore, your treatment programs must focus on your physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. As you seek recovery from alcohol addiction, our treatment providers are here to provide support and guidance every step of the way. If you would like to learn more about our alcohol treatment center in Indiana, contact the admissions team at Evolve Indy today. Let us help you restart your life and begin your journey to freedom from alcohol addiction.

Evolve Indy is hands down the best treatment center out there! The staff at Evolve are amazing, dedicated and truly care about your Recovery! I would recommend this treatment facility to anyone battling alcoholism/addiction. This placed saved my life and I’m beyond grateful for every staff member at Evolve Indy!
Auston M.
Evolve Indy is by far the best treatment facility in America! From the top down, Evolve has some of the most amazing, dedicated, and professional men and women in the field. The team at Evolve are focused on addressing the root causes of addiction and have a team of medical staff and clinical therapists who help each individual formulate a personal plan to learn about their addiction and how to maintain long term Sobriety. I know all of this because I personally completed the program at Evolve Indy! The men and women at Evolve helped me to regain control of my life and successfully placed me on the road to Long Term Recovery! I am forever grateful for the program that this amazing facility has in place to help individuals overcome the disease of addiction! If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, I would highly recommend Evolve Indy as a solution to the problem!
Justyn R.
Evolve Indy is an intensive outpatient care treatment facility for those that wish to recover from their addictions. The team working there was developed and form a unique group of people that have faced issues of Addiction and used programs such as are taught at Evole Indy to change their lives and live in recovery with the unique opportunity to help others find first their sobriety, then their recovery. These lessons come from a first hand personal basis from people that have lived those lives and fully understand the challenges that clients face and how to deal with them to improve their future lives. My heart goes out to the clinicians and staff at Evolve Indy that have helped me to recover from a life of addictions and to live my life now in recovery.
David K.
I don’t even know where to begin. Addiction doesn’t care what family or person it chooses to effect and it’s definitely a long and tough journey not only for the addict but also for the loved ones included. My first call was to Marty and he immediately arranged a force to go and talk to my son. Guided me in the process and made it easy during a rough time in our lives. Tyson took time away to welcome my son to the Evolve house at midnight bc it was the only flight we could get him back due to Covid and he welcomed my son and never once looked upset that it was late and helped him get set up and took time from his personal life to do that for us. Whitney whose a amazing counselor and my son loved her. There is a millions things and examples of what each of them did to help take care of my son through the process but when you walk into Evolve you feel calm, like family and mostly loved. When you meet Joe you just immediately feel his genuineness and his heart for everyone. My son loved him and his choice of music 😂 Mike Reynolds who also was amazing to my son and I can’t thank him enough. But mostly my biggest thanks and appreciation goes to Brian Kendrick. For multiple reasons, when my son left Evolve and was in sober living he still took my son under his wing and treated him like his own. When we went through relapse he contacted each of us on the daily.
Shawna C.
The staff at evolve indy was great they actually cared they gave me tools for my recovery and showed me how to utilize them.Ive been to many recovery programs and this is the only one that has ever helped the staff there go above and beyond there amazing.
Christopher D.
These people truly care!! If I had a loved one struggling, I would pick Evolve in a heartbeat. Quality care with genuine professionals in a luxurious setting.
Jake S.
I know these guys very well. When I look at treatment programs I think: Would I send a family member here? With Evolve Indy, the answer is yes. Keep up the good work guys!
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