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Alcohol Abuse vs Alcohol Addiction in Seattle, WA

Island Assessment and Counseling offers treatment for alcohol abuse and addiction proven to facilitate long-term sobriety. We offer addiction resources, including information about alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, for the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and the surrounding areas in Washington State so that they may better understand alcohol addiction and treatment.

What is Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol abuse begins when a person overuses alcohol as a coping mechanism or during frequent binge drinking.

What are the Signs of Alcohol Abuse?

People who abuse alcohol may engage in activities that they otherwise would not choose. Alcohol reduces inhibitions causing them to participate in risky behaviors. Alcohol abuse causes moods to change and judgment to be impaired.  Abuse and addiction are different in that a person who abuses alcohol has not developed a physical dependence.

What is Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction is the same as alcohol abuse with the additional layer of being physically dependent on alcohol. Someone addicted to alcohol experiences painful and potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms. He also needs more alcohol to achieve the same effects because the body builds up a tolerance and feels as if he cannot live without alcohol.

What are the Signs of Alcohol Addiction?

Common signs of alcohol addiction are:

  • Consuming alcohol to deal with stress and other emotions
  • Needing to drink throughout the day
  • Drinking alone
  • Being unable to get sober and stop drinking

 

What Do I Do if Someone I Know has Signs of Alcohol Abuse or Addiction?

Contact us to speak with one of our certified addiction counselors. We will provide expert guidance on what steps to take to help the person living with alcohol abuse and addiction. If you or someone you know someone who is experiencing alcohol withdrawal, seek medical attention.

How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost in Seattle?

Alcohol abuse and addiction can destroy someone’s life, but we can help. Our programs are designed to be affordable for most people. Island Assessment and Counseling accepts most insurance plans. You can pay for your portion of the cost with cash or credit cards. If you are uninsured or need help with your out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house payment plans.

Why Choose Island Assessment and Counseling

Island Assessment and Counseling offers addicts:

  • More than 21 years’ experience
  • State-approved facility for holistically-based programs
  • Staff includes Certified Counselors, Licensed Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Evidence-based practices, such as 12-step, motivational and cognitive behavioral therapy

Alcohol abuse and addiction are now more understood, so treatment is more effective. Island Assessment and Counseling, conveniently located in Seattle and Oak Harbor, is a highly-rated counseling center serving the residents of Washington State. Our evidence-based programs help those who need rehab, dual diagnosis treatment and addiction treatment programs. We also offer addiction resources about alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction for families and individuals who want to better understand drug and alcohol addiction. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.


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