Alcohol addiction counseling in Bethlehem can help people manage their urges to consume alcohol. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their addiction from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their addiction may stem from like trauma.
Alcohol addiction counseling works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their addiction, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing alcohol addiction counseling can also help to prevent relapse.
The length of alcohol addiction counseling with our providers at Thriveworks in Bethlehem, PA depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their addiction as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in alcohol addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.
Alcoholism Counseling in Bethlehem, PA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks (Lehigh Valley)
If you’re ready to make some healthy changes in your life, reach out to Thriveworks Bethlehem for
What Is Alcoholism? Am I an Alcoholic?
Alcoholism is a common term used in place of alcohol use disorder (AUD). And according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 15 million adults had AUD. This disease is characterized by a loss of control over one’s drinking habits:
- Become irritable when they aren’t drinking
- Drink alone or in secret
- Lie about their drinking habits
- Prioritize alcohol over their work responsibilities
- Attempt to cut back on alcohol but fail to do so
- Continue to drink even after suffering negative consequences
- Have to drink more and more to obtain desired effects
Alcoholism can range in severity, as some will experience a few of the above symptoms but still be able to function in their everyday, while others suffer greatly in their day to day life. Not to mention, too much alcohol can lead to serious physical effects as well, of which can include:
- Vision loss
- High blood pressure
- Liver disease
The possibility of developing one of these diseases stresses the importance of controlling your alcohol intake and getting professional help if you need it. If you do need this professional assistance, consider working with a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Bethlehem. They have the skills, training, and experience to help you manage your alcohol use disorder or unhealthy drinking habits.
Schedule an Appointment with a Counselor at Thriveworks Bethlehem
If you’re struggling with alcoholism, you can likely benefit from a combination of counseling and medication. At Thriveworks, we can offer you help with both of these treatments. Our providers can assess your symptoms and determine an effective plan for you.
To schedule an appointment, all you have to do is give us a call. You can reach our scheduling specialists at 484-241-2848. They’ll help you find a provider who can best help you, and they can also offer additional information related to receiving treatment at Thriveworks. We hope to hear from you soon!