Alcohol is a legal, controlled substance available for anyone to buy. This easy availability in comparison to other drugs and can cause people to be in denial of their problems. However, many are unaware that over three alcoholic drinks per day is a concerning rate of consumption and needs to be addressed. When excessive amounts of alcohol are consumed the vital functions of the body can be impaired. Speech, coordination, reaction time, judgment and a lack of rational thinking are only a few of the common side effects of alcohol abuse.
When under the influence of alcohol, a person’s behavior can drastically change making. The phenomenon can be particularly difficult for family members to watch and experience because of the inconsistency of their loved one’s behaviors. Their loved one in this destructive state can become abusive, neglectful, and destructive.
Alcohol addiction can also cause financial complications and destroy many important family events for both the family and themselves. These issues are best dealt with in a professional capacity and Utah Drug and Alcohol is eager to help. While each member of the family is on their road to recovery from the devastating affects of addiction, we also offer holistic family counseling to bring willing family members together again.