Alcohol Addiction

Have you experienced black outs or the loss of hours or days while being under the influence of alcohol? Have you ever been charged with one or more DUI’s, assaults or domestic violence due to your drinking? Have you experienced frequent hangovers, health issues and relational or employment difficulties due to your drinking? Are the people who are closest to you concerned for your well-being because of your drinking behaviors? If so, you may be suffering from the disease of alcoholism. Long-term alcoholism can destroy lives and cause indescribable frustration and suffering.

Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, relapsing and fatal disease which impacts every aspect of the alcoholic’s life. When one drinks excessively, the body becomes dependent on alcohol and will experience withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop including high blood pressure, increased heart rate, headaches, seizures, delirium tremors, stomach problems, anxiety, depression, severe mood swings, difficulty sleeping and concentrating and, in some cases, death. A medical detox may be necessary depending upon the severity of the drinking history and past experiences with withdrawal. It is also important to note that severe alcohol use can lead to problems with brain functioning which, if not treated, can be permanent.

Recovery from alcoholism may seem like an impossible task. But, once an individual admits to having a problem, they have already began their journey in to recovery. Overcoming the “merciless obsession”, however, requires the alcoholic to make changes in the way one lives, faces problems and relates to others. Therapy in conjunction with 12-step support, gives the individual suffering from alcoholism the best opportunity for success.

Phone: (860) 490-3292
Email Seth A. Weinstein

Seth A. Weinstein, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Specializing in Addictions, Trauma and Codependency