Alcohol Addiction

What is Alcohol Addiction?

Many struggle with alcohol addiction, which occurs when someone drinks so much that they become dependent on alcohol. When someone becomes addicted, they can’t stop drinking even after alcohol negatively starts impacting their life. However, there is hope for a better life. LifeWorks NW provides Alcohol Addiction Services & Resources throughout Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County.

Alcohol Addiction Support

Approximately 7.2 percent of American adults aged 18 and older, or 17 million people, have a diagnosable alcohol use disorder. And the disease doesn’t only affect adults, it can affect adolescents as well as children as young as 12-years-old. We provide services to help children, youth and adults recover from alcohol addiction. Additionally, LifeWorks NW offers DUI Support along with Residential Recovery Services for Women with Children.

Common Symptoms of Alcoholism

  • Drinking alone and drinking too much
  • Becoming violent or angry when asked about drinking
  • Missing work, school or activities because of drinking
  • Inability to control alcohol intake, or drinking more to feel effects (high tolerance)
  • Making excuses to drink, or hiding alcohol around the home

Physical Issues from Alcoholism

  • Cravings for alcohol
  • Withdrawal when not drinking including shaking, nausea and vomiting
  • Lapses in memory
  • Alcoholic ketoacidosis
  • Cirrhosis

Contact LifeWorks NW to learn more.