Signs of Alcohol Addiction
While there are many physical signs that can signal dependence on alcohol, here are some of the most common.
If red patches around the nose and cheeks are a noticeable feature, it could result from someone consuming too much alcohol, causing enlarged blood vessels.
Alcohol directly affects the liver, and yellowing skin is a sure sign of jaundice, which can lead to even more serious liver issues.
Skin can become more prone to bruising when platelet counts are low. Low counts are a result of drinking too much alcohol.
Appetite is one of the things most affected by alcohol consumption. Overindulging can cause severe weight loss or gain through a loss of appetite or a greater desire for high-fat foods.
With finding the next drink taking priority among those battling alcohol addiction, personal hygiene and grooming becomes a low priority. Alcohol can also cause dehydration and sleeplessness that translate to visibly tired skin and eyes.
When people are addicted to alcohol, they smell like alcohol. While they may not realize it, the smell is in their breath and on their skin.
Drinking too much alcohol can wear away the stomach lining and cause an upset stomach, bleeding, and ulcers.
Equilibrium can be greatly affected by a dependence on alcohol and cause dangerous falls. The part of the brain that keeps the body balanced can suffer permanent damage from alcohol abuse.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program at Palo Verde Wellness
Our clinical programs treat addiction to drugs and alcohol utilizing a combination of positive psychology, motivational therapies, and recognizing the effects of past traumas. In addition to our executive director and clinical supervisor, the treatment team at Palo Verde Wellness includes yoga instructors, nutritionists, and life coaches. In addition, we offer a unique practice known as sound baths, where clients are bathed in sound and experience phenomenal meditation.
Treatment for alcohol addiction can include both clinical and holistic approaches, like:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior treatment (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing
- Anger management
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
- Experiential therapies
Palo Verde Wellness Can Help With Alcohol Addiction
It can be hard to know when to seek treatment or admit you need help for alcohol addiction. Learning to recognize the physical signs of addiction can be a great help in getting someone into addiction treatment before it’s too late. Substance use disorders are a disease, and alcohol dependence can take over a person’s life with a single goal – finding the next drink or the next high.
At Palo Verde Wellness, we are committed to helping clients find sobriety through our treatment facility located in Palm Springs, California. Our treatment center offers a range of outpatient treatment options, including intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) options. We also offer a sober living home. Clients can easily go between both facilities via the transportation available on campus.
Our caring, compassionate, and professional team is standing by to answer any questions you have about alcohol addiction treatment. Give us a call today at 866.913.4195.