Alcohol addiction is simply defined as a compulsive need for an intoxicating liquid that is obtained from fermented grain or fruit. These liquids include beer, wine, and other hard liquors. Alcoholism is present when a person craves alcohol and cannot limit or contain his or her drinking. If someone experiences withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, or anxiety when alcohol consumption has ceased, or if there is a need to drink greater amounts of alcohol in order to feel a high, that person is most likely alcoholic. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches is one of the nation’s top rehabilitation centers for alcohol and addiction is located on the Lake Worth campus. They have successfully helped thousands of people who have alcohol problems and live happy productive lives again. The reference library is a great place to find addiction treatment recovery related books and resources. They have compiled a great selection of resources as part of our ongoing commitment to our clients in achieving and maintaining a happy sober lifestyle. Five key questions an alcoholic should ask is: How will the family be involved in the treatment and how long will it be from treatment entry to discharge? Is there a follow-up phase of treatment? How severe is the substance abuse problem and is there any evidence (suicide attempts) to suggest that there may be other problems? What are the credentials of the staff and what forms of therapy (family, group, medications) are to be used? How will the family be involved in the treatment and how long will it be from treatment entry to discharge? Is there a follow-up phase of treatment? How much of the treatment will our insurance cover and how much will we need to pay "out of pocket?"
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