Alcohol Abuse

alcoholMost people who have problems with alcohol are in denial that they have a problem – until their lives seem unmanageable.Often, issues with social drinking progress to problem drinking for self-medication. This can happen alongside difficult life situations such as loneliness, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, separation, divorce, grieving, or serious medical illness or trauma.

This can lead to excessive drinking occurring without being problem-driven which usually is justified with many excuses.

Just admitting you have a problem with alcohol is the first true sign to starting the process of getting help and healing. It’s NEVER too late to seek help and treatment – and we at Leyden are waiting to greet you with kind smiles, compassionate hearts, and the knowledge and experience needed to help you overcome this addiction.

Signs You May Have a Drinking Problem:

  • You cannot control the amount of alcohol you consume
  • Rationalize and justify the amount and frequency of drinking
  • More and more of your life is centered around alcohol
  • Alcohol is interfering in your personal, work, and/or family life
  • Alcohol is affecting your health
  • Minimizing in your mind and to others the amount of alcohol you consume
  • Blackouts

We will use a variety of treatment methods including Cognitive Behavior Therapy. One of our specialized therapists will work to help you stem the addictive behavior. As you progress, focus is on helping work on the inside emotional triggers and issues that are fueling your abuse with alcohol. Then our approach is also to support those that are emotionally close and important to you. Significant others may be involved in your counseling if appropriate. Our methods are tried and proven. Today is the time to regain control of your life. Let us help you.

Take that first step. Call us today at (630) 368-9100 so we can better understand your problem and help you set up an appointment. If you’d like us to call you,fill out our online contact form and one of our trained counselors will contact you. You’re in good hands with us at Leyden.