If you are struggling with alcohol use and are not sure if you need help, there are some things that you might want to consider. The following are alcoholism questions to be asked within you.

If you can answer yes to even one of those questions, the chances are you may have an alcohol use problem. If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, you should seek help for your alcohol use.

– Is alcohol use the only thing you think about

– Do you feel guilty or ashamed when you use alcohol?

– Are you ready to change?

– Do you find reasons for your alcohol use?

– Are you tired of being in and out of rehab?

– Do you feel like AA is not helping you?

– Do you think you are diseased?

Excessive alcohol use affects the lives of more than fifty percent of the people in the United States. Millions of people depend on alcohol to help them get through the day and to deal with everyday events. Statistics show that an alarming number of people go to work and school intoxicated and millions are charged with driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol. If alcohol is the first thing you think about when you wake up and the last thing you do before you go to sleep, or if you pass out each night from too much alcohol or if your alcohol use creates feelings of guilt and shame; there is help available for you.

If you are ready for a change and to get the help that you need, it may be necessary for you to begin with alcohol detox. Detoxification is the process of eliminating the chemical toxins from your system that have collected as a result of your alcohol use. Depending on how long you have been using alcohol, the amount of alcohol you have been using and how often you have been using alcohol; detox may be needed.

IV therapy medical detox is seen as the best method for alcohol detox due to its safety precautions. Once you have completed detox, it may be beneficial for you to enroll in a non 12 step or non-treatment program to finally overcome alcohol use. It is possible that you have repeated detox and rehab several times in the past and are concerned as to how this time will be different. The concern is natural but it’s important to understand that Saint Jude’s is a completely different form of substance use help.

If you have spent time in and out of rehab and attending endless AA meetings, then you have probably felt discouraged and beaten. Well it’s time to let Saint Jude Retreats offer you a gleam of hope. The most important thing you can do is change your life when you’re truly ready. You are the only one that can make better choices for yourself. Owning up to an alcohol problem is all about taking responsibility. Once this is achieved you can begin gaining new habits and behaviors that eventually replace the “need” to drink. Alcohol use can be overcome, you’ve had that power all along, give us the opportunity to show you how.