Alcohol dependency can become a problem well before someone recognizes it. Because alcohol is such an accepted part of many occasions, drinking too much is often seen as harmless. Many people unwind after a long day at work with a glass or two of wine. But what happens when that simple routine becomes an ingrained habit? As you build a tolerance to alcohol, you will drink more to feel the same effects. Dependence can turn into addiction without you even realizing it.\r\nFrom Alcohol Dependency to Addiction\r\nAlcohol is a drug, albeit a legal one that many people use in moderation. Other people abuse it, either by binge drinking on occasion, driving under the influence, or falling into alcohol addiction.\r\n\r\nAs you continue to abuse alcohol, you drink more to experience the now necessary relaxed state. One of the most significant signs that indicate dependence is an inability to relax or feel enjoyment without having a drink in your hand.\r\n\r\nPeople who drink regularly\u2013such as indulging in that nightly glass of wine or weekend binges\u2013and who can't go without, are dependent. When alcohol dependency changes from being more psychological to physical dependence, addiction has developed.\r\nAre You Dependent on Alcohol?\r\nIt can be tough to face the fact that you may have an alcohol dependence. Ask yourself if any of the following apply to you:\r\n\r\n \tDo you find it hard to stop drinking once you start?\r\n \tHave you tried to quit drinking in the past but were unable to stop long-term?\r\n \tDo you plan your days or social events around drinking?\r\n \tHave you avoided events in the past that don't involve alcohol?\r\n \tDo you continue to drink, despite suffering negative consequences?\r\n\r\nWhether you answered "yes" to one or all of these questions, you don't have to keep struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction.\r\n\r\nAddiction help is available. It doesn't matter if your alcohol dependency has only been going on for a few months or a few decades. Sobriety is possible once you admit to the problem and recognize your need for treatment.\r\nBeaches Recovery Is Waiting for You\r\nWhy not begin your recovery in a peaceful, coastal setting with individualized care that addresses your unique needs?\r\n\r\nAt Beaches Recovery, we provide a complete continuum of care from detox through rehab and aftercare. Our compassionate staff understands how much damage addiction can do\u2013not just physically but mentally and spiritually as well. That's why we work to treat the entire person.\r\n\r\nOur treatment programs include:\r\n\r\n \tResidential drug rehab\r\n \tOutpatient care\r\n \tPartial hospitalization program (PHP)\r\n \tIntensive outpatient program (IOP)\r\n \tSober living\r\n\r\nYou can break free of drug and alcohol addiction. Find your way to sobriety by reaching out to us today. Call <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>. A new, healthy life\u2014free of addiction\u2014can be yours.