Are you married to a man who drinks too much? Do you feel torn between wanting to help him and wanting to leave him because of the damage that his addiction has done to your relationship? If so, you should know you are not alone in your struggle. There are millions of women living in the United States who share the same thought: my husband drinks too much. \r\nWhat is Too Much?\r\nAlcohol affects people differently, therefore each individual has his or her own tolerance level. Tolerance increases when alcohol is consumed over long periods of time. \r\n\r\nThe National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines problem drinking as a habit of drinking that raises one's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 g\/dL. This is the equivalent of about 5 drinks for men, and 4 drinks for women, consumed within a 2-hour time frame. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines binge drinking as consuming 5 or more alcoholic drinks on one single occasion on at least one of the past 30 days. \r\nI Think My Husband Drinks Too Much\r\nIf you frequently think, "my husband drinks too much" but you aren't completely sure, look for the four classic signs of alcohol dependence:\r\n\r\n \tCravings - is your husband driven by a strong need, or compulsion, to drink?\r\n \tLack of Control - is he unable to limit how much or how often he drinks, no matter the occasion?\r\n \tPhysical Dependence - does he begin to experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or shakiness, when he stops drinking after a time of heavy alcohol consumption?\r\n \tTolerance - does he need larger quantities of alcohol to achieve a buzz?\r\n\r\nWhat Can You Do?\r\nIf you are still thinking, "my husband drinks too much", it may be time to take drastic action. Our addiction treatment center, Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville FL, can help your husband recover from alcohol dependence or addiction and learn how to live a sober life. We offer top-notch treatment services in a safe and therapeutic environment where individuals can devote all of their focus and energies towards healing, regaining their self-confidence, and learning to replace their addictive behaviors with healthier, more positive habits. \r\n\r\nAt our JCAHO accredited, 30-bed facility we offer:\r\n\r\n \tMedical detox at our partner off-site facility\r\n \tPrimary Care, Extended Care, IOP, PHP, OP, Sober Living, Transitional Living, Inpatient, Outpatient, and Family Residential\r\n \tDual diagnosis treatment for those dealing with co-occurring mental disorders\r\n\r\nLet Us Help\r\nYou don't have to sit by helplessly while alcohol addiction destroys your marriage. At Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville FL, we can help put your husband on the path to successful, long-lasting sobriety. Call us at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a> to find out how to help your husband, and yourself, to a better, sober future.