Understanding Alcohol Addiction

Serving Washington State, Alaska & the Entire U.S.

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, can be a very damaging and even deadly disease. It starts with just one drink and eventually turns into continual episodes of heavy and excessive drinking. While a person may have been able to handle the alcohol early on, the disease will ultimately make them unable to handle or process it normally.

There are many factors that may aggravate or push some into alcoholism. Social and psychological pressures are often at play for individuals suffering from their disease. While some individuals can seemingly inherit the addiction through a biochemical defect passed on genetically, others simply develop the addiction on their own.

Unlike other substance addictions, alcoholism is progressive and can take an average of 12 or more years of continual heavy drinking to truly develop serious symptoms. Alcoholism deterioration can take around 18 years to develop, with much more severe and often deadly symptoms resulting.

Overall, alcohol addiction affects many areas of the body, including the:

  • Gastrointestinal system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Nervous system

If the alcoholism is left untreated, the damage to the body can ultimately be fatal.

#1 Success Rate for Treating Alcoholism*

Schick Shadel Hospital is proud to serve patients across the nation and the world. Located in Seattle, we assist individuals from all over Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Idaho, and beyond. Our alcohol addiction treatment program has been proven successful time and time again. One of our main goals is to reduce and alleviate the discomfort of withdrawal our patients face.

We do this by implementing the following evidence-based techniques:

  • An evaluation of your health and any medical issues that may impact the process
  • Provision of medications that work to counteract your symptoms
  • Special attention to nutritional repair throughout the detox
  • On-site alcohol detox treatment, providing comprehensive care
  • Careful assessment of any additional or ongoing needs you may have after detox

Don’t let your alcohol addiction rule your life for any longer. It's time to take the first step by finding out more about our #1 success rate for treating alcoholism* today. Call now to learn more!

*#1 success rate for treating alcoholism based on results of a verified survey of former patients (success being measured as total abstinence for one year and assessed by self-evaluation), as against published success rates from verified, comparable studies of other medical institutions.