If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol use disorder, contact Greater Boston Addiction Centers to learn more about our alcohol addiction treatment program by calling the Addiction Helpline.
How Does Alcoholism Affect The Brain?
Since alcohol is legal in the U.S., many people develop social and antisocial drinking habits. Alcohol does not make people happy; it allows people to avoid thinking about what bothers them. Heavy drinking over an extended period of time causes changes in the central nervous system, impairing the neurocircuitry of motivation, reward, impulse control, memory, and judgment. The following programs can help people suffering from alcohol use disorder in Boston:
What Causes People to Become Alcoholics?
The Need for Alcoholism Treatment Is Great for Those Affected
Drinking alcohol disrupts and destroys brain tissue on its own. But when combined with other medications, the chances of an overdose, disease, and addiction are even greater. Frequent alcohol intoxication causes severe medical, psychological, social, and occupational problems.
Uncontrolled use of alcohol is responsible for almost 88,000 deaths in the U.S. every year.
Greater Boston Addiction Centers offers alcohol addiction treatment programs for both men and women. Our understanding, patient, and clinically trained staff are integral to our addiction treatment programs. We have an extensive alumni network in west Boston that keeps people connected.
Alcoholism exacerbates existing mental health issues, destroys relationships, and causes the following health problems:
- Neurocognitive deficits
- Liver and kidney disease
- Cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, colon, and liver
- Committing sexual assault
- Being a victim of sexual assault
- Memory and learning problems
- Sexually transmitted diseases