Who is at risk for alcohol addiction?
Alcohol addiction is one of the two types of addiction we treat most often (along with opioid addiction). Several factors can increase your risk for alcohol addiction, including:
- Drinking heavily or binge drinking on a regular basis
- Having a parent or other close family member with alcohol addiction
- Having depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition
- Starting to drink, especially binge drinking, at an early age
Alcohol use disorder can affect anyone. Patients with alcohol addiction may use more than one type of drug, a condition known as polysubstance use disorder, but use alcohol as their preferred substance.
Alcohol addiction treatment options
Our addiction team uses techniques that are backed by the latest science and research. We’ll work with you and your loved ones to create a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan to address your specific concerns and needs.
Your treatment plan may include detoxification (also known as detox) and medication-assisted treatment. Your treatment plan will depend on your particular medical needs and level of support from loved ones.