Public safety committees meet routinely in Martinez, California, to discuss how to help residents deal with issues of mental health and mitigate the fallout that comes when these problems go untreated. Often the focus also turns to helping to address the rates of drug abuse and addiction in Martinez, as use of illicit substances can often worsen mental health symptoms and decrease the efficacy of treatment.
Alcohol abuse and use of illicit substances are not normal or healthy behaviors. If substance abuse is causing problems for someone in your life, contact us today for assistance in finding the treatment that can help.
It’s true that a large portion of the population drinks alcohol. The substance is legal for use in moderation by adults over the age of 21, and there is an entire industry built around providing places for adults to enjoy alcohol.
However, not everyone who has a glass of wine with dinner or a couple of beers while watching a game ends up experiencing negative consequences as a result. The following negative consequences can signify that use of alcohol is a problem that requires intervention and treatment:
- Legal issues: arrest for DUI, being drunk in public, or committing illegal acts while under the influence
- Health problems: exacerbation of underlying disorders; acute problems including alcohol poisoning, headache or hangover; the development of new chronic ailments due in part to overindulging in alcohol
- Relationship struggles: fighting with a spouse, being unable to properly care for children or elderly dependents, having issues getting along with neighbors or friends
- Difficulties at work: showing up late, being unable to complete projects or manage responsibilities, making poor choices that endanger the company or the safety of others due to being under the influence or hungover at work
Alcohol Use Disorders: Treatment Can Help
If you or your Martinez loved one are unable to stop drinking despite the build up of negative consequences like the ones listed above, we can help. Learn more about the various treatment opportunities available to you and your family when you call now.