Recognizing When Drinking is Problematic is Key in Preventing Alcoholism, Says Chapters Capistrano

In order to help curb the risk of alcoholism, it is important for people to recognize when drinking is getting out of hand and encourage treatment, asserts Chapters Capistrano.

Drinking has become a social norm in many countries. While there are many people who are able to drink in moderation and never develop a dependency or alcoholism, there are others who are not so fortunate. Given that everyone is different, it can be hard to tell sometimes when a person has crossed the line and their drinking has become problematic. A recent article on Toledo News Now details warning signs to make people more aware that a problem may exist.Orange County luxury rehab center Chapters Capistrano has released a statement to the press regarding the importance of early detection and treatment of alcohol misuse.

“Just because someone is a frequent drinker does not necessarily mean that they struggle with alcoholism,” says Mike Shea, Chapters Capistrano founder. “However, it can lead to heavier drinking which can in turn develop into alcoholism. Recognizing the warning signs and being more aware can allow people to seek treatment before more serious issues arise.”

According to the article, “More than 17 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. But not everyone can tell when heavy drinking crosses the line to alcoholism.” There are people who are able to successfully cut back on their drinking and keep it under control before it reaches the point of becoming an addiction. Others have already passed this point and require professional treatment in order to regain control.

High tolerance for alcohol is one sign that could indicate alcohol abuse. Due to factors that vary from person to person including weight, they are affected by alcohol differently. Some people can drink larger quantities before showing signs of intoxication. This can make it less obvious that they suffer from alcohol dependence.

Another sign is withdrawal. “When a person reaches the point of going through withdrawal, their body has already developed a dependency,” says Shea. “It is used to functioning under the influence of alcohol, and when the person isn’t drinking, their body reacts in unpleasant ways.” Some signs of withdrawal include headaches, nausea or vomiting, anxiety, sweating, irritability, depression, and changes in appetite. Withdrawal is a definite sign to seek medical help, notes Shea.

Other signs that may indicate an alcohol problem include increased focused on drinking and less interest in other activities the person used to enjoy. They may begin to neglect responsibilities or become more withdrawn. They also continue drinking regardless of the consequences. Even when their health, career, and relationships are suffering, they still can’t stop.

“Another major sign is that they have tried to stop drinking or cut back before without success,” says Shea. “Although they are trying to change their ways, they are unable to maintain these changes. Treatment at a drug and alcohol rehab center can allow them to safely detox and develop strategies to overcome their addiction or dependency.” At Chapters Capistrano, clients engage in personalized treatment tailored to their individual needs to support more effective recovery. “It is not too late to seek help and turn your life around,” adds Shea.


Chapters Capistrano is a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center located in the city of San Clemente in Orange County, Southern California, with two beautiful ocean-view homes. Specializing in all types of substance abuse, Chapters offers flexible treatment programs that are designed to offer greater confidence in addiction recovery. With a thorough approach to detox, counseling and mental health, this center has delivered many success stories. In addition to offering alternative approaches to conventional recovery, Chapters is also recognized for providing guest comfort with exceptional accommodations, private rooms and cell and laptop allowance. Those searching to begin a new “Chapter” in addiction recovery are encouraged to contact the facility today and visit them on Twitter to keep up with current news.

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