There’s no denying the fact that alcohol has become a normal part of American culture. It’s used in celebrations, after-work ventures, relaxation on the weekends, and more. Drinking is often seen as a pretty common activity for millions of people across the nation. While there may be no harm in casual drinking, it becomes riskier when people develop dependencies to alcohol but may not even realize it. Unfortunately, alcohol can cause some people to experience more violent tendencies than normal if they’re not careful, which can easily lead to disaster.

Previous studies have actually found that people who tend to generally be more irritable throughout the day, are prone to anger and have more difficulty controlling their emotions may be more likely to exert violence and negative energy when intoxicated. In fact, alcohol is often a major factor in child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. To make matters worse, these types of situations are often overlooked. To those who are on the outside looking in, alcoholism and violence can seem so absurd. While it certainly may not make sense, those who tend to abuse alcohol could be trying to use it as a solution to bigger problems going on in their life.

If it isn’t recognized early on, a person may continue this dangerous cycle of drinking and then violence. For either themselves or those around them, it can bring up unhealthy thinking patterns and dynamics in a relationship, particularly with the development of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues.

If you’ve been struggling with alcoholism, it’s time to seek help. We understand the connection between mental illness and addiction. Recovery is possible, and there is an entire team of healthcare professionals who truly care about your health and wellbeing.

Alta Loma is a world-renowned, Texas state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center exclusively for men. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at (866) 457-3843.