Drug and Alcohol Free Apartment Building Breaks Ground in Portland
Last week, ground broke on an apartment building in Portland that will offer affordable and drug and alcohol free living. The Miracles Central Apartment building is a collaboration among the Miracles Housing Club, Central City Concern and the Portland Housing Bureau. The building, which will have 47 units, is expected to be completed in July 2016. Apartment staff will help help tenants with employment readiness, eviction prevention and life skills, and they will work closely with tenants to develop action plans that include workforce development and education. This will ensure a drug and alcohol free lifestyle for all tenants.
Becoming drug and alcohol free after years of substance abuse isn't easy, but it is definitely possible. Alcohol treatment centers in Portland can help you overcome this obstacle.
What Is Alcohol Abuse?
While some people seek alcohol rehab for alcoholism, others may seek it for abuse problems. Medical experts classify alcohol abuse as an alcohol use disorder.
Alcoholism is characterized by a mental and physical addiction to the point where a person can no longer control his or her relationship with alcohol. People who suffer from alcohol abuse continue to drink even if the person has experienced negative consequences of drinking in the past.
Alcohol abuse and addiction can affect many different aspects of a person's life, and no one test exists that can identify a person suffers from abuse. A person with an alcohol abuse disorder will have experienced problems related to his or her drinking. These can include mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety, or social problems, such as arrests or arguments with loved ones.
A person with an alcohol use disorder will have experienced blackouts or memory lapses related to drinking.
How Does Abuse Transition to Addiction?
According to MedicineNet, abuse does not transition to addiction in the majority of people who have an abuse problem. However, this does not mean that a person cannot transition from abuse to addiction. Often, the transition to alcoholism can stem from a trigger, such as significant stress, loss of a loved one or job loss.
Attending a Narcotics Anonymous (http://portlandna.com/) or Alcoholics Anonymous meeting can provide you with the support you need to recover.