When you realize that you have an addiction to alcohol and you need help, where do you go? Many of us who are battling alcoholism find that we can confide in close friends and family members. These people are willing to find ways to make you better. Alcoholism is a disease with very negative consequences. It’s so important that proper attention is paid to this addiction because it can cost lives. Alcohol may not seem like an addiction drug to many people, even those who abuse it, but don’t be fooled. It’s a deadly disease that can cost a person everything. There are professional rehab clinics and programs available for people who want to battle their addiction to alcohol. Some of these clinics offer inpatient and outpatient care, and professionals will decide the best course of treatment. There are also programs like AA, which people can attend, but must have the willpower to live in their current environment and fight the temptation to drink. Both have high success rates, but only if the person going through the programs want to be treated.