Alcohol addiction is a serious problem that affects many adolescents and adults across the country. In addition to physical, mental and emotional health impacts, alcohol addiction can lead to driving under the influence (DUI) as well as life-altering safety and legal consequences.
Gateway Foundation’s DUI classes in Springfield, IL, walk students through the dangers of driving under the influence and provide healthy strategies for alcohol addiction recovery.
Alcohol addiction is defined as an inability to control one’s drinking. This addiction can come in many forms, including mild, moderate and severe dependence.
The inability to control drinking habits can come on so subtly you may not even notice at first, as often happens in the case of functional alcoholics. Based on a mixture of genetics and situational factors, alcohol addiction can arise slowly or quickly. People often develop alcohol dependency because of a desire to self-medicate — a result of factors such as trauma, stress, loss or anxiety.
Our DUI training program is about so much more than helping you avoid serious legal consequences. If you open your mind to learning and growing, you’ll: