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Alcohol Rehab

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Stop Alcohol Addiction

Families seeking alcohol rehab for a loved one want to see the damage stop, along with the arguments, fights or sickness.

When seeking an alcohol recovery center, families should look for residential rehab to keep the alcoholic away from sources of temptation. It's often helpful if the rehab center is in a different location than their usual drinking environment, so they aren't tempted to get out and see their old friends. A change of one's enviroment can be therapuetic in itself.

In some cases alcohol addicts will need to go through a medical detox first, where they can be weaned down from heavy alcohol use. Alcoholics drinking large quantities every day may experience dangerous seizures, hallucinations, mental confusion, delirium and severe tremors. To protect their health and even their life, a gradual withdrawal of alcohol is often necessary.

Full Recovery

Once they are all the way withdrawn from alcohol, an addict must start the process of rebuilding the life skills they have lost to alcohol addiction. What were the problems they chose to escape from by drinking? Who did they feel they fit in with when they drank? Why was an alcoholic escapade the only way they felt they could have fun? Life's problems and challenges must be better understood and decision-making skills must be developed, for an alcoholic to be able to stably stand on two sober feet.

Types of Alcohol Rehab Services

There's as many types of alcohol rehab as there are people with ideas of how to help someone recover from alcoholism. One of the oldest and best known ones is AA, Alcoholics Anonymous. Through frequent (sometimes daily) meetings and a twelve-step program of personal actions, AA members around the world support each other through recovery.

Other programs may use Eastern religious activity such as yoga, or focus on outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing, horse activities or group encounters. While some people may benefit from these activities, true and lasting recovery necessitates the alcohol addict getting to the root of the problem, the difficulties in life that led them to alcohol use, and gaining the life skills necessary live their life without alcohol.

The Narconon drug and alcohol rehab program offers a long-term residential program that addressses these factors. Employing nutrition, a healthful sauna detoxification program, communications skills training and life skills classes, the Narconon program returns alcohol addicts to a position of control over their lives. Narconon has been helping alcoholics recover from their addiction for over four decades. Seven out of ten graduates of the Narconon program remain clean and sober after they go home.

When is it Alcoholism?

A rational person in control of their actions can evaluate when drinking is causing damage to his or her life, work, finances or relationships. He or she can decide to drink less or quit entirely.

You may be looking at alcoholism when:

  • A person continues to drink despite the damage...
  • They say they want to quit or cut down, promise to wean themselves off alcohol and then don't...
  • They have gotten hurt or caused someone else to get hurt while or after drinking...
  • They've gotten depressed and anxious about continuing to drink...
  • They've had blackouts after drinking but continue to drink...
  • They spend more and more days sick as a result of drinking...
  • There are more domestic arguments and fights after drinking...
  • They've been arrested or had other legal problems come up as a result of drinking...
  • They've lost a job, had a company go into decline or suffered other work or financial problems related to their drinking...

But they still drink. This is not a person who is in control of their drinking. This is a person with alcohol addiction. This is a person who needs alcohol rehab to get clean and sober.

Alcohol Destroys Lives

Alcohol Rehab

While it may not hit the news as often as illicit drugs, alcohol is involved in the destruction of many more lives than all illicit drugs and abused prescription drugs put together. You may see cocaine or heroin dealers or methamphetamine cooks being hauled off to jail on the eleven o'clock news. But reporters and news cameras don't sit outside the corner liquor store, the nearby bar or pub or the fancy lounge serving up single-malts or designer vodka. All the same, alcohol is a consistent killer, a destroyer of families, hopes and dreams.

Just like with illicit drugs, too much alcohol can kill a person, right on the spot. It's a little hard to do, as most people just don't drink alcohol that fast. But there is a time that it is quite common for people to consume enough alcohol to kill them. That's at twenty-first birthday party celebrations, where the honoree may be expected to down 21 shots of hard liquor in an hour or less to celebrate. This practice killed Jason Reinhardt in 2004, put Lance Jerstad into a coma in 2002, killed Michigan student Bradley McCue and Jessie Drews of Wisconsin in 2008, among many others.

Alcohol Related Deaths

While extreme alcohol consumption kills, what also kills is chronic lower-level consumption. It kills by causing illness, by bringing about risky behavior, and by causing traffic accidents. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 17,000 people die each year in alcohol-related traffic accidents. Fortunately, this statistic has come down from a high of 26,172 in 1982.

In addition to traffic accident deaths, alcohol kills by destroying the liver. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 14,000 people die each year from cirrhosis and other liver disease brought on by alcohol consumption.

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