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Sadly, it is a defining characteristic of alcoholism that an alcoholic will nearly always deny that they have a problem with their drinking. When family members confront them with the wreckage being created by excessive alcohol consumption, seldom will a real alcoholic face the problem squarely and decide to take action. It is one of life's tragic ironies that this characteristic perpetuates the addiction.

This phenomenon, repeated over and over again, is a major reason that interventionists arrived on the scene. People with a talent for bringing out the realization that conditions need to change, particularly people who had been there themselves, began to be hired to get families through this painful impasse. All the family ever wanted was to enable the alcoholic to live a productive, enjoyable life of their own choosing - that did not involve alcohol consumption.

When the alcoholic finally makes that shift, when they reach out, when they admit that they need help, that is when alcohol treatment can take hold and start to turn the person's life around.

Alcohol Treatment

Alcohol Treatment Centers Vary by Country and Region

Much can be said about the alcohol problem around the world, but at the end of the day, all that matters is that people have a chance to recover their ability to live an alcohol-free life. This means all people, not just a privileged few.

Naturally enough, resources vary greatly from region to region. In Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America, alcohol creates the greatest demand for treatment. Two-thirds of the 147 countries who responded to a World Health Organization survey have government agencies to oversee and encourage the existence of alcohol treatment centers. In four out of ten responding countries, alcohol addiction is treated in mental health centers, but illicit drug abuse is more likely to have specialized treatment programs available than alcohol. In nearly all countries, alcohol addiction treatment was more likely to be in-patient than outpatient.

The Americas, Europe and the Western Pacific regions are most likely to have inpatient treatment facilities for alcoholics. Africa is the least likely, with only 30 percent of its countries providing any kind of inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse. In the Americas, it's 88 percent. Ref: http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/global_alcohol_report/en/index.html -- WHO: Global Alcohol Report

But the average length of treatment tells an important story. For alcohol addicts worldwide, the average length of stay in an alcohol detoxification is just ten days. In this international report from the World Health Organization, there is no other mention of longer treatment stays. According to the National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA), ' "participation for less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness, and treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes." Ref: http://www.drugabuse.gov/PODAT/faqs.html#faq5 -- Drug Abuse FAQ

In the US, there are literally thousands of choices for alcohol treatment centers. There are 375 centers within 20 miles of downtown Los Angeles and more than 400 within 20 miles of downtown New York. Within 20 miles of Orem, Utah, a city of 88,000, there are just 26.

In Sussex, England, the National Health Service runs four alcohol treatment centers. In all of Russia, there were 27,500 beds in alcohol and drug rehabs, but in nearly every case, what was offered as drug or alcohol rehab was really just detoxification and nothing more. Not surprisingly, 99 percent of those leaving alcohol or drug rehabs returned to substance abuse afterwards. Ref: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100527/159275816.html -- Russian Drug Rehabs

Improving Your Chances for Success at Alcohol Treatment

Alcohol Treatment

Following the guideline quoted above by NIDA, your first choice should be a long-term alcohol treatment program. The second thing to look for is a drug-free program. No one recovering from alcohol abuse should be subjected to further drugging. Some facilities give drugs to prevent an alcoholic from drinking and other drugs are given for mental disorders that some people may think exist in a recovering alcoholic. The experience at Narconon drug and alcohol treatment centers is that in the vast majority of cases, the following will occur for graduates of the Narconon alcohol treatment program:

  • When a person sees that he or she has a chance at real recovery from alcohol addiction;
  • When they have the correct nutritional support to help them recover from the physical damage of addiction and alcoholism;
  • When they realize a return of self-respect as a result of life skills classes and implementation of what is learned in the real world;

Then the result is that many people who might have been thought to suffer from some other disorder really just needed to recover from alcoholism and after graduation from the program, show no other symptoms that need medication.

Narconons in more than 40 countries around the world all subscribe to the same 100 percent drug-free policy. But the statistics show that it must be an effective program: seven out of ten graduates of the Narconon alcohol and drug rehabilitation program remain clean and sober after they return home.

To find a Narconon center near you or to learn more about the Narconon program, contact a Narconon drug rehab representative.





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