A Better Today Alcohol Rehabilitation
Alcohol addiction is an overwhelming threat to the well-being of those who are under the control of its deadly grips. There are many psychological and physical consequences to alcohol dependency. These problems can however be addressed and resolved with alcohol rehab. Alcoholism is not uncommon. Many people have struggled to overcome alcohol addiction and negative side effects that come with it.
Rehabilitation allows a person to completely rid the body of alcohol and provides the tools they need in order to accomplish long term sobriety. Being able to identify the internal conflicts that have led to alcohol abuse is of utmost importance. Rehab staffs licensed, professional therapists who are able to tap into the emotional and mental turmoil at the root of the addiction, using various accredited approaches within the field of psychology. These methods are the pathway for self-discovery and self-improvement.
What does alcohol rehab treat?
Alcohol is the cause of many physical and medical ailments, and disrupts the complex psychological functions in psychological disorders. Some well-known effects of alcoholism are liver-related damages, such as steatosis, cirrhosis, fibrosis, and alcoholic hepatitis. The main function of the liver is to rid the body of pollutants. When it is unable to function properly, it no longer has the ability to defend itself against deadly bacteria. Other organs are also at risk including the pancreas. Alcohol can also cause cancer of the throat, esophagus, and liver. It also does not take a long period of time of alcohol consumption to compromise the immune system making the body susceptible to diseases, like pneumonia and tuberculosis, irregular heartbeat, and stroke. Alcohol abusers are typically at risk of cardiomyopathy. This condition can lead to shortness of breath, arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, an enlarged liver, and other issues. Brain functions can also be adversely affected by alcohol abusers. Cognitive functions are also at risk for binge drinkers. The psychological side effects of alcohol abuse can include lowered inhibitions, motor impairment, confusion, and psychosis. These side effects can also be permanent. Alcohol can damage the brain in such a way that it is unable to ever fully recover, if at all. A common term for this is “wet brain.” For co-occurring disorders, alcohol can intensify the symptoms of illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and psychosis. Co-occurring disorder is having one or more mental ailments along with substance addiction. Alcohol is also the one of two chemical compounds that can result in death during withdrawal. The other being benzodiazepines. When abruptly ceasing alcohol use, the body can go into shock causing seizures. A detoxification process is the best way to make sure that a person does not die.
Rehab that Works
Alcohol rehabilitation is a form of psychotherapeutic treatment for addiction to alcohol. The overall purpose of rehab is to help the addicted persons cease the use and abuse of alcohol consumption that has been detriments to social life, employment, finances, physical, and psychological well-being. Treatment methods include expert counseling and developing proper communication with other people who have struggled with addiction. It is common in many rehabs to utilize more spiritual tools in order to assist those in need.
Each and every individual entering this treatment facility have individually tailored treatment plans. Treatment programs range from twenty-eight days, sixty days, to ninety days, depending on the patient’s treatment needs, and are both reasonably priced and effective. Typically, the longer an addict remains in the rehab program, the more effective the prescribed therapy is and the more equipped they are in maintaining their sobriety goals. Each patient is assessed during the detoxification process in order to design the most effective and beneficial treatment programs for the patient. Alcohol rehab provides an optimum mixture of reasonably priced outpatient accommodations and twenty-four hour monitored care that is expected in high quality inpatient facilities.
The medically assisted detox process is a crucial part of the treatment process. During this procedure, a person that has been abusing alcohol is given a controlled amount of benzodiazepine to reduce physical and mental shock within a very limited amount of time. This prevents seizures that could lead to fatal consequences. Detox is a way to eliminate or minimize withdrawal symptoms so that it is easier for a person to transition. Substances including alcohol develop dependencies with a person that is heavily using that makes it difficult for them to stop even though they may want to. This is one reason that drug and alcohol addiction is considered an addiction in the medical field.
Once the detoxification process is over, a person can then transition into rehab. Rehab consists of multiple approaches to therapy under the care of licensed professionals. Group therapy and individual therapy are two key components that allow a person to address internal turmoil that caused their alcohol abuse. Group therapy is designed for a person to get comfortable expressing themselves among peers, which has been proven to have an effective therapeutic value. This trains the person to develop social skills and honesty. Individual therapy is a much more personal and intense form of therapy that is conducted by a professional. A person is given the opportunity to address their issues with another person in a private and confidential setting. Keeping emotions and thought bottled up is a formula for disaster for many. Once a person is able to freely confront such psychological mishaps, they are then able to move forward with their sobriety.
A Better Today knows all too well what the struggle consists of but they also maintain awareness of approaches and methodology that has been proven to work. We adapt as information changes because we want to be able to provide the most proven effective treatment. If you or a loved one is suffering, please do not wait any longer. Call us now at (520) 288-8484.