Alcohol Treatment for Residents of Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah is a beautiful outdoor utopia that also incorporates modern metropolitanism with the peace and tranquility of the natural scenic views. Its rich history and diverse landscapes can often distort a very prevalent threat among its denizens. It is a problem that has had a tight grip on cities across the country since its inception. Alcohol abuse is a problem that has unfathomable consequences if not treated properly.
Alcoholism has been an unpleasant part of society for a long time. It has been viewed as a moral deficiency up until medical experts have been able to establish its causes and effects as it pertains to the psychological and physical well-being of those under its influence. We now know that alcoholism is in fact a disease, not a crime or a product of being morally bankrupt, and it should be treated as such.
A Better Today has joined the fight in order to shift focus from punitive action towards alcohol addiction to a more plausible solution, alcohol treatment. The recidivism rate is enough information to prove that institutionalization simply does not work. Most people who are incarcerated for drug and alcohol offenses go back within one year. It has been proven that treatment is much more effective, humane, and provides tools for long-term sobriety. It is a health issue, therefore, it should be treated as such. Institutionalization has negative effects on the psyche of those suffering. People who suffer from alcoholism have either developed a low self-esteem as a direct result of their drinking, or used alcohol as a way to cope with low self-esteem. Incarceration only amplifies those feelings, belittling the value of the person as opposed to uplifting them.
Alcohol abuse is a killer, plain and simple. The psychological and physical effects of alcohol are more dangerous than most other psychoactive substances. Alcohol is a detriment to motor function, memory, and the ability to make rational decisions. Heavy drinking has also been correlated to various degrees of psychosis. An important thing to keep in mind is that these psychological impairments can be permanent if not effectively addressed. “Wet brain” is a common term used to describe the permanent mental damage done to the brain from alcohol abuse. A Better Today understands the urgency need for treatment and is available to assist in the process of getting sober.
The liver, heart, pancreas, throat, and mouth are but not limited to the body parts that are negatively influenced by alcohol consumption. For obvious reason, drinking frequently makes the body more susceptible to these ills. Like cognitive functions, physical functioning can be impaired permanently if not treated in a reasonable amount of time. Please do not wait until it is too late, A Better Today is here for you.
What Does Alcohol Treatment Encompass
Recovering from alcohol addiction is not an easy task, however it extremely simple. Treatment consists of a detoxification process and then therapeutic reinforcement that requires the person address uncomfortable emotions and thoughts head on. Nothing worth having is easy to obtain, but A Better Today is here to guide clients to a healthier existence. Many people use alcohol heavily in order to deal with emotional and mental anguish. A Better Today staffs licensed therapists that specialize in the development of healthy self-discovery and effective coping skills.
Alcohol detoxification is the process in which the body is rid of the dangerous chemicals under medical supervision as to alleviate or minimize withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawals especially require diligence because they can cause fatal seizures. A Better Today has a professional medical staff that monitors the detox process with care and precision. The purpose of detox is to cease the influence of alcohol in timely manner so that rehabilitation can begin.
Withdrawal symptoms are all but inevitable when someone abruptly stops using alcohol. Some of these symptoms include but are not limited to shaking, sweating, vomiting, and insomnia. The uncomfortable and taxing symptoms of withdrawal are often the reason many people cannot put the drinks down. This is the purpose of the medically assisted detoxification process.
Rehab that Has Been Proven to Work
A Better Today offers evidence-based methodology for therapeutic purposes during the rehabilitation process. These approaches include group and individual therapy, music and art therapy, exercise and nutrition, and cognitive behavioral therapy, among several other forms. Providing various forms of therapy increases the chances of clients discovering what works for them as far as healthy alternatives of self-expression.
A Better Today staffs licensed therapists that meet with clients individually. This allows clients to develop trust and further enables them to be honest and open about the emotions and thoughts that may have been suppressed with alcohol. A person cannot address a problem that he/she is not willing to admit exists. Individual therapy is conducted in a private and confidential setting as to allow clients to express themselves without fear of being judged. They are a lot more prone to being honest when they have a sense of privacy.
Group therapy is another avenue of therapy in which clients are able to develop communication skills that were lost in alcohol or abuse. In many cases, people use alcohol as a tool for communication. Group therapy provides the tools for constructive communication without the influence of alcohol. Peer communication is an important aspect of rehab that has much therapeutic value.
Other methods are used at A Better Today for various purposes. The idea is to provide alternative coping skills and implement a sense of self-worth so that a person is less likely to succumb to feelings that could lead them back to drinking.
Many people may not be quite willing to admit they have a problem or are too deep into alcohol abuse that feelings of hopelessness inhibit their ability to see a better way. This is where an intervention may be the best solution to getting the help needed.
Interventions can be necessary in getting a person into treatment. Interventions are used to effectively address issues that a person and his/her family and friends have witnessed or been victim to. This is done in a way that is not hindering to the suffering person. Remember, people who struggle with alcohol abuse are under control of guilt and shame as a result of their drinking, which is also a reason for continuous drinking. It is a vicious cycle. Also keep in mind, the primary goal is to get the person into treatment. Though an intervention specialist is not necessary, it is highly recommended. An intervention specialist is trained in conducting meetings in a controlled environment that is conducive to the well-being of the suffering person. The specialist guides the family and friends in conveying their concerns without amplifying feelings of guilt and shame of the loved one.
A Better Today is Here to Help
Please do not allow guilt and shame from obtaining the help you need and the existence you deserve. You are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people have suffered from the same disease. A Better Today employs people that have experienced the harsh realities of alcohol abuse that can empathize with your situation. It is always comforting to know that there are many people who have pulled themselves away from the grips of alcohol dependency. We do not shoot our wounded. You probably do not realize it now, but you are worth a better life.
It is recommended that clients travel in order to get treatment. This allows them to break away from the environment that has been hindering progress. Removing alcohol addicted individuals from the temptations highly increases their chance of success. Being close to old people, places, and things provides easy access to reverting back to old behaviors. We aim to break the ties that have inhibited peace and happiness.
Please do not let money be the reason you or a loved one does not get help. A Better Today is in network with most insurance policies and also accepts private pay. Scholarships are also available. There are options that are suited to your financial situation.
If you or a loved one is suffering, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone. Help is at your finger-tips. Call us today at (510) 246-8864.