Alcohol Abuse in Tempe, Arizona

Alcoholism has possessed many innocent citizens. It seems impossible to break away from alcohol, especially in Tempe, Arizona. Alcohol is everywhere, whatever turn you take, whatever store you go into, alcohol is available. The Center of Disease Control reported in 2010 that Arizona ranked top five of alcohol-related deaths yearly. There were 483 arrest made in three days due to alcohol at Arizona State University. Alcoholism can materialize in any type of individual, it does not discriminate. Some individuals have a concern they will continue down a helpless path. Alcohol will possess the mind, body, and soul. A Better Today can help give you or your loved one gain back control. Recovery is possible.

Why Risk It?

Everything put into the body, including alcohol, filters through the liver and other organs –including the brain. Alcohol affects the cerebellum, making it difficult to control judgement, speech, memory, and movement. There is a multitude of dangers for the alcohol abuser and everyone around him/her because of the affect alcohol has on the brain.

Alcohol does not only affect the brain, but the liver too. Alcohol abuse can lead to liver inflammations including but not limited to steatosis and cirrhosis. Alcohol does not only take a toll on the body, it causes external consequences as well.

Steatosis is the earliest stage in alcohol-related liver disease. Abusing alcohol can make it difficult for the liver to filter normally. That said, excessive drinking can cause buildup of fat. An individual can reverse steatosis by abstaining from alcohol. If excessive drinking continues, the risks of developing cirrhosis increases.

Cirrhosis is different from steatosis. It cannot be reversed with abstinence. Cirrhosis is the most advanced type of alcohol-related liver diseases, begun by scaring. The costs of drinking are not limited to health. They also include legal consequences, financial repercussions, and tension between family and friends.

Alcoholism for many years now has been looked at as a crime. Consequently, those suffering are placed in institutions which has proven to be ineffective and inhumane. Treatment is where an individual gets a make-over of the mind, body, and soul. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease and recovery is a lifetime journey.

Withdrawals & Detox

An individual that abuses alcohol will suffer from withdrawals. Withdrawing occurs while abstaining from alcohol. When excessively drinking the abuser becomes mentally and physically dependent on alcohol. That said, depending on the frequency of drinking will determine the severity of withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawals can result in death if not medically supervised. Some minor symptoms of withdrawal include but are not limited to sweating, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, vomiting, shaking, constipation, diarrhea, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Some major signs of withdrawal include seizures and hallucinations. If any withdrawal symptoms appear seek medical attention immediately.

A medically assisted withdrawal period is offered at A Better Today. Properly detoxifying the body is vital in all treatment plans. That said, staying in treatment requires participation and it could be difficult to concentrate while withdrawals are present. Once clear-headed, the alcohol abuser will be able to work on issues that may have triggered drinking.

Quality Care is Provided at A Better Today

Upon arriving to treatment, the suffering person will meet with an educated therapist. All therapists have a Master’s level degree or higher. The therapist will then give a physiological evaluation. This evaluation allows a personalized treatment plan to effectively treat the mind, body, and soul of each client. We are a dual-diagnosis facility and comprehend alcohol can be a symptom of a larger problem. We aim to get to the source of all co-occurring issues that centralized in the person suffering with alcoholism, giving way to an era of sobriety and happiness.

It is common that the alcohol abuser has created patterns in life that could be hard to break. The suffering person is constantly obsessing over how they are going to get their next drink. It is typical for the obsession to linger just like the attitude acquired in active drinking. Consequently, in their reality, they put alcohol over anything else. Exchanging the harmful patterns for new, healthy ones is vital when it comes to overcoming alcoholism. It is beneficial to take away what is familiar, such as lifestyles, daily routines, and drinking buddies.

Since alcoholism is not a “one-size-fits-all” disease, A Better Today offers a multitude of therapy methods. Your loved one will partake in yoga, music and art therapy, and exercise. We also offer group therapy and one-on-one sessions.

It is possible your loved one lost the ability to communicate normally without the use of alcohol. This is where group therapy is beneficial. Group therapy will not only build confidence that was lost in alcoholism, but will also show they are not fighting this battle alone. Regardless the situation, group therapy sessions will help develop such skills.

Getting to the root of all issues is vital. We are in full understanding that alcoholism affects each of our clients in different ways. They all have their own strengths and issues. Individual therapy will allow the therapist to address personal issues one-on-one. In individual therapy, a personalized aftercare treatment plan will be created. It is beneficial to have a strong aftercare plan. Sober and transitional living provides the structure needed, making it less likely your loved one will undergo a relapse. A Better Today provides quality care focusing on building confidence and a strong foundation to grow in recovery.

What Is Next?

After inpatient care, the suffering person will be surrounded by temptation and triggers. The education and tools A Better Today offers could prevent a relapse and allow your loved one to continue in sobriety. Taking a step down from inpatient treatment, it is recommended to move into sober or transitional living as well as participating in our outpatient programs.

Sober and Transitional livings are homes with 24-hour supervision, allowing the suffering person to rebuild life and learn to live life on life’s terms in a safe and sober environment. Applying the tools learned in inpatient treatment while living in sober living homes ensures a lifetime of sobriety. It is vital for your loved one to feel confident and ready to handle daily responsibilities without alcohol. Our facility aims to help your loved one have a better quality of life, not just teach them how to live without drinking.

Recovery is Possible

It is known a person struggling with alcoholism has difficulties admitting to their struggle with alcohol. Alcoholism is progressive and did not happen overnight. Abuse usually stems from issues including mental illness, abuse, neglect, and feeling of failure. All though seeking treatment is the first step to recovery, it might be difficult for the suffering person to stop drinking. This is where an intervention would be effective.

Holding an intervention in an environment free from temptation is very beneficial. It is important for the suffering person to be coherent enough to engage in the process, being able to comprehend what is being said. You also want to choose a strong foundation. A strong team can include children, spouses, parents, close friends, and other family members. The goal is to get them to accept the help they need. An intervention may be a mandatory step to take in the alcohol abusers treatment plan.

How Do I Pay For Treatment

Whatever the financial situation our facility will work with you and find the best plan possible. A Better Today accepts most private pay insurance companies that will cover the majority of your costs of alcohol treatment. Insurance is not the only option A Better Today offers. That said, we accept private pay and have scholarships available which are at discounted rates for those not financing treatment with insurance. Do not wait until it is too late. Call A Better Today for a better tomorrow: (520) 288-8484.

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