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Title: Alcohol Addiction Treatment Through Group Therapies


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  • Alcohol Addiction Treatment Through Group
    Therapies
  • Millions of alcohol addicts across the world have
    been benefitted through group therapies. Some
    people consider it as an issue of will power but
    in scientific terms, Alcohol addiction is a
    neurological disease that requires long term care
    and strict observation under holistic medical
    treatment.
  • Following are the ways to treat alcohol
    addiction-
  • Individual counseling This is most common
    and widely effective ways of treatment. At
    the time of individual counseling, experts
    try to uncover the root cause of addiction
    like what behavior and thoughts provoked them
    to get involved in all this. After understanding
    these personal breakthroughs, medical
    practitioners can deal with the cravings and
    strategies in a better equipped way.
  • Group Therapies On the other hand group
    therapies also play a crucial role in the
    recovery of the addicts.
  • Some of such methods are-
  • Peer Group Discussion
  • Such group discussion programs are an
    integral part of evidence based alcohol
    addiction therapy programs. The specialists
    dealing in addiction programs conduct meetings
    wherein they discuss all sorts

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  • of issues and people from different walks of life
    who have been struggling with the issue severely.
    They also discuss various coping strategies
    and the experience addicts have employed.
    Inpatients, partially hospitalized patients
    and outpatients are part of such group
    discussions. Such discussions are very
    valuable for those who have attended such
    discussions for the first time. Those who
    have already experienced relapse also discuss
    their personal experience and talk about
    the best coping strategies whenever addicts
    face most dangerous and dreadful situation.
    When all the alcoholics share their
    uncomfortable and painful experiences with an
    open mindset, they strive together to make the
    necessary lifestyle and attitude adjustment.
  • Family Therapy
  • It is mandatory that the family members stay in
    touch with only those family relatives who
    provide positive family dynamics and assist in
    making the complete recoveries. Rehabilitation
    programs necessarily make addicts parents and
    his siblings part of such program. Such agendas
    also make addict analyze as in how their
    uncontrollable behavior hurts his family members
    and their lives. The counselors also assist the
    addict and his family member to live in an
    encouraging environment. All are advised to
    create a home which is stress free, happy and
    supporting.
  • Community Support
  • There are some of the alcoholics who need
    additional therapy in addition to complete
    alcohol addiction programs. Most of such
    communities have exceptional support groups to
    assist in making these people sober. Apart from
    all these, the most supporting feature of
    such groups is to assist these people in
    forming accountability partnerships in addition
    to lifelong friendship with similar mind people.
  • Alcohol addiction is a neurological disease
    and definitely treatable but remember not
    curable. Such treatment programs include
    coping with alcohol craving, avoiding
    alcohol addiction triggers, controlling their
    frustration, anxieties, paranoia, other elevated
    scale of emotional turmoil, daily reflections,
    etc. If at any point of time, addict or
    his family member realizes that he needs
    additional support, they should approach the
    nearest rehabilitation centre to participate in
    the drug addiction program. As circumstances of
    all the patients vary greatly similarly
    strategies for treatment of alcohol addiction
    vary greatly too. The duration of such
    programs is 1-3 months and recovering
    patients must manage themselves with strong
    determination for cravings for their entire
    lives.
  • Article Source http//globalhealthz.com/alcohol-a
    ddiction-treatment-group-therapies/
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