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Title: Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Addiction Treatment
  • Alcohol Addiction Type of Alcoholism
  • The Effects of Alcohol Addiction
  • Understanding Alcohol Addiction in a Deeper
  • How to Treat Alcohol Addiction
  • Choosing The Right Alcohol Treatment Options
  • Reasons to Consider Alcohol Treatment Center
  • What You Need To Know About an Addiction Detox

Alcohol Addiction Type of Alcoholism
  • Depression alcohol addicts
  • This kind of addicts drinks a lot of alcohol
    because of issues or crises in their life.
    Example include A tough after-effect of divorce,
    financial crisis or even death of a close family
  • Social drinkers
  • It can be for security reason or just to be
    around people, but end up drinking a lot of
    alcohol on regular intervals. The habit leads to
    being hooked to alcoholism.
  • Bored alcoholism
  • These kinds of addicts are hooked for the simple
    reason such as drinking to remove boredom in
    their life. They will spend lots of time in the
    pub and clubs.
  • Distressed and easygoing alcoholics
  • The simple matters in life lead them to drink and
    they have a large following. Most of their
    friends are drunkards and spend most of the time

The Effects of Alcohol Addiction
  • Chronic effects
  • Alcohol Dependency can lead to neurological
    problems that in the late stages can develop into
    stroke, dementia and neuropathy. In addition,
    alcoholism can lead to cardiovascular disease,
    liver cirrhosis and an increased risk of cancer.
    On the other hand, Mental illnesses are also
    common with addicts and are characterized with
    anxiety and depression.
  • Alcoholism also takes effect on body tolerance.
    As time goes, you will find that you need more
    and more alcohol. At this stage, you may notice
    some withdrawal symptoms setting in. when that
    happens, an addict suffers from fatigue,
    headaches, trembling, depression and anxiety.
  • Short term Effects
  • Excess alcohol consumption leads one to bad
    behaviour. This is because they have lost grip on
    reason and if not checked, it can lead to
    accidents. That is why you see alcoholics getting
    into violence that sometimes end in fatal
    injuries. Normally, the acts are common in bars
    and drinking parties and the injuries comes from
    falling, burning, glass cuts and blows. Accidents
    related to drunk driving are also very common.
    They can result in injuries or even death of
    either the addict or other road users. Drunk
    driving is against the law and can attract a
    heavy fines or jail terms depending on your local

The Effects of Alcohol Addiction (cont.)
  • Effects on Family responsibility
  • The effects of alcoholism are not only be felt by
    the alcoholic but also, by his entire family.
    There are many cases of divorce around the world
    that are brought about by alcoholism.
    Unfortunately, children bear the most brunt. On
    the other hand, Alcoholism can also lead to
    financial turmoil in the family. This is because,
    alcoholism not only consumes money but also,
    prevents one from engaging into meaningful income
    generating activities. Therefore, families with
    an alcohol dependant member should work toward
    helping them beat addiction.
  • Effects on Career
  • It is not uncommon for an addict to loose his job
    because of drinking. No matter how good you are
    at work, alcoholism will ultimately mess things
    up. In time, you may notice that you are
  • Getting late to work
  • Drinking at work place
  • Have an unhygienic appearance
  • Exhibiting violent behaviours at work

Understanding Alcohol Addiction in a Deeper
  • Behavioural signs and symptoms
  • Increased debts
  • An individual develops tendencies of lying and
    giving excuses
  • Repeated absence and lateness in work place and
  • Physical signs
  • The person can develop trembling effects mostly
    before consuming alcohol
  • Dependency on alcohol affects the speech and the
    breadth is no longer pleasant
  • You can also note the eyes have changed color to
  • Walking style can also change which is easy to
  • Psychological signs
  • A person will have an aggressive behaviour which
    can be accompanied with mood swings
  • Memory problem can also develop
  • An addict can also develop isolation behaviour
  • Finally you can note that the concentration of
    the individual has also deteriorated

How to Treat Alcohol Addiction
  • Detoxification
  • Detoxification is the process of removing toxic
    substances from the body. This done by use of
    dedicated medicine that kills the urge to take
    alcohol while at the same time clearing the body
    of the same. The treatment process also involves
    abstinence from taking alcohol in the period.
  • Behavioural treatment
  • These are the coping strategies that a person
    develops against strong desires of drinking
    alcohol. This treatment program is mostly helpful
    for those individuals that are from an alcohol
    dependant social background, poor or isolated.
    Cognitive behaviour and Motivational enhancement
    therapy are the main methods used to help
    patients against relapse.

How to Treat Alcohol Addiction (cont.)
  • Counselling
  • When going through your treatment the doctor can
    refer you to a group counselling session. A
    support group with people facing similar problem
    provide the addicts with encouragement and
    answers are provided on how to fully recover.
    Counselling is also a resource centre that people
    learn much more about how to remain sober.
  • Medication
  • Medications that can be administered or
    recommended by a doctor or a specialist to cope
    with the desire to drink are available.

Choosing The Right Alcohol Treatment Options
  • There are different types of alcohol treatment
    options available inpatient program and
    outpatient program. While inpatient program
    provides an all intensive care for chronic
    alcohol addicts for a specific period of time,
    the outpatient program is ideal for working class
    alcohol addicts. Furthermore, there are many
    factors to consider when finding the right
    alcohol treatment center. These include budget,
    facilities, and location. Regardless of the
    alcohol treatment option you choose, make sure it
    suits your needs and budget.

Reasons to Consider Alcohol Treatment Center
  • Professional help
  • At this facility, alcohol addicts get help from
    highly skilled professionals with vast experience
    in the field of addiction treatment. Not only
    that, they offer the best service without judging
  • Get through Detox Process Easily
  • This process is handled by professionals who are
    highly skilled in the field.
  • Long-term support
  • The most popular treatment method in alcohol
    treatment centers is the classic 12-step program.
    However, the best part about alcohol treatment
    centers is that they provide long-term support
    and help for addicts.
  • Quality Service
  • Prior to opting for a treatment center, it is
    essential to inspect available facilities as well
    as varying treatment options. Take a tour of the
    facility to get detailed information about their
    level of services.

What You Need To Know About an Addiction Detox
  • Residential treatment
  • Residential treatment is also known as an
    inpatient treatment. This is where the patient
    receives close monitoring all round the clock.
    Some recovery centers offers programs that
    include Group therapies, individual sessions and
  • Partial Hospitalization treatment
  • This program provides a flexible structure where
    both the patient and family members can get
    involved in the recovery process. For instance,
    the patient may be allocated a structured time of
    five day a week, attending a six hour session in
    a day.
  • The outpatient treatment
  • This kind of treatment has fewer days and hours
    of treatment time. The centre may have a package
    of 3 days a week with each session lasting 3

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