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Title: Alcohol Addiction Treatment - A-TO-Z

Alcohol Addiction Treatment
  • Alcohol abuse and dependence destroy lives,

  • What Are the Most Effective Alcohol Detox
  • Effective Dietary Treatments for Alcohol
  • How Counselling Can Help During Alcohol Detox
  • Benefits for Counselling for Alcohol Addiction
  • Nutrition During an Alcohol Detox

What Are the Most Effective Alcohol Detox
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Detoxing from alcohol by adding more vitamins and
    minerals to the diet proves effective for a
    number of individuals. Adding more vitamin B to
    the diet can help those who are suffering from
    alcohol addiction, since these vitamins help to
    alleviate the depression and anxiety that can
    accompany detoxing. Eating foods that are rich in
    omega 3 fatty acids are also beneficial, since
    these substances affect the condition of the
    brain and help to alleviate the uncontrollable
    cravings for alcohol.
  • Medications
  • Prescription medications are often the most
    effective treatments for someone who is trying to
    stop consuming alcohol excessively. Medicines
    like naltrexone and disulfiram are often
    prescribed to those who are trying to overcome
    alcoholism, and some doctors recommend
    Acamprosateas well. These medicines can also help
    with opioid addiction, which is often coupled
    with alcoholism.
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Behavioural therapy can include talking to a
    therapist about life events that may have led to
    heavy drinking, or discussing family or
    relationship events that prompted the patient to
    start drinking. Learning about a family history
    of alcoholism can also help therapists to come up
    with a customized treatment plan for treating the

Effective Dietary Treatments for Alcohol Addiction
  • Finding a Solution
  • Making some changes in your diet to overcome
    alcohol addiction and using supplements can lead
    to long-term sobriety.
  • Eating foods that are high in protein, such as
    legumes, fish, chicken, turkey and nuts play a
    huge part in overcoming alcohol addiction. If
    youre eating junk food like potato chips,
    candies or sodas that are high in sugar, you may
    experience more intense withdrawal symptoms when
    you stop eating these foods. If you find that
    youre experiencing intense cravings for sweets,
    depression and low energy, increase the amount of
    protein-rich foods in your diet as you reduce
    your alcohol consumption.
  • Helpful Supplements
  • After making some changes to your diet,
    supplements like vitamin B12 and C can be helpful
    in restoring the function of the immune system
    and repairing nerve damage. Its also necessary
    to get a considerable amount of vitamin B-1,
    since alcoholics are often deficient in this
    vitamin. Vitamin B-1 is vital for breaking down
    sugars and alcohols.
  • It may also be necessary to take digestive
    enzymes to make sure that food is properly
    absorbed in the body. Enzymes can also regulate
    blood sugar and reduce the withdrawal symptoms
    associated with alcohol addiction.

How Counselling Can Help During Alcohol Detox
  • Self-Realization
  • During counselling sessions, individuals who are
    addicted to alcohol will receive information that
    allows them to see how alcohol has a direct
    effect on daily life. Therapy will also assist
    addicts in realizing how they have changed as a
    result of alcohol addiction.
  • A Change In Mindset
  • Counselling also prompts a change in the mindset
    of the addict. If a person is drinking to escape
    from the stress of family or work life, a
    counsellor can provide healthier alternatives for
    coping with stress. If the patient is abusing
    alcohol due to a poor self-image or depression,
    counselling sessions can help the addict to
    realize that he/she has great qualities that make
    him/her unique and special.
  • A Focus On Future Goals
  • In some cases, people become addicted to alcohol
    because they dont feel that their life is
    progressing. They are dissatisfied with their
    relationships or career and dont know how to
    make the positive changes that will lead to
    success. Counselling will help addicts to focus
    on their goals for the future without putting
    pressure on them or ridiculing them for their
    decisions. When individuals who are addicted to
    alcohol are able to talk to someone who is
    willing to listen to their dreams and goals
    without discouraging them, they may be more
    likely to become determined to accomplish great
    things in life.

Benefits for Counselling for Alcohol Addiction
  • A Safe Environment
  • Counselling sessions provide a safe setting for
    those who are struggling with alcoholism. When a
    counsellor, who is unbiased and is simply there
    to listen to the concerns of the patient and
    his/her loved ones, offers practical advice
    without taking sides, this makes the patient feel
    valued and taken seriously. This safe environment
    reduces the chances that people in the
    counselling session will argue or close off their
    communication with each other during and after
    speaking with each other in the presence of a
  • A Place to Work Through Thoughts and Feelings
  • A counselling session is a wonderful place for
    everyone in the patients like to work through
    their thoughts and feelings, but counselling is
    also necessary for the patient to work through
    the reasons for his/her alcohol abuse. Often, the
    stresses and obligations of life allow people to
    operate on auto-pilot, and there isnt much
    time to sit and actually process the way that
    certain events and conversations are perceived
    emotionally. There may be deep-seated issues that
    an alcoholic is harbouring, and he/she may not
    even be fully aware of these issues until they
    talk it out with a counsellor. Working through
    feelings and thoughts may be a matter of
    disclosing certain details to a counsellor in
    conversation, writing in a journal, or recording
    a video journal to chart progress.

Benefits for Counselling for Alcohol Addiction
  • An Opportunity for Teamwork
  • Alcoholism counselling allows the counsellor or
    therapist to work with medical and psychological
    professionals to create a treatment plan that is
    just right for the patient. A counsellor may have
    to work with a physician to provide the patient
    with medications that will reduce anxiety, while
    scheduling counselling sessions that involve
    practical ways to get rid of stress. A
    nutritionist may also be part of the recovery
    team, to make sure that certain vitamins and
    minerals are replenished in the body after years
    of alcohol abuse.
  • An Outlet for Family
  • Finally, counselling for alcoholism allows the
    entire family to get the necessary help to move
    forward. Alcohol abuse affects everyone who is
    close to the patient, and there may be feelings
    of fear, resentment and distrust that need to be
    resolved by all parties before treatment can
    truly take effect.

Nutrition During an Alcohol Detox
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Its important to drink lots of water, especially
    during the initial stages of detox. Juices that
    are low in sugar and high in vitamin C are also
    helpful for hydrating the body and boosting the
    function of the immune system, which is crucial
    during this time.
  • Incorporate Broths and Soups Into the Diet
  • Soups and broths have lots of vitamins and
    minerals and are easy to digest, which is why
    they work well during the first few days of an
    alcohol detox.
  • Supplement With Vitamins and Minerals
  • Vitamin A, which is also an antioxidant that
    fights off free radicals and prevents premature
    aging, is found naturally in foods like carrots
    and fatty fish. Vitamin D is found in natural
    sunlight, and can also be found in fortified milk
    and cereals.
  • Vitamin E may also be necessary, since this
    nutrient restores the health of the skin, hair
    and nails. Natural sources of vitamin E include
    vegetable oils and almonds. Vitamin K, which is
    prevalent in spinach and bananas, is also vital
    to those who are recovering from alcohol

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