Alcohol Use Disorder
Many people are not aware of the destruction that the disease of alcoholism has on an individual. It affects its victims in the body, mind, emotion, and soul. This devastating disease is terminal and without proper treatment, it will cause premature death, incarceration, or mental disturbances that require 24-hour monitoring and care due to the inability to function. Medical Detoxification can help someone to begin the process of getting sober from alcohol use disorders.
Here is what we do know?
The disease is not cured, however, if proper treatment is found and used by the individual with alcoholism, they can find a recovered state of mind and body. Think of it more like a remission phase of the continued progression of the disease. When a person enters our alcohol rehab programs, they will get the opportunity to learn skills that will help them maintain abstinence from alcohol while enhancing the overall quality of their life.
Since an alcohol use disorder is a medical condition, it makes sense that most people will require medical interventions to help them deal with the medical condition. We use a medical procedure called medical detoxification for people that are dealing with withdrawal symptoms.
Alcohol Detoxification is one of the most critical aspects of an alcohol use disorder because without being cleared from the alcohol and stabilized from the withdrawal process the individual with an alcohol use disorder will continue to return to drinking alcohol. So, a person must enter an alcohol addiction treatment center that offers alcohol detoxification services if they have a history of withdrawals or if they have a severe alcohol use disorder.
What is an alcohol use disorder?
An alcohol use disorder is characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences. Alcohol use disorder is defined by a cluster of behavioral and physical symptoms, which can include withdrawal, tolerance, and craving. Alcohol rehabs are useful in treating someone with an alcohol use disorder.
There is hope!
Millions of people have found treatment and recovered from alcoholism. They have lived happy, useful, and productive life’s free from alcohol. We call this getting sober and staying sober, or more universally we call it recovery. When an individual completes alcohol treatment then the individual will join other people who are living free from alcohol by utilizing recovery skills to help them maintain sobriety from alcohol.
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals will improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. People in recovery will work hard to make positive changes. Some people in recovery will review their values and adopt positive lifestyle changes that are in line with recovery from alcohol. The overall goal is to remain alcohol-free.
Like any illness, certain measures must be taken to keep an individual from returning to alcohol. Many people have received help for their alcoholism and began to benefit from the new recovering state of mind to later returning to drinking. We call this return to drinking a relapse or a return to alcohol addiction. We recommend that an individual with alcoholism seek treatment in a facility that specializes in alcoholism treatment. Treatment can teach you how to heed the numerous warnings and, therefore, minimize the risk of relapse from occurring.
Relapse is a process that takes place over time. It is not an isolated event, but more of a process of predictable signs and symptoms that begin to re-surface as an individual moves out of the recovery process into a relapse process. This is one more reason that seeking treatment is necessary to find recovery and stay in the process of recovery.
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