Many people believe that there is no harm in enjoying alcohol, however, over reliance on alcohol could be developed when alcohol is consumed regularly. If alcoholics don't go to therapy and rehab this addiction can provoke lasting issues and could eventually cause death.
We can understand that deciding to embark on a journey of recovery can be an emotional and a turbulent time to the individual. You can expose your dependence with self-assurance thanks to Priory which guarantees a costless alcoholism evaluation with an expert at all of our dependence therapy centres and clinics. This will give you psychological strength to realise the path ahead of you for a better life.
To help you to get your life back together, we try to ensure that you get your treatment in an environment that is conducive for healing and where you'll get all the support you need.
Alcoholism is classed when an individual excessively drinks and the body becomes relient on the substance to be able to function normally on a daily basis.
Physical and mental aspects can have a negative impact on your relationships and lead to problems within your work and social lives when you become an addicted to alcohol.
You can reduce the impact left behind by alcohol dependency by obtaining help from alcohol rehab and counselling.
Alcoholism has a cause, side effects and is able to be treated, so, by these traits is is a form of a progressive disease. What are its Causes? The escalation of alcoholism happen when some of the functions of the brain are altered because of excessive alcohol intake and this in turn increases the urge to drink more by complementing the pleasurable feeling gotten when you drink alcohol. Initially these variations can seem enjoyable but that actually vanishes after time. An individual who has become dependent on alcohol will continue drinking with the sole objective of avoiding the unpleasant feelings and the dangerous withdrawal symptoms which can sometimes occur.
Some people don't get the help they need early enough due to a few misconceptions.
You could very well have the belief that the lack of withdrawal symptoms or social problems is giving an indication that you do not have a problem with alcohol dependence. If a person becomes tolerant to alcohol to the point where the withdrawal symptoms are kept minimal then they could develop liver failure or cirrhosis and women in particular are susceptible to this condition.
Go through our symptoms of alcoholism section if you believe that you are consuming alcohol heavily in your everyday life.
The initial step to be taken if you are considering looking for alcohol dependence support is to recognise that you have issues with booze. The nationwide network of specialist consultants and therapists we have, have treated thousands of people to overcome their dependence on alcohol with a great degree of success.
Our customised programmes provide individuals with a free assessment and a 12 month aftercare program to help support you and your family. It can be difficult to abstain on a long journey which would also be difficult, but if you decide to use the 12-step model of alcohol recovery along with a comprehensive support network, we have adequately demonstrated that the treatment can be effective.
We use three types of treatment, which will depend on the individual and the severity of the alcoholism. The available treatment routes are abstinence, detox and rehabilitation.
An organised treatment that involves different stages like what is obtainable in self-help or Alcoholics Anonymous's counselling is used when abstinence is necessary. In the case of abstinence, the objective is to stop taking alcohol immediately.
If you have become physically dependent on the alcoholic substance (having side effects when you have stopped drinking), the first step is to have medically controlled treatment for your withdrawal through detox. The treatment is usually conducted in a medical environment where the alcohol is first replaced by other drugs whose dosages are gradually lowered over a certain number of days. If the treatment is non-residential, the detoxification may go on for a slightly longer time. Alleviation of the unfavourable symptoms that come up when consumption is stopped is the major reason for this. Usually these symptoms are bad during the first day of therapy but get better immediately during the next days.
Based on your condition, there are different forms of alcohol rehab that could be used. It can vary from getting support through self-help groups to getting intensive treatment at a rehabilitation facility. The aim of the therapy is to get you to live a life that's free from alcohol and it starts by getting to the root cause of the addiction and helps you to find alternatives to the drinking. Extreme mood swings are not uncommon during the rehab process as you'll have to come to terms with many difficult issues.
The CAGE is the test used to determine whether you can become alcohol dependent during alcohol dependency treatment and rehabilitation.