Alcohol Addiction

 

Alcoholism is a complex disease of the brain. It impacts the entire being – physically, mentally and spiritually. It not only impacts the alcoholic it affects nearly everyone the alcoholic comes in contact with especially family, work and social relationships. It is progressive and life threatening. It never gets better, only worse until the alcoholic becomes abstinent.

The good news is that alcoholism is treatable and while there is no cure alcoholics can stay sober. Each day, more individuals are getting sober and walking away from their struggle with alcohol. There are many people who were chronic alcoholics who have not had a drink of alcohol for decades.

For many, it takes a treatment program and an effective and affordable continuing care program. It often takes years or even decades to become an alcoholic and long term sobriety won’t be found in a few weeks. That is why continuing care is so important.

Below we address how alcoholism impacts us and what can be done to treat and recover from active alcohol addiction.

 

GETTING HELP FOR ALCOHOLISM

Often, alcoholism is severe enough that it requires professional help. This can be found through many different programs, but; that first step is often the hardest one to take. If you are the one struggling, you may want to start by asking your personal physician for help. You may also want to find out more about alcohol treatment programs and providers that are available to you. If your loved one is showing signs of alcoholism (see our self-assessments), you may need the help of an interventionist.

The alcoholic is neither a good or bad person. They are a sick person whose disease has them often do things to the people closest to them that they would never do if they were sober – when their disease is in remission.
 
Treatment for the disease of alcoholism is similar to treatment for many other diseases.
 
The most effective approach for alcohol addiction is holistic, using a range of diverse group and individual interventions while the client lives in a therapeutic community. The group recovering together with the support of experienced clinicians creates real change and the basis to stay sober for the long term. 

As important as primary care/treatment, is affordable and effective continuing care. Addiction doesn’t occur in a few weeks and the addict needs to keep working on their program of recovery to keep their disease in remission.

The focus of treatment at Recovery Works is on the group process with individual therapy and programs that address personal struggles. This is coupled with a strong emphasis on Continuing Care through Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.  

We encourage you to call today for more information or a free assessment at +1 778-430-1212.

Take the first step toward a new life today!