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.
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.