Substance abuse is an incredibly serious disease that afflicts society, and alcoholism is at the forefront of this outbreak. Alcohol is one of the most abused substances in the entire world, spanning the most age groups, and has been for centuries. Yes, centuries: hundreds of years have gone by where alcohol has continually been abused by men, women, and even adolescents. Whether as a pass-time, to cope with stress, peer pressure, or an addictive personality, this substance as ruined many lives.
This is not to say, however, that all alcohol is bad, or that everyone who drinks is an alcoholic; far from it. Sometimes doctors prescribe a glass of red wine in order to help lower blood pressure. The problem comes along when alcohol is abused regularly and in large amounts. Binge drinking is especially common in college-age youths and those suffering from PTSD. Peer pressure drives even the “well-mannered” kids into drinking at parties. This kind of abuse leads to a plethora of health issues both physical and psychological.
Alcoholism is not a simple matter. While many addictions have similarities, including the factors that contributed to the addiction and the substances that are being abused, each case is unique. By one facet or another, each person’s addiction is a result of a number of factors completely unique to that client. As such, a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment is by far the least productive way to approach rehabilitation.
We create personalized treatment programs for each client. The first step to any treatment process is detox: before therapy can even begin, the body needs to be effectively free of all toxic substances. This step treats the physical dependency as it removes the addictive chemicals. While there are rare cases where clients are able to live a sober life after detox without therapy, it is highly recommended that clients continue their treatment in therapy.
Therapy is the stage of treatment after detox that aims to tackle the psychological, or behavioral, addiction. Very often a physical addiction will spark a behavioral addiction through habits formed by the addiction. Alcoholism is a prime example of this: the more an alcoholic drinks, the more both their body and their mind depends on the beverage. When the physical addiction is over, the psychological addiction remains and reacts to triggers that drive a person to relapse.
We offer numerous forms of therapy that can be utilized during treatment, each with their own ideology and approach. Examples include exercise therapy, family communication therapy, individual and group therapy, music and art therapy, and even animal care. Each of these will help clients gain insight into their own lives as well as learn how to productively reenter society. Teaching clients to cope with stress in a positive manner is an incredibly crucial part of the therapy process.
Knowledge is power, as the old saying goes. Having the right knowledge makes all the difference in the battle against addiction, this is why there are experts. We help our clients take back their life and become sober. Some alcoholics may feel trapped facing a seemingly impossible adversary, but there is help ready and available. All one has to do is pick up the phone and make the call.
Call 954-210-4010 and speak to the experts who can give you the information necessary to make life better today.