Addiction to alcohol is a difficult problem to beat. Unlike a problem with street drugs, it hides behind an air of respectability and degrees of dependency. It’s a legal product for adults to buy and consume. As long as people aren’t found drunk in a public place or drive while under the influence, they are considered to be fine. Just about everyone can name someone they know who probably drinks too much, but they would hesitate to use the word “alcoholic” to describe a friend or a relative. It sounds almost…dirty.
Bringing the Issue Out to the Open Allows Progress to Begin
As difficult as it is to admit that there is an addiction problem, saying the word is a necessary part of the process. Once the issue is out in the open, it’s easier to make a decision as a family that you will no longer allow your addicted relative to call the shots in your relationship. Rather than waiting for the alcoholic in your life to hit rock bottom, it’s possible to bring the bottom up by holding an intervention where he or she is encouraged to go for treatment now. You and your family can explain you will no longer be held hostage by a loved one’s addiction and the behaviors that accompany it.
Above It All Treatment Gives You a Safe Place to Recover
At Above it All Treatment Center, our alcohol rehab program has been developed so our clients can focus on their recovery without any outside distractions. The chance of success is greatly increased when an alcoholic is taken out of his or her regular surroundings and away from the people who form his or her usual circle of friends. If drinking takes up a large part of his or her social time, that pattern needs to be changed.
The 28-day inpatient alcohol rehab program starts with detoxification. Alcohol withdrawal must be treated seriously and requires medical supervision in some cases. Once your loved one has been freed from the influence of alcohol, the true work of treating the addiction begins.
Someone who has been using alcohol as an anesthetic to deal with anxiety, depression, stress, or any other negative emotion will need to learn different coping methods. This may seem like a daunting task at first but with the help and support of experienced counselors and people who are walking the same path, it can be done. Everyone who is seeking help at the facility can identify with the issues that led to picking up the first drink and can offer support in staying sober.
This type of environment is key to allowing an alcoholic to focus on getting well, without the distractions and pressures of everyday life that may encourage him or her to start drinking again before developing appropriate coping skills. The first step to getting help is only a phone call away. Why don’t you call now to find out more about this effective treatment option?