Alcohol Detox Programs
Choosing the correct form of treatment for alcohol addiction is important. Whether this is the family selecting a program because of intervention or the addict choosing it, there are many options to consider. Alcohol detox would be the first step for any alcoholic and the detox process depends on the severity of the addiction. Severe alcoholism creates potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms, delirium tremens, seizures, respiratory depression, coma, and death. The safest options for this detox process are inpatient hospital treatment or a medically supervised detox. Either way, medical attention is required throughout the entirety of the detox. Medications are used to stabilize the patient, reduce withdrawal pain, and prevent seizures. The initial withdrawal symptoms are felt within 10 to 12 hours after you stop drinking. The most severe symptoms occur within the first 24 to 48 hours after your last drink.
Alcohol Residential Drug Rehab Programs
It is common for alcoholics not to want to commit to long-term rehab or even inpatient treatment. Every alcoholic firmly believes they have their drinking under control once they leave detox. The intervention process for alcohol addiction continues as the patient finish’s detox and transitions into treatment. The reality of alcohol addiction is that long-term inpatient treatment is the only successful treatment method. Alcoholics need recovery time; more importantly, they require lengthy counseling to address the underlying issues. All of this can only be done through residential inpatient treatment, which is available throughout the nation. Newman Interventions can help your family find the best possible treatment options, whether private or state-funded. The relapse rate is high for alcohol addiction because lengthy treatment is needed, along with a strong support network and aftercare.
Alcohol Addiction Aftercare Treatment
One of the most successful aftercare approaches for recovering alcoholics is peer support groups, such as 12-step meetings. Recovering alcoholics remain sober longer with a strong support network, whether this is family, friends, or a peer support group. Attending frequent meetings will ensure you can maintain your sobriety. Sober living homes are also effective and promote lengthy sobriety for a recovering alcoholic. When you choose a sober living home, you are living within a drug and alcohol-free environment surrounded by other sober people. During each day there is structure and routine which promote healthy living. Each day is filled with the things that are fulfilling to you while you stay connected to other sober people. Sober living homes are also an excellent transition point for a recovering alcoholic. Overcoming alcoholism is not easy and it takes time, but the time you invest now in your sobriety makes the rest of your life much easier.
Works cited – NIDA Alcohol Facts and Stats – Sept 21/19 – TEDS Report 2016 – Sept 21/19