Alcohol addiction or alcoholism is most often marked by craving alcohol and the inability to quit drinking, even when it causes personal and social harm.
The common signs of addiction to alcohol is being unable to stop even when one wants to, drinking frequently, experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when they stop, developing a tolerance for alcohol, and allowing alcohol to interfere with professional and personal responsibilities.
Jackson alcohol rehab deals with alcohol addiction treatment.
Immediate effects of Alcohol
Alcohol is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. This means that it slows down the bodily and mental processes. Alcohol decreases anxiety and gives a sense of confidence when meeting people. With alcohol being legal, it is difficult to differentiate between casual drinking and abuse. So it is safe to say that usage that brings about negative consequences is abuse. Some of these negative consequences of alcohol include;
- Physical harm or illness
- Financial difficulty
- Problems at work
- Strained relationships
Alcohol Abuse Diagnosis
Physicians mainly diagnose abuse of alcohol-based on the patients’ information
The key factors giving a correct diagnosis are:
- A strong desire or compulsion to drink alcohol
- The amount of time spent drinking
- Neglect of normal activities
- Inability to follow through on intentions to stop drinking
- The presence of withdrawal symptoms when alcohol use is stopped
- Increased physical tolerance to alcohol
- Drinking alcohol even though it is causing health problems
While physicians mostly use the above to make a diagnosis, an accurate diagnosis can only be made from the honest information you give to your physician.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment Clinics
At our Jackson treatment centers, we apply a range of unique treatment programs to help our clients on their journey to sobriety. These include;
Gender-Specific Treatment Programs
Gender-specific treatments are geared towards treating women and men separately. Gender differences exist in terms of dependence, the response of the brain towards the substance, and choice of substance. Women and men also differ in their reasons for substance use. This program looks at all these issues when embarking on treatment.
Clinical Services At Our Rehab Facilities
When one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the effects are often felt by the people close to the addicts including family, friends, and spouses.
This may in turn lead to strained relationships. Couples therapy programs help explore ways of dealing with the effects of addiction for both parties and exploring triggers creating news communication channels between them.
Experiential therapy is a sort of therapy where patients recreate and re-enact situations from the past and current relationships using props, music, or art to identify the emotions that influence their responsibilities, successes, disappointments, and effects on their self-esteem from painful experiences. The patient can release their negative emotions and stress.
Research says that rehab for an addict is more successful when their family members and loved ones participate in programs like family therapy. The essence of having these programs is to rebuild family ties that may have been strained due to the addiction. Family plays a very critical role in dependence triggers and if well educated, they can be vital in helping an addict recover.
This type of therapy helps individuals develop socialization and communication skills and teaches them how to express their concerns and issues and accept criticism from others.
It helps create self-awareness by listening to others with similar issues.
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