Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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Alcohol is also known as a drug causes to reduce the ability of thinking and distort people judgment. Alcohol slow down the nervous system which decrease your coordination and reaction time. Alcohol addiction destroys your life. People drink alcohol for pleasure enjoyment to show their lifestyle standards and to avoid stress and pain. In elite societies parties or gathering it’s a trend to drink alcohol. Alcoholism effects our society badly with less moral values. Every day many people become the prey of drunken driving accidents lost their valuable lives.

Types of Alcohol

People are consuming different type of Alcoholic beverages which includes

  • Gin
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Tequila
  • Brandy
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Champagne

Physical Effects of alcohol addiction

  • Brain damage
  • Cancer
  • Heart circulation problems
  • Liver and kidney failure
  • Skin issues
  • Weak bones
  • Affects sexual life
  • Involvement in illegal activities
  • Financial problems
  • Road accidents

 

Effects on brain

Alcoholism damage your brain in different ways

  • High blood pressure
  • Effects on brain nervous system of concentration, judgment
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Wild behavior
  • Blackout
  • Sleeping disorder insomnia
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Depression

 

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

It is never an easy task to leave alcoholism which makes you vulnerable. Annually 8800 people died from this addiction .many people don’t have control on their drinking. There is no cure for drinking except your motivation and willingness to leave your addiction and starts the new chapter of life. Although there are some programs which helps you in recovery from your addiction.

Detoxification

Detoxification is the first step of recovery program which helps you to break your body’s physical addiction to alcohol. Many hospitals and inpatient rehab center follow this program it take some week to recover but the symptoms of physical withdrawal can be adverse like shaking,confusion,violent behavior.

Medications

There are several medications use for treatment purpose of alcoholism.

Acamprosate

Acamprosate is a medication which helps to reduce the long lasting withdrawal like anxity, insomnia.it is used with counseling for the treatment of alcohol dependence. It is also stabilize the chemical balance of brain which is disrupted by the addiction

 

Naltrexone

 

Naltrexone is very useful in alcohol treatment process. It is prescribes to people with alcohol dependence. It is very helpful to reduce the craving of alcohol.

 

Disulfiram

 

It is helpful to block the processing of alcohol in the body. Its stop you to use any type of alcohol this medication will gives you the bad reactions of it.

Long term support

It’s a long term for a proper recover from alcohol addiction. It will take time and for that you need a long term support like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program which gives you a peer support for quitting addiction

Attending an Inpatient Treatment Center

This is the best way if you are looking for better resolutions. These centers give you intensive care programs for your recovery. These programs includes

  • Initial stabilization
  • Medication support
  • Medical supervisions
  • 24 hour peer support
  • Assistance in addressing other issue to make you sober
  • Peaceful environment
  • Aftercare plans
  • Support to family members
  • Prior care