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We are helping people take back their families, friendships, and relationships from the grips of alcohol and drug abuse; regardless of age or circumstances, it’s always possible to recover from drug and alcohol abuse. Frequently, people watch as alcohol and drug abuse sabotages their family, friendships, and professional successes, and they surrender because they don’t know where to go for help, or if they can even be helped at all. Fear and self-reproach keep them quiet, impeding their recovery. Recovery is also complicated by a culture that keeps addiction and addicts silent out of humiliation or shame. Begin combating alcohol and drug abuse today! We realize that everybody has the power to improve their life for the better, and can break free of addiction. Talk to a dependency expert to take the first step towards recovery; call (682) 688-4469 now!
Dangers of Alcoholism and Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol abuse can cause physical sicknesses, medical problems, and psychological problems. Perhaps the most well-known consequence of alcohol consumption is liver complications, including steatosis (fatty liver), alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflammation), fibrosis (formation of excessive tissue within the liver), and cirrhosis (hardening). The liver processes and cleanses poisons from the body, so a non-working liver can lead to a slow and painful death. Other organs are also in danger, such as the pancreas, which begins to produce toxic substances when alcohol is consumed, and can result in pancreatitis. Many types of cancer result from alcohol use, such as cancer of the mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, and breast. Even one incident of excessive drinking can cripple the immune system, and will make users vulnerable to illnesses such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Heart damage, stretching of the heart muscle, abnormal heartbeat, and stroke are also prevalent medical conditions that alcoholics and alcohol abusers suffer from.
Lots of side effects on the body and the brain are a result of alcohol use. Even just occasionally drinking an excessive amount of alcohol (binging) has negative side effects, such as:
- diminished inhibitions
- motor impairment
- breathing complications
People who chronically misuse alcohol suffer from emotional and other psychological problems, but their body is affected as well. Alcohol rehabilitation programs addresses clients who not only suffer from alcohol use disorders, but other mental disorders that generally accompany it. The effects of alcohol use disorders include the increased possibility of:
- vehicle injuries
- violent and hazardous habits
Individualized Rehabilitation Plans
Everybody is unique, and no two people have the exact same treatment requirements. Programs at treatment centers recovery are both reasonably priced and effective. Treatment can be completed in twenty-eight days, sixty days, or ninety days, depending on the individual circumstances of each and every client. While some addicts can successfully reach sobriety in a one month program, the longer the treatment program is, the greater the possibility of achieving long term sobriety. We make the effort to analyze each client’s unique circumstances, so that the most productive and most advantageous therapy methods can be applied. They offer an optimum mix of affordable outpatient costs with the twenty-four hour monitored care, such as expected in high quality inpatient facilities.
How Help Addiction Services Treats Alcoholism
Depending upon the extent of the alcohol use disorder, detoxification may be necessary prior to rehabilitation. Especially for severe alcoholics, detox without clinical help can be dangerous, and even life-threatening. Side effects of alcohol withdrawal range from moderate to deadly, and include:
- trouble sleeping
- irregular heart rate
- dilated pupils
- visual hallucinations
- black outs
Those suffering from alcohol addiction can detoxify in a monitored setting, overseen by our skilled medical personnel. Once detox is complete, it is incredibly important to obtain rehabilitation, since detoxification only helps the addict to withdraw physically from their substance of abuse. Treatment, or rehab, is the only real way to experience recovery. For additional information regarding alcohol use disorders, locations of treatment facilities, or for advice about dealing with alcoholism, please call Help Addiction Service’s alcohol recovery specialists at (682) 688-4469.