Few people make a decision to quit alcohol for good before resolving feelings of ambivalence about drinking – after all, if there wasn’t something we enjoyed about alcohol then why would anyone ...
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Some people can stop drinking on their own, more people will need some form of professional therapy, and most of us will require therapies on an inpatient basis. What do you need?
Seniors do very well in alcohol rehab, and since the risks of drinking increase as we age, older women who drink too much need help right now.
The initial weeks and months after alcohol rehab are a time of great temptation and cravings. Three commonly used medications can help to reduce the strength of cravings, and help you stay sober.
When evaluating available alcoholism treatments, you will quickly need to decide whether you need long term stay at a therapeutic community or the more intense therapies of a briefer stay at an alcohol rehab. Whichever you decide, don't wait....check in tomorrow, get sober tomorrow.
No one form of therapy works well for everyone, and that's why the best alcohol rehabs provide a very comprehensive base of treatments, including some that don't at first seem all that related to overcoming addiction...but can help a lot.
The vast majority of alcoholics never get help, and most never want it; but there is a significant number of people who know they need help and want to change, but for few reasons, feel they cannot get into rehab. Here's how to overcome these barriers to treatment, get help and get sober.
Detox is never pleasant, but not many drugs are as dangerous to detox from as alcohol. The period of detoxification from alcohol is very uncomfortable, and if not medically managed, can even lead to convulsions, seizures, and possible heart failure. If you have been drinking heavily, it is imperative that you get appropriate medical supervision for a safe detoxification.
Sometimes anything short of alcohol rehab just isn't enough. Don't ignore what's obvious, and when you've tried and failed on countless occasions to quit, you need to accept that you can't do it on your own. Get into rehab and detox safely, learn why you drink, and learn what you need to know to never have to drink again. You can do it, you do need some help, and it's always worth it.