Often Alcohol Addiction does not happen overnight, for most people it happens over years of subtly increasing use of alcohol. Alcohol is absorbed by the blood and enters the brain, attaching itself to the receptors in the brain, and slowing down the central nervous system. Extended alcohol abuse damages these receptors, making it difficult for the mind and body to function normally and properly. Greater receptor damage leads to a greater dependency on alcohol. Unfortunately, the body is meanwhile developing a tolerance to drinking.
Now the person has to consume more to obtain the same effect. This leads to stronger drinks, or combining drugs with alcohol. The practice of combining drugs (prescription or recreational) with alcohol is very dangerous. It can result in overdosing or death.
The most destructive and devastating part of Alcohol Addiction is when dependency an alcohol occurs. The process of withdrawal is a primary concern. Withdrawal for someone who is alcohol dependant can be accompanied by seizures and even death. Medically supervised detoxification is the recommended approach to dependency and withdrawing. There are medications that can be used to help reduce the effects and symptoms that a person may experience. After the 'detox' process the alcohol dependent individual should be enrolled in a rehabilitation program, like the one here at Valiant Recovery.
There are a vast number of issues and aspects to the Alcohol Addiction treatment process.
Alcoholics Anonymous ('AA') is an example of a well known program which comes to mind for most people. A key aspect of such rehabilitation programs is the "12 step program" originally introduced by AA. At Valiant Recovery we also incorporate the "12 step program," along with other effective treatments.
Taking a personalized approach to all of our treatments, we design our treatment around each individual. Every person has their different and individual needs for a successful treatment process. We are committed to providing for each of these needs and addictions. At Valiant Recovery we emphasize one-on-one counseling to deal with personal issues and allow for diagnosis of any concurrent disorders. If any additional disorders are discovered they are incorporated into the individual program for that person.
At Valiant Recovery our clients' care and recovery is our priority. We know that when you can sense genuine concern from caregivers, your treatment time will be more positive and productive.
At Valiant Recovery our programs consist of a balance of different therapy models. These include experiential therapy which is the use of daily activities such as nature walks, skiing, golfing, or horse back riding. These activities are enjoyable and provide positive and healthy experiences of a life worth living.
Valiant Recovery understands that it takes a serious commitment and several months before the addiction to alcohol is completely gone. We will provide continuing care and relapse prevention plans to help our clients live a free and sober life. Our post-care counselors will help you find post treatment support in your home town.
There are many signs which may indicate that you or a loved one needs alcohol treatment. Many individuals with an alcohol problem use the excuse of social drinking, but if you are drinking alone or drinking on a daily basis then it may be time to seek help.