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Alcoholism is a disease in which the afflicted individual compulsively drinks alcohol. This intense craving results in the inability to manage control over the urge to drink. The more the individual uses alcohol, the stronger the body's physical dependence on it will become. The ensuing tolerance causes the need to drink greater amounts in order to achieve the same effects.
Alcoholism is recognized by the American Medical Association as a disease. In cases of alcoholism, the person will crave the substance in the same manner as someone starving from food or water. Individuals will typically continue their consumption regardless of the damage it is causing to their health, their relationships or their finances, as the compulsion is uncontrollable.
Alcohol abuse treatment differs from alcoholism treatment in that detox is not necessary because a person suffering from alcohol abuse lacks the physical addiction and intense cravings that one suffering from alcoholism would experience.
The first step in alcohol abuse treatment is abstinence. If you have a problem with controlling the amount of alcohol you consume, just stay away from it altogether to eliminate the risk of binge drinking. You must train yourself to live without alcohol. To do this you should avoid people and places that make drinking the norm, such as bars and parties where alcohol will be consumed. Enlist the help and support of your family and friends, and try to establish a new hobby to replace drinking alcohol. Do something that makes you feel good about yourself and about what you're doing, such as volunteer work or a new exercise regiment.
If you have tried and failed to achieve abstinence on your own, you can find effective treatment through self-help support groups and alcohol abuse treatment programs such as inpatient alcohol rehab programs. Inpatient alcohol abuse treatment programs should include services such as:
The alcohol abuse treatment program you choose should be equipped with 24-hour nursing and medical care as well as a qualified physician and addiction treatment staff. Finding the best alcohol abuse treatment program for your individual needs can be a challenge, but Affordable Rehab of Garland can help. Call us at (512) 501-1514 for assistance in finding effective alcohol abuse treatment programs for you or your loved-one.
We will make sure that you are prepared for life after you complete rehab. We know you can succeed with the valuable knowledge and skills that we will give you. Don't let another minute pass you by, it could mean your life.
Garland alcohol and drug rehab is here to help; all it takes is one phone call.