Alcohol Abuse Treatment Program
Complete Healthcare can help you or your loved one end alcohol addiction. Our trained staff and counselors are there to support you and have proven treatments to fight alcohol dependency. Our treatment plan heals the physical and emotional triggers, and puts an end to your alcoholic behavior.
Alcoholism is alcohol consumption of beer, wine, and hard liquor used habitually, used on a day-to-day basis or as a coping mechanism. Alcohol dependency can be both physical and emotional. Sufferers of alcoholism usually place drinking alcohol above all other obligations and priorities, including family and employment. Alcoholics build up a tolerance to the amount of alcohol consumed and experience strong withdrawal symptoms when stopping the use of alcohol.
Alcohol is a Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressant. It slows down mental and bodily processes. Users may experience a decrease in feelings of anxiety or stress after having a drink. Alcoholism is a chronic and compulsive medical condition.
Alcoholics use drinking to feel confident in social and stressful situations. It is hard to tell the difference between casual consumption and abuse of alcohol because alcohol is legal and widely accepted.
Alcohol abuse usually results in physical harm or illness, strained relationships, difficulty holding a job, financial ruin, and addiction to other drugs. Treatment involves behavior counseling and detoxification to stop drinking safely as well as necessary lifestyle changes.
Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism:
- Using alcohol more frequently or in higher amounts than intended
- Being unable to stop drinking or control alcohol intake despite attempts
- Spending significant amounts of time getting, drinking, and recovering from the effects of alcohol
- Experiencing strong urges to drink (also known as cravings)
- Failing to fulfill obligations at work, home, or school due to recurrent alcohol use
- Continuing to drink alcohol even after experiencing social or relationship problems that are caused or worsened by alcohol use
- Giving up or reducing the amount of time spent at work, school, or in social and recreational activities that a person once enjoyed
- Repeated episodes of drinking during times when it is physically dangerous to do so (such as while driving or operating machinery).
- Continuing to drink despite recurring physical or psychological problems related to alcohol use
- Experiencing tolerance, which is when someone must drink increasing amounts of alcohol to achieve previous desired effects
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop or cut back on drinking, such as shakiness, restlessness, nausea, sweating, racing heart, seizures, or hallucinations (seeing or sensing things that aren’t there)
(American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5).