Who is an Alcoholic?
there is no ‘typical’ profile of alcoholism, the vast majority of alcoholics
usually see no harm in their drinking behavior. An alcoholic will typically
deny, rationalize, intellectualize and justify their drinking for a
variety of reasons. The most common is that they’re not “skid row” drunks,
suffering the most extreme consequences of homelessness, unemployment,
and chronic health problems observed in chronic alcoholics. The alcoholic
will rationalize drinking because a majority of their friends and significant
others drink, or they haven’t suffered significant consequences. The
alcoholic will justify drinking due to career, family or school pressures
and obligations. The alcoholic will intellectualize drinking by providing
circular, indefensible explanations about why it’s necessary or accepted.
Whatever defense the typical alcoholic uses to avoid getting help and
continue drinking, one thing is certain: Most alcoholics will deny
drinking is a problem in the face of arrest, injury, financial loss
or social isolation and humiliation.
What is Alcoholism Withdrawal?
that drink for prolonged periods of time may develop certain physical
symptoms after they stop drinking. Alcoholism withdrawal or alcohol
withdrawal is characterized by the exact opposite effect of intoxication:
increased hand tremors, nausea/vomiting, visual, auditory and tactile
hallucinations/illusions (or delirium tremens) anxiety, grand mal seizures,
insomnia and an increase in blood pressure, heart, body temperature
and respiratory rate. Understandably, alcoholism withdrawal may cause
physical and psychological distress including hospitalization, negative
impact on work/school functioning, impact on health, legal problems,
and financial difficulties directly related to alcoholism withdrawal.
Alcoholism withdrawal or alcohol dependence can affect anyone with long
term, chronic use of alcohol. The popular misconception is that people
who abuse ‘hard’ liquor are more likely to become dependent. This is
not the case and alcoholism withdrawal can occur with the long-term
use/abuse of beer, wine, and hard liquor. Please feel free to call us
in you are in need of more alcoholism information
or if you are seeking to get help from alcoholism withdrawal at 800.461.0641.
Is there Treatment for
Alcoholism is a medical disease for which there is treatment. Treatment
for alcoholism symptoms depends on the alcoholic.
While some alcoholics are dependent (or addicted) to alcohol the bulk
of those seeking alcoholism treatment abuse alcohol frequently enough
to experience serious legal, financial, occupational, and social consequences.
Alcoholism treatment involves a social-medical approach of detoxification
and medical evaluation and monitoring along with group, individual and
family therapy. The success of alcoholism treatment ultimately depends
on the individual’s motivation, willingness, and relapse plan participation.
Please call us today if you or a loved one is suffering from alcoholism
warning signs at 800.461.0641.
What is Alcoholics
Anonymous® is a self-help fellowship of men
and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other
in the process of recovering from alcoholism. AA is not affiliated with
anyone; it is a self-sufficient organization whose primary purpose is
sobriety and helping other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Almost every
drug and alcohol rehab and alcohol treatment center incorporates this
crucial 12 Step program into the relapse prevention
portion of treatment to ensure long term sobriety.
Can people recover at an Alcohol Drug Rehab / Alcohol Treatment Center?
People can and do recover from alcoholism or alcohol
drug abuse at an alcohol drug rehab or alcohol treatment center.
Many people around you have rejoined society as sober and productive
members of society, free from the trap of alcoholism. Gulf Coast Recovery,
an alcohol treatment center offers the essentials of alcoholism treatment
including out-patient therapy, sober living facilities and a incorporation
of 12-step programs, an important part of relapse prevention. Recovery
from alcohol dependence at an alcohol drug rehab means stopping the
behavior, addressing the root causes of alcoholism and beginning the
process of changing old habits and patterns that perpetuated the disease.
The first step is to give us a call for a free consultation and let
us be your crucial connection to the path of freedom from the bondage,
shame and destruction of alcoholism. A sober living
program is another alternative to treatment.