Alcohol abuse and symptoms of addiction

Alcohol abuse can be defined as the habit of drinking too much, although it was not a person???s intent when they started to enjoy alcoholic beverages. ???Too much??? is not in comparison with one???s friends, but it relates to what your own body can take. Abuse is therefore the consequence of a habit to drink regularly and too much, eventually resulting in a crave for drinking. The physical signs are relatively easy to observe: One???s body becomes shaky or starts sweating, and one may become dizzy; one becomes aggressive or anxious about nothing, then suddenly feels alone or guilty. It is highly recommended that, before one thinks that they are just having a bad day, they should do some introspection and ask themselves if it is time for rehabilitation and alcohol abuse therapy.

It is common to think that people who undergo rehabilitation or therapy are weaklings. However, it is in fact only those who are mentally strong enough to admit that they need help, that will eventually seek it.

Therapy, the best thing to do

Two initial things are very important to take note of: 1) It is out of choice to decide whether people will go for alcohol abuse therapy, or regard their addiction as a death sentence. 2) When people are admitted, most licensed rehabilitation centres will only treat their drinking problem. Therefore, average institutions have a treatment failure of about 90%.

However, at Beethoven Recovery Centre, we make sure that we help a patient in the best way the first time they are admitted, as we know that most addiction disorders are linked to a co-morbid psychiatric disorder. Therefore, a patient will receive an addiction and dual-diagnosis treatment done under supervision of specialist psychiatrists and a multi-disciplinary team, by means of an integrative therapeutic programme addressing the patient???s addiction on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. All these are done in a safe and secure environment. This programme has a high success rate, showing that patient satisfaction, which in this case regarding alcohol abuse therapy, is high on our priority list.

Alcohol abuse therapy

At Beethoven Recovery Centre we guide patients to full recovery and a sober lifestyle by means of an integrative model of a bio-psycho-social-educational approach lasting approximately seven weeks. The first week (contemplative stage) supplies the patient with information about the effect of substance abuse on the body, self-perception, and self-forgiveness among other things. During week two (commitment stage) the patient is assisted to make a choice and is equipped with the necessary physical and emotional skills to do so. Week three is the action stage focusing on information about healing the body. During weeks four to six (maintenance stage) the patient learns the skills to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The last week is the reintegration and recycling stage where the patient is prepared for discharge.

Please read more about alcohol abuse therapy on our website, and do not hesitate to contact us with more questions. Beethoven Recovery Centre consists of a group of professionals who will assist you to overcome your problems and show you the way to a better and healthier future.