A Comprehensive Alcohol Therapy Program Can Help You
More people than one would think are living with an alcohol problem. Some of these are ???functional alcoholics???, which means that they are still at the stage where their alcohol abuse does not impair their lives to an extent where it becomes unmanageable. Others, on the other hand, find that their lives have become affected to the point where they cannot manage their work, themselves or their families any more. Only a small percentage of these people will seek help for their alcoholism. Oftentimes, they end up in a hopeless situation, losing their jobs, their families and even, worst case scenario, ending up living on the streets. This is why it is so important to seek help from a good alcohol therapy program before the problem gets out of hand.
It is true that there are a number of options available to those who need help. There are meetings with Alcoholics Anonymous and employing the 12-step program, there are outpatient programs and residential programs, and others entail other forms of therapies and sometimes even medication is applied. Whichever program is chosen, it remains that professional help in one form or another is found.
Residential programs are highly focused on a period of recovery ??? the person is removed from their normal life and their responsibilities to an environment where they can feel safe and comfortable. This gives them the opportunity to focus only on learning how to deal with their addiction and to manage life without alcohol. A good alcohol therapy program will include counselling and therapy, and group sessions and meetings help to provide solidarity and a sense of community where the addict can openly and freely discuss the problems they are experiencing.
It is also essential that the multi-disciplinary program is engaged to identify any other problems or addictions that may affect recovery in the short, medium and long term. Often other factors in a person???s life can exacerbate the problems ??? such as problems with a relationship, depression, and other psychological disorders. A good alcohol therapy program will examine all these options and help to find a solution to treat the underlying cause, as well as the alcoholism itself.
The most effective treatments include an individualised approach where the patient is evaluated by medical and psychiatric professionals to identify the key factors to focus on, and to provide a treatment plan that will suit the individual. The rehabilitative program must include facets of the mental, emotional and physical for long-term recovery, and tools must be taught to assist the patient with these issues.
Initially, the alcohol therapy program will commence with a period of medically supervised detoxification. Often going cold turkey can be dangerous and it is vital that qualified medical support is provided during this period. After detox, it is necessary for the patient to experience a smooth and immediate transition into a rehabilitation program. It is during the rehabilitation where co-occurring medical or mental conditions need to be identified by medical and psychiatric professionals, and a treatment plan designed accordingly. After that, post-care should be provided.
If you are looking for a highly effective alcohol therapy program, give our team at Beethoven Recovery Centre a call. We specialise in a variety of recovery programs, and our programs are individualised and show a great degree of success. Give us a call today to find out more.