Get Professional Help: Don’t Go Through It AloneFebruary 25, 2017 - Addiction, Alcohol - 0 Comments
Asking for help is something that many people struggle with doing, especially when it comes to addiction to alcohol. There are many reasons why people might not be inclined to ask for help. Individuals who are suffering from alcohol addiction might be in denial and refuse to see how their addiction is not only hurting themselves, but also others around them such as family, friends, and co-workers. Some people who might see that they are suffering from addiction might be too embarrassed to speak up and seek help on their own.
One of the worst situations that someone suffering from alcohol addiction can put themselves through is thinking that they can overcome the disease themselves. Along with suffering from lower success rates when it comes to kicking their habit, individuals with an alcohol addiction also are potentially endangering themselves physically and mentally, when trying to quit without professional supervision. By trying to quite without the help of health care professionals, those suffering from an alcohol addiction place themselves in harm’s way when it comes to the initial detox from alcohol.
Even the light symptoms of alcohol detox should be monitored by health care professionals. While undergoing alcohol detox, people have the possibility of showing signs of anxiety, irritability, and agitation. While these symptoms might seem minuscule, they could progressively get worse, especially with individuals who are suffering from a mental illness as well. Aside from the above listed mental symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, physical symptoms can be expected as well such as vomiting, nausea, headaches, and shakes. With both the physical as well as mental side effects of mental withdrawal, medical experts classify alcohol withdrawal as a medical emergency.
Alcohol detox centers offer much more support than just getting patients through the detoxification stage of their recovery process. Even prior to undergoing detox, medical professionals at alcohol detox centers issue medical assessments to screen for pre-existing conditions as well as an on the spot medical examination. The goal of all these screenings by medical staff is to monitor a patient’s conditions and allow medical professionals to make the detoxification process as comfortable as possible.
Even after the detoxification process staff at alcohol treatment centers offer many other supportive services to help patients along on their road to recovery. Many centers offer therapeutic programs such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy– which helps those in recovery process information, think clearly and make better decisions in the future.
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy – which helps patients set goals and incorporate resolutions
- Psychoeducational groups – is a form of group therapy in which the group is presented with a topic that is discussed among all members of the group. The benefits of this type of group therapy are the acquisition of a supportive network and learning to listen to other people’s views and perspectives.
- Strategic Family Therapy – this form of therapy helps family and friends of patients who are suffering from addiction. During these sessions, those affected by a patient’s addiction learn how to avoid codependent and enabling behaviors, as well as learning about possible triggers linked to relapse.
All of these services are geared towards helping patients gain the greatest chances of living a healthy addiction free life after treatment. With all of the programs at the fingertips of those who are willing to speak up and seek help, it doesn’t make sense to try to undergo something like recovery on your own. There are always people who are here to help you and recovery is something that nobody should face alone.
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