Alcohol is a widely-available, legal, and dangerously addictive drug that acts as a depressant and negatively affects every organ in the body. Although some people can consume alcohol safely and in small amounts, many become trapped in a devastating spiral of addiction before they even know they are the victims of substance abuse. Those who struggle with alcohol addiction suffer from a diverse range of negative physical, emotional, social, and spiritual problems that can result in death. Withdrawing alone from heavy drinking is not only unwise, it is extremely unsafe. For the best possible outcome, getting professional help for alcoholism is essential.
At Clarity Way, our compassionate and experienced counselors are well qualified to provide expert help for alcoholics. We can help you or your loved one detox from alcohol safely in a medically supervised environment. Following detox, we will design a customized holistic program that will incorporate several progressive therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which will help unearth the root causes of addiction. We have helped many people recover from alcoholism at our small, community-oriented rehab — we can help your family, too.
The Short and Long-Term Effects of Alcoholism
Long-term alcohol abuse allows the liver to become more efficient at removing alcohol from the bloodstream, causing the addict to consume larger quantities in order to achieve the same effects. Excessive drinking, both in the form of long-term heavy drinking and in the form of binge drinking, is associated with numerous health problems, which include chronic diseases such as cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and various cancers, including liver, mouth, throat, larynx, and esophagus. High blood pressure is also an effect of prolonged drinking, as are psychological disorders. Alcohol can also lead to unintentional injuries, such as car accidents, falls, drowning, firearms injuries, and more. It can also contribute to violent behavior, homicide, and suicide.
Alcohol Rehabilitation at Clarity Way
Because alcohol is legal and most often socially accepted, it is difficult to convince an addict that they need treatment. Once an alcoholic is willing to enter alcohol addiction treatment, it is imperative that they seek medically supervised detox treatments; alcohol detox is extremely dangerous and should not be undertaken without professional help. Those who receive inpatient counseling following detox often achieve better outcomes and reduce the chances of relapsing. Participation in a strong, comprehensive Aftercare Program helps individuals maintain a lifelong sobriety.
The best alcohol addiction treatment centers on the whole person, not just the physical aspects of addiction. At Clarity Way, we use a holistic alcohol recovery approach to help our clients recover from alcohol addictions.
For more information on medically supervised detox and and/or intensive inpatient help for individuals struggling with alcoholism, call Clarity Way now at 1-877-548-4794.
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Posted on April 1st, 2016 in Blog