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Alcohol Addiction and Rehab
Many people are at higher risk for alcohol use disorders than other substance abuse disorders since alcohol is legal and easily available to people over the legal age. Also, since alcohol is a legal substance, people think it’s safe and non-addictive. These misconceptions have resulted in a lot of pain and misery for people that learn the hard way exactly how harmful and addictive alcohol really is. The primary goal of every rehabilitation center is to educate individuals that are affected by alcohol use disorders, help them realize the roots of their drug addiction, and give them the skills to live without and prevent alcohol.
Alcohol dependence (also known as alcoholism) is generally regarded as a more damaging alcohol use disorder than alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse is distinguished by misusing alcohol, however, not being physiologically dependent on it, which means there are minimal withdrawal effects and no tolerance has formed. However, these people do have a dangerous disorder, which causes them to make bad choices (like driving while intoxicated), suffer criminal and social issues (such as arrests and arguments with family members), and be thoughtless at work, home, and school. Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, is more severe because, along with all the elements of alcohol abuse, people also experience strong urges, lack of control, physical dependence, and tolerance. Most treatment centers employ trained, professional staff members who deal with alcohol use disorders in the safest, most efficient way.
Risks of Alcohol Abuse and Dependency
Alcohol is the cause of many consequences on the body and the mind. Even on occasion drinking too much, (binging,) has unwanted side effects, such as lowered inhibitions, motor impairment, confusion, coma, breathing complications, or even death. Increased chance of car accidents, violent or hazardous habits, suicide, and homicide are also effects of alcohol use disorders. People who continuously misuse alcohol often suffer from emotional problems and other psychological issues, however, their body is affected as well. Because alcohol use disorders are often accompanied by other psychological issues, all rehabilitation centers and alcohol abuse treatment programs offer services aimed to addressing all aspects of alcohol abuse.
The likelihood of developing an alcohol use disorder is influenced by genetics, environmental factors, and psychological or emotional problems. Other elements in how alcohol will affect a person include what quantity and how often an individual drinks, their age, their health status, and family history.
Medical Detox and Alcohol Abuse
Detoxification can also be the most important part of rehab for those who have been continuous alcoholics, so many will require medically supervised detoxification to help them withdraw from the effects of alcohol use. However, detox is only a first step, and will have to be followed up by a treatment service. Please call recovery experts for additional details about alcohol use disorders, or to find a rehabilitation facility.