In the society that we live in today, many people have become addicted to substance abuse. With that being said, there are many different treatment clinics that have been set up all over the world to address these issues. There are several different reasons why people have fallen victim to this disease. It could be because of financial debt, broken relationships or other personal travesties that have taken place in their life.
Due to all of the popularity of alcohol, many people know of at least one individual that is struggling or has struggled with the bondage of alcoholism. Alcoholism knows no boundaries and has no prejudices. Its effect will affect individuals of all races, classes and creeds…and it will rear its head among people of all social classes.
If you live in the eastern part of the United States, you will be able to receive effective alcohol treatment in N.J. As stated before, we all realize that alcohol problems are not limited to a certain demographic area. With that said, sometimes the signs may be easily detected and other times the signs may be subtle and a person may be successful at hiding the addiction for a long period of time.
However, some of the more obvious signs may include if a person has at least 12 to 15 drinks in one given week and the onset of a drinking problem can occur if the person has a relative that has fallen victim to alcoholism or they have a mental health problem, i.e. bipolar or depression. All of this can lead to alcohol dependency.
Many folks lose a lot of time and money to a drinking habit. Some people will cope with the difficulties of life or stress through a bottle instead of confronting the sources or stresses. This is an early indication that the person is relying too heavily on alcohol. Later if and when they begin expressing their feelings of shame or guilt or even make futile attempts to make their drinking habits a secret, all of this can point to evidence of them not being in control of their drinking.
There are two basic methods to treating alcoholism. One is rehabilitation to have the person break free from the bondage of alcoholic dependency. This is usually done in a manner that is known as “cold turkey”. Depending on the severity, this methodology can cause painful withdrawal symptoms that may sometime cause the patient to fall off the wagon and go back to drinking.
This is the very reason that detoxification is part of the treatment process and the patient will receive a prescription to help wean them off of alcohol dependency and on towards the process of taking charge of their life once again, thus, remaining clean, never turning back to alcoholism.
The second stage of the therapy process involves the person’s mental health. This is because the cleanliness of one’s mental health will work in conjunction with their physical health. When the detoxification process is still in place the patient will work closely with others in group therapy and with a psychologist. It is in this family like setting where they get to talk to others that have the same struggles and where they can all come together and strengthen and encourage each other on the road to recovery.
When the patient discovers the reason that he or she turned to drinking in the first place then they must apply the understanding to their future. The patient learns to take the necessary tools they need to make better choices and decisions. Many times they must break associations with the people and environment that encouraged them to drink.
Therefore if you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol, now is the time for your or for them to partner with a alcohol treatment center in the local area.
Dr. Cidambi is a leader in addiction treatment and innovator of safe and effective ambulatory (outpatient) detoxification level of care for alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and suboxone. Prior to founding the Center for Network Therapy, she completed her residency in Psychiatry at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in New York. Due to the successful detoxification program, Dr. Cidambi was featured frequently by media outlets, including NPR, CBS, NY Times, and Wall Street Journal.