Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Alcohol addiction is one of the most prevalent and widely misunderstood psychological disorders in the world. Millions of Americans suffer from alcoholism, though the majority of these afflicted individuals never seek treatment – either because they remain unaware of the implications of the disease, or because they remain unaware that treatment is available and accessible. If you have watched a loved one suffer at the hands of alcohol addiction, you may be wondering how one can walk through life oblivious to the fact that he or she is plagued with such a devastating and life-threatening disease. The truth is, many sufferers know deep down that alcohol has gotten the better of them – the issue lies in admitting this fact to themselves. Denial plays a major role in this seemingly insane oblivion. If you know and love someone who clearly needs treatment for alcohol addiction but is unable to see the necessity of professional help, there are several steps you can take to ensure that your loved one is receiving the outside assistance that he or she need to beat alcoholism once and for all.
Treatment for Alcohol Addiction
There are several ways to go about prompting a loved one to commit to inpatient treatment. Many will say, “Treatment is not successful unless a person really wants to get sober.” In my personal experience, this is not necessarily true. When I first attended rehab, I did so because my parents staged an intervention, and kept to the strict boundaries and ultimatums they had established. They told me that if I did not agree to go to treatment, they would cut off all communication and financial support. At the time I was predominantly financially independent, but with alcoholism tends to come slight fiscal irresponsibility. I laughed in their faces and returned home, disbelieving they would cut off their own daughter over something so dramatic and irrational. After a couple weeks of total isolation and financial struggle, I agreed to go to treatment. At first I was going exclusively for them – I did not want to be there; I was not an alcoholic. As time progressed and my head continued to clear, I came to realize that I was, in fact, alcohol addicted. I started to feel better than I had ever felt. Slowly but surely, sobriety became something I chose to maintain for myself – for my own personal wellbeing.
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The Benefits of Staging an Intervention
If someone you love is in severe denial about the fact that they need help, you may want to consider staging an intervention. A professionally facilitated intervention can be exceedingly beneficial when it comes to urging a loved one to commit to treatment that they do not necessarily feel that they need. In many cases, those struggling with severe alcohol dependency will be too intoxicated and dazed to consider the fact that sobriety may be a better option. When I was in the throes of my active addiction, I could not comprehend a world without alcohol. How would I cope? However, the longer I stayed sober and the more coping strategies I picked up along the way, the more my quality of life improved, and the idea of returning to the drink became just as insane at the concept of living without it had been for so long. If you are planning on staging an intervention, be sure to do so with a professional facilitator onboard. We would be happy to recommend an interventionist to you – please feel free to give us a call today.
Finding the Best Treatment Option for You
Of course, getting a loved on into alcohol addiction treatment might not always be so difficult – especially if he or she has experienced severe consequences directly tied to drinking, and has succumbed to the fact that a new way of life is in order. If willingness is present, it is important to act quickly. Our trained staff members are standing by, waiting for your call – ready to help you get your loved one into treatment as soon as he or she is ready to board a plane. Recovery is a possibility for every alcoholic, and we are here to help get you started in any way we possibly can.