Alcoholism is under the classification of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and is defined as an addiction to alcohol. An alcoholic shows behaviors that are compulsive. Uncontrolled intake of alcohol occurs despite the known consequences to health and surrounding relationships. Alcoholism is a medical disease needing alcohol rehab, and there are inpatient and outpatient alcohol rehab programs in Yorktown that treat this disorder.
If you are in needed of alcohol rehab, call our Drug Rehab Yorktown at (914) 829-5787.
There are two main disorders under AUD: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. A person with alcohol dependence has alcoholism and is called an alcoholic. A person who abuses alcohol, but doesn’t display withdrawal symptoms when they aren’t drinking, has alcohol abuse disorder. It is simple to transition from alcohol abuse to alcoholism if a person continues to abuse alcohol.
People who abuse alcohol are typically in denial and don’t think they have a problem. A common answer given by drinkers is they can stop whenever they choose. Unfortunately, they can’t stop on their own, even when they wish. Despite damaging consequences, people with drinking problems continue to drink.
In an intervention, friends and family of the alcohol abuser meet to convince him or her to enter treatment. The group talks about how the drinking has harmed everyone’s lives, the abuser most of all. Treatment is offered to end the cycle of alcohol abuse. Pre-arranged treatment is usually in place for the person to enter immediately, because if he or she is given time to consider treatment, the likelihood that they will go decreases.
Once an assessment has been held and treatment begins, the initial step is an alcohol medical detox. A detox is done in our treatment facility with qualified medical staff. Home detox is recommended because alcohol withdrawal can be painful and even fatal, and supervision is needed for emergencies.
Once detox is completed, counseling and therapy treatment programs customized for the individual begin. Group therapy permits sharing of addiction stories with those who are experiencing the same challenges. Individual therapy sessions with professionals also occur. Residential treatment offers the most effective treatment because eliminates the temptation to drink and any distractions or relapses.
Once alcohol rehab treatment is completed, aftercare plans, including support services, are in place. The transition made back into living life outside of rehab, without alcohol, is monitored and supported. Sober living and halfway houses can help make the transition go as smoothly as possible.
Contact Drug Rehab Yorktown at (914) 829-5787 and we will explain how we can help you or a loved one win the battle with alcohol. Our certified rehab center has the staff and cutting edge treatments needed. All calls are kept private. Call today!