Monday, March 06, 2006

Treatment - Pharmaceutical or Holistic? By Patricia Howitt

All treatment based on pharmaceutical products proceeds from the study and treatment of symptoms, categorised pretty much in isolation as evidence of separate "diseases".
Western medicine has built a vast repertory of observed symptoms, and a vast array of unnatural products tailored by chemical companies to prevent these symptoms from manifesting. We even have comparatively simple conditions, like heartburn, being labelled as "diseases" to bring them within the scope of the prescription drugs industry.

The word “cure” is a misnomer when applied to drugs and disease. Drugs suppress symptoms, which are the body's way of ridding itself of underlying illness. This drives the problem deeper into the tissues for the cells to cope with in some other way, which leads to big trouble at a later date. Drugs may offer a "quick fix", but the price paid in side effects and long-term illness is enormous, affecting both quality and length of life.

Published “causes of death” statistics are many and varied. You will never find among them a figure for the thousands of people whose lifespan and quality of life are slowly destroyed by pharmaceutical drugs. When their lives end, cause of death is simply recorded as the “disease” they were being treated for, or one of its “side effects”.

What Holistic Really Means

While modern western medicine excels at treating emergencies and injury, it has lost the plot completely when it comes to treating illness and disease. All disease manifestations are the result of the same basic "dis-ease" condition of the body. In reality, before the rise of drugs, many natural treatments were used successfully for centuries to set the body's chemistry to rights.

These methods were intended to restore the body’s correct pH, supply the nutrients required to correct the underlying imbalance in the body tissues, return the body to proper health, and so enable it to deal with whatever symptoms were present.
The "diseases" mindset obscures the fact that all symptoms are manifestations of an underlying defective condition of the whole body caused by -
· Inadequate nutrition resulting in a weakened body structure (at both tissue and cellular levels) and decreased immune function; and
· External factors such as toxins and stress.
It is true that the body has countless ways of manifesting sickness. The reason diseases seem so many and varied is because -
· Each body breaks down at its weakest link - and in each individual that weakest link will be determined by heredity (genetic factors) and nutrition (eating habits);
· Each individual experiences toxins or stresses peculiar to his or her own lifestyle (e.g. cigarette smoke, asbestos fibers, timber treatment chemicals or whatever). These toxins and stresses can produce different effects on the system.
When one realises that our categorized diseases are simply varied manifestations of an imbalance in the body chemistry, it becomes easier to understand what holistic medicine and treatment is about.

Body pH and Organic Nutrients

Body pH is the indicator of the acid-alkaline condition of the blood. It is the most important single factor to be corrected before healing can proceed. This can be achieved in a number of ways, but primarily by avoiding acid-producing foods, correcting mineral deficiencies, and supplying the correct balance of healthy foods.

The following foods are the worst culprits in producing acid reactions in the body and are the cause of much illness and disease in the western world: white flour, white sugar, common salt, soft drinks, artificial colorings and flavourings, over-consumption of red meat and animal fats, hydrogenated fats, deep-fried fats, alcohol, and cigarette smoking.
Consider the average western diet and you will realise why illness and disease are rampant killers in the west, where many people's daily food consumption comprises almost exclusively the above products. Consider also that in many third-world countries the introduction of the western diet has been followed by a rising incidence of western disease.

Rebuilding and Healing

The holistic approach to healing starts by avoiding all foods that produce acid conditions in the body. Many of these foods are so lacking in nutritive value that they deplete the body’s vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The body has to dig into its own store to find the elements necessary for digestion, and very often, because of the poor state of our food today, that store has reached rock bottom.

In supplying what our bodies really need for the rebuilding and healing processes, the prime consideration is usability. Minerals are the body’s ground-floor building blocks and recent research now shows that mineral supplements MUST be supplied in a form the body can utilise. This is not found in pulverized rock, or in colloidal minerals. In both of these, the particle size is simply too large for our cells to utilise efficiently. The maximum our cells can derive from these sources is about 3%. The unused residue of these minerals is dumped somewhere in the system, where it adds to the burden the body is already carrying.

What our cells really need is organic (i.e. angstrom sized) minerals - because these are what the body was designed to use. The organic, angstrom particle size is actually 10,000 times smaller than a micron.

Minerals in plants and fruits are naturally angstrom sized, and this is the reason why so many of today's natural plant formulations are helping people with health problems.
You will notice that all of these natural products have one element in common – they are not the end product of our modern agricultural systems. This is because the depleted nature of our agricultural soils can no longer provide the minerals and trace minerals our bodies need in the quality and proportions they were designed for. Without a single exception, all of these new products are derived either from the sea, or from virgin soils that still retain their life-giving nutrients.

This is a huge lesson that we need to learn, and learn quickly. Unnatural chemicals are destroying our world, and they are destroying us.

Patricia Howitt is the Editor and chief writer for Health News NZ, a website she started in 1996 to provide information and help on alternative health. As well as pursuing her legal career in the NZ Government, she was for 7 years part-time sole charge in the only health store in her local town and played a significant role in her rural community’s fight to preserve its small hospital from being axed by bureaucracy. Webmistress: http://www.healthnews-nz.com/

Saturday, March 04, 2006

What is Drug Addiction Treatment? by David Skul

Learn more about drug addiction and how to treat it.

Troubles tied in with an individual's drug addiction can vary a good deal. People that are addicted to drugs come from all walks of life. Several bear mental health, job, health, or social Issues that create their habit-forming disorders tremendously more rough to deal with. Even if there are few connected Effects, the severity of addiction itself compasses widely among people.

A mixed bag of scientifically established attacks to drug addiction treatment subsist. Drug addiction treatment could include behavioral therapy, like guidance, cognitive therapy, or psychotherapy, medicines, or their combining. Behavioral therapies provide people strategies for grappling with their drug cravings, instruct them ways to stay away from drugs and stop relapsing, and help them cope with reversion if it takes place. Once a person's drug connected behavior puts him or her at more eminent risk for AIDS or other infectious diseases, behavioral therapies can help to repress the risk of disease transmission. Case management and referral to other medical, psychological, and societal services are crucial components of treatment for Several patients. The best programs supply a combining of therapies and other services to meet the needs of the individual user, which are determined by such subjects as age, race, culture, sexual orientation, sexuality, pregnancy, parenting, housing, and employment, as well as physical and sexual maltreatment.

Drug addiction treatment could include behavioral therapy, medicines, or their compounding.

Treatment medications, like methadone, LAAM, and naltrexone, are available for individuals addicted to opiates. Nicotine preparations and bupropion are available for persons addicted to nicotine.

Withdrawal Symptoms

The spectrum of withdrawal symptoms and the time scope for the expression of these symptoms After cessation of alcohol relate proportionately to the quantity of alcoholic consumption and the duration of a drug user's recent drinking habit. Virtually all patients have a similar spectrum of symptoms with every episode of alcohol withdrawal.

Minor withdrawal symptoms can take place while the patient still has a measurable blood alcohol level. These symptoms will include insomnia, modest anxiety, and tremulousness. Patients with alcoholic hallucinosis experience visual, auditory, or tactile hallucinations but otherwise have a clear sensorium.

Withdrawal seizures are more mutual in patients who have a history of multiple episodes of detoxification. Causes other than alcohol withdrawal should be considered if seizures are focal, if there is no definite history of recent abstinence from drinking, if seizures take place more than 48 hours Following the patient's last drink, or if the patient has a history of fever or trauma.

Evaluation of the drug user in Alcohol Withdrawal

The history and physical investigation constitute the diagnosis and rigor of alcohol withdrawal. Authoritative historical research include quantity of alcoholic intake, duration of alcohol use, period since last drink, former alcohol withdrawals, bearing of concurrent medical or psychiatric circumstances, and maltreatment of additional agents. In addition to distinguishing withdrawal symptoms, the physical examination need evaluate possible complicating medical statuses, including arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, infections, liver disease, nervous system disablement and pancreatitis. Primary lab investigations include a comprehensive blood count, liver function trials, a urine drug screen, and determination of blood alcohol and electrolyte levels.

The revised Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA-Ar) scale is a corroborated ten point appraisal tool that may be utilized to measure the rigor of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and to monitor and medicate patients moving through withdrawal. CIWA-Ar tallies of eight points or less correspond to mild withdrawal, tallies of 9 to 15 points equate to moderate withdrawal, and tallies of bigger than 15 points equate to severe withdrawal symptoms and an increased risk of delirium tremens and seizures.

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Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program - 3 Alcoholism Treatment Option Steps by David Buster

An alcohol addiction treatment program consists of three general alcoholism treatment option steps. These three steps are intervention, detoxification and rehabitation. Many persons with a drinking problem do not see or acknowledge that they have a problem with alcohol abuse. Intervention used in an alcohol addiction treatment program used to be more confrontational since problem drinkers would be confronted about their excessive drinking and threatened with consequences if they did not begin treatment.

Today, the more effective alcoholism treatment option consists of caring and understanding counseling and intervention. Studies have found that more people begin an alcohol addiction treatment program when family members or employers are honest with them and try to help the drinker see that alcohol abuse is adversely affecting their health and lives in many ways. Family or friends may need to help start the process of drinking problem recognition by reading relevant books on the subject to become better informed, by contacting their healthcare professional or by locating the nearest Alcoholics Anonymous or similar group.


An alcohol addiction treatment program intervention is a structured process where a group of family members, friends or co-workers get together in a caring way to communicate their concerns about a problem drinker's behavior. Done correctly, intervention has the objective of moving the person (and those who are part of the problem drinker's life) out of crisis mode and into addressing the addiction. Without the problem drinker recognizing and acknowledging that he or she has a drinking problem, there can be no effective and lasting alcoholism treatment option.


Here are the three main alcohol addiction treatment program steps:


1. Intervention - this is the initial alcoholism treatment option whereby the drinking problem is recognized and acknowledged by the drinker and perhaps family members or employer as well. Once the alcohol problem is recognized, alcohol consumption is stopped for those persons that are alcohol dependent.


If the person is a problem drinker and not alcohol dependent, moderate drinking may be successful. Many alcoholics at first will not acknowledge that their drinking is out of control, and moderation can often be a successful way to deal with the drinking problem. If moderation works, the drinking problem is solved. If it doesn't work, then the person is usually ready to try abstinence. Because alcoholism affects the people closely related to the problem drinker, education and treatment for family members through counseling is often necessary.


2. Detoxification - this phase of an alcohol addiction treatment program usually takes from 4 to 7 days. The more alcohol a person has been drinking each day, the higher the likelihood the person will develop alcohol withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking.


Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from annoying and uncomfortable to serious and even life-threatening. Withdrawal symptoms generally begin within 12 hours of the last alcohol consumption and will be the maximum in two or three days.


The person may need to stay at the hospital for medical observation. In a medically supervised environment, withdrawal from alcohol can be done safely, and medications can be used as needed to relieve withdrawal symptoms. Other medical problems that may exist increase the likelihood of developing severe withdrawal symptoms. For example, blood clotting and liver problems are often found in heavy drinkers, and serious symptoms such as convulsions, fever or delirium tremens can develop.


3. Rehabilitation - recovery from alcoholism should include support for the problem drinker once the detoxification alcoholism treatment option phase is completed to help maintain alcohol abstinence. This important recovery support will likely include counseling, nursing and medical care within these kinds of programs. Alcoholism disease education and alcohol effects on the body should be part of this alcoholism treatment option and rehab.


An alcohol addiction treatment program can be an inpatient or outpatient program. Medications are sometimes prescribed in alcoholism treatment to help prevent relapses. Naltrexone will reduce the desire for alcohol. Antabuse is another drug that is used in alcoholism treatment. It functions by producing unpleasant side effects if any alcohol is consumed within fourteen days after the drug is taken. Counseling or support groups are often needed on a long-term basis to help maintain sobriety.


Alcoholism and alcohol abuse can become life-threatening if not treated. It is never too late to begin the process of intervention, detoxification and rehabilitation to help a problem drinker regain control of their health and their lives.


If you'd like to see what alcoholism treatment option facilities exist, you can search online for a USA alcohol abuse treatment center that's located near you. If recovery from alcohol becomes a priority in your life or the life of someone you care about, seek an alcohol addiction treatment program that can provide the caring and professional alcoholism treatment that the problem drinker truly deserves.


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Monday, February 27, 2006

ONE DRINK IS TOO MANY AND A THOUSAND IS NOT ENOUGH by Dr. Sparks Lunney

See on this article what the Dr. Sparks Lunney have to say about alcoholism and rehabilitation, he will also give you a guide about alcoholic symptoms and also two alcoholic tests.

Whenever one hundred Americans are gathered together, twenty to twenty-five of them will have been affected by alcoholism. On any given day, one out of four hospital patients in the United States are hospitalized due directly to alcoholism or complications related to it. As a result of the pioneering work of William Silkworth, M.D., the Chief Physician at a hospital specializing in the treatment of alcoholism, alcoholism is understood among health care professionals today as essentially an allergy. An allergy is an abnormal reaction.

Most people experience an unpleasant sensation when they have had enough alcohol at any one time. This is the body’s signal that they have had enough and they stop drinking. This bodily feedback is similar to the experience of knowing when you have had enough to eat. People who suffer from the disease of alcoholism react abnormally to alcohol. Once they start to drink alcohol, they experience an intense craving to continue drinking. Often an active alcoholic will drink until passing out, although their original intent was to have just one or two drinks.

This abnormal reaction to alcohol can be avoided by not drinking. In this respect, alcoholism is like any other allergy. Once a person becomes alcoholic, however, alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease. It is characterized by continued and increasing use of alcohol despite grave physical, emotional, social and financial consequences. Without recovery, the end stage of alcoholism is typically long term psychiatric hospitalization or death.

The risk for development of active alcoholism involves genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors. Like almost all diseases, it runs in families. If you are a child of an alcoholic, you are four times more likely to become alcoholic than someone who is not.

Here are some helpful web resources to determine if you or someone you love is becoming an alcoholic:

“CAGE TEST” (MEDICAL/PSYCHIATRIC SCREENING TEST FOR ALCOHOLISM)
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“TWELVE QUESTIONS ONLY YOU CAN ANSWER” (ALCOHOLICS ANONOMOUS)
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If your score on the Cage Test or “Twelve Questions” suggests you have a problem with alcohol, you need to attend meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics rarely recover on their own. However, almost all alcoholics who thoroughly follow the AA program do recover. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking. If you live anywhere in the United States,you are not far from an AA meeting. Just phone, call information & ask for AA. Go to http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/CtrOff_d1.html 24 hours per day, select the state you live in & you will find many AA group telephone numbers to call. If you know you are an alcoholic, you know you are in great pain and causing great pain to those who care about you. Don’t delay. Alcoholism is often fatal.


Dr.Sparks Lunney is President of LifeCoachUSA,Inc. "ONE DRINK IS TOO MANY AND A THOUSAND IS NOT ENOUGH" first appeared on-line on HelloNaples.Com in Dr. Lunney's twice monthly feature "Window On Wellness." His web-site is www.lifecoachusa.com.

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Juan Buitrago

Alcoholism as a Disease, Not a Weakness by David Chandler

I found inside this article very important info about drinking as a disease and not as a weakness, please take some time to read it, is good.

Alcoholism is a disease in which drinkers have lost the ability to control their drinking, leading to physical and mental harm and loss of ability to behave in a socially acceptable manner. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, pathological condition that affects the nervous and digestive system, caused by the inability to stop drinking despite adverse consequences such as loss of job, family, and health. The disease is potentially fatal, however the most disturbing and debilitating part of alcoholism is the loss of self-respect, the possible job loss, and the toll it takes on the alcoholics family. There is also indication that there may be a genetic component with alcoholism.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence defines alcoholism as characterized by “impaired control over dinking…and distortions in thinking, most notably denial.” This means that for many alcoholics, they are unable to make a decision to stop drinking without the help of others.

Symptoms of the disease include but are not limited to sneaking drinks, lying about the amount consumed, irritability when alcohol is not available, mood swings, loss of appetite, a puffiness of the face, job loss and a high number of traffic tickets.

Family members need to develop an awareness of the disease and talk with the alcoholic. Most alcoholics are in denial and talking to the person about their disease can be very difficult. Choose a time when the person is sober. In addition, talking to the person after an alcoholic problem as occurred, such as a family argument, or a drunken driving ticket, for example, may be a good time to talk. Unfortunately waiting for a problem to occur from alcoholic behaviors can have serious consequences.

Family members coping with an alcoholic or addict can cause a great deal of stress in the family life. Therefore, there are support groups for Al-Alteen for children and teenagers. Al-Anon is for the spouse or loved one that has to cope with an alcoholic. These groups teach family members on how to cope with the alcoholic and process their emotions.

There are studies that want you to believe that alcoholism is not a disease. They are wrong. Alcoholism is a disease and while there is no cure, it is treatable. If it were not a disease, insurance companies would not pay for treatment.

For more information, visit: www.AlcoholismInfoCenter.com

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How To Select The Right Drug And Alcohol Rehab Center by CalRehabGuide Staff

Searching on the internet I found this interesting article about how to choose the right alcohol rehabilitation center and how to check the different features on it.

A person suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction needs help immediately. Without it, it is highly likely he will continue down a never-ending path of self-destruction that could ultimately lead to death. Unfortunately, drug and alcohol addiction are both extremely difficult to overcome. Therefore, the only way most addicts are able to truly fight the battle against drugs and alcohol is to receive addiction treatment through a reputable drug rehab program. Furthermore, it is essential that the addict find the rehab center that is best suited for him and his personality because if care is not taken to find a program compatible with his needs, a relapse is highly probable.

* The Specialty

Not all drug rehab centers specialize in every type of addiction recovery. Therefore, the first step in selecting the right drug or alcohol rehab center is to identify those that specialize in the drug the person is addicted to. For example, an alcoholic will receive little help from a program specializing in addiction treatment for those who abuse heroin. While the basics of addiction recovery are the same regardless of the type of drug that is abused, there are special considerations to be made with different drugs. The withdrawal symptoms can vary from drug to drug. In addition, the exact approach used to help the person recover from addiction can be different depending on the drug. Addicts may find a higher level of comfort treating in an environment where other addicts have shared the same drug experience.

* The Location

The location of an alcohol or drug rehab center can have an impact on its success with the addict. For some, it is best to find a rehab center that is located near to family and friends. In this way, it is possible for them to maintain more consistent contact with the addict. For others, it is better to find a rehab center that is further away from home because the memories and the people there make it too difficult to refrain from abusing drugs or alcohol. The proximity to home may cause triggers leading to early relapse.

* The Program

The first consideration a person must make when attempting to select the right drug and alcohol rehab center is the treatment program. Most drug rehab centers offer both inpatient and outpatient care programs, but careful consideration must be exercised when making the decision for the level of care. For some addicts, an inpatient care program may be the best option because they do not have the strength or ability to fight the addiction without receiving 24-hour care. For other addicts, outpatient treatment may be sufficient for overcoming the problem while still allowing the person to live a semi-normal life. A preliminary assessment by a physician or qualified counselor/therapist will help determine what level of care is most appropriate.

* The Approach

Nearly all alcohol and drug rehab centers provide physical and emotional care to help addicts overcome their disease. The exact approaches used by various rehab centers, however, can vary. For example, some centers place a greater emphasis on the physical aspect of the addiction while others focus more on the emotional impact. In addition, the way these rehab centers address both components of treatment may vary.

In some rehab centers, patients are provided with another drug in order to overcome the addiction. For some patients, however, there is a risk of becoming addicted to the replacement drug. Therefore, this type of approach may not be best for some addicts. Yet other rehab centers simply have patients go cold turkey, but this approach can be devastating for some patients and can even cause them to give up hope and want to quit.

In addition, the emotional approach used by rehab centers to assist with addiction recovery can differ. For example, some drug rehab programs may utilize less known approaches, such as music therapy and art therapy. Similarly, some centers may focus on hypnosis or acupuncture. Yet other programs may utilize only counseling and group therapy. For an addict, the approach used can make a huge impact on the overall success because if the addict does not believe in the type of therapy being utilized, they will likely be defeated before the recovery program even begins.

There are other questions that should be asked when making a decision about admission into an alcohol or drug rehab facility. Staff credentials, medical supervision, cost, typical length of stay, aftercare programs, 12 step philosophy, sobriety success rates, and family involvement are a few other important considerations to think about when making perhaps one of the most important decisions in the life of an addict.


The California Rehab Guide. Lists and reviews drug rehab and alcohol rehab facilities, lawyers and interventionist and has articles on addiction recovery and addiction treatment.

I hope this article serves you to your purpose to make an informed decision, as you can see this blog is for people that needs help on their rehabilitation process and to learn more about alcohol and drugs.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Addiction Treatment and Drug Rehabilitation by Jerry Goldfarb

Just what is addiction, you asked? Addiction is a physiological dependence on something, and is both physical and psychological in nature. When a person is addicted they literally need to feed that addiction constantly. Addiction is a traitor it sneaks up on you. People who are addicted often do not recognize that they have a problem, they think that the problem is with everyone. Addiction is different from abuse, a person can abuse drugs and not be addicted. The two most vital factors in determining addiction are tolerance and physical dependency. Addiction is very destructive, and most of the time people who are suffering from it end up hurting themselves and their love ones. It is hard to overcome but once the person began to see addiction as a problem in their life they can immediately seek alcoholism treatment or addiction treatment.

Teens partying late at night and imbibing drugs and alcohol for added fun, often dominated the silver screen. Quite a pretty picture isn't it? Oftentimes teens see it as an epitome. Although Hollywood does its part to show a different side of alcohol and drug addiction with movies like "Trainspotting" and "Girl Interrupted", the character still ended up being glamorous and ideal in nature and often overshadows the dark side of addiction. It is important to look at this depiction with a cynic eye. Movies are after all for entertainment purposes only, and there is nothing remotely entertaining about the reality of alcohol abuse and drug addiction. Addiction can be hell on earth and life in an Alcohol rehab and Drug Rehab can be a nightmare.

Illegal drugs and alcohol are addicting. Records show that the younger you are when you experiment with illegal drugs or alcohol you are more prone to become an addict in the future. Addiction often runs in families; you do not choose addiction, addiction chooses you. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol is a gamble, and the stake is your life, your personality, and your future.

Individuals often hide their drinking or deny that the fact that they have a problem. Signs of a possible alcoholism include having friends or relatives express concern, being irritated when people comment on their drinking, feeling guilty about their excessive alcohol consumption and thinking that they should moderate it but finds themselves unable to do so, or needs a morning drink to steady their nerves or relieve a hangover.

On the other hand, drug dependence often begins with the misuse of legal drugs like prescription drugs and inhalants. Inhalants are legal substances that becomes illegal when use in a manner that causes a person to get high. These also include aerosol cleaners, gasoline, cleaning fluids, butane, and acetone. These things are legal to sell or buy however, they are not controlled substances and they are relatively cheap when compared with drugs.

People with addiction work hard to resolve them, and with the support of family members and friends they are able to recover on their own. However in most cases, people they usually cannot stop drinking or using drugs by willpower alone. A lot of them require outside help, mostly from Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehab. Alcoholism treatment and addiction treatment may need medically supervised detoxification to avoid possible life-threatening withdrawal symptoms such as seizures and convulsion. Once they are stabilized, they need help resolving psychological issues associated with their problem drinking.

For a free professional consultation to get help for yourself or a loved one call 800-559-9503 anytime day or night or visit: www.helpaddicts.com

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Objective Of Alcohol Rehabilitation Program by Paul Johnson

The main objective of alcohol rehabilitation programs is to
free you from the bondage of alcoholism. These programs
help you to discover newer ways to live without alcohol.

Different alcohol rehabilitation centers are offering
various types of alcohol rehabilitation programs to treat
alcoholism. Here is some information that may help you for
selecting the right alcohol rehabilitation program.

Consult a good alcohol rehabilitation center for finding a
suitable alcohol rehabilitation program. Doctors and
alcohol rehabilitation specialists will study your case and
conduct certain tests on you to find out a suitable program
for you.

Every individual has a unique history to alcoholism. Hence,
the rehabilitation program must be tailor-made to suit your
case.

Generally, the alcohol rehabilitation programs include
services such as hospitalization, medication, diet,
exercise, counseling, sauna, spiritual therapy, hypnosis,
amino acids and community activity.

Depending upon your case, doctors will recommend the
services that need to be included in the rehabilitation
programs designed for you.

The doctors would advice you to join either the "outpatient
treatment program" or the "residential inpatient treatment
program" depending on your intensity of alcohol dependency.
Here are some details about both the options.

Outpatient Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

If you do not have a long history of alcoholism, an
outpatient rehabilitation/ treatment program might be the
correct option. You might need counseling and guidance as a
part of your treatment.

Outpatient alcohol rehab program is a suitable option
treatment of alcoholism at its early stage. This program is
recommended for those individuals, whose occupational and
family environments are intact and for those who
demonstrate a high degree of commitment to quit alcohol.

This program provides adequate support service for your
day-to-day life.

Residential/ Inpatient Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

If you have experienced a long period of alcoholism,
doctors might recommend you for a residential or inpatient
alcohol rehabilitation program. The inpatient treatment
program provides 24-hour support and it is highly
effective.

This treatment is not just confined to amelioration of
symptoms. Rather this variant of alcohol rehab focuses on
addressing and resolving the factors that contribute to
alcoholism. Under the inpatient alcohol rehabilitation
program besides medication, you will participate in
educational lectures.

Counseling based treatment will be given to you on personal
basis as well as in small group settings. Some of the
inpatient alcohol rehabilitation programs also include
additional activities such as yoga and spiritual methods of
recovery.

The alcohol rehabilitation program also includes several
support services even after abstinence is achieved. This
ensures a perfect recovery and prevents a possible relapse.
This includes promoting religious involvement, imbibing
good health practices, proper diet, exercise, sleep
therapy, and self-enhancement projects.
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