Alcohol Abuse Rehab
Alcohol abuse takes on many faces. A person who has abused alcohol for much of their life will often find their body to be degenerating from the chronic added stress of drinking alcohol to excess. This can result in liver damage, sometimes including cirrhosis, where the liver can no longer function. In all, there are 200 diseases in the list of problems increased or caused by alcohol consumption.
In every region of the world, men are affected far more often than women. In fact, almost 4% of all deaths worldwide are attributed to alcohol, greater than deaths caused by HIV/AIDS, violence or tuberculosis. Alcohol is also associated with many serious social issues, including violence, child neglect and abuse, and absenteeism in the workplace.
But, even with years of alcohol abuse, and a life that has gradually ebbed away from what it was when that abuse began, there is hope that recovery is possible. The most important thing is to get the alcohol addict or abuser to get help at the earliest possible time, so he can reverse his downward spin and begin his road to a more stable future.
Alcohol abusers and addicts worldwide found hope at Narconon alcohol abuse treatment centers for the past 45 years. On six continents and in many countries, the staff at Narconon centers help drug and alcohol addicts leave substance abuse behind forever. They also teach young people the dangers of drugs and alcohol so that they later may decide to stay away from drugs and alcohol for good.
Narconon treatment centers follow a standardized program, beginning with a medical examination to determine if the person needs a medical detox first, where he is closely supervised by a physician, or whether he is able to go directly into the alcohol abuse treatment.
Once this issue is handled, the Narconon alcohol and drug rehabilitation program will begin to lead the person out of the old lifestyle and into sobriety. At the outset of the program, to help get residual alcohol toxins flushed from the body, the program includes a vigorous exercise and nutritional component along with supervised time in a low-heat sauna. This will help an addicted person to begin to feel like himself (or herself) again. Many recovering addicts find that the cravings for alcohol begin to lessen during this time.
The next stage of program helps each person in the alcohol substance abuse rehab to recover a brighter viewpoint on life and increased perception of his environment. In this stage, many find that life can begin to be fun again.
An alcohol or drug addicted person must eventually learn to make drug-free decisions during critical junctures in life. These skills cannot be returned to addicts without their having first taken stock of themselves and situations and relationships that need to be examined and sometimes old bridges will need to be mended. The addict learns in the third stage of the program to build specific life skills so he can pro-actively handle some of these earlier upsets.
The last phase helps the addict to recover a sense of himself including rebuilding his personal values and integrity and developing for himself his actual moral values.
Narconon treatment centers do not use any substitute drugs to get one to withdraw from drugs or alcohol. It is a drug-free treatment program, which restores to the individual his self-respect, confidence and abilities he may have believed lost due to his addiction.
Narconon centers exist all over the world. The Narconon successful treatment modalities have existed for 45 years, during which time many thousands of people have found their way back to a sober, drug-free and productive lives! In fact, Narconon is proud of its excellent success rate. Worldwide, seven out of ten graduates stay drug-free after returning home.
If you would like to find out more about the Narconon drug rehab program, contact a Narconon drug counselor today.
Source:Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, World Health Organization, 2011.