The effects of alcoholism varies from individual to individual. The stress of work responsibilities, family and intimate relationships can mentally and physically drain you and contribute to different patterns of alcohol abuse.
For example, an alcoholic who holds a job and maintains family responsibilities is still an abuser of alcohol if he or she downs two bottles of wine every night; or the "social drinker" who has 5 or more drinks a night, which is perilous to good health.
Some alcoholics tend to get violent or lash out when intoxicated and other alcohol abusers drink alone to keep their addiction hidden from family and friends. Eventually, alcoholism starts to affect every addict the same way. Their health starts to degenerate, relationships with their family or spouses start to fall apart, or they end up in the ER for alcohol poisoning. When dependency becomes serious, the symptoms of withdrawal begin to surface.
The treatment of alcoholism is based on several components like the length of addiction and how much control the addict has over it. Alcoholics who have abused alcohol for countless years will need to understand that recovery is an ongoing process. Recovering alcoholics can go several years without drinking but relapse can still happen at anytime. Addiction treatment and drug rehabilitation programs provide patients with the tools needed to foster longstanding commitment to sobriety so they can cope with the daily stresses of life without reversing back to alcohol or drug abuse.
Inpatient treatment allows patients to medically detox from alcohol or drug dependence under the watchful eye of board certified physicians, nurses, and substance abuse technicians. If withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or drug abuse are severe, the medical staff can help minimize the discomfort and monitor the patient's health during this time precarious time. Inpatient treatment ensures that the patient will receive the medical supervision and personal care needed to make it through the dangerous symptoms of withdrawal. Durham Drug Treatment Centers understands that entering aftercare treatment can make the transition from alcohol dependency easier for the patient.
Outpatient treatment is recommended for addicts who don't exhibit severe withdrawal symptoms and are not in compromised mental or physical health. Durham Drug Treatment Centers recognizes this treatment option is best for individuals who have demonstrated that alcohol or drug addiction has not yet taken over their lives or for binge drinkers who can go weeks or even months without drinking and then get intoxicated to the point of alcohol poisoning.
Most Durham alcohol rehabilitation centers work with a variety of insurance providers and are ready to help you find out what your insurance covers. Call (919) 246-9976 for help finding the best alcohol rehabilitation treatment options to meet your long-term recovery needs.