Alcohol Drug Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Drug Addiction Treatment

The very first step in the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step program gives us the key to Alcohol and Drug Addiction treatment. “We admitted that we were powerless over our Alcohol and Drug Addiction --that our lives had become unmanageable.”

That may sound trite, but there are two very important points for the person affected in that statement, that, (1) we are out of control and, (2) our lives are unmanageable.

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I see people come and go from the treatment center every week. Some are seeking help after a repeat bout with the disease, while others are obviously there because someone else has either encouraged them or pestered them enough to force an action.

Sometimes a person is there because of a court order. Those who have had a relapse may be discouraged or angry with themselves, but they are participating because they agree with Step 1.

People who are not in agreement with that initial realization will most often say it’s the other person’s problem. If they are there by court order, they are often pretty angry about it. People who are either Alcohol and Drug Addiction or are in the grip of Alcohol and Drug Addiction may completely deny their problem, and when they enter treatment it’s with “kicking and screaming” and not their own idea.

Why is treatment necessary?

Why is treatment necessary? Consider the following pieces of information and make your own determination. If a person with the disease decides to quit on their own, they stand about a four percent chance of staying sober for a year.

If that same person were to go through treatment, their chances of staying sober for the following year will increase to 50 percent. If a person goes through Alcohol and Drug Addiction treatment, accepts weekly aftercare and regularly participates in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, their chances of staying sober for the next year increase to 90 percent. You can see that treatment and maintenance are effective. But it doesn’t stop there.

There is no cure for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

There is no cure for Alcohol and Drug Addiction. It’s important to understand this vital fact. Because of that, Alcohol and Drug Addiction needs to be managed. People need a plan. Alcohol and Drug Addiction treatment programs for Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Alcohol and Drug Addiction are varied, but we’ll give you an initial look at some of them. The treatment option that is right for you, or someone you love, is best outlined by a professional and we encourage you to seek help. The professional counselor or therapist is well equipped to map out the right strategy for the individual.

Correct diagnosis imperative for Alcohol and Drug Addiction treatment

Like any disease, there needs to be a correct diagnosis, followed by a treatment plan. That initial assessment may lead to a stay in a residential treatment center, or outpatient treatment, or participation in an AA group. In any case, it is important to tailor make the best possible program.

The program will be determined largely by an individual’s battle with the disease. What is the level of alcohol dependence? Let’s say, for example, that a person is functioning well in life and they can demonstrate a level of control over their drinking, some minor intervention to assist in giving the person tools to help control the disease may be sufficient. However, if a person is farther down the path and they are not in control, that option is not going to be effective. They must stop drinking entirely and that will take some work.

30% Dropout rate for outpatient treatment

There is no substantial evidence to suggest that inpatient is better than outpatient for Alcohol and Drug Addiction treatment, other than there is a 30 percent dropout rate in outpatient people.

The dropout rate for inpatient is about 10 percent, so that would suggest an edge to inpatient treatment. The following page will give you a look at the various types of treatment, and as you pursue options, you may want to consider what each has to offer.

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Alcohol excessive drinking had seizure?

by Joyce
(Alberta Canada)

Excessive drinking had seizure, please explain?

Alcohol poisoning and seizures
by: Ned Wicker

One of the dreadful effects of drinking is alcohol poisoning and seizures. This may not be what you want to hear, but you or your loved on obviously have had an adverse reaction to alcohol, too much alcohol, so this is something you need to examine very closely to avoid another episode.

Your doctor might have a much better explanation and plan for you, and I would recommend highly that you go to your physician and have a complete medical workup. The drinking has caused you distress, so that is going to be a key issue for you moving forward.

It is best that you do not drink at all, but to do this you need guidance and support. Go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and allow that organization to help you. I would be shocked if you went to a meeting and discovered that nobody in the building had ever had a seizure , or other serious side effects of excessive drinking.

You are not alone. The bottom line is the best way to avoid an alcohol-related seizure is to not take the next drink. Make that contact with AA. It’ll be worth it.

If your loved one is the one who had the seizure you should contact Al-Anon so that they can help you learn the best way to help some suffering from the disease of alcoholism.


and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8






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