Alcohol Addiction Rehab and Recovery
Treatment is available for people experiencing the hardships of addiction
Recovery from the Pain of Alcohol Addiction
Of the people who suffer from substance abuse disorders, many more are affected by alcohol use disorders due to the fact that alcohol is legal and readily available to those over the legal age. However, since alcohol is a legal substance, most people believe that means it’s not harmful, or not addictive. These misunderstandings have led to lots of pain and misery for those who learn the hard way exactly how unhealthy and addictive alcohol truly is. Alcohol is not only unhealthy to the mind and body, but often leads to serious addiction problems. Our biggest objective is to educate people who suffer from alcohol use disorders, help them recognize the roots of their drug addiction, and provide them the skills to live without and withstand alcohol. Dependency is a complex illness, and treating it is complicated as well, so seeking help from experienced, certified rehabilitation programs dramatically increases the probability of recovery. We recognize that everyone has the power to change their lifestyle for the better, freeing themselves from the grip of addiction. If you would like to talk to a dependency professional in the Chicago area, and want to take the first step towards recovery, call (312) 465-4650 as soon as possible.
The facts about alcohol use disorders
Though both are alcohol use disorders, alcohol dependence, also known as alcoholism, is often thought to be more destructive than alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse is defined as misusing alcohol, but not being physiologically dependent, meaning there are minimal withdrawal effects and little or no tolerance has developed. However, this is still a major disorder because it causes people to make poor choices, suffer criminal and social problems, and be less responsible at work, home, and school. Urges, loss of control, physical dependence, tolerance, and all the factors involving alcohol abuse comprise what is considered alcohol dependence, or alcoholism.
Genetics, environmental factors, and psychological or emotional issues can all impact a person’s likelihood for developing an alcohol use disorder. What quantity and how regularly an individual consumes alcohol, their age, their health condition, and family history will also impact the way in which alcohol will affect them.
We offer a variety of rehab treatments
Rehabilitation centers address physical factors the body needs to regain health. To begin recovery, you must detox alcohol from your body. When the detox process begins, the body will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol detox is dangerous and requires medical assistance, due to the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Fortunately, rehabilitation offers professional assistance 24 hours a day, allowing an individual to move past the detoxification stage comfortably, safely and medically managed. Depending on the profoundness of the alcohol use disorder, a detox procedure is also required before treatment can start. Detoxing without medical assistance is terribly harmful for severe alcoholics, and may even be deadly. We provide a safe, monitored atmosphere to detox from alcohol, and is supervised by a clinical staff. It is very important to obtain treatment after detoxification, since detox only assists the addict in withdrawing from their substance of abuse. Treatment, or rehabilitation, is the one way that an addict can actually recover from an alcohol use disorder.
Rehabilitation can involve everything from group or one-on-one counseling, medical treatment, education regarding alcohol use disorders, lifestyle coaching, drug and alcohol testing, relapse prevention training, self-help and support classes orientation, family education and therapy services, and follow up care. Our clinical personnel are extremely sensitive to the presence of other psychological diseases that statistically accompany alcohol use disorders, like depression. We employ certified staff that are experienced at addressing the psychological conditions that are statistically likely to co-occur alongside alcohol use disorders. Alcohol recovery professionals are available 24 hours a day for additional information about alcohol use disorders, locations of rehabilitation programs, or for advice concerning coping with alcoholism. Call (312) 465-4650 today, to get the help you need.