Alcoholism treatment is a comprehensive rehab program that helps people overcome an addiction to alcohol. Treatment is available through both inpatient and outpatient programs.
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Signs and symptoms that you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol include:
When someone over the age of 60 becomes addicted to alcohol, it’s known as late onset alcoholism. Some common reasons why aging people may turn to alcohol include the loss of a loved one, feelings of isolation and boredom, and declining physical or mental health.
Chronic abuse of alcohol or an addiction to it can cause devastating health problems down the road, including:
An alcohol intervention is a meeting between concerned loved ones and someone with an alcohol addiction, and it’s designed to help the loved one choose to seek treatment for the problem. An intervention staged and facilitated by a professional interventionist has a 90 percent chance of getting the loved one to agree to treatment. If you think an intervention could help someone you love, contact an addiction counselor or other mental health professional for information on how to start the process.
The first step of treating alcoholism is breaking the physical addiction through medical detox, during which medications are administered to relieve the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.
During the second phase of alcoholism treatment, a variety of psychotherapies address the complex issues behind the addiction. Treatment therapies include psychotherapies like cognitive and behavioral therapy and group and family counseling. It can also include:
The last phase of treatment is an aftercare program that’s set in place to help prevent relapse once the patient goes back to life as usual. The aftercare plan is individualized to meet the individual’s specific needs and will usually include ongoing therapy and participation in a 12-Step or similar recovery support group.
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