Treatment for Alcohol Abuse
Of the over 4 million Americans who seek substance abuse treatment each and every year, more than 2.5 million need it for alcoholism. Almost two thirds of all substance abuse problems in the United States are related to alcohol.
Alcohol is classified as a drug, with similar effects on the mind and body as street drugs and psychoactive pharmaceuticals. Because it is legally advertised and sold in the United States, the public often have the conception that alcohol is somehow different than other commonly abused substances. The truth is that it can lead to addiction.
Alcohol withdrawal is one of the most dangerous and painful detoxification processes that a substance abuser can go through. There are very few drugs that create withdrawal symptoms that can lead to death and alcohol is one of them. If you are trying to help an alcoholic quit, be sure to seek competent medical assistance. Quitting cold turkey from alcohol results in thousands of deaths each year.
Because alcohol is so prevalent in our society, it can be difficult for an alcoholic to abstain—even when he’s gone to rehab. He cannot even pump gas in his car without being offered alcohol at the checkout. You could say that alcoholism is one of the most difficult addictions to treat for this reason. A street drug abuser can simply move away from his drug dealer connections. An alcoholic can’t move away from alcohol dealers. They’re everywhere. Drug and alcohol treatment centers have their work cut out for them when trying to help an alcoholic lead a life of sobriety.
If you or a loved one are struggling with alcoholism, and are seeking alcohol abuse solutions, call Narconon Louisiana now.