If you or someone you love is suffering from alcoholism, the best way to recover from the disease is going through complete alcohol rehabilitation. Attempting to detox without medical supervision can be deadly. Furthermore, if one withdraws from or forgoes addiction treatment following the completion of a detox program, the individual’s chances of relapse drastically increase.
What Is Alcohol Rehab?
Alcohol rehabilitation is a form of addiction treatment that takes place in a residential treatment facility, allowing the client to focus 100 percent of their effort on recovery, in addition to helping them build a foundation for long term success in sobriety for the long term.
What Is Alcohol Abuse?
Alcohol abuse and addiction (alcoholism) are two different concepts that people often get confused. Alcohol abuse is the habitual misuse of alcohol, meaning, the individual may drink too much, drink at inappropriate times, and/or drink to self-medicate or cope with mental or physical illnesses but does not necessarily feel the need to drink. Alcohol abuse does not reflect alcoholism, rather it is a symptom of the disease. In fact, one may abuse alcohol without going so far as developing an addiction. However, even without addiction, alcohol abuse can be deadly and the potential effects of it on the mind and body can be devastating.
How Does Alcohol Abuse Become Alcohol Addiction?
How Is Alcohol Rehab Useful In Treating Alcoholism?
Alcohol rehabilitation not only treats the physical dependency to alcohol using detox, but the mental addiction as well with addiction therapy. Furthermore, aftercare is an essential part of recovery to help prevent relapses.