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Alcoholism, alcohol addiction and alcohol dependence are only one type of an alcohol problem. Alcohol abuse can be just as harmful. A person can abuse alcohol without actually being an alcoholic--that is, he or she may drink too much and too often but still not be dependent on alcohol. Some of the problems linked to alcohol abuse include not being able to meet work, school, or family responsibilities; drunk-driving arrests and car crashes; and drinking-related medical conditions. Under some circumstances, even social or moderate drinking is dangerous--for example, when driving, during pregnancy, or when taking certain medications.
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism cut across gender, race, and nationality. Nearly 14 million people in the United States--1 in every 13 adults--abuse alcohol or are alcoholic. In general, though, more men than women are alcohol dependent or have alcohol abuse problems. Alcohol abuse problems are highest among young adults ages 18-29 and lowest among adults ages 65 and older. We also know that people who start drinking at an early age--for example, at age 14 or younger--greatly increase the chance that they will develop alcohol abuse problems or alcoholism at some point in their lives.
The type of alcohol treatment you receive depends upon the severity of your alcoholism and your resources. Generally speaking most people who are alcohol dependant will require a medically monitored alcohol detox program and a stay in an alcohol rehab program.
Alcohol detox, usually takes place within an alcohol rehab in a medically monitored alcohol detox unit. Alcohol detox, is the process by which all alcohol withdrawal symptoms are medically managed as alcohol use is discontinued. During alcohol detox, medications are prescribed to make the patient more comfortable during the alcohol withdrawal phase and alcohol detox can take between five and seven days depending upon the extent of one’s alcoholism. If a person is using drugs in conjunction with alcohol, alcohol detox may take a little longer and can be a bit more complicated. This being the case, it is imperative that you provide the alcohol rehab program with exact information upon entering alcohol detox.
If you have tried and failed to achieve abstinence on your own, you can find effective treatment through self-help support groups and alcohol abuse treatment programs such as inpatient alcohol rehab programs. Inpatient alcohol abuse treatment programs should include services such as:
The alcohol abuse treatment program you choose should be equipped with 24-hour nursing and medical care as well as a qualified physician and addiction treatment staff. Finding the best alcohol abuse treatment program for your individual needs can be a challenge, but Affordable Rehab of Cleveland can help. Call us at (216) 200-7410 for assistance in finding effective alcohol abuse treatment programs for you or your loved-one.
We will make sure that you are prepared for life after you complete rehab. We know you can succeed with the valuable knowledge and skills that we will give you. Don't let another minute pass you by, it could mean your life.
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