Alcohol has been used as a socially acceptable form of socialization throughout history. While most are able to drink in moderation and remain in control, others are not and their mind and body turn to alcohol, it creates a sense of normalcy when intoxicated that they can no longer achieve while sober. Most who have an alcohol abuse or addiction problem require the assistance of a recovery center such as the Grape Vine House. There they receive the supportive care needed to help them successfully recover from addiction.
Alcohol abuse is different than alcoholism, the abuser remains in control of their alcohol use. Alcohol abuse commonly is in the form of binge drinking, which is the consumption of 4 or more alcoholic drinks in on sitting. Alcohol impairs a persons judgement, those who abuse alcohol often make foolish choices such as; drinking and then driving, unprotected sex and aggressive behavior, all of which can have devastating effects on that individual as well as others. Alcohol abuse, binge drinking, also put the individual at great risk for alcohol poisoning that can potentially result in death. Many people who abuse alcohol are caught up in its use, they often require assistance from an Alcohol Recovery Center to successfully quit drinking.
Alcohol addiction is alcohol known as alcohol dependency or alcoholism. An alcoholic has lost control of their drinking. Their mind and body is physically dependent on alcohol and when stopping its use they experience painful withdrawal symptoms and strong cravings. Many alcoholics say they can not function without alcohol in their system. Having similar effects as binge drinking, alcoholism also takes a serious toll on the individuals health, person life and the lives of those around them. Most alcoholics are unable to stop drinking on their own and require help from an Alcohol Recovery Center.
Quitting any addiction is not fun, it is painful and overwhelming. With the help of an Alcohol Recovery Center such as the Grape Vine House you can start on the road to recovery. The fist step is admitting you have a problem.
When entering into an Alcohol Recovery Center you will go through an assessment process to determine the severity of your abuse problem or addiction, this allows Doctors and staff to set up an appropriate treatment process for you. Those abusing alcohol may require an outpatient program of a half way house for their treatment. Those with an alcohol addiction most likely will require inpatient treatment. Key aspects to Alcohol Recovery Centers include:
- Medical Detox
- Group and Individual Counseling
- Cognitive Therapy
Each of these aspects help the individual through the withdrawal process, to know the cause of their addiction, and learn how to live with their addiction through sober living techniques.