Excess of anything is bad and it applies perfectly for alcohol. Excessive consumption of alcohol is termed as alcohol abuse and it is this abuse which leads to most of the problems. The most common ailments that affect people when they consume excessive alcohol are diseases related to liver, heart, blood vessels, nervous system, gastritis and pancreatitis. Some may even suffer from cancer and end up dying painfully. Thus a person who is unable to work normally in his/her day-to-day life due to excessive alcohol consumption is the person who needs alcohol rehabilitation.
Person getting addicted to alcohol no longer means devil resides within him as it was believed previously. It is not something alien but something that people suffer from because of situations that they have witnessed in their lives. All the emotional attachments, beliefs that we have and traumas that we have to endure throughout our life make people turn to alcohol for comfort. Physical ailments can be cured faster but it is the mental traumas which create grave problems. There are specialized centers where trained personnel handle people facing mental traumas.
The most unique feature of these rehabilitation centers is that they do not group people according to the problems they face. A person who takes to alcohol because of some emotional trauma is given treatment in some particular fashion which may not be same as another person facing emotional trauma as the reasons for their traumas differ. Thus it should be noted that the treatment of alcoholic patients is unique and varies from patient to patient.
Rehabilitation depends on the duration since the individual started exceeding consumption of alcohol and the number of times that individual has undergone therapy. If the individual in question doesn’t have a long history of alcoholic abuse then sometimes just a counselor to guide patient is necessary. If on the other hand the patient has a long history of alcoholic abuse and many therapy sessions have had no effect on the patient’s alcoholic patterns then the patient is registered for residential treatment. This residential treatment may vary according to the severity of the alcohol abuse case. Most of the abuse cases have counseling ranging from one month to six months but this doesn’t mean that it is fixed. As specified earlier the time duration of rehabilitation may vary according to the individual in question. Response of the individual to the treatment indicates how much time will be required further for the rehabilitation to complete.
The most important point associated with rehabilitation is that the more time an alcoholic can manage to stay without alcohol, probability of that individual staying without alcohol increases. Additionally there are many other courses or stages that an alcoholic goes through which makes him/her aware about addiction and make that individual realize that they need help to get rid of that addiction. Getting addicted to alcohol is very easy. It is the process of getting rid of that addiction which is difficult. Hence, if you get addicted to alcohol and realize it, then you have already started on the path of rehabilitation.