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Alcohol Rehabilitation – Those suffering with alcoholism cannot simply hope the problem will go away on its own. Indeed, ignoring the problem will actually increase dependence upon alcohol, and in turn the associated health and social problems attached to this condition will deepen.
How to kick-start the rehabilitation process:
The first step to be taken in terms of addressing your problems is to quit denial. Denial is the major hurdle that prevents those with a growing dependence upon alcohol to face up to their problems.
They create a strong self-denial structure to convince themselves that their problem is not as deep as it really is, when the reality is that it is far worse. A second form of denial is their denial to others. Anyone who raises the subject of the person’s drinking will be told, usually quite forcibly, that anything they have seen or heard has been blown way out of proportion and claims of problem drinking are grossly exaggerated.
Overcome denial – consider your options:
Do not be afraid or embarrassed to confide in a loved one or close friend regarding your current drinking habits. While you may not think it, they will be aware there are problems and that there has been for some considerable length of time. While they may not understand the extent of the problem they will normally be relieved that you have confided in them and do all they can to assist.
Once this has been achieved a visit to your doctor or a call to an outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation centre should be made. By securing an appointment, this will help you to understand the options open to you.
Two forms of alcohol rehabilitation to be considered:
There are 2 major forms of rehabilitation to be considered for those struggling with alcoholism:
Local rehab outpatient clinic:
There are many outpatient rehab clinics and you should find at least one within your local area. These establishments employ professional staff who are qualified to advise on how alcoholism can be overcome. Treatment and counselling can also be provided on an appointment basis.
Inpatient rehab establishment:
This is seen as the most effective route to helping you quit drinking and getting your life back on track. There are a variety of reasons for this, but major ones are the fact that you are leaving your current, often sterile environment behind, you will be in an establishment that is fully focused on alcohol rehabilitation and temptation will be distant.
The caring, qualified staff and counsellors at these establishments will treat you as an individual. As such an individual recovery plan will be discussed and agreed with your personal counsellor.
Inpatient rehab establishments should be looked upon as springboards to a life of sobriety, and while costs may be too excessive in your own country, please do not forget to investigate the option of a stay at an overseas rehabilitation establishment. Well-respected establishments have long been in operation in places such as Thailand and offer treatment on par or better than that of your own country at a fraction of the cost.
Contact the Alcohol Rehabilitation Specialists at Dara Rehab Thailand.