Addiction and Rehabilitation- Treating Alcohol Abuse at a rehab centre

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Alcohol use Disorder is a chronic health condition which affects a person on a physical, psychological, social and emotional plane, rendering them incapable of performing their own task. It includes an extensive use of alcohol which is not restricted to any occasion, time or place. Some signs that indicate alcohol misuse are-

  • Uncontrolled urge to consume alcohol
  • No specific limit over drinking
  • Negative thought patterns while/after/before consuming alcohol
  • Drinking in any situation
  • Considering drinking as the only solution
  • Surrendering all tasks and prioritizing drinking

If any of these pointers apply to you or you suspect your loved one to fit any of these, you should approach a rehab center for an extensive consultation.

Stages of alcohol use

Any habit takes time to convert to misuse. There are 4 stages  which a substance user goes through.

  • At risk- Casual use of alcohol is seen in normal to joyous occasions to ‘lower stress’. At this stage, the body starts getting used to or ‘build tolerance’ towards the alcohol.
  • Early stage- The stage of drinking alone, here the person starts drinking any chance they get and finding an escape in drinking. Till this stage, control is still established.
  • Mild stage- At this stage, the control worsens and the person starts neglecting other important issues for drinking, or drinking to ignore their problems.
  • Severe stage- The person’s social, emotional, physical and psychological conditions shambles and all they care about is drinking. Serious organ damage ensues and comorbid conditions emerge.

Screening- pursuing rehabilitation for alcoholism

The screening process requires some basic medical tests, along with a series of questions that are confirmed with the client themselves or with their family members. Some of these questions are listed here.

  • Have you ever drank more alcohol than you meant to? Has this happened many times?
  • Ever tried to put an end to drinking but could not?
  • Felt a strong urge to drink very frequently?
  • Have you missed out on important days and milestones due to heavy effects of alcohol?
  • Continued to drink even when it caused tension in your family or social circle?
  • Skipped important tasks to drink?
  • Felt withdrawal symptoms like chills, anxiety and restlessness when not under the effect of alcohol?
  • Felt yourselves doing risky things under the spell of alcohol?

If most of the answers point towards an agreement, then the client is facing a serious alcohol abuse issue and they should seek immediate treatment.

Complications and risks

Too much alcohol can cause a lot of damage. The effects are not only physically drastic, but also psychologically and socially. Some common complications and risks are discussed.

  • Liver damage- Since alcohol is a toxin, long term use can cause liver cirrhosis, tissue scarring and fatty liver.
  • Heart disease- High levels of fats and cholesterol rise in the body due to alcohol use and can become a reason for stroke, blood clots and heart attacks.
  • CNS and brain issues- The brain communication pathways are severely affected due to toxin exposure. Nerve cells inside the brain are at risk of damage that may lead to dementia and memory loss.
  • Anemia- Since the body is unable to make enough RBCs to move oxygen around, it causes inflammation and anemia in the blood.
  • Cancer- There is a clear correlation between alcohol and cancer development. Cancer can develop in parts of the liver, intestine and stomach.
  • Seizures- use of alcohol can lead to epilepsy. After a heavy withdrawal, seizures may set in.
  • Gout- A painful buildup of uric acid can cause gout, which happens when consumption of a food compound called purine is high which is found in alcohol.

Approaching a rehab center for intervention

To choose the best approach you want, there is a list of questions you can ask your healthcare providers to make sure they maintain the proper standards of management.

  • Is there insurance available to cover the costs?
  • Is the staff trained and licensed to handle cases of recovery and addiction?
  • Can you provide a proper plan of treatment?
  • Are in house medical and counseling facilities available?
  • Is an after care program available for the clients?

As one of the best rehabilitation center in Delhi, Tulasi Healthcare meets all the standards of care and management strategies to bring the transformation needed for the well being of the client.

Intervention strategies at our rehab center in Delhi

Treatment approaches are usually personalized at Tulasi Healthcare, since we believe in the motto of ‘every client is different in their own way’. Intervention strategies for alcohol abuse are listed below which are usually applied in different combinations for every patient.

  • Medically assisted detoxification
  • Clinical diagnosis and case management
  • Individual therapy sessions (CBT)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Family counseling sessions
  • Group counseling sessions and therapy
  • Support groups (Alcoholics Anonymous) participations
  • Relapse prevention strategies

Inpatient services for severe cases at Tulasi Healthcare

In cases of severe alcohol abuse, it becomes necessary for the client to take treatment as an inpatient, that helps the caregivers keep a keen eye on their recovery and facilitate faster recovery and management plan. A serene and positive environment alleviates their motivation and spirit to induce a faster transformation. The environment creates a positive aura to concentrate better on the holistic aspects of recovery like yoga, meditation and physical activities, which are an essential part of detox.

We create every minute detail at our facility that is essential for facilitating a healthy development of our client’s mindset.

Seek help TODAY

No matter how out of control your situation may seem, it is better to consult a caregiver at the earliest. The treatment can be facilitated as soon as the client shows willingness to proceed towards their well being. At Tulasi healthcare, our team of experienced professionals welcome everyone, regardless of their status quo. Our focus is on providing help to anyone who needs it, and help addiction victims claim control of their lives. If you and your loved ones are facing such issues and relate to the content of this blog, pay a visit at our facility and get an extensive consultation from our experts.

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