Alcohol Rehab is the Most Effective Way to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is the most commonly abused chemical in the world. Alcoholism is a disabling addictive disorder and considered by the American Medical Association (AMA) to be a disease. Alcohol problems vary in severity from mild to life threatening and affect the individual, their family, and society in a number of adverse ways. Alcoholism is characterised by compulsive and uncontrollable consumption of alcohol despite the negative effects on the alcohol addict’s health. Alcohol abuse remains the number one drug problem in many countries including Australia, the US and the UK and lasting recovery requires alcohol addiction treatment at a reputable alcohol rehab centre.

Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol addiction treatment at a reputable alcohol rehab centre is the most powerful and effective way to break the vicious cycle of alcohol dependence. Alcohol rehabilitation is the process of helping individuals overcome their physical and psychological addiction to alcohol. There are several different stages of alcohol addiction treatment: professional alcohol abuse counselling, treatment and aftercare. Each one of the stages is designed to treat a different component of addiction, physical, psychological and social aspects of the condition.

The Cabin Chiang Mai is a residential alcohol rehab centre ocated in Thailand. Our caring staff of professionals helps individuals to discover the root causes of their addiction and to learn how to create a healthier, more productive lifestyle.

Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment Programmes

Counselling is at the heart of any alcohol rehabilitation programme. During sessions with an alcohol rehab counsellor, the individual receives education about alcoholism, discovers the triggers that cause their unwanted behaviour, and learns relapse prevention skills. Counselling in alcohol rehab takes two forms: one on one and group sessions.

One on One Counselling

During these individual sessions, the alcohol addict takes part in one-on-one private therapy with an addiction treatment counsellor. During these sessions, issues in the individual's life that have brought about their alcoholism are explored and solutions are found to help that individual move forward.

Group Counselling

These sessions involve meeting with other recovering addicts currently in the alcohol rehabilitation programme. Group counselling is an amazing opportunity to learn about other people's addiction, share your story with others, gain support from one another and break down the walls of isolation brought on by alcohol addiction.

Aftercare

Alcoholism is a lifelong battle. When an individual completes their rehab programme, they must then return to the outside world. There, they will face a number of challenges surrounding their addiction including temptation, stress, distraction and a lack of understanding. To help address these problems, a solid 12 step alcohol treatment programme will offer aftercare as part of their services. Once an individual returns home they will stay in touch with the rehab centre counsellors, continue to work on the 12 steps and attend local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for support.

Different Types of Alcohol Rehab

There are two types of alcohol rehab programmes, outpatient and inpatient residential alcohol treatment programmes. Both types of rehab can be beneficial to the individual seeking treatment; however there are significant differences in the delivery of alcohol abuse care.

Outpatient Alcohol Rehabilitation

Recovering alcoholics attend treatment sessions during the day and return either to a sober living facility or home during the evening. Outpatient alcohol rehab is ideal for those individuals who are the head of a household and are unable to leave their family or work for extended periods of time.

Inpatient Residential Alcohol Rehabilitation

Recovering alcoholics stay at an inpatient treatment centre offering them 24/7 supervision and care. Inpatient alcohol rehab facilities enable recovering addicts to focus solely on their addiction and the recovery process.

The Cabin Chiang Mai is a residential alcohol rehab facility located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our caring staff of Western trained addiction counselling professionals helps our clients to discover the root causes of their addiction and to learn how to live a healthy alcohol-free life. For more information, contact The Cabin Chiang Mai today at contact@thecabinchiangmai.com and ask about our residential alcohol rehab treatment programme.

The Cabin Chiang Mai's Alcohol Treatment Services

  • 12 Step Treatment Programme
  • Physical health evaluation
  • Individual and group counselling
  • Alcohol addiction education
  • Health and wellness education
  • Fitness Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Excursions
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Managing sober time coaching
  • Aftercare counselling

Facts about Alcoholism

  • Alcohol is a depressant
  • Alcohol abuse causes both short term and long term effects
  • Prolonged consumption can cause damage to the liver and brain
  • Parents who drink excessively are likely to pass along the trait to their child

Signs of Alcoholism

  • Drinking alone
  • Finding excuses to drink
  • Drunk Driving
  • Operating machinery
  • Needing to drink to function
  • Drinking secretly
  • Trembling in the morning
  • Inability to stop or reduce alcohol intake
  • Continued abuse of alcohol despite family and social problems
  • Spending significant time drinking and or recovering
  • Continuing to drink even after recognising it's a problem
  • Violent episodes when drinking
  • Becoming angry when confronted about drinking

Alcohol Dependency

Alcohol dependency is classified as a more serious disorder that involves excessive or maladaptive use:

  • Tolerance changes – Tolerance changes occur when the user drinks more to achieve the desired effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms – User experiences symptoms such as nausea, sweating, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, or seizures upon reducing or a cessation of drinking
  • Loss of control – User drinks more alcohol or drinks over a longer period of time than intended

Many alcoholics go unrecognised by physicians and health care professionals. Alcoholic's often have a strong ability to conceal the amount and frequency of their drinking. They deny problems associated with drinking. Alcoholism is a disease that develops overtime depending on the body's ability to adapt to increasing alcohol amounts. Family members can contribute to the user's alcoholism by attempting to deny or minimise the user's alcohol abuse problem. When confronted, alcoholics will often deny excess consumption of alcohol. Alcoholism is a diverse disease and is often influenced by the alcoholic's personality as well as by other factors.

Identifying if Someone has an Alcohol Problem

  • Insomnia
  • Frequent falls
  • Blackouts
  • Bruises of different ages
  • Chronic depression
  • Absence from work or school
  • Tardiness
  • Irritability Loss of employment
  • Divorce or separation
  • Frequently intoxicated
  • Financial difficulties
  • Weight loss
  • Change in behaviour or appearance
  • Frequent auto accidents

Long Term Detrimental Effects of Alcohol Abuse

  • Pancreatitis
  • Gastritis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Anemia
  • Cerebellaratrophy
  • Heart disease
  • Abnormal brain functioning
  • Korsakoff's dementia
  • Brain degeneration
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Malnutrition
  • Hallucinations
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding

Withdrawal Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sharp mood swings
  • Sweats or chills
  • Relapse
  • Irritability
  • Seizures or blackouts

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