An alcohol addiction can affect anyone, regardless of your age, gender, profession, nationality or upbringing. Alcohol addiction, as with any other addiction is classed as a “chronic relapsing brain disease” by experts and professionals all around the world.
Being addicted to alcohol does not necessarily mean you have a dependency on it, in some cases, an individual can go days, weeks and even months without a drink. However, once they begin, the addiction and the disease kicks back in and the entire destructive cycle begins again. They live to drink and drink to live.
Alcohol addiction, abuse and alcoholism are a massive strain on national health services all over the globe. Most deaths that are related to alcohol are generally due to alcohol poisoning, organ failure and in some cases death during acute withdrawal. This is why it is so important to get help if you are trying to stop consuming alcohol.
Detoxing from an alcohol dependency can be extremely dangerous if not managed and done correctly. Here are some of the potentially deadly symptoms:
For an individual who has a long-standing or heavy use alcohol addiction, or a person who is experiencing withdrawal symptoms or displaying a destructive behaviour, a period of medical detoxification so as to gain abstinence is highly recommended.
In order to maintain the abstinence from alcohol and prevent relapse, we here at Step One Recovery can devise a bespoke therapy program which will include aftercare. It is paramount to deal with the psychological issues underpinning the addiction if you intend on staying free of alcohols grip in the long term of it all.
At Step One Recovery Centre in Spain, we can help you take your first step, to a healthier you.
Contact us using the form on this page to learn more about our alcohol addiction recovery programs.
Whether you’re making that call for yourself, or on behalf of somebody else, we will be able to provide all the help you need.