Alcohol Abuse & Addiction Center Fort Lauderdale | Drug Rehabilitation

ALCOHOL ABUSE & ADDICTION

Quality and Compassionate Treatment for Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Alcohol abuse and addiction continue to claim more and more American lives each year. Between direct causes such as acute alcohol poisoning, liver failure and other heart disease and indirect causes like assault, drunk-driving and other types of reckless behavior, excessive drinking has lead to tens of thousands of deaths over the years. While there is a marked difference between alcohol abuse and addiction, it’s important to get quality treatment before the former transforms into the latter. Excessive drinking can quickly erode an individual’s physical and emotional health, as well as their quality of life and the relationships with their families.

Alcohol Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

By the time alcoholism manifests, sufferers can experience a variety of moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms, including, but not limited to:

  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Intestinal Distress
  • Restlessness and Irritability
  • Sleep Disorder

These withdrawal symptoms should be treated by an experienced and capable addiction care professional.

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Physical and Psychological Dangers

Excessive drinking causes significant long-term physical and psychological damage. Alcohol severely depresses the central nervous system and can damage major organs, including the liver and the heart. In addition to the immediate physical dangers, problem-drinking can also lead users to questionable and irresponsible decision-making that endangers their lives and the lives of others. The CDC reported 10,076 drunk-driving deaths in 2013, accounting for over one third of nationwide traffic fatalities.

Effective Alcohol Abuse and Addiction Treatment

Treatment for alcohol abuse and addiction incorporates detoxification and withdrawal management along with rehab and behavior modification. Because alcohol withdrawal can be very dangerous, medically supervised detox is usually recommended in all cases, but each user’s program should be tailored according to their care needs and alcohol abuse history. Treatment will invariably include some combination of group therapy, individualized counseling, withdrawal management, behavior modification, supplemental therapies and aftercare.

Treatment should also focus on the root causes of alcohol addiction. An effective alcohol treatment program should give patients the opportunity to confront the issues that led to their alcohol abuse in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. Patients should also have the opportunity to work with therapists to develop techniques that allow them to deal with cravings in their day-to-day lives. Alcohol’s legal availability and dominant presence increase the risk of relapse among users compared to other drugs. It’s important that recovering alcohol abusers have the behavioral therapy that will allow them to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Call us today at (954) 703-1975.