Addiction can affect both women and men, regardless of their age or circumstances, liberate themselves from alcohol and drug dependency. Alcohol and drug addiction whole lives, and people who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction often don’t know who to ask or where to go for help. Silenced by shame and guilt, the fear of humiliation, of being branded “an addict” keeps people from asking for help. End the cycle of negativity! For the last decade we have been serving the Provo area and we believe that recovery is always possible, and everyone can battle their addiction and change their life for the better. Talk to a recovery expert regarding the right way to end alcohol and drug abuse; call 385-332-3938 as soon as possible!
Risks of Alcoholism and Alcohol Dependency
Alcohol affects the body in many complicated ways, causes any number of health and mental problems Perhaps the most well-known consequence of drug and alcohol addiction is liver damage, including steatosis (fatty liver), alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflammation), fibrosis (formation of excessive tissue in the liver), and cirrhosis (hardening). Since the liver is the organ responsible for cleansing pollutants from the body, a non-working liver can and does result in death. Many different organs are in jeopardy, like the pancreas, which will produce toxic substances in the presence of alcohol, leading to pancreatitis. Alcohol is also known to contribute to cancer in the mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, and breasts. Even rare incidents of excessive drinking can weaken the immune system and can make drinkers susceptible to illnesses such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Heart damage, like stretching of the heart muscle and irregular heartbeat, and stroke are common health problems that affect alcoholics and alcohol abusers.
Alcohol is the cause of plenty of unwanted effects on the body and the brain. Even infrequent binge drinking has unwanted effects, such as:
- reduced inhibitions
- motor impairment
- breathing complications
Along with the damaging consequences, alcohol has on the body, and alcohol use disorders usually accompany other mental health disorders. At our facilities our clients can get help not only for alcohol use disorders but for the other mental disorders that generally accompany it. Misuse of alcohol also increases the danger of:
- automotive accidents
- violent and unsafe behavior
Individualized Treatment Plans
Since everyone is a unique individual with unique needs, people find greater success in rehab with individualized treatment programs. For over ten years we have provided reasonably priced, effective rehab plans that can be completed in twenty-eight days, sixty days, or ninety days, depending on the patient’s requirements. While there are some addicts that can achieve sobriety in a one month program, the longer the rehab program is, the better the chances are of achieving long term sobriety. Addiction Treatment Intervention takes time to assess every client’s personal situation in order to devise the most productive and most beneficial treatment methods. These one-of-a-kind plans are provided at the affordable outpatient costs, combined with the same 24-hour monitored care that is expected in top quality inpatient facilities.
How Alcohol Addiction Recovery Center Provo Can Help
Depending on the gravity of the alcohol use disorder, a detoxification procedure may be required before rehab can start. Especially for chronic alcoholics, detox without medical help can be hazardous, or even deadly. The symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol can vary from moderate to very serious, and include:
- trouble sleeping
- irregular heart rate
- dilated pupils
Our treatment facility in Provo offers a safe, monitored environment to detox from alcohol, with supervision by clinical personnel. Detox is used to help the addict withdraw physically from their substance of abuse, and shouldn’t be mistaken for rehab. To actually achieve recovery, rehab, or treatment, is the only option. So pick up the phone and contact our recovery professionals at 385-332-3938 for additional information regarding alcohol use disorders, locations of treatment programs, or for advice about coping with alcoholism.