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Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment

There may be times that a person consumes a little too much alcohol and does something they wish they hadn’t. Continuing to drink afterwards is a significant sign that the person needs help.

Characteristics of Alcohol Abuse

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Inpatient treatment provides you with a safe, supportive, and temptation-free environment so that you can focus on your recovery.

Consequential occurrences and many behaviors characterize a person as having an alcohol abuse disorder and as defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism it is “the continued use of alcohol despite the development of social, legal, or health problems.” The common characteristics include:

  • Failing to fulfill obligations at home work, or school
  • Experiencing psychological or physical health complications because of alcohol use or exacerbating health complication by using alcohol.
  • Being arrested or committing other crimes while under the influence
  • Drinking excessive amounts or frequently.
  • Drinking at socially unacceptable places or times.
  • Drinking alcohol although it causes distress or harm to someone else.
  • Engaging in dangerous activities while drinking.
  • Underage drinking

The Difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Alcohol dependency, also known as alcoholism, involves alcohol abuse characteristics combined with uncontrollable urges to drink, drinking alcohol despite adverse consequences, tolerance to alcohol, and dependency which causes withdrawals when the person stops alcohol use.

Alcohol Withdrawals

Alcohol withdrawals can be dangerous and include; insomnia, depression, restlessness, anxiety, panic, suicidal tendencies, hallucinations, or delirium tremens which causes a chain of negative reactions in the person’s physical status. The person may suffer seizures, stroke, coma, cardiac, or respiratory problems that may be fatal and these problems can occur within a couple of hours or a couple of weeks.

Inpatient Alcohol Abuse Treatment

Alcohol is easily accessible and a person who has an alcohol abuse disorder can make up all kinds of reasons to get some. This is where inpatient alcohol abuse treatment is most beneficial. The person is free from outside influences, in a sobriety enforced environment, and is supported by professional help as they heal and concentrate on their recovery.

Having immediate access to qualified doctors, psychiatrists, counselors, and other clinicians with a smooth transition to formal treatment can speed recovery. Behavioral therapies and counseling are more intensified in an inpatient setting versus an outpatient setting which keeps the addict engaged and focused around the clock. These main elements help the addict to analyze their behaviors and take responsibility for their actions in addition to helping them to find ways to cope with “triggers” and other influences that would jeopardize their sobriety.

They build relationships with others who encourage and support their recovery and have access to resources that will improve their life. Time is the key to recovery and inpatient alcohol abuse treatment gives the addict the time they need to unravel their thoughts and behaviors, finding better perspectives regarding their future.