What’s the Danger in Drinking?

Although some may think that their drinking problem only affects them, that view is both narrow-minded and wrong. Alcoholism affects everyone around the person who abuses the substance in more ways then they may realize. Family relationships as well as every other relationship is affected through neglect, hurt feelings and often, words exchange that would not have happened had there not been alcohol involved. Alcohol has a tendency to cause people who are not normally prone to violence or crime to indulge in such activities to support their habit or simply because they are unable to control themselves when they are inebriated. Drunk driving and violence from alcoholism puts a huge strain on society not only due to the legal process of persecuting these individuals but because of the danger it puts innocent people in. Some also may not realize the devastating and lasting effects that alcohol may have on your body. Withdrawals from a physical dependency to alcohol usually manifests itself in tiny seizures that damage nerve centers in the brain and can cause death if not medically monitored. Cirrhosis (or a hardening) of the liver is also common and can be deadly as well. If you or someone you know is being affected by substance abuse disorder then you should call us now at (804) 336-3087. Don’t wait for it to get worse to get help!

What Happens in Rehab?

Inpatient Rehabilitation for alcohol and drug abuse can last anywhere from 30 days to years in some programs. In these programs the client lives in a well furnished home and is transported to and from outside substance abuse support groups and meetings as well as to the therapist and group or individual counseling sessions. In dual diagnosis facilities the therapist and counselors will help the clients work through pressing issues in their life that could cause them to relapse when they get out. Multiple therapy methods are usually employed in order to help clients reach peace with their lives. Some of these methods include equine therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, music and art therapy and strength and yoga therapy. Treatment plans are individualized to meet the specific person’s needs and ensure that they have enough time to work through their problems and heal the body as well as the mind. Call us 24/7 at (804) 336-3087 to talk to an intake professional about getting into an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Mixing Drugs and Alcohol Can Kill

Many people who start out with alcohol and have never done a drug before may move towards using drugs in combination with alcohol. This is usually because as the person consumes alcohol on a regular basis, they develop a tolerance to it and the same amount won’t produce the desired effect. They will start to mix alcohol with other depressants and benzodiazepines commonly to amplify the effect however, many don’t realize that they are also amplifying the danger. This can severely damage the body and in many cases lead to death. The damage not only occurs while they are using but also in withdrawals as the combination of withdrawal symptoms can cause permanent damage. This is why it is imperative that you are completely honest with the staff of a medical or detoxification facility. They need to know what to combat and how to do it and the only way they will know is if you tell them! To find detoxification treatment call us anytime at (804) 336-3087.