It is never easy deciding about getting yourself or a loved one to a rehab facility. The thought of changing from what you are already used to can be scary and intimidating. Such decisions can lead to anxiety and push some addicts into serious dilemma. You should be sure about needing rehab services. You can know this if you only ask yourself the following questions.
- Have you tried to stop drinking or cut back on drinking and have been unsuccessful?
- Has your drinking impacted your job or relationships with friends/family?
- Do your thoughts always seem to be related to drinking?
- Have you had legal troubles as a result of your drinking?
- Do you feel like you need to lie about how much you drink or do you attempt to hide it?
- Do you have to drink more than you used to produce the same effects?
- Does your drinking often put you in dangerous situations, like driving while drunk?
- Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed
- Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink for a while?
Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorders
It is not always easy to detect signs of alcohol use disorder because of the social acceptance alcohol is accorded. Top symptoms include:
- Inability to control how much you drink or stop drinking even when you know the negative implications
- Losing your job, having legal troubles, or experiencing difficulty with your school work due to drinking
- Struggling with frequent cravings to drink
- Continued drinking despite the negative issues it has caused in your life
- Developing high tolerance levels to alcohol
- Avoiding social situations because of your drinking habits
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink
Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal
Withdrawal symptoms can happen immediately or start a few days later depending on a person. Common symptoms include:
- Anxiety, agitation, restlessness
- Auditory, visual, or tactile hallucinations
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hand tremors
- Racing heart rate
Alcohol Rehab Programs – Types of Programs Needed for Recovery
- Detox: This helps addicts to safely get rid of the chemicals deposited in their bodies from the drug they consumed. It can be medially assisted or not depending on the severity and longevity of the addiction problem.
- Residential: This program is recommended for people who need intensive rehab treatment. It may last several weeks and is often followed by an outpatient program since the hard work is already done.
- Outpatient programs: This program continues to support recovering addicts out of the facility. It is also ideal for patients who have no time to stay at a facility for residential treatment. It can be used after residential treatment or immediately after the detox phase.
Making the Detox Recovery Progress Long-term
The secret to succeeding in your detox and recovery process is to start right. Make sure to have the support of your rehab facility. Choose a facility that cares about your goals and one that is interested in partnering with you to achieve this goal. Call us today to help you choose a plan that works for your specific challenges.