Treatment for Alcohol Addiction, The first step to recovery is when the alcoholic accepts that he has a problem and agrees to seek help. Residential Treatment is a recommended treatment for alcoholism as it allows them to move into a clean and sober environment. Being away from the destructive atmosphere and supported almost 24/7 by peers, counselors and other trained staff, greatly helps the individuals in undergoing the recovery process.
Alcohol in various forms is consumed by many and generally people do not understand when to call it a problem and there is harm due to generalization. Hence it is very important that people understand what alcoholism is. Even before we understand what is alcoholism let's get to know the different stages or categories of alcohol use. There are many around us who drink alcohol only during some occasions otherwise they do not even think about alcohol but there are around us who do nothing but drink alcohol and would be facing problems in various areas of life due to alcohol. The above mentioned examples are two ends of the spectrum we need to understand. Let's see the same.
Alcohol users are those who drink alcohol on occasions or for recreational purpose. The person has no other issues due to intake of alcohol. Unfortunately even this so called normal alcohol use can be dangerous like leading to road accidents, inappropriate behaviours or even violence.
Alcohol Harmful Drinking:
Drinking and Driving, Pregnant women Drinking, Binge Drinking (Drinking too much too fast leading to intoxication), Pay Day Drinking - Drinking heavily on the day of salary. These are some of the examples of harmful drinking. This is not necessarily related to quantity of alcohol consumed but more related to circumstances of drinking alcohol. This pattern is generally seen in people who have been alcohol users for long period of time leading gradually to Harmful drinking.