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Alcohol addiction intervention

With alcohol addiction intervention, there is no single right path. There are many, many treatment options available, and even more suggestions and tips for taking a solitary path to alcohol addiction intervention. No one choice is going to lead to intervention for everyone who has an alcohol addiction, though. Nevertheless, when dealing with an issue as challenging as alcohol addiction, the key is going to be in persistence. The ability of a person to persist, regardless of conflicts is actually more important to intervention than any other item.

Traditionally speaking, alcohol addiction intervention has been subjected to treatments from 3 main categories: Psychological, physiological, and social. Treatments from these categories are the mastheads for the majority of traditionally available programs for alcohol addiction intervention.

Physiologically, the first item of importance to alcohol addiction intervention is the safe withdrawal from the alcohol. Even with alcohol addiction intervention, there can remain long term physiological effects, such as diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and pancreatitis. An alcohol addict in recovery will need to ensure they continue treatment for any possible physiological conditions that have arisen.

Psychological programs for alcohol addiction intervention frequently involve both individual and group therapies. While studies show that overall, group therapy is more effective for intervention, individual therapy has had successes with alcohol addiction as well. Another interesting fact shows that between long-term inpatient intervention for alcohol addiction recovery, and a shorter out-patient style treatment, the outpatient intervention is more effective in the earlier stages of alcohol addiction intervention.

There are basically 4 groups of social intervention for alcohol addiction recovery. The first is via an unavoidable community supervision effort such as an employer requiring an alcohol addict in recovery to participate in mandatory treatments. Secondly, is a substitution intervention which has the alcohol addict in recovery swap drinking for a hobby, such as weight-lifting. The third method is what Jungians term as “protective wall of human community”. Due to the alcohol addict in intervention having a higher incidence of relapse using familiar persons for this, it is easier done by the alcohol addict in intervention forging new relationships, sometimes similar to what is found in religious communities. The last is by strengthening or creating a deeper relationship with a higher power.

Alcohol addiction intervention is not easily attained. However, there are plenty of programs that specialize in treating the alcohol addiction. Whether via traditional or non-traditional means, today the alcohol addiction intervention process is vastly improved, and open to help when needed.

November 19, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll

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