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Alcohol addiction rehab

With alcohol addiction rehab, 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 recovery. No one choice is going to lead to recovery for everyone who has an alcohol addiction, though.

Traditionally speaking, alcohol addiction rehab 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 rehab.

Physiologically, the first item of importance to alcohol addiction rehab is the safe withdrawal from the alcohol. Even with alcohol addiction rehab, 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 rehab frequently involve both individual and group therapies. While studies show that overall, group therapy is more effective for rehab, individual therapy has had successes with alcohol addiction as well. Another interesting fact shows that between long-term inpatient rehab for alcohol addiction recovery, and a shorter out-patient style rehab treatment, the outpatient rehab program is more effective in the earlier stages of alcohol addiction treatment.

There are basically 4 groups of social intervention for alcohol addiction rehab. The first is via an unavoidable community supervision effort such as an employer requiring an alcohol addict in rehab to participate in mandatory treatments. Secondly, is a substitution intervention which has the alcohol addict in rehab 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 rehab having a higher incidence of relapse using familiar persons for this, it is easier done by the alcohol addict in rehab 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 rehab is not easily attained. However, there are plenty of programs that specialize in rehab for the alcohol addiction. Whether via traditional or non-traditional means, today the alcohol addiction rehab process is vastly improved, and open to help when needed.

November 19, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll


  1. This is a great run down of the basic structure of Alcohol Recovery Treatment. For most Alcoholics quitting cold turkey just allows them to go through withdrawal symptoms and relapse. If your close to an Alcoholic (or any other kind of addict) get involved no matter how hard it might be to get through to them, being well informed and willing to administer a little tough love could really go far in the long run. This is why the A&E show Intervention is so important. It demonstrates how difficult addiction can be and uses a highly qualified team of specialists to address the core issues. The show really does a great job of showing what it takes to get on the road to recovery for some of the most difficult addictions and how it affects everyone involved. Check out for more on the show. I’m working to help support the show because I think addiction and recovery are very important topics and Americans need to be informed on them. A new episode airs on A&E every Monday night at 9:00 PM.

    Comment by kerii | December 13, 2007 | Reply

  2. Many Thx Kerii
    For this comment.

    Comment by larry50 | December 14, 2007 | Reply

  3. Hi!

    I found your blog and am really impressed. You sound like you may have some personal experience with addiction.

    If so, I contribute to an addiction recovery blog and would love to interview you to talk about your journey with addiction. I hope that with your unique perspective, maybe you can help others along their journey.

    I can send you a list of questions that you can answer by email and will certainly link to your blog in the post to give you added exposure!

    Please let me know if you are interested. I’d love to post the interview this week or next since the holidays tend to be such a difficult time for people.

    Thanks so much,

    Tara Geissinger

    PS–I am a real person, not a spammer! 🙂

    Comment by Tara G. | December 18, 2007 | Reply

  4. Thanks Tara
    I may have been a heavy drinker in my younger and army days but have never been addicted.
    I just write these types of articles to encourage or give a little guidance if I can.

    Comment by larry50 | December 18, 2007 | Reply

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  8. Thanks for this article. I to believe it’s important for people to believe there are many options when seeking out treatment. It’s important to research the different recovery programs,resources and treatment centers. Quite often in desperation those suffering from addiction will reach out for the first hand in recovery. Today there are many resources such as the Sober Sources Network and Sober Village online forums where people can meet and explore all their options!
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    Comment by C.King | July 16, 2008 | Reply

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