Alcohol Addiction Rehab
Apart from drugs, another widely spread addiction is that of alcohol (another would be smoking) and this has been in existence for a much longer time than drugs.
Alcohol is cheaper than drugs, more easily available. Another thing about alcohol is that one can take it in small quantities without getting addicted and without it being injurious to your health. It is only when it becomes an addiction that the problem begins - it can destroy your married life, can have an adverse effect on your work, your studies, your relationships, can also destroy you financially. In villages and small towns, people consume illicit liquor - if this is spurious, then it can then harm your body badly. This is the result that in some places, due to the adverse effects of liquor, that some local governments have introduced prohibition where the sale of liquor is banned completely to persons below a certain age.
Like any addiction, it is not easy to give up alcohol - it needs tremendous willpower, support from your colleagues, friends, relatives, well wishers. In the beginning of the treatment, especially, it is quite difficult. The patient can turn violent, can have severe withdrawal symptoms - that is why, it is necessary, most of the time to take qualified help. It is better to admit severe alcoholics in an alcohol rehabilitation center where there are qualified medical practioners, ward boys, nurses who can be of assistance in this therapy to wean you away from alcohol. It is necessary to keep the mind of the patient away from alcohol when the craving comes - like maybe reading some good books, listening to some soothing music, being taught to meditate where you are taught to completely remove all thoughts from your mind, listen to some religious discourses on tapes, videos or from live speakers, play games, sports, preferably with a group of people.
There are voluntary organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous who are doing yeoman service all over the world. As the name suggests, they keep your name anonymous. Generally, there are people who are reformed alcoholics who used to drink heavily but have now given up on alcohol .They relate their experiences to people who wish to give up drinking, encourage them, explain to them that at first, it may appear difficult but the joy, the happiness, the relief that comes after you have overcome alcoholism cannot be explained in words - it is huge, may get your married life together again, may help you to get back your job, will increase your self esteem and in the eyes of your colleagues, your well wishers, your relatives.
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