Alcohol addiction is a common problem throughout the country. One of the biggest issues is that many drinkers do not seek out alcohol rehab to help them overcome their addictions. However, alcohol rehab is the best form of treatment for alcohol abuse and addiction available. To learn more about your treatment options, contact Alcohol Treatment Centers New Haven at (203) 388-1729.
Alcohol rehab is a form of treatment. This type of treatment is distinct in that it occurs in a residential treatment centers. Essentially what this means is that the recovering user temporarily stays in the treatment center fulltime until their addiction treatment is complete. Rehab, as opposed to other forms of addiction treatment, has some distinct advantages.
First and foremost, residing in a treatment center fulltime speeds up the recovery process. This is due to the fact that the recovering addict will spend all of their time and energy focused on their recovery from their addiction and will not need to deal with frequent outside distractions and negative influences. Another advantage is the fact that a person cannot relapse while in rehab as they will not have any access to any substances during the course of their treatment.
Alcohol abuse can come in many forms, the primary ones include:
Binge drinking occurs when a person is consuming too much alcohol in too short a period of time. In other words, if a person consumes 3 or more drinks in a period of no more than an hour or two, they are considered to be binge drinking. Binge drinking leads to rapid intoxication and can have dangerous and even deadly consequences. It is most common among adults 55 or older and young people between the ages of 18 and 34.
Blackout drinking is something that occurs when a person consumes so much that they lose periods of time. In other terms, blacking out while drinking is known as drug-induced anterograde amnesia. It occurs because the amount in the body is so high that it interferes with the brain’s ability to take current experiences and turn them into accessible memories. As such, until the levels decrease, a person will have periods of time where no memories of events or actions are created.
When a person abuses alcohol, there are signs that are noticeable to the trained eye that they have a problem. Some of these signs include:
When a person consumes alcohol, it has an effect on the nervous system and the brain. It triggers some actions (like the release of dopamine, the pleasure chemical) and blocks others. When a person abuses alcohol for a prolonged period of time and/or in large quantities, the brain and nervous system adjust to only perform certain actions when told to do so by the substance.
Essentially, the brain rewires itself because it is under the impression that having the substance is the natural or normal state of being. When this change occurs, a person has a chemical dependence which is also known as a physical addiction.
When you are ready to face your addiction and enter a rehab for a recovery program and detoxification, Alcohol Treatment Centers New Haven can help. Give them a call as soon as you are ready to get and stay sober. Dial (203) 388-1729 today.