Alcohol Detox or Rehab
The process needed to get rid of an alcohol addiction without withdrawal symptoms is perhaps a fundamental starting point for achieving an effective and successful rehabilitation.
Alcoholism rehabilitation is the same as treating alcoholism from a physiological or psychological perspective. This may involve key changes in the patient’s personality (such as mood swings) and attitude, body as well as the way they interact with their entourage, such as social circle, family and work environment. Rehabilitation does not imply that an alcoholic will ever be completely recovered, since they might still feel like drinking on various occasions. However, what rehab does is provide the patient with the tools they need in order to be able exercise effective control over that desire or craving.
There is a wide variety of rehab centers, AA meetings and local government rehabilitation programs for alcoholism, both public and private. They may offer lodging and the programs may be long or short term, and, depending on the authorities in charge and if there are psychiatrists among the staff, they may use chemicals as a means of treatment. Basically, any facility or treatment program to facilitate the recovery from alcoholism, be it through individual, group or family therapy intervention, with the aid of pharmacology can contribute to progress in this disease that affects an almost a third of the population.
In any case, the goal is the same which is to get the patient to achieve a healthy balance between himself and his or her social surroundings without drinking. This is a difficult process because the brain has to recover from the damage caused by alcohol abuse.
Since time immemorial, human beings have used natural or synthetic medicines to treat or cure physical and mental illness. This kind of chemical intervention is used in many fields of medicine.