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A common mistake people make when trying to overcome addiction to alcohol is to do it on their own. This happens because many people let their pride and ego get in the way. It makes sense because many people who become addicted have been able to accomplish many things in their lives. It’s hard to admit that they may need help when it comes to treating their alcoholism. Not only do most people relapse when trying to get sober on their own, but it can also be dangerous due to the damage that’s been done to the body. We live in a time where there are medications for alcoholism that can help you build a foundation of recovery.
For a long time in human history people have been struggling with the disease of addiction. Medical professionals just weren’t sure how to help. Although people have been addicted to alcohol for thousands of years, it wasn’t until the 20th century that medical science started learning more about the disease of addiction and how to combat it. Due to years of research, medical science has a better understanding of how the addicted brain works. There have been breakthroughs that led to medications for alcoholism that can help people on the road to recovery.
One of the primary medications for alcoholism is Antabuse. When a person comes to treatment for alcoholism, it’ll be recommended they begin taking Antabuse to prevent drinking. Those who become addicted suffer from intense cravings and often cannot trust themselves to stay sober. Antabuse is one of the medications for alcoholism that eliminates the effects of alcohol and can also have very uncomfortable side effects. Those who begin taking Antabuse will know that if they decide to drink, not only will the alcohol not affect the system because the enzymes in the body won’t respond correctly, but the person can become very ill from trying to drink.
Other alcohol detox medications used to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal will be available at a qualified addiction treatment center. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances to withdraw from because there are both mental and physical symptoms. Some medications will help keep the heart rate under control, decrease the chances of seizures and reduce symptoms of anxiety. These medications allow a person to stay focused while in treatment to learn about how they can continue to overcome their alcoholism.
Although medications for alcoholism can help save lives, they’re not meant to be taken forever. In order to fully recover from the disease of alcoholism, it’s important for a person to learn about the disease of addiction as well as what has been causing him or her to drink. These answers can be found in addiction treatment through individual and group therapy. Alcohol is only a symptom of the problem, and those who fully recover are able to learn how to deal with their past as well as potential future issues.
If you’re looking for a new way to get sober, come to Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida. Our facility has 30 beds, and we specialize in treating anyone who is struggling with a dependence to alcohol. We provide multiple levels of care and accept many insurance policies, so give us a call today at 866-605-0532.