Drinking Alcohol Long Term Effects Alcohol Rehab
What is too much Drinking? Drinking alcohol is part of Western culture: a drink after work, a morning sherry with friends, champagne breakfasts, cocktail parties, and wine tastings. We celebrate the joys, engagements, and nuptials with parties, and the sorrows of life with a wake – encased in alcohol drinking.
For many, the thought of a “dry” event is a “non-event”, bound to be gloomy and boring – something to find an excuse to entirely circumvent. The reality for many is that social occasions lack appeal if alcohol is not to be served. Without alcohol, for many, the social wheels just don’t twirl. People need alcohol to relieve their social anxiety.
Other people might need alcohol to overcome the anxiety that is deep within themselves, their issues are not so many relationships with other people, but relationships within themselves. Inner conflicts and turmoil, feelings of guilt, sorrow, inadequacy, or personal failure often create a need for an addictive response to re-establish feelings of power, self-esteem, and control.
Whether alcohol is consumed in a social or solitary setting, drinking alcohol is all about feelings of self-esteem, empowerment, and control. The long-term effects of alcohol drinking are that psychological dependency can very easily progress to a stage of physical dependency.
Physical dependency is not a disease or an illness. It is a disorder, the cause of which is that the body has been trying to work with increasingly high levels of alcohol in the system for a long time. The body has made chemical changes to assist. Any sudden decrease or removal of alcohol from the body will cause the body to react.
Mood and body functions will need to re-adapt to alcohol withdrawal. Painful symptoms and fluctuating mood swings might cause a person to seek relief, not in continued adaptation to alcohol withdrawal – but to seek immediate relief by tweaking a hair of the dog that bit.
In the past, people have failed to recognize that it is emotional insecurity that leads to drug and alcohol use and to addiction. When addiction has taken hold, it is necessary to encourage a total break with the addictive substance. To achieve full recovery, you will also need to address the underlying emotional issues. Otherwise, you end up with people “in recovery”, still minded to seek the addictive form of relief, and fighting a daily battle to resist.
Many alcohol and drug rehab programs provide a “lifebelt” to which you can cling. A good alcohol addiction rehab program helps people to learn how to swim.
Holistic alcohol rehabilitation programs start with a 100% drug-free and natural detox program. Traditional rehab methods can also achieve detox from alcohol –often with a drug substitute! Even those who go cold turkey in a traditional detox program are left with a craving that they must sublimate with good living, good thoughts, and good deeds. Under any form of duress, a person will still crave alcohol with an intensity that would try the patience of a saint.