Understanding successful rehabilitation is the key
Alcohol is known to man as one of the oldest addictions there is.
The University of Amsterdam and the Leiden University conducted a study in 2002 and concluded that a person’s ability to function normally is effected after even one drink.
Alcohol addiction is a road of destruction for an individual suffering alcohol addiction.
Alcoholism is not just one, but two problems
This is not a mysterious brain disease, but either a physical and/or an emotional dependence caused addiction.
People begin drinking to solve some perceived problem or problems in his or her life and before they realize it there’s a dependency and an addiction. Alcohol dependence and addiction originates from the continued use of alcohol to combat the perceived problems.
By the time reality kicks in the alcohol addiction is a greater problem than the original problem or problems the alcohol was suppose to solve.
Now the result is there are two problems for the person to deal with:
- Possibly forgotten along the way is the original problem.
- Now there is the alcoholism to contend with.
Rehabilitation can solve both problems successfully
Getting someone to stop drinking is not a simple matter of someone having self-control or self-discipline as many people think.
Only one of the problems is to be able to quit drinking. In the process of trying to solve another problem or problems is the reason the person started drinking in the beginning.
Overcoming these real life problems with real life solutions is an essential component to a successful rehabilitation. The right tools and life skills to surpass common obstacles encountered by people on a daily basis is integral for beating the addiction long-term. In order for the addict to beat the addiction they must have these tools and know how to use them.
For an alcoholic to become a happy, healthy, and productive member of society both the drinking problem and the underlying reasons for it have to be solved.