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Drug Rehab Accreditation Alcohol addiction is a chronic but treatable disease. This is why you see thousands of people who correctly say they are a recovering alcoholic and have been sober for x amount of time. Alcohol dependency does not mean dependent for life, it simply means dependent today and as long as not treated.

Alcohol abuse treatment is designed to help people stop alcohol use and remain sober. However once out of treatment it doesn't mean cured, it means clean and ready for a lifelong process of being aware of the triggers which may bring back the drinking. It is more like a new way to manage one's life and implementing a way of life that precludes drinking alcohol and avoiding situations that leads to drinking alcohol. This is why it is called a chronic disease.

The treatment for alcohol addiction or alcohol abuse is provided by team of professionals who are specially trained, certified or licensed in substance abuse treatment. Among this group are counselors, social workers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists. A great number of counselors are people who are in recovery themselves and are deeply knowledgeable about the challenges of addiction recovery. The very first step in seeking treatment is going through the initial clinical assessment provided by the treatment facility.

The complete assessment of an individual is the key to offering the type of treatment that best suits him or her. The assessment starts with the question about the type, amount and length of time of substance or alcohol abuse. A family member may even be invited to provide crucial information that will help in the treatment of addicted individual, such as background information on the progress of the problem, existing medical conditions or any emotional problem that has been observed throughout the years.

It is important that there be a full trust between the counselor and the person seeking treatment. This is the time to open up and fully disclose the issues that have perpetuated the alcohol abuse. Once the assessment is done, a treatment that best meets the individual's need will be recommended.

In the next step a case manager is assigned. The case manager will develop the treatment plan and checks the progress made during the treatment. The plan incorporates problems to be addressed, treatment goals and the ways to meet the set goals.

Case manager is the person who determines if medical supervision or detoxification or detox (medically supervised withdrawal symptoms management) is needed. In addition to severe case of alcohol dependency, detox can be recommended for those dependent on opioids (OxyContin, heroin or codeine), barbiturates (downers), pain medications or alcohol. In case of alcohol dependency, medical detoxification eliminates or reduces severe withdrawal symptoms such as, hallucination and convulsions among other conditions. Detox is generally administered in a hospital, a specialized inpatient detoxification unit, or on an outpatient basis with close medical supervision. It can last up to a week and sometimes even more depending on the severity of dependency. It is worth noting again that not everyone needs detox. Those who experience mild withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or drugs such as marijuana might just need therapeutic detoxification rather than medical detoxification.

The individual has access to help from professional staff during the most difficult part of withdrawing from alcohol and drugs.

For more information regarding the treatment of alcohol abuse, addiction to alcohol and substance abuse in general please call Center for Addiction Recovery and talk to one of our trained counselors or admission coordinators. The call is free and the consultation will remain confidential. They can even answer the questions you may have regarding the cost of such treatment including weather the treatment is covered by your insurance or not.