Arkansas

Alcohol Treatment Center In Arkansas

Apart from an adult restriction for alcohol in Arkansas and most parts of the world, it is the most available drink and abused drug. Its effects (the drowsiness and slow motion-like events) seem ‘enviable’ and it seems to be a cool thing to do; drink. This makes its abuse vast and its addiction and impacts a global disaster.

Alcohol AbuseAlcohol classification

Alcohol falls under the the category of depressant psychoactive drugs. These drugs slow the functioning of the brain and the central nervous system inducing drowsiness/ dizziness, reduced concentration and alertness, numbing of pain and slowed breathing, heart rate, digestion etc.

These effects explain why it is the most abused (taken in excessive amounts and too frequently) substance; because it is thought to drown people’s problems.

Addiction

Addiction is a perpetual psychological and physical compulsion to keep taking alcohol because any attempt to reduce or quit the drug causes withdrawal symptoms. Addiction develops gradually from increased tolerance for alcohol (reduced effects felt by the brain and mind due to prolonged intake) and physical dependence.

Once addicted, alcoholics keep drinking to stay drunk as much as possible and because once the effects subside they suffer a hangover and have to take more to cure the hangover. It could also be because they feel bad that their problems are not solved by drinking

Alcohol addiction treatment

Alcoholism is treatable through a comprehensive program that can be offered at private or public rehabilitation/ treatment centers located all over Arkansas. Some centers are public – meaning they are government funded and treatment services are free while others are private institutions which charge fees for the alcohol addiction treatment.

The treatment program

Any alcohol facility in Arkansas should ensure the following during alcohol addiction treatment:

  • An alcohol- free environment
  • A non- judgmental environment where no one stigmatizes the addicts (verbally or otherwise) and the premises and physical location of the center are also not condemning
  • Qualified detox doctors and substance abuse counselors who will help the addicts with getting over alcoholism
  • A positive can-do-it attitude by both the addicts and treating staff; that the addicts can actually get over alcoholism if they work at it hard enough
  • As much as possible, there should be individual counseling to identify each alcoholic’s unique needs so that the counselor and doctors can come up with an individually tailor-made program to help the addict
  • In addition to individual counseling, group therapy is very important (when the doctors and counselors decide it is okay for the patient to engage in) because it helps the patient interact with others who are better or worse off than them (in their addiction). This helps them form social bonds which are important in helping them get over the addiction
  • There should always be adequate monitoring of the addict, whether they are taking their treatment program at home or in an institution; to assess their progress (or lack of it) and hence continue the line of treatment or drop and change it if it’s not working

Support groups or a continued stay in the program is important for the addict after they have finished their detox to keep them from relapsing.


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