Alcoholism is something many people can suffer from without realising it. They might have the mistaken belief that they’re not addicted because they don’t need to drink every day or that one or two drinks every night is fine. The reality is, there can be a thin line between enjoying alcohol often and being addicted to it. It doesn’t have to be a severe addiction to start impacting a person’s life. When a person is addicted to alcohol, you may need to consider contacting one of the Inpatient alcohol treatment centres like Bradshaw House for help.
The Impact Alcohol Can Have Over Time
While it might seem like there are no negative impacts from drinking, there may be medical issues present that have not yet surfaced in any obvious capacity. There is usually significant impact on family and friends that may not yet be fully recognised. An alcohol addiction can push away the people we love, and sometimes we might not see this until it’s far too late.
Deciding It’s Time to Get Help
Usually when you start to realise that alcohol is having an impact on work, home life, relationships or health, you may start investigating avenues to consider change. Help is available in the form of alcohol addiction treatment centres like Bradshaw House. Until you are at the point of believing the pain of living with alcohol addiction outweighs the anticipated pain of change you will not enter an alcohol treatment centre or rehab.
Why Turn to an Inpatient Facility?
An inpatient facility for treatment of substance abuse and alcohol dependence allows you to live away from home while you start to recover. This provides a few benefits. You will receive appropriate help during the withdrawal process and post-acute withdrawal process. It can be easy to underestimate the severity of alcohol addiction because alcohol is a socially acceptable mood changing drug. Because of its legality in society we can minimise its dangerous impact on an addict and its health risk during the detox process. For safety reasons Bradshaw House urges medically supervised detoxification of alcohol.
Withdrawal from alcohol tends to open vulnerabilities in addicts and emotion can run high. It is comforting to be in a non-clinical calm setting away from any triggers including any family or significant relationship. Bradshaw House provides a safe non-threatening environment with a bonded group that ensure comfort and security in early sobriety. Therapy programs include behaviour modification that allow coping skill and strategies to develop. Any underlying mental health issues will be readily identified.
What Happens After Life at a Treatment Centre?
By the time the person leaves the treatment centre, the body will no longer rely on alcohol to function and skills required to live without alcohol and cope with life are in place. A two month aftercare program is provided at Bradshaw House treatment centre following the 28 day rehab program. Most alcohol addiction rehabilitation centres provide this kind of program on an outpatient basis.
If you have noticed a change in your life or your health because of how much you drink, it might be time for you to make a change. A treatment centre for alcohol addiction like Bradshaw House will help you make this change and will do as much as possible to help you overcome your addiction. You can take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle today by contacting Bradshaw House, one of Melbourne’s top inpatient alcohol treatment centres.