Does your loved one has an unavoidable urge for drinking? Is it causing a problem in daily life? In spite of all these, continuing drinking anyhow???
Well, I am sorry to convey that they may be facing the AUD or alcohol use disorder. This is the medical term used for common problem “alcoholism”.
Behavior that tells about alcoholism
Take a look at other common symptoms that may be seeing:
- Drinking for longer time than intended
- Priority works are neglected and that too for drinking
- Getting into unusual tasks and getting hurts after drinking
- Still consuming even after being diagnosed with serious health issues
- Common withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, depression, sleepy, shakiness is existing as hangover.
It is a matter of concern if any two of these symptoms have positive answer.
So you just need the experts help to come out of it.
A huge challenge is waiting for you
But coming out of such an extreme habit is so easy?
Well that may be absolutely not…it’s really a tough task…
And hence we need to take the help of experts and medical professionals.
Basic general treatment for AUD
Taking such a patient to rehab centre is not an easy task. So doctor has to start the treatment with few primary steps: they are:
- Doctors find out the drinking pattern of the patient
- Overall health check up is done
- If medication can do the treatment, then it’s OK
- Otherwise the doctor has to plan out the treatment strategy.
Common treatment that is expected in it
Crafting of the treatment mean few ways to make the change.
- Behavioral treatments include the counseling session that would help in changing the drinking habit. The counseling session are being led by the medical professionals.
- A mutual support group is the best way to get out of the habit. Patient who are successful in quitting or just leaving the habit is being involved in the group.
- On an extreme case, the patients may be advised to get them admitted at the rehab centre.
So this is the entire thing how the treatment for the AUD is being done.
Now come to the expense of the treatment
Now this is an important matter to be discussed.
Is the alcohol treatment quite expensive?
To some extent it is, but that is dependent upon the types of treatment required.
For the rehab centers, there are many affordable rehab in California to continue the treatment. Even there are government aided centers which can help to get the treatment at less cost.
Few facts that shows the real picture
With so much support, still there are
- Mostly 95% American who are struggling yet not going for treatment due to the payment issue
- For treating the AUD, 30% of the population use the insurance for the payment
- Various government funded programs are being encouraged to reach out to patients of AUD.
With what can I start off to the healthy life?
It’s a basic step that can be followed when anyone realize that they have to come out. Even the family and friends can help them to follow this method.
It is the detoxification.
I will say this is not basically a treatment but a way to get better. Detoxification needs the support of both the patient and the family. Determination is other thing that helps to go forward.
So hope you can bring out your near ones just out of this situation. The life outside the drinking is so beautiful…enjoy it fullest.