Gladstones Rehab Clinics offers a residential rehab programme for alcoholism that applies abstinence-based, integrative treatments and a non 12-step philosophy as part of our treatment model.
Alcohol Dependency is a disease that can easily become life threatening. The characteristic that usually defines alcohol abuse, or alcoholism, is that the problem drinker has lost control of their use and may repeatedly drink more than intended. They do this despite the undeniable social and health problems that result.
An alcoholic’s drinking problem may cause them to miss work, school, or important events, in favour of drink-related activities. They may suffer extreme symptoms of withdrawal when they try to stop drinking. Symptoms can range from sweating, nausea, vomiting, irritability, tremors, insomnia, anxiety, to in extreme cases, hallucinations and the DT’s. This makes quitting cold turkey on your own very difficult without a structured rehab treatment plan in place.
Alcoholism is a progressive condition with many causal issues to consider. The underlying factors that cause a person to lose control include genetic, physiological, psychological and social components.
The Dangers of Long-Term Alcohol Abuse
Abusive drinking over a prolonged period of time can damage almost every part of your body. The resulting health problems can include heart disease, organ damage, stomach problems, brain damage, cancer, reproductive problems, liver cirrhosis, memory loss and mental health issues.
Alcohol Dependency affects not just the person drinking, it affects family members and everyone close to the alcoholic. Partners and children of the problem drinker are more likely to suffer psychological scars, physical abuse, violence, neglect and increased risk of injury or death in alcohol related accidents and assaults.
We work with alcoholics and their families on a daily basis in our residential rehab clinic. We have seen the damage done to everyone involved. We apply our years of experience with the latest integrative treatment models and therapies in our highly successful practice.