The Scope of Alcohol Abuse
The scope of alcohol abuse is widespread. Many individuals we care about struggle with drinking and with addiction. Alcohol addiction is treatable. Sadly, few people seek out help and care from an alcohol or drug rehab for their drinking problem. A caring alcohol rehab program can make the difference in helping a loved one's alcohol abuse. Cirque Lodge is a nationally accredited alcohol and drug rehab facility. We can help you or a loved one address their problems with alcohol abuse and addiction. Call Cirque Lodge today at 1-877-99-REHAB.
More on Alcohol Abuse
Estimates report that about 18 million adults (18 and older) struggle with some form of alcohol abuse problem in the United States. Alcohol related problems (traffic accidents, medical incidents, productivity lost in businesses, accidental death) combined costs this nation hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Alcohol abuse and addiction are a problem in society. This is something that is not going to go away, but for those individuals in your life that struggle with drinking, there is help through addiction recovery.
Alcohol abuse has far reaching affects. It impacts all those who the alcoholic immediately influences. Spouses, parents and children can suffer from their loved one's drinking habits. Employment relationships can be strained by those same lines. Individuals lose their jobs to alcohol related problems quite often. The alcoholic on the other hand has developed a stigma or mindset where their drinking is not the problem. Meanwhile, they continue to lose control of their lives. There are answers for addiction and alcohol abuse. For most individuals, this answer requires inpatient alcohol rehab.
Answers with Alcohol Rehab
People suffering from addiction to alcohol must learn how to get their drinking under control. Most individuals with an alcohol problem must work on complete abstinence to conquer their problem. Alcohol rehab provides a controlled environment away from the influences of drinking. Treatments are provided to help the individual overcome their addiction to the bottle. Addiction isn't something that goes away. It is an ever present constant. People can have years of sobriety under their belt and still relapse. Part of the alcohol rehab program
is to teach individuals how to manage their impulses to drinking with positive and constructive coping strategies.
A lot of times, drinking isn't the only problem. It is the answer to masking other more deeply rooted problems in the individual's life. Things like trauma, grief and even medical issues can be influential factors. The numbing ability of drinking alcohol suppresses these issues for a time. When an addiction is developed, it magnifies the deeply rooted problems with a whole new set of issues. Alcohol rehab provides intensive therapies, not just for the alcohol related problems, but for the underlying issues as well. Personal, group and family therapies are provided each resident during their stay in our alcohol or drug rehab facility.
As stated earlier, the impulses to drink alcohol do not go away. They remain a constant in the alcoholic's life. The individual must learn ways to recover from drinking, and ways to manage the impulse of the addiction to drink. Cirque Lodge is based on the 12-steps for the recovery process. This program is a guideline for living in recovery and maintaining control over one's addiction. A unique approach to the Cirque Lodge alcohol rehab facility
is our use of experiential therapies. These activities teach positive and constructive coping strategies to assist in managing the addiction after one leaves the safety of the facility.
Help for the Family
This struggle can greatly impact the family. The behavior and actions of someone under the influence can be extremely abusive, and because they are drunk, they do not realize it. The ability to trust a loved one with a drinking problem is lost over time as well. Part of alcohol rehabilitation
and drug rehab at Cirque Lodge is a specific treatment program intended for the family. Residents are encouraged to invite family members to come and participate in this dedicated program. It is such an important part to our alcohol treatment experience, it is offered every third week out of the year.
Family week consists of a number of elements. It gives the family a little insight into the daily occurrences of our alcohol rehab program. Lectures and workshops are offered to family to help them understand the nature and behavior of addiction. Programs are provided to help the family understand the need for aftercare for the recovery process. Therapy sessions are available to address the underlying problems of alcohol abuse within the family. Family Week helps to tear down the barriers built up by alcohol addiction and begin the process of healing. The family is better prepared to provide help and support, as well as be more aware of the behaviors of alcohol abuse and addiction.
Alcoholism is something that does not go away. The impulses to drink are still ever present. The recovering alcoholic must manage their addiction and these impulses to drink. At first, these impulses are constant and can be a struggle. Over time, the impulses lessen. To help recovering alcoholics manage their addiction and overcome these impulses, Cirque Lodge prescribes a continuing care plan for residents. Through this plan the recovering alcoholic has the proper means of help and support for continuing their recovery with the completion of alcohol rehab
. Aftercare works with each resident to create the best possible continuing care plan for them.