Growing older means serious life changes. The way in which you cope with these changes will determine your future. Far to many senior adult have turned to alcohol as a way to cope with the aging process, retirement and the loss of loved ones. Their days begin to shorten and fill with black outs, depression, and anger.
You do not need to remain a slave to alcohol addiction any longer. There are treatment programs designed to help senior adults to overcome addiction, develop the coping skills they need in day to day life, as well as to help them develop appropriate social networks to help prevent relapse.
The key to overcoming alcoholism is to begin a treatment program as quickly as possible. Ignoring the problem will only make it worse, leading to health issues, as well as putting you at risk of premature death. The first step is admitting you have a problem and asking for help, then you will be able to get started on the road to recovery and begin the healing process.
Detoxification is the start of the treatment process for Alcoholism. You will be cleansed of the chemicals and toxins related to alcohol abuse with 24-7 medical supervision and supportive care. Depending on the severity of your addiction you may receive a prescription medication to ease any symptoms of withdrawal you may be experiencing. This process can be hard on the body, however with the support of medical professionals and addictions specialists you will make it through to continue on the road to recovery.
Therapy and Counseling
Alcoholism is not only about the physical addiction to alcohol, it also creates a mental and emotional dependency that needs to be treated. Therapy and counseling will help you to get to the root cause of your addiction, working through it and developing the coping skills you will need to maintain your sobriety in your day to day life.
Your treatment does not end when you leave the facility. As a senior it is important to have a strong social network, as well as a team of medical professional to help you in your recovery. After care is the key to ensuring that you will have the help and support you need throughout your daily life.