Alcohol Detox Treatment

On February 27, 2013, in orange county, by carlie

Alcohol detox treatment is an important issue to many people in Orange County, CA. Alcohol is the No. 1 abused substance according to local law enforcement officials. While illegal drugs tend to grab the headlines of the news, the biggest problem locally is alcohol abuse.

How Does One Spot An Alcohol Abuser?

I believe that it is crucial to become aware of the warning signs of alcohol abuse & addiction.  Helping someone to overcome their dependency on alcohol is not an easy task at all. As you may suspect, alcohol detox treatment can lead you on a long uphill battle because of various withdrawal symptoms. A person may even feel that it is impossible to achieve their addiction-free goal. However, with strong personal determination and proper guidance anyone can achieve a happier life by ridding themselves of debilitating addiction. I have been successful with such people applying what I have learned in conducting a successful alcohol detox treatment program.

A person who does abuse alcohol has a drinking habit that is generating various kinds of physical and emotional problems in their life. An addict continues to drink in spite of these problems. They have developed a mental and physical dependency. As you may already know, alcoholism can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Prolonged use of alcohol can cause extremely serious health issues and can affect virtually every organ of the body, including the brain. Quite frequently, addiction also ruins emotional stability, career, finances, and relationships with family and friends.

How I Help As A Life Coach

As a Life Coach in Orange County, CA, I have an extensive background in the field of drug & alcohol detox treatment.  The vast majority of time, I have the person I am working with see a competent medical doctor. This is key to helping treat any physical ailments or diseases first. After we know we have competent medical assistance, I help the person to identify the underlying problem that led to alcoholism in the first place. This is necessary to help the person to get rid of his alcohol dependency for the long term. Those problems could be depression, unresolved issues from childhood, inability to deal with anxiety or business.

Call 714-264-4230 today for a free consultation, and find out how you can help someone you care about to overcome the struggle of alcohol addiction.

Orange County, CA – Alcohol dependency is a serious condition. Detoxing from alcohol for someone with years of addiction should always be assisted by a competent interventionist with experience.  Unlike other substances that may not cause dependence, a person that is an alcoholic most likely can not physically go without alcohol. To quit drinking in a “cold turkey” method, an alcoholic would go through severe withdrawal symptoms and may even face the risk of death.

Alcohol withdrawal should not be taken lightly or done alone. For those with severe alcohol dependency, detox is necessary. This is when a patient is admitted into a hospital setting and, under the watchful care of medical staff, allowed to withdraw from the alcohol.

What is Alcohol Detoxification?

Alcohol detoxification is not a treatment for alcoholism. The best treatment for alcoholism is deciding for once and all that you need to admit that you are addicted and that you are fully committed to quitting. Some treatments involve support groups, others involve medical help or recovery centers.

Signs That Alcohol Is Becoming a Big Problem

  1. Car Accidents
  2. DUI’s
  3. Falling Down Stairs
  4. Anxiety
  5. Insomnia
  6. Depression (suicidal ideations)
  7. Overly suspicious (paranoia)
  8. Low self-esteem
  9. Blackouts
  10. Memory loss
  11. Relationship Problems (break-ups)
  12. Poor personal hygiene
  13. Poor work performance
  14. Taking sick days because of hangovers
  15. Trembling hands (the shakes)
  16. Erectile Dysfunction (men)
  17. Menstrual Dysfunction (women)
  18. Vomiting
  19. Diarrhea

Rehab includes therapies designed to help patients confront the psychological aspects of their disease. It is important to learn what triggers a person’s desire to drink along with new and healthier ways of coping with those triggers. Quitting alcohol may have emotional repercussions. Patients may experience fatigue, depression, anxiety, nightmares or mood swings as they learn new methods of dealing with stress. Addressing spiritual needs is another way for patients to find psychological victory.

In addition to physical and emotional components, there will need to be a significant change in social habits. Time spent drinking or in drinking establishments will need to be filled with new and better social engagements. If the person has been abusing alcohol for very long, they may have burned some bridges with friends and family which will need to be rebuilt. Therapy sessions during rehab help patients to develop new social skills and thoughtfully plan how they will avoid situations which could trigger a relapse.

Detox rids the body of alcohol. Rehab builds new ways to manage things which led to the abuse of alcohol. Both are needed.

 

Orange County, CA – A typical protocol for a natural alcohol detox can be a help to not only the person who needs intervention, but as well as to the loved ones who share in the suffering in the addiction of a loved one.

When a person has been drinking considerable amounts of alcohol for a number of years, alcohol withdrawal symptoms are likely to occur when the drinker attempts to stop or cut back consumption. In severe cases, alcohol withdrawal can be painfully unpleasant, dangerous and even life-threatening. It is not recommended for a heavy daily drinker to abruptly stop consuming alcohol without a detox plan in place. For various reasons, people may prefer to use natural methods to safely detox from alcohol.

Having been trained in the best natural alcohol detox methods, and having helped hundreds of people over the years, one must seek professional advice and proper medical attention to years of alcohol abuse and addiction.

Vitamin Deficiency

Alcoholism and vitamin deficiency go hand in hand. An alcoholic’s diet is usually poor and so they don’t get the balanced nutrition their bodies need including the right amount of vitamins. Combine this with the high consumption of alcohol, which leads to the body’s inability to absorb vitamins. For alcoholics, the complex system of nutrition is compromised, leading to an array of complicated health issues. Here is a list of some vitamins that get depleted during the consumption of alcohol and the effects that has upon our health:

Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in foods like fruits, grains and vegetables. It helps produce and maintain new cells. Excess alcohol decreases the absorption of folate into the intestines by altering the cells in the lining. This further impairs absorption of water and other nutrients. Alcoholics typically don’t have enough folate in their diets.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) aids the central nervous system. Your body uses it to process fats, carbs and proteins. An alcoholic’s body is unable to properly absorb Thiamine leading to a deficiency.  This deficiency can lead to Beriberi, a disease that causes lesions of nerves, general debility, and painful rigidity.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is necessary for the production of red blood cells and for the maintenance of your hair, nails, and skin. It’s also important for cell growth. Alcohol inhibits the absorption of B2 into your system. Deficiency in B2 can play a role in the onset of anemia, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines and cataracts.

Vitamin B6 is required for the proper functioning of the nervous and immune systems. It’s found in fruits, vegetables, grains, fish, and poultry. Alcohol promotes the loss of B6.

Vitamin B12 “is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis,” according to the National Institutes of Health. Moderate and heavy alcohol consumption affects the levels of B12. Deficiencies can cause megaloblastic anemia, fatigue, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

Vitamin A is found in fruits, vegetables and some animals. It regulates the immune system, helps bone growth, reproduction, cell division, and vision. Excess alcohol can deplete the stores of vitamin A in the body. Also, alcoholics rarely get the required amounts of Vitamin A in their diets, causing a further depletion.

Vitamin D occurs in very few foods. It is, according to National Institutes of Health, “produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis.” It helps to strengthen the bones. Alcoholics become deficient in Vitamin D because alcohol inhibits fat absorption and the vitamin is often absorbed through fats in the diet.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps maintain cells. Some scientists think that Vitamin E may help prevent the development of cardiovascular disease and cancer. It may also protect against dangerous free radicals in cigarette smoke, air pollution, and the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.