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.
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.
The problem with alcohol abuse is that it can begin too easily. In Orange County, CA it has been socially acceptable to drink at lunch, dinner at home and at social functions. Alcohol permeates practically all of the events and celebrations of our life. But for the person with alcohol dependency or alcoholism, alcohol rehab becomes a necessity if they are to survive and be happy.
The recreational use of alcohol easily spirals into alcohol abuse, alcohol dependency and alcoholism. These are all labels for the same thing – your alcohol use is creating problems in your life. Many in Orange County believe that need to drink to relax, escape or kill the pain but the only thing drinking will bring you is more problems and more pain. Guaranteed. If you haven’t already suffered consequences of lost relationships, work and career opportunities, health problems or involvement with the law, it’s just a matter of time. Now is the time to seek the help and expertise with an Interventionist who specializes in alcohol rehab.
Alcoholism has been defined as a disease by the American Medical Association in that it is chronic, debilitating and fatal if left untreated. Alcohol is responsible for nearly half of all automobile accidents in the United States. It is frequently a major contributor in domestic violence incidents, homicides and suicides. If you or a loved one are caught in the grip of alcoholism, don’t despair. We can help with their rehab.
I am dedicated to helping you get free from alcoholism and reclaim your life. The abuse of alcohol starts with trauma and/or loss in our lives. As an highly experienced Life Coach and counselor, I can show you an alcohol treatment program that combines the finest medical and clinical therapy available with advanced holistic treatment.
I offer professional intervention assistance, while providing several options for specialized inpatient alcohol treatment programs and transitional living programs. Let me help provides the tools and the support necessary to make a successful transition to recovery and a life filled with sobriety.
Jesse Jackson Jr’s long absence from public life is due his alcoholism in an Arizona rehab center, according to a report today from NBC Nightly News. However, Jackson’s office has responded that the Illinois Congressman is receiving “intensive medical treatment” for a “mood disorder”, the AP reports.
Either way, Jackson’s absence is going to take some explaining. He has on leave since June 10, for what his office originally described as “exhaustion”.
I have been dealing with all types of professionals who have need alcoholism intervention for years. It does not matter if you are a Congressmen or a housewife, the pressures and pains of life can drive one to a life of addiction. Having worked with some of the top people in Hollywood and in the business world, I know that we all have a breaking point that can lead to addiction.
As a intervention professional, I have worked with hundreds of those struggling with addiction, similar to what we now see occurring in today;s news with Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Alcoholism Information and Statistics
- Alcohol dependence and abuse cost the US approximately $220 billion in 2005. For the sake of comparison, this was greater than the amount of money spent to combat cancer ($196 billion) and obesity ($133 billion).
- 25.9% of underage alcohol abusers (i.e. underage alcoholics) drink 47.3% of the total amount of alcohol consumed by drinkers under the legal age.
- Drinking excessively year after year may cause pancreatitis, or an inflamed pancreas. Side effects of pancreatitis include extreme abdominal pain and abnormal weight loss. These can lead to death.
- Alcoholism improves a drinker’s odds of developing cancer of the throat, larynx, liver, colon, kidneys, rectum, and esophagus. It may also contribute to immune system irregularities, brain damage, harming an unborn baby, and cirrhosis of the liver.
- An estimated 43% of US adults have had someone related to them who is presently, or was, an alcoholic.
- 3 million US citizens older than 60 abuse alcohol or require it to function normally.
- Close to three times the amount of US males (9.8 million) abuse, or are dependent upon, alcohol than females (3.9 million).
- A survey of over 450 American alcohol abusers revealed that the vast majority of them did not grow up with a father figure in their households.
- 6.6 million minors in the US live with an alcoholic mother or father.
- About 14 million US residents battle an alcohol addiction.
- Greater than 50% of grownups in the US have had knowledge of someone in their immediate family with an alcohol problem.
- Just under 13.8 million US adults have issues with alcohol, and 8.1 million of them officially suffer from alcoholism.
- People who have a good relationship with their spouses have an 8.9% probability of developing alcoholism over the course of their lifetime. Contrarily, 29.2% of adults who are living with a partner and have never married are likely to become alcoholics.
- Around a quarter of all children experience some form of alcoholism in their families before they turn 18.
- As the “baby boom” generation settles into retirement, alcoholism is becoming more prevalent among the elderly.
- Generally, employees who have divorced, separated, or never married are twice as likely to have alcohol problems as those who are married.
- It takes about 15 years for an adult to become a full-fledged alcoholic, but the process is sped up in teens and young adults.
- One out of every five alcoholics who attempt to stop drinking without medical intervention end up dying as a result of alcohol withdrawal delirium.
- In contrast with those who drink in moderation, people who abuse alcohol are estimated to spend anywhere from 1.5% to 18.7% of their total income on alcohol and alcohol-related products. This vast fluctuation is largely based on a person’s age and sex.
- People who live with an alcoholic take ten times the amount of sick leave than individuals who are not exposed to alcoholism. Four-fifths of them also claim their productivity on the job is reduced as a result of their living situation.
- 40% of alcoholism is passed down through the gene pool, while the other 60% stems from unknown circumstances.
- Studies show that the offspring of alcoholics have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics themselves than those whose parents are clean.
- A staggering half-a-million US children aged nine to 12 are addicted to alcohol.
Now is the time to reach out and help the ones you love that are suffering from alcoholism. Call me for a free consultation.