Addiction first, then treatment
An extremely important fact to know about alcoholism and the manner in which it can be treated in the best and most effective way is to deal successfully with the addiction-phase first, and only then with the alcoholism as such. Given its nature, alcoholism is treated in the world of medicine as yet another in line of extremely troubling and ill-affecting diseases. In terms of a more precise specification and categorization, the disease in question has been ascribed to both physical and mental condition categories, exuding in both cases with negative and undesired effects on the entire human being. The most prominent ill-effects include death (being the most extreme one), with the minor ones being discomfort, uneasiness, dysfunction, irrational behavior, unsteady mood, various malicious syndromes, intensive stress and anguish, to name but the most frequently encountered ones.
Just like any disease, alcoholism being deemed as one, displays all the characteristics that are known to make one condition a “member” of this category. Namely, it does everything that lies in its powers to urge a person in question consume as much alcohol as possible, and as regularly as possible as well. This goes to such an extent that people who suffer from alcoholism are known to crave it as much as an ordinary person would crave water, for example. In addition, this insatiable thirst for alcohol does not succumb even when a person hits that “rock bottom”, running his/her health completely and beyond any chance for curing and improvement. In those moments, the most evident feeling that accompanies the person in question is that of incessant frustration, by way of which that person gains on defiance and aggressiveness, with the symptoms of withdrawal only increasing and becoming more intensive and severe in nature.
Once consciousness “kicks in” and a person in question experiences bouts of guilt each time s/he gulps an alcoholic beverage, this means that “remedy” is much more within one’s reach than ever before. If drinking is the first thing one does each and every morning when s/he wakes up in order to forget the troubles that the day brings forth, then this is the right moment to draw a line, pick oneself up and seek immediate help, in order to free oneself from this menace.
Steps that will lead one to complete and utter curing include:
- Screening and proper diagnosis
- Defeating the withdrawal symptoms
- Regular blood alcohol tests
- Kidney testing
- Regular evaluation of the dependence levels
- Specialists’ intervention