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The Effect That Alcohol Has On Peoples’ Lives Is Extremely Potent
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The Effect That Alcohol Has on Peoples’ Lives is Extremely Potent

Treatment for alcoholism can be every bit as much of a painful process as the actual affliction with the disease of alcoholism itself. That is because the effect that alcohol has on peoples’ lives is extremely potent. It is extremely hazardous, debilitating, destructive, and demoralizing. So it takes a certain, very specific strategy to treat this disease in the most effective and efficient manner possible. And what this means is that in order for the treatment for alcoholism to be successful, certain criteria must be met.

Failure to meet these criteria can inadvertently render all of your efforts at rehabilitation to be for naught, to be in vain. So let’s take a look at some of the various dimensional aspects of the treatment for alcoholism that must be taken into consideration when trying to pull someone back from the brink of the abyss.

1. Alcoholism wreaks havoc on you physically. This is a no-brainer, as it is already a well known and well established fact that the excessive consumption of alcohol can cause severe damage to your brain cells, it can cause liver and kidney damage, and can wreak a lot of havoc on your total body. So therefore it goes without saying that the treatment for alcoholism, in the physical sense, involves a process known as detoxification. Because alcohol is considered to be a toxic substance in your body, much like a poison, your body needs to go through the deliberate process of cleansing. Left to itself, your body would go through symptoms of withdrawal which can be very painful and uncomfortable to the recovering addict. That is why the detoxification process must be medically supervised and managed in a controlled manner. A rehabilitation center or a recovery home typically would help to manage this process.

2. Alcoholism wreaks havoc on you socially. When you consume alcohol in excess, you are not the only one who is being harmed by your actions. If you have a spouse or if you have kids, then your excessive consumption of alcohol harms them indirectly as well. This is especially true if they are dependent upon you. By consuming alcohol, you are incapacitating yourself to the extend that you are unable to fulfill your obligations and responsibilities, and carry out your duties to your family. Therefore, it is not uncommon for the treatment for alcoholism to include, not only counseling and therapy for the recovering addict himself or herself, but to also include discreet counseling and therapy for the addict’s family members as well.

3. Alcoholism also wreaks havoc on you financially as well. First and foremost, the money that you spend on alcohol is going to waste. You might as well be burning your money or flushing it down the toilet. Let’s face it. There is no denying the fact that alcohol does indeed burn a hole in your pocket. Another way that alcohol affects you financially is that the excessive consumption of alcohol can cause your gross motor skills to become impaired and for your cognitive abilities to be impaired as well. As a direct result of this, you will inevitably wind up performing more poorly at work. The quality of your will go down, and this will adversely impact your own compensation, whether it be hourly wages, commissions, or yearly bonuses.


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Very well written article Dan!

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