SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alcoholism is a plague that has been consuming a significant portion of the population relentlessly and silently. If you look at the numbers you may not see a phenomenal increase in the official records. The number is fairly stable. This is in part due to the fact that the basic concept of alcoholism has undergone a dynamic change. The concept determines an alcoholic to be an individual whose drinking habits have a destructive effect on one's normal life socially personally and professionally. It also needs to be understood that the entire family gets affected by even one person's alcohol abuse so it is better to go for residential substance abuse treatment before it is too late and starts affecting one's health in a serious way.
Health care personnel involved in detox programs and de-addiction centers claim witness to a phenomenal rise in alcohol consumption. This cannot be funneled down to a certain pinpoint population age sex race there are no substantial studies that reflect alcoholism to be a condition affecting a particular age group however alcohol consumption is observed to be initiated in the age group of 20 to 25. The devastating effects of alcoholism never reflect here. Unless you have direct exposure to an alcoholic it is hard to imagine the devastating effects that this habit can have on the individual's social life his family and his professional life.
Young people are expected to go through a tough phase wherein they have to brave peer pressure to remain sober. Those who start drinking at this age develop drinking habits that some grow out of while others find it tougher to but the funny part is we expect these youngsters to grow out of this phase automatically even though we do not understand how. A person who has his life charted out in perfect family conditions with adequate support from a good circle of friends has a lower risk of turning into an alcoholic. We must remember that more than a disease health care professionals describe alcoholism as a behavioral problem. Now this can change the aspect by which we view an alcoholic. A behavioral problem occurs when an individual has the tools to lead a normal life but chooses to do otherwise.
Caregivers and professional psychologists involved in the treatment of substance abuse conditions and detoxification share the opinion that alcohol treatment can be started at any given point of time. The only point of importance is the earlier the better. There are two major challenges that we face in alcohol treatment. One is identifying the problem and the other is getting the victim to admit that he or she is in need of help through alcohol treatment. Catching the victim in its early stages of the condition enables the health care providers to eradicate the problem from the root and rule out any chances of a relapse.
As we observed before alcoholism is a problem that covers age gender social status and any division that we have set for ourselves. A number of factors that might posit an adverse effect and lead to alcohol abuse amongst youngsters are immense peer pressure loss of family values and disturbed family conditions loss of a family member or emotional stress.
However the good news is that there are a number of professional alcohol treatment centers available these days that can help treat alcoholics at any stage and slowly help them out of addiction. These centers diagnose the patient deciding on his exact condition the extent of the abuse and thereon determine upon the kind of treatment that would be appropriate to treat an alcoholic. But as far as the family members are concerned they should continue to be alert about that particular member who is showing signs of substance abuse. They need to make sure that they are on the appropriate footing with any member of the family to have a decent talk about any problem they should have and provide the support the individual requires to face it.
Author: Kevin Leonard
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