American Addiction Centers facility has a different approach to treatment from many other treatment centers for alcoholism. Although almost all treatment centers recognize alcoholism as a chronic disease, AAC recognizes that alcohol abuse alone is not the only part of the problem requiring attention. Alcohol abuse disorder(AAD)permeates all aspects of the alcoholic’s life, so their successful approach to treatment is holistic.
Not only the obvious symptoms of drunken behavior, but the less obvious factors associated with the disease, such as negative mental, emotional and social aspects of the alcoholic’s life, are evaluated in the treatment. The abuse of alcohol is often the way for an alcoholic to cope with these other debilitating issues.
American Addiction Centers recognize that there are stages to the alcoholic’s abuse disorder. This is important because different stages of progression need to be treated differently and with varying degrees of intensity. The longer the disease has progressed, the more difficult it can be for the alcoholic to stop drinking. Read more: American Addiction Centers | Crunchbase and American Addiction Centers Offers Insight Stages Alchoholism | AliveNewspaper
From the earliest stage through the severe stage, many alcoholics may still be functioning in society, going about their lives with some semblance of normalcy at work and in relationships. Those who are may encounter no less difficulty in addressing the illness than those who are less functional because their ability to function makes it easier to deny there is a problem until the end stage.
Any functionality will eventually diminish and give way to the final stage, whether because of the alcoholic’s increased drinking, mental, emotional problems, physical health problems or any combination that has progressed to the point of what seems like no return. It is part of AAC’s mission not only to provide help to those suffering from AAD at all stages of the disease, but to educate the public about the illness and make society aware of its responsibility in the matter.
The good news is that no matter what stage or to what degree the alcoholic is suffering, there is hope. AAC, with its holistic approach to the complex problem, has a reputation for a success rate far beyond the norm.
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