Slide 1: The Conduct Of A Program For Alcohol Addiction Treatment In Idaho
To administer the alcohol addiction treatment there are various number of ways. But the authentic treatment process at the rehabilitation center includes three main phases: such as the intervention phase, the detoxification phase and the aftercare phase.
Each phase of these three phases has certain significance. The first phase is the intervention phase. In this phase the person is told about seriousness of his or her alcoholism. This is like a preparatory phase where the person is explained and made to realize that they need a treatment for his or her condition. But this may be very difficult initially, because of denial which is the most obvious factors in the alcohol addiction treatment in Idaho. Hence the treatment providers take the help of families and friends of the patients to build a strong support and to motivate them to accept an addiction treatment. Slide 2: After the intervention phase, they are taken for the detoxification phase. In this phase the patient will be medically cleansed of all alcohol accumulated in the body from a very long time. This process takes time, as there are various factors influencing it such as the length of patient's addiction, their physical and psychiatric composition, whether or not they are on some other kinds of prescription drugs, etc. However, in some cases, the duration of alcohol detox is of about seven days but due to these factors it may increase. Slide 3: The main aim of the detox program is to bring the patient out of the alcohol addiction in a complete manner. Hence the person's body is cleansed completely out of the person's system. It is not as simple because if the patient's addiction is too much intensive. There are some bold steps taken, which means the patient will be isolated in a treatment setting where he or she will be made to completely abstain from alcohol. This helps to keep them away from all kinds of memories that might trigger a craving for alcohol in them. In such a setting the patient may take sometime to adjust. In this way the patient may experience withdrawal symptoms. This symptom can be seen usually within two to five days of the commencement of the abstinence but this again depends on the kind of addiction the patient has been in. Slide 4: One of the difficult tasks in this is to remove the withdrawal symptoms from the person. But this does not seem to be an easy task. The patient needs to be put on specific medicinal therapies in order to make this happen.
Some of the patterns of medication are used in alcohol addiction treatment are:-
1. Medications are provided n order to increase the hangovers that are produced due to alcohol addiction. Hence this will cause them psychologically free from the addiction because these symptoms are definitely quite inconvenient and uncomfortable. It is noticed that the hangover symptoms due to alcoholism are produced because of the release of acetaldehyde in the body. So any medication that will pump in more acetaldehyde into the body can be taken as a way of stopping the person from consuming more alcohol. Antabuse is the leading anti-alcoholism drug that has this effect. When consumed, it will produce an increase in the amount of acetaldehyde in the body and that will amplify the hangover. As a result, the person will not like alcohol quite as much. Slide 5: 2. Another way of treating alcohol addiction is during the treatment is by providing with a drug that reduces their capacity of absorbing alcohol in the body. Because of which the person might consume alcohol may not feel any of its effects. After sometime, the person will give up alcohol in the absence of the effects that the substance must produce. This drug is called the Naltrexone.
3. After these medications it is also important to normalize the condition of the patient's nervous system once the alcoholic abstinence has begun. This is needed so that the person feels healthy once again and realizes that the removal of alcohol from their system can actually bring back good health unto them. A medication such as Campral helps to regularize the chemical reactions that take place in their body due to alcoholism. This is more of a stabilizing drug that allows the patient to plow on with the detoxification process.
These medications ensure that the person will stay out of the addiction for a long period of time. This can be possible through the aftercare program, which is followed after the successful detox treatment. However, there might be differences in the way the program is implemented in various centers across the state. Slide 6: Understanding The 12 Step Program For Alcohol Addiction In North Carolina
Since the time the Alcoholics Anonymous has established itself, its programs have reached international appeal. Among these is the 12 Step Program. The 12 Step Program has become very popular for the purpose of alcohol addiction in North Carolina among other states. First introduced in the 1900s for alcohol treatment by the Alcoholics Anonymous, the program has now become widely accepted as one of the most potent forms of treatment. Slide 7: The 12 Step Program for alcohol addiction, as the name suggests, contains twelve different stages. These are formulated in twelve points, which form the crux of the treatment. As the treatment progresses, each of these points are implemented, in a sequential manner.
It can be observed for this program of alcohol addiction in North Carolina that:-
1. The program is a deeply spiritual program, but it is not religious. Though the program invokes a divine power to help people with their alcohol treatment, it is not adherent to any one particular religion.2. The program also does not have any political affiliation. 3. The program is non-discriminatory and does not confine itself to any one community, gender, age or any other such group of people. Slide 8: The following are the main steps of the 12 Step Program as it is adapted for alcohol addiction in North Carolina.
1. The first step is an intervention. A realization is created in the minds of people that they have no power over their alcoholic habit and that the habit has made their lives unmanageable.2. The second step is creating awareness in the alcoholics that it is not possible for them to come out of the addiction themselves. They will need to rely on a higher authority (God) to deliver them from this problem.3. The third step is to wholly accept the authority of God and to trust in Him to bring them out of their problem.4. The fourth step is to probe into self and to create a moral inventory of self.5. The first step is confession. This is where the person will be made to accept unto himself or herself that things have gone wrong due to their alcoholic habit. They have to make this confession unto themselves, unto God and unto another human volunteer who will help them get out of their problem. Slide 9: 6. The sixth step is to ask God to give them strength to come out of these characteristic defects.7. The seventh step is prayer. The alcoholic person is to pray to God to help him or her come out of all their deficiencies so that their life can be improved.8. The eighth step is to create an inventory of all persons who were harmed due to the alcoholic habit and to express a willingness to correct all these wrongs.9. The ninth step is to actually make these amends. However, if in making amends someone may be hurt or harmed, it is better to let things be as they are.10. The tenth step is to continue the process of realizing where the mistakes have happened and to make corrections where possible.11. The eleventh step is to pray to God and meditate to continue asking for His blessings and guidance.12. The twelfth step is reaching out. Once the alcoholic has sufficiently come out of his or her habit, the message should be brought out to others so that more people can be benefited. Slide 10: Thus, the 12 Step Program as applied to alcohol addiction in North Carolina is an exhaustive program that intends to take people from alcoholism to sobriety. The program is designed in such a manner that it includes various aspects of treatment, including intervention to recovery.
Today, the program is found quite prominently used in almost every alcohol rehab center in North Carolina during the aftercare phase. It is a wonderful inclusion during this stage where the person is being made aware of the importance of staying away from alcohol. They are first led through the detoxification program where they are cleansed bodily of the presence of alcohol in their bodies and then led through the aftercare program where the 12 Step Program is implemented.
There are also several spiritual programs where the 12 Step Program is used as a sole program. These programs can be availed of through the Internet and even through religious institutions where the programs are widely promoted.