The general impression of an alcohol rehab is that it is a place where aggressive treatments are employed, including the very dreadful detox when there are bound to be several painful withdrawal pangs. The things that people know about alcohol rehabilitation centers are that they use medication to mitigate these withdrawal symptoms and give a lot of counseling about why alcoholism is bad and what one must do to stay away from it.
Adult children of alcoholics have usually had very difficult lives. These are people who grew up in homes with parents who suffered from alcoholism. Or, perhaps the parent wasn’t even around and it was a grandparent or aunt. Either way, these individuals have many emotional and psychological issues to deal with. Continue reading
We are learning more and more that alcoholism affects women quite differently than it does men. Physically, women feel the effects of alcohol faster and with more intensity than men do, pound for pound, due to certain hormones in the blood. Women tend to use different things to motivate them to quit drinking than men do, specifically be reinventing themselves and seeking out new passions in life. According to the book Women Under the Influence, which is based on research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, women also begin the path to alcoholism for different reasons. Continue reading