The Different Rehab Options to Stop Drinking
In Canada there are many different rehab options to stop drinking, some more, some less effective to bring about permanent change, and complete recovery from alcohol addiction.
For the alcoholic, to stop drinking is a necessary condition of change. Rehab options that support "controlled drinking" are essentially harm reduction programs, the focus being on the reduction of social harms caused by alcohol addiction, and not upon the achievement of complete alcohol addiction rehabilitation for the individual concerned.
The Abstinence Option
It is not enough for alcoholics to stop drinking.
They needs to bring an end to their craving for alcohol.
Traditional alcohol rehab programs are based on total abstinence. Drug support is often provided during the acute withdrawal stage of alcohol detox. However upon withdrawal symptoms having subsided to a non-life threatening level, the alcoholic is generally expected to go "cold turkey", and to remain abstinent, in spite of continued cravings and long term symptoms of alcohol withdrawal that can sometimes persist for years.
The test of success for 12 step and similar programs, that provide the abstinent alcoholic with a range of social supports, is that the person who suffers from alcoholism has managed, on a daily basis to stop drinking alcohol.
The difficulty with 12 step programs and the like is that they only deal with the problem of drinking, and issues surrounding alcoholism. It is not enough for an alcoholic to stop drinking. He needs to bring an end to his craving for alcohol in order to achieve a life that is genuinely serene and sober, truly happy and content.
When alcohol rehab is incomplete, the alcoholic runs the risk of replacing his attachment to alcohol drinking with feelings of fear and avoidance when faced, as we all are in modern society, with opportunity and incitement to drink. The achievement of complete alcohol addiction rehabilitation, whereby the alcoholic is no longer "in recovery", implies more than an ability to abstain but complete indifference to the allure of alcohol.
The Complete Alcohol Recovery Option
When a person has completed a comprehensive alcohol addiction program and has achieved a permanent resolution of their alcohol addiction, the former alcoholic has no need to fear or avoid situations where alcohol is available. If there is a desire to drink alcohol, it is indicative that a person may not have completely resolved the emotional issues that he has, related to alcohol use.
Complete Recovery = No More Craving for Alcohol
If a social occasion arises, such as everyone having an alcohol drink to toast the newly-wed couple, the graduate of a comprehensive alcohol addiction recovery program can make the choice - he can participate if he likes, in the social ritual, or abstain if he wishes. Whether he drinks or abstains - the important fact is that the former alcoholic is in control, has an ability to make a free choice. The recovering alcoholic, using a sobriety maintenance program does not have that freedom of choice, and that is the Narconon difference.
Narconon = Power of choice over Alcohol
The empowerment and freedoms of choice that a former alcoholic can achieve, by using the comprehensive, drug-free Narconon program, show up in many ways.
The Narconon alcohol rehab program not only provides complete detox from alcohol residues in the body, but it provides also a series of courses enabling the students to master life skills, have social confidence and competence, and enhance self-esteem.
An Investment in your Future
To achieve best results from the Narconon program it is best to think of alcohol rehabilitation as an investment in your future. Short term rehab for alcoholism, as with alcohol detox that is brief and incomplete, will not achieve the fundamental change in outlook and attitude, in self-confidence and competence that is essential for complete recovery.
A Natural & Distraction-Free Environment
Narconon Program Rehab Center
People who have become addicted to any form of compulsive behavior, such as alcohol drinking, will find that true addiction recovery requires a considerable amount of natural healing to restore both body and mind to optimal health. Alcohol addiction recovery takes time, and is best achieved in surroundings that are both nurturing and supportive. Our rehab center is an inpatient treatment facility which provides such an environment.
Long term rehab for recovery from alcohol dependence and addiction, at an inpatient alcohol rehab center promotes a sense of freedom from the usual constraints of time, and the influence of external pressures. Getting away from the everyday pressures is very often a great relief, and enhances the prospect of an alcoholic achieving full alcohol addiction recovery. Graduation from the Narconon Program program enables a confident return to family, friends and the community, free of the chains of addiction.
Narconon graduates have renewed energy for life, self-confidence and contentment, with no more alcohol cravings or addiction in their life.
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