Alcoholism treatment is a precise program of medical and psychological care for the alcohol addicted person. Alcoholism treatment can vary by approach, and is often customizable to the needs of the patient. Drug Treatment Centers alcoholism treatment protocols are well-rounded and serve to treat the whole person, mind and body.
What is alcoholism?
Alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol that forms through a build-up of tolerance and resulting dependence on alcohol; and alcoholism is a disease. The disease o alcoholism constitutes a range of changes that have taken place in the Brain which impacts the entire central nervous system. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal …show more content…
This being defined as problem drinking, or the development of an alcohol use disorder, after the age of 60. One main area of concern relates to the impact that alcoholism can have on chronic health conditions often seen in senior populations such as diabetes, high blood pressure, other heart disease, dementia, and gastro-intestinal disorders. The other major concerns lie in alcoholism contributing to higher-risks associated with accidental injuries including falls, car accidents, and a loss of balance and equilibrium; and dangers from a lack of good judgment and decision-making when under the influence. Seniors are also at greater risk for mental health diagnoses such as depression and anxiety.
What are the dangers of alcoholism?
The disease of alcoholism can take over your life and leads to devastation with regard to relationships, social ties and obligations, economic loss and hardship, and legal issues. Personal health should be of grave concern as alcoholism controls that area of your life as well. Common health conditions linked to alcoholism include: Breast cancer, cancer of the throat and also of the mouth, liver, colon, and esophagus; and other disorders such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and digestive disease.
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