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Research shows that the risk for developing alcoholism does indeed run in families. The genes a person inherits partially explain this pattern, but lifestyle is also a factor. Currently, researchers are working to discover the actual genes that put people at risk for alcoholism. Your friends, the amount of stress in your life, and how readily available alcohol is also are factors that may increase your risk for alcoholism, alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction.
But remember: Risk is not destiny. Just because alcoholism or alcohol dependence tends to run in families doesn't mean that a child of an alcoholic parent will automatically become an alcoholic too. Some people develop alcoholism even though no one in their family has a drinking problem. By the same token, not all children of alcoholic families get into trouble with alcohol. Knowing you are at risk is important, though, because then you can take steps to protect yourself from developing problems with alcohol or alcohol abuse.
Alcohol rehab or the alcohol rehab program, generally follows alcohol detox and is a combination or group, individual, educational and family therapy. Most people remain in an alcohol rehab program for several weeks in an attempt to resolve many of the feelings they drank over. While in alcohol rehab, each patient is generally seen by a psychiatrist to rule out or address the possibility of any mental illness. The combination or alcohol addiction and a mental illness is termed dual diagnosis.
For those persons not in need of an alcohol rehab program, such as those who may suffer from alcohol abuse rather than alcohol dependence, outpatient alcohol treatment programs are available. Understand, that not everyone is appropriate for an outpatient alcohol treatment program and looking to take the “easier, softer way”, can result in repeated relapse and a chronic alcoholic condition, called alcoholism. A professional alcohol assessment should be sought before choosing a particular level of an alcohol treatment program.
When choosing an alcohol rehab program or inpatient alcohol treatment program you would be wise to make sure they, as a minimum, provide the following alcohol rehab services:
We will make sure that you are prepared for life after you complete rehab. We know you can succeed with the valuable knowledge and skills that we will give you. Don't let another minute pass you by, it could mean your life.
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