Alcohol, like other drugs, is a psychoactive substance that affects the nervous system in the brain. Alcohol causes changes in consciousness, emotions, and behavior, and negatively impacts judgment and motor activity. When a person drinks a moderate amount of alcohol, his or her abilities are minimally impaired and the effect passes in a short period of time – usually without significant events. On the other hand, when a person drinks excessively, he may be unable to control his behavior. A person in such a situation may be involved in accidents or fights, or experience an increased sexual drive that may cause him to behave in a disrespectful manner and endanger others and himself.
If it happens once at a party due to a lack of attention to drinking too much – so be it, but if excessive drinking becomes a regular occurrence that a person turns to in order to escape reality and difficulties in life, this is an indicator or alcohol addiction.
The consequences of alcohol addiction
While alcohol is legal for those who have reached the legal drinking age, excessive use of alcohol can lead to lawbreaking behavior. Even if the consequences are not so far-reaching, alcohol dependence and the inability to function without it can lead to serious problems with family relationships, loss of employment, and more.
It is very important to treat alcohol addiction as quickly as possible, for three main reasons:
- To keep your body safe from alcohol abuse – It is known that excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to irreversible liver damage.
- To keep everything that we have achieved in life – The workplace, friends, family and- no less important – your good name.
- To keep life itself – Alcohol lessens inhibitions and may create a sense of control even though judgment is severely impaired. Such situations can lead to driving under the influence of alcohol and participating in fights.
Treatment of alcohol addiction at Retorno
We in Retorno are aware of all the dangers of alcohol addiction and offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program, which has already helped many.
The rehabilitation program takes place on Retorno’s campus and includes group and individual meetings facilitated by qualified counselors. In these sessions, participants acquire tools to cope with reality without alcohol and to handle their emotions. In addition to the groups, we offer various outdoor activities such as horseback riding, animal assisted therapy, sports therapy, and more – activities that contribute to the success of the rehabilitation process. Our rehabilitation program in Israel is non-sectarian and open to recovering addicts of all beliefs, while incorporating Jewish values and maintaining a strict level of kashrut.
For more information about alcohol addiction recovery at Retorno, please call or contact us on our website and we will be happy to help.Please share this post!