BARRIERS TO OVERCOMING ALCOHOL ADDICTION
- March 31, 2020
When it comes to alcohol addiction, anyone from any walk of life can be devoured by it. Nearly all addicts are in denial at first, even when the evidence of fallout from the alcohol abuse is clearly visible. Denial is a useful technique that problem drinkers implement to protect their ability to continue on as usual. No one wants to admit that they might have a problem with alcohol, as many see admitting it as a weakness. Despite this, it is important to overcome denial in order to better yourself and your quality of life.
Other Factors That Prevent You From Seeking Help:
- Stigma – There remains, unfortunately, a social stigma attached to those who seek treatment for alcohol addiction. This perceived stigma presents a significant barrier for those individuals who have a public professional presence or high status job, but also individuals at any career level who are concerned that treatment could damage their reputation. Employers have established policies that help protect privacy, as well as federal laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and HIPAA.
- Fear of detox – Alcohol detox has earned a reputation for being pretty laborious. While there is some truth to this, what the individual needs to understand is that the process is usually completed within one week, and that the physical and psychological discomforts will be attended to by an expert medical detox team that will provide medications. Benzodiazepines will assist with anxiety, insomnia, and risk of seizure, while over the counter medications can help with nausea and fever.
- Finances – Many individuals who are in need of treatment for an alcohol use disorder will assume it is not financially possible, and therefore do not pursue getting the help they need. This is often not the case, since their health insurance plan is likely to cover some if not much of the expense related to rehab. Additionally, some rehabs offer financing options to assist the individual with a payment plan for out of pocket expenses.
At Asana Recovery, we understand how difficult recovering from these addictions through our daily work to help those struggling most from this disease. While some may believe they can make it alone, rehabilitation programs are essential in the fight to break dependency. The road ahead is not a smooth or easy one, but you can traverse it if done so with the support of the right team. Counseling and aftercare processes can assist you by addressing the psychological facets that led you to addition and help you build a structure from which to better cope with life without succumbing to addiction.
The supervised detoxification and residential treatment programs at Asana Recovery are offered in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. We’re deeply committed to ensuring your long-term recovery, and guiding you on your path to a healthier and happier future. There is no better time than now, and we’re always available to speak with you. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.