Alcohol Treatment

People who are suffering from the disease of alcoholism are often not ready to get sober without some sort of intervention or health reasons. It is important to remember that recovery is a process and not a destination. It takes more than just admitting that you have a drinking problem. A person with an alcohol use disorder will be in denial about the severity of their problem and will delay getting the help they need. If your drinking is making your life unmanageable and your health is severely affected, it may be time to take that first courageous step by reaching out.

How Long is Alcohol Treatment?

The duration of alcohol treatment depends on the physical and mental health of the patient. A full medical assessment will be done on arrival to determine what treatment options are necessary. 

Alcohol Addiction Explained

How Do I Know if I Need Rehab?

If you are unsure of the severity of your problem and are unsure if rehab is for you, here are a few telltale signs that you need rehab:

Your whole life revolves around drinking

Is drinking your main focus? As alcohol abuse is a progressive disease, your thoughts of drinking will increase.

Increasing Health Problems

Alcohol abuse has many negative effects, such as fatty liver disease, strokes, and kidney failure.

Mental Health Problems

Alcohol causes changes in the brain and can show up as increased agitation, anxiety, depression, and psychosis.

You have to drink more to get drunk

When you first drink, you are not used to the “rush”. Over time, your body starts to get used to the effects and you will need more to feel the same effect as you did when you first started drinking. This is dangerous as you can blackout, drive drunk, or succumb to alcohol poisoning.

You have an underlying mental condition

Alcohol alters the mind and changes the way we think, behave, and feel. Alcohol abuse can make underlying mental conditions worse or even cause them.

You have tried to quit with no success

Alcoholism is a chronic condition. It is a progressive disease and because of this quitting is not easy to do.

How Long is Alcohol Treatment?

Alcohol treatment at ARCA starts with an intensive alcohol detox process. This is a necessary first step for a successful recovery from alcohol abuse. ARCA Durban provides an exclusive rehab treatment for alcoholism. The only rehab in South Africa that offers a Medical Detox Treatment. We offer a superior, evidence-based, and medically cutting-edge approach to the treatment of addiction.

If you have been frustrated by repeated failures at rehab recovery; unaware that there are proven anti-craving medications that can significantly improve treatment outcomes, give us a confidential call to learn more about ARCA’s rehab program.

ARCA is fully licensed and registered with the Department of Health. The license covers inpatient detoxification and inpatient care. Medical aid covers ARCA’s alcohol rehabilitation. ARCA alcohol treatment is affordable and can be tailored to suit your individual needs without compromising the quality of the program.

  • Benefits of Not Drinking
  • The Cost of Drinking
  • Signs and Symptoms of AUD
  • Improved relationships
  • Mental and physical health
  • Quality of life
  • Relationship problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Shame
  • Poor work performance
  • Financial problems
  • Drinking alone or in secret
  • Binge drinking or drinking past
  • Blacking out
  • Memory loss
  • Taking offense if someone tells you that you need help despite obvious negative consequences.
  • Intense cravings
  • Hiding alcohol
  • Relationship problems
  • Legal problems
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, such as delirium tremens.

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