Types of Alcohol Rehab Author: Brett D Fuller
Drug rehab centers and alcohol rehab centers can often be found under the same roof, much due to the fact that both these rehabs follow a similar treatment program for the purpose or eradicating these addictions. This is also due to the fact that most patients who come to seek treatment are often victims of both drug and alcohol abuse so it becomes necessary that the rehab be in one place. There are different kinds of rehab centers. Some of them are1) Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Centers – These are aimed at addicts who have a long history of alcohol abuse. These people have failed to remain sober and away from addictions on their own and are now seeking professional help. 2) Residential Alcohol Rehab Centers – These are quite different from the former facility. These are quite flexible offering treatment to people depending on whether their history of addiction has been long or short. They are also set in a less hospital like backdrop compared to the former rehab center. 3) Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Centers – These are specifically for those who have fallen prey to alcohol abuse recently and are either feeling guilty about it or want to rectify the situation. They mainly treat teenagers and young adults. 4) Alcohol Detox Rehab Centers – These are generally licensed medical facilities. They purge the body of alcohol residues and detoxify the bodily systems for a more effective healing process. The process is always under the supervision of a physician.
5) 12 Step Alcohol Rehab Centers â€“ Popularly known to be based on the 12 step process of alcohol withdrawal model of Alcoholics Anonymous. This is a slow, timeconsuming process which ensures relapse-free withdrawal from alcohol and has a 95% success rate. 6) Adolescent Alcohol Rehab Centers â€“ These centers are solely for teens, adolescents and young adults. The age groups they deal with are very sensitive hence they take special care and steps for the withdrawal of an individual from alcohol. Alcohol and drug rehab facilities and treatment procedures have evolved greatly after much trial and research and also coupled with the experience of years. There are more and more varieties of emerging treatments to suit individual and unique needs. Since the treatments affect one person differently than the other, it is often seen that a program is tailor-made to suit a person. The best alcohol and the best drug program have greatly advanced and you will find that after choosing the right one you can kiss your life of addiction goodbye!
Diagnostic Criteria of Anorexia Nervosa Eating disorders can be broadly classified in two categories (1) Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where the sufferer refuses to maintain a healthy body weight and has obsessive fear of gaining weight, combined with a distorted self image. Persons with anorexia nervosa continue to feel hunger, but deny themselves all but very small quantities of food. The average caloric intake of a person with an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa is 600-800 calories per day, but in extreme cases self-starvation is more extreme. Eating disorder is a serious mental illness with a high incidence of co-morbidity and the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. It can affect men and women of all ages, races, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Anorexia nervosa occurs in the ratio of 1:10 in males: females. Treatment for anorexia nervosa tries to address three main areas. 1) Restoring the person to a healthy weight; 2) Treating the psychological disorders related to the illness; 3) Reducing or eliminating behaviors or thoughts that originally led to the disordered eating.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder where sufferers restrain food intake for a period of time. This is followed by an over intake or binge period which results in a feelings of guilt and low self-esteem. Sufferers attempt to overcome these feelings through a number of ways. The most common form is guilty vomiting, sometimes called purging; fasting, the use of laxatives, enemas, diuretics, and over exercising are also seen. The age of commencement is 18 and this disorder is nine times more likely to crop up in women than in men.
Treatment centers for anorexia offer the following courses of action for treatment : Diet and Nutrition, Medication, Psychotherapy/Cognitive remediation, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Cognitive Remediation Therapy, Family therapy: Adjunctive/Alternate Therapies (Yoga & Acupuncture), Experimental therapy. There are many Treatment centers for anorexia but the Victorian situated at Newport Beach is considered by many professionals as the best. The treatment program combines: 1) 12-Step principles of addiction treatment 2) Close monitoring of the therapeutic processes 3) Usage of traditional psychological principles 4) Experiential and alternative therapies 5) Routine activities that boost Self esteem
Eating disorders have an extremely negative impact on the suffererâ€™s lives, The Victorian treatment center is designed so the female patients live in a safe haven in Newport Beach while they experiencea highly supervised treatment program. The treatment program includes access to a wide variety of consulting medical experts namely psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, nurses and addictionologists.
Bulimia Nervosa: Something to be Nervous About! There is no known single cause of the bulimia nervosa disorder. It is seen that low selfesteem issues and complexes about appearance, weight and body build also play a part in the development of this disorder. People who are incapable of handling emotions
and/or sentiments fall prey to such types of eating disorders or ‘emotional eating’. Eating is subconsciously related to an inlet/outlet of emotions so most people purge and binge and vice versa when stressed anxious or feeling depressed. The important causes which lead to the binge eating disorder are: 1) A past history of trauma/abuse – Women with a past history of sexual abuse are more likely to develop bulimia nervosa. It has also been seen that persons with this disorder have parents who have had a history of drug/alcohol abuse or some kind of a psychological disorder. 2) Low Self-esteem – Bulimia also tends to strike people who think that they are useless, unattractive or worthless. Low self esteem leading to depression is a major factor. 3) Desire for the perfect body – Society seems to lay stress on the perfect body— slender and beautiful. Young women who are unable to achieve this figure often fall prey to this disorder due to irregular eating habits and a psychological pressure. 4) Professions based on Appearance – Size zero figures have been so popularized by the media that most modeling or other such appearance-oriented professions demand such figures off of women who promptly become affected by various eating disorders. 5) Psychological Changes – A stressed relationship, puberty, academic failures etc lead to a binge-and-purge method to act as an outlet to all the negative emotions. Purging, in bulimia, is the most dangerous part of this disorder. It is known to cause extreme cases of dehydration. Diuretics, laxatives and vomiting cause various disruptions in the delicate balances of the body’s digestive system. It also causes a low potassium level in the body which in turn leads to anything between lethargy, erratic heart rates to even death. Kidney failure is also caused by low potassium levels. In such extreme conditions the person should get any form of binge eating disorder treatment.
Bulimia causes a strange inner battle with oneself. The person starts eating due to some emotional reason and keeps on eating till he/she feels like exploding. Then there is the panic of having eaten so many calories and the urge to maintain one’s figure kicks in leading to forced vomiting. This guilt can lead to fasting or over-exercising leading to an overt loss of control. Be advised that bulimia is purely a psychological problem and completely curable. Just get help from your nearest bulimia nervosa treatment center now.
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Published on Jan 11, 2011
Published on Jan 11, 2011
Alcohol and drug rehab facilities and treatment procedures have evolved greatly after much trial and research and also coupled with the expe...