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Finding Solutions for Utah Alcohol Addiction

Jun 9, 2008
Even though Utah consistently has the lowest rate of alcohol abuse in the nation, there are still thousands of people across the state who suffer from alcohol addiction.

There are several signs that you should look for in yourself or others if you think addiction could be a problem. The first is repetitive strong cravings for alcohol. Second is the inability to stop drinking at will. This is often referred to as "loss of control." Third, individuals will be physically dependent on alcohol. Head aches, trembling, and nausea during abstinence can all be signs of physical dependence. And finally, the person using alcohol will build up tolerance for the drug. This means it will take more alcohol to get the same results that were experienced during early abuse with small portions of alcohol.

If you or a loved one have reached this point, you will probably find that conquering addiction is a difficult struggle. Occasionally, people are able to overcome alcoholism independently but, more often than not, outside assistance is needed. Fortunately, there are several different kinds of UT alcohol addiction treatment available. Unfortunately, different people respond better to some of these treatments than others. This is why doctors and rehab centers are making greater efforts to perform patient-treatment matching. Depending on your budget and personal tastes, the following treatments may be attractive options.

Inpatient
Inpatient rehab centers provide 24 hour care and support for alcoholics. They are designed to provide a substance-free, comfortable and friendly environment where patients can learn the tools they need to break free of addiction. The length of stay is often as long or short as a resident desires.

Outpatient
Rather than living in a separate facility, outpatient centers are more like a doctor's office that patients visit on a regular basis.

Wilderness Survival
Wilderness survival has become a very popular way to treat several kinds of addiction. Patients usually venture out into the wilderness with experienced guides where they learn new skills and live free of substance abuse. Struggling to survive distracts their minds from the detoxification process and learning new skills is a good way to bolster self-confidence.

Although all of these treatment programs take place in a different setting, they could all incorporate things like individual or group counseling and twelve-step programs. No matter how you conquer addiction though, completing the process is worth the results. After all, continued alcohol abuse usually ruins personal health, relationships, and health.
About the Author
A Journey Recovery Center (http://www.journeyhealingcenters.com/AlcoholRehab) is one of the most flexible and comfortable places to find UT alcohol addiction treatment. They are especially good at providing tailor-made treatment plans for individuals. The author, Art Gib, is a freelance writer.
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