When It’s Time to Detox
Alcoholism is a disease that has changed the lives of many people. Drinking alcohol may start out as a seemingly harmless habit, but gradually becoming more dependent on alcohol until the point when your body goes through withdrawal symptoms without it should be an obvious sign that it’s time to detoxify. If it’s been a few hours or a day since you last had alcohol and you’re shaking, you have a headache, you’re dizzy, restless, or have a strong urge to keep drinking, then you’re most likely an alcoholic and you should consider getting professional help. But wait.
Don’t be swayed by people’s opinions or feel embarrassed if you’re in this situation. People often back away from treatment because they’re afraid of what people will think of them, but in reality, backing away from treatment only leads to worsening the problem. The word alcoholic has such a negative connotation in our society, so if the word bothers you or pushes you away from addressing your problem, then don’t view yourself as an alcoholic. Rather than viewing yourself as an alcoholic, just claim that you have a personal problem. It’s really no one’s business but your own so do whatever makes you comfortable and leads you to recovery. The most difficult part about recovering from a disease like alcoholism is having the strength and courage to first admit that you have a problem to begin with. You’ll just keep running in circles if you lie to yourself and claim that you don’t need any help.
Today there are so many options when it comes to detox and rehab centers, it can be difficult to chose which one will work for you. But often overlooked is the quality of treatment. Most people’s first and only determinant of where they will pursue treatment is cost, and this is never a good technique. Instead, try considering an internationally recognized alcoholism and detox treatment center that focuses on you as an individual—Seabrook House. Seabrook House is a drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center with three locations in the northeast United States: two rehab facilities, in Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ) and Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA) and a New York (NY) City outpatient office. All Seabrook House programs are grounded in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). If you or a loved one show signs of alcoholism, then maybe it’s time to detox with Seabrook House.