Alcohol is a legal drug that impacts the body when consumed. Its impact on the brain and central nervous system can be immediate and profound.
To make a change today, contact Total RMH. Our Rapid Detox Outpatient Program is designed to get you back on your feet and focused on your recovery in under a week. We believe in improving both the mental and physical health of our clients through IV treatments and licensed therapeutic treatment. Contact us today to see how our treatment programs are changing the game.
How does alcohol affect the brain and central nervous system?
Alcohol’s effect on individuals can be vast, varying, and long-lasting. Alcohol can affect how the brain processes information and emotions and how the central nervous system controls the body in both the short and long term.
Alcohol affects how the brain processes information and emotions in the long and short term. In the short term, alcohol lowers inhibitions and may cause someone to process information slower and experience emotions outside their normal scope. For example, individuals that are intoxicated may engage in more risky behaviors like driving while drinking or having unprotected sex. Both situations may have long-term consequences that aren’t considered at the time.
In the long-term emotions and processing can be affected too. Alcohol can be linked to learning deficits, dementia, and other memory disorders. It can also be linked to personality disorders and other changes that are related to the impact of alcohol use on the body.
Alcohol impacts the central nervous system when consumed. In the short term, it can cause loss of motor control, loss of perception and coordination, impairment in hearing and vision, and other uncomfortable side effects. These are the damaging side effects that make drinking alcohol dangerous for individuals to drive or consume alcohol under the age of 21.
Long-term central nervous system effects are also possible with chronic alcohol abuse. Individuals who drink consistently and chronically have a higher risk for many additional health problems. Diseases such as liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and cancers are all possible as a result of chronic alcohol use.
If you suspect that you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol addiction, it is important to get help now. Our program at Total RMH focuses on recovery and rehabilitation in a method that works for you.
How to Get Help with an Alcohol Addiction Today
If you are ready to get help with alcohol addiction today, there are several ways to do this. You can attend a traditional addiction treatment program, an outpatient program, or a rapid detox outpatient program.
Traditional addiction treatment programs include inpatient residential detox and treatment. Through these traditional measures, you are monitored through natural detoxification from the drugs and alcohol in your system. This can be uncomfortable and even painful for individuals who have previously chronic use. Following detoxification, clients are transitioned into long-term residential treatment where they focus on supporting their mental and emotional health. Following that, continued treatment and alumni care is available.
Some individuals may transition immediately to outpatient care. Through this process, individuals detox on their own and attend regular counseling and group therapy sessions to support their recovery. This is often useful for individuals with less severe addiction use disorder or those who have previously attended a treatment facility.
The last option is to attend a rapid detox outpatient program. Through this style of treatment, individuals get the rapid detox necessary to aid in lessening withdrawal symptoms. Treatment is provided over the phone or an internet meeting. In this process, clients are detoxed and working towards being physically healthy while they address the emotional and mental toll of addiction. This option gets individuals feeling better sooner and they are better able to focus on recovery without the nasty impact of a long withdrawal process.
Total RMH – Changing Recovery
At Total Regenerative Medical Health, we believe in changing recovery for the better. We want our clients to feel relief by the time they end our rapid detox program. Giving the body initial relief from drugs and withdrawal, clients can better focus on their own personal recovery and rehabilitation. By helping clients to restore total body health, they can better focus on their future.
Contact us today to see the difference in the Total RMH program.