Archive for December, 2008

Dec 12 2008

The road to alcohol abuse explained

Published by Suki under Alcohol Rehab

One of first things to be learned in a luxury residential alcohol rehabilitation center, or any alcohol rehab really, is the definition of the word… Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions. In common and historic usage, alcoholism refers to any condition that results in the continued consumption of alcoholic beverages despite the health problems and negative social consequences it causes. Medical definitions describe alcoholism as a disease which results in a persistent use of alcohol despite negative consequences. Alcoholism may also refer to a preoccupation with or compulsion toward the consumption of alcohol and/or an impaired ability to recognize the negative effects of excessive alcohol consumption. Although not all of these definitions specify current and on-going use of alcohol as a qualifier, some do, as well as remarking on the long-term effects of consistent, heavy alcohol use, including dependence and symptoms of withdrawal.

While the ingestion of alcohol is, by definition, necessary to develop alcoholism, the use of alcohol does not predict the development of alcoholism. The quantity, frequency and regularity of alcohol consumption required to develop alcoholism varies greatly from person to person. In addition, although the biological mechanisms underpinning alcoholism are uncertain, some risk factors, including social environment, emotional health and genetic predisposition, have been identified. Alas, if you identify with any of this, perhaps you should get sober and enter an alcohol rehab facility. And why not one in Malibu, CA… hmmm

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Dec 05 2008

Start rediscovering the world as you used to know it

Los Angeles alcohol rehab isn’t for the faint of heart. Whoever you are, however tough you believe yourself to be, Los Angeles alcohol rehab will test your nerve, and try your will. In fact, drug rehab in Los Angeles may well be the most difficult thing you ever do. But it will also be the most important. The day you enroll in a Los Angeles alcohol rehab program will be the day you start rediscovering the world as you used to know it, and yourself as you used to be. It’s hard to imagine how anything could ever matter more than that.

The good news here is that you don’t have to bear your burden by yourself. On the contrary, the right Los Angeles alcohol rehab facility can make a world of difference in helping you get where you need to go. The only catch is that you have to take the first step. Alcohol rehabilitation has to start with you, and your willingness to seek help. For your own sake, let today be the day you do the right thing. You will never, ever, regret it.

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