The Life-Changing Effects of an Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre
As of mid-2016, it was reported that over 30,000 people had died from alcohol related medical conditions around the world. Of this amount just 5% were from Australia – a country known for its high quality medical care. Even with the advanced facilities available to the medical industry, there’s just no definitive way to control the substances that people consume, and it’s these substances that often lead to fatalities in those over the age of 45.
That’s not to say that there aren’t reports of fatalities for those under this age; but as the majority of alcoholics will have subjected their bodies to excessive consumption for at least a couple of decades, it’s far more likely to hear about middle-aged individuals suffering from the effects of this condition. Alcoholism can lead to liver and kidney damage, as well as a host of other disorders that can directly affect the nervous system.
One particular solution for this kind of substance abuse comes in the form of alcohol rehab facilities and these premises are often turned to when an individual is ready to overcome their dependency on alcoholic beverages; or when ordered to do so for medical reasons. Over the past few years these types of clinics have seen a rapid increase in patients being admitted for alcohol abuse as opposed to drug abuse – which although increasing, still accounts for less than half of annual deaths when compared to alcoholism.
The benefits of clinics
The whole purpose of these clinics is to allow a patient to become alcohol-free within a matter of months. Regardless of the severity of the addiction and no matter the damage done to the body; clinics specialise in helping patients to overcome their habitual practices, whilst preparing them for a life of soberness.
Some patients will walk into the centre with a willingness to say goodbye to their addictive ailment, whilst others may take a little more convincing. It’s not always plain sailing, what with the initial withdrawal phase to overcome, as well as the effects of alcohol dependence being introduced to control measures.
The results in 8 out of 10 cases are the same however; and that’s complete rehabilitation, with a minimal chance of relapsing. After extensive study, it was discovered that thanks to these centres, an average of 80% of admitted patients each year are able to go on to live regular, healthy lives – without fear of relapsing.
Although 20% will still amount to thousands of people, this number is still much lower than it was just thirty years ago, where roughly 50% of patients were successful and the other half failed to reap the rewards of their treatments. There’s no denying that as these percentages increase the potential to save even more lives is improving, and this is certainly something that wouldn’t be the case without these types of services.