Effects Of Alcoholism On Families
The affects of Alcoholism in a family environment
Alcoholism as a Family Disease
It can easily be identified as a family disease because family members are just as affected as the person suffering from alcoholism. At Sprout Health Group, we have the experience to provide effective outpatient programs, aftercare, and ongoing monitoring to make sure a client’s program is working and they are moving toward recovery.
Alcoholism Warning Signs
Like anything in life, there are always signs that something that is amiss. If you or loved ones are noticing these signs, it could very well be an indication that a person is struggling with alcohol abuse:
People will often make sacrifices to make the situation more bearable. This rarely works, and the alcoholic can become even more abusive and difficult to live or deal with.
The Obvious Changes
People who were once considered to be well-adjusted can change into someone that you barely know, or want to know if it goes on for too long. They will push anyone out of their lives to get to that next drink. They will change at social gatherings, get offensive when questioned about their obvious change, and lash out at anyone close when questioned about their drinking problem. The change can be devastating. If allowed to go on for too long, relationships can sever without the hope of ever being repaired.
Our Outpatient Programs
At Sprout Health Group, we have been helping people with alcohol addictions for a long time. As such, we have the experience and programs to offer effective treatment that can help that person get back on the road to recovery. Our goal is long-term recovery. We can help the afflicted individual to understand the cause of their low self-esteem. A person has to want to change before any treatments can work long-term. Outpatient programs can consist of treatment 1-2 days of every week. These are good for patients who have completed higher level programs and are nearing the point of returning to a normal life.
Aftercare helps patients build on the success of their primary treatments. Ultimately, sustaining from drinking is in the hands of the recovering individual. Addiction is chronic, and it is possible for people to slip back into relapse without proper monitoring and long-term support. Our goal is to help our clients build a solid foundation for recovery. Plans are tailored to fit each individual’s needs since no two people will ever experience the exact same conditions that lead to alcohol abuse.
Ongoing monitoring is all about providing an atmosphere and sense of accountability. It is the one thing that can make a huge difference between the true road to recovery and lapsing back into old, negative habits. Those who actively participate and accept the wisdom of ongoing monitoring are likely the ones to benefit the most.