Social Drinking, Situational and Chronic Alcoholics

Alcoholism: Alcohol Rehab Programs Can Help

There are distinct differences between someone who is considered a “social drinker” and someone who is an alcoholic. An example of the moderate consumption of alcohol can consist of up to two drinks per day. Consuming a glass of wine every day has even been known to help prevent heart disease; however, this is not a reason to begin consuming alcohol on a daily basis.

Social drinkers are much different from alcoholics.  Those afflicted with the disease of alcoholism suffer from the inability to control their drinking.  They may appear to be social drinkers, but in all reality alcoholics are the one’s who can not stop once they start or can not stay stopped when they want to.

In respect to those in the class of alcoholics, it can be said that there are two primary types of alcoholics: chronic and situational. Chronic alcoholics are people who began abusing alcohol as young adults, and continued for several years. Many of these chronic drinkers die by the time they reach middle age, due to health problems like cancer and liver disease.

Situational alcoholics began drinking later in life, and usually their alcoholism was caused by depression caused by situations like retirement, low income, poor health, and loneliness. These alcoholics drink to relive the pain of their situations, and it quickly becomes a life-destroying habit. Both chronic and situational alcoholics are prone to mixing their alcohol abuse with drug abuse; usually the abuse of prescription medication. Mixing alcohol with painkillers, sleeping pills, and other medications is very dangerous, and sometimes fatal. When you are ready to get help for alcoholism, our addiction specialists are here for you.

Drug and alcohol rehab programs offer a significant advantage when received in a residential setting. Residential alcohol rehab programs allow the addict to recover in a world away from the pain and influences that caused their addiction. The temptations and opportunities to do drugs or drink alcohol are completely removed. Another advantage of recovering in a residential alcohol rehabilitation program is the advantage of working with other patients who are going through or have experienced the same situations and feelings. The camaraderie between patients helps people open up and begin to address their problems. Staff members also should play a crucial role; well-trained staff that are available at all times to comfort and assist the addict through recovery is of utmost importance.

When you are ready to seek help from a professional residential drug alcohol rehabilitation program, we can help you.

Call Palm Partners Alcohol Rehab Program at 1-877-711-HOPE (4673) or go to www.palmpartners.com.