In the United States alone, it is estimated that 15 million individuals struggle with alcoholism or alcohol misuse. Alcohol misuse is a chronic disease in which a person is unable to stop the cycle of excessive alcohol intake with zero regard for the repeated consequences. The consequences of alcohol misuse is just as individualized as the disease itself. From legal to physical health issues, alcoholism causes a decrease in quality of life.
Over time, most individuals develop a true dependence upon alcohol which increases the daily consumption. When the alcoholic’s body becomes accustomed to alcohol, the body itself has a physical dependence upon it. In the event that someone who is physically dependent upon alcohol stops drinking or attempts to cut down his or her drinking, he or she may undergo a period of withdrawal symptoms.
At Positive Direction recovery resources, we use primarily a 12-step model with regard to treatment. However, each client is provided with a treatment plan that addresses their individual needs. Individual sessions, and therapy groups employ an array of models including Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive Behavioral and Behavior Modification. Each of our clients experiences Recreational and Relaxation Therapy as well as Spiritual Development designed to address all aspects of their lives. Addiction impacts every corner of a client's life. At Positive Direction Recovery Resources, our experienced staff will assist clients in changing not just the addiction, but also the inner self to help sustain their move in a Positive Direction for life.