Like any substance based addiction, alcoholism or addiction to alcohol, is progressive and usually starts with drinking socially before leading to binge drinking, eventually evolving into alcoholism.

Someone who is struggling with alcohol misuse can experience an inability to abstain from drinking alcohol, a decay of personal relationships, behavioral control issues, and persistent cravings for alcohol. It is also common for someone with an alcohol use disorder to have a diminished recognition of problems caused by alcohol in relation to normal behaviors and personal relationships. Many alcoholics can experience cycles of relapse and remission that incorrectly lead them to believe that it is all ‘under control’ when a problem still exists with detrimental consequences.

Alcoholics will often make several attempts to control or stop their drinking, sometimes even being successful for a short period of time, before they finally seek professional treatment. These attempts to stop alcohol consumption will typically fail time and time again without professional intervention and the implementation of a long-term addiction recovery program.

Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox

It is essential that any detox from alcohol is performed under medical supervision. Clients at One Step Rehab in Chiang Mai will be assessed for the severity of their withdrawal symptoms and if necessary, they will be referred to our partner hospital for the acute phase of the detox.

Alcohol detox includes the following:

  • Full assessment by a medical detox specialist
  • Detox plan and detox medication if prescribed by a doctor
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Monitoring from doctor and nursing team
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A detox from alcohol is not the whole solution and is only of benefit in the long-term when combined with a comprehensive program of recovery. Effective treatment should involve multi-modal therapeutic approaches that address the psychological aspects of recovery, as well as the physical withdrawal.

How One Step Rehab Treats Alcohol Addiction

Our addiction treatment program aims to treat alcoholism as a symptom of deeper issues. We achieve this through various means of therapy as we look to address the root causes of addictive behaviors and help our clients to change their lives for the better, often in ways never before imagined. A thorough understanding of the negative consequences of alcohol and the impact it has on the lives and those around them, plus a willingness to change, provide the foundation for successful recovery.

Our individualized approach to recovery is centered on changing the person as a whole, lifting them out of destructive behaviors, and propelling them to become the most fulfilled, successful, and happiest version of themselves possible. Our experienced team have decades of experience and are always on-hand to offer much needed support, based on the belief that the fundamental aim of recovery is not just to stop drinking alcohol, but to instil hope and provide assistance to help our clients transform their lives and realise a brighter future awaits them.