Recover from Alcoholism
It’s not easy to admit that you or someone you love is fighting alcoholism. Addiction can leave you lonely and isolated, but it’s important to realize that you are not alone and that recovery is possible.
Alcoholism is, in some ways, harder to spot than other drug dependencies, because alcohol use and abuse is so common in American society. Many people who have drinking problems rationalize their behavior, especially in its early stages, but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous. In fact, if untreated, alcoholism can be deadly.
Chances are you are here because you know something is wrong. You know that your drinking habits, or those of a dear friend or family member, extend beyond what is healthy and appropriate. Acknowledging this, even just to yourself, requires enormous courage. As difficult as it may be to picture now, with the right treatment, you or your loved one can achieve a lasting recovery and go on to lead a full and happy life, free of the chains of addiction. We at Fairwinds Treatment Center are here to help you through this challenging process and put you on the road to comprehensive wellness.
What Lies Behind Alcoholism
Many factors have likely caused or contributed to your addiction or the addiction of your loved one. Genetic predisposition, environmental factors and exposure to alcohol can all influence the likelihood of abuse. Many alcoholics have also experienced past trauma or have underlying mental, emotional and/or psychological issues like anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and/or bipolar disorder. That’s why here at Fairwinds, we use our unique dual diagnosis methodology, employing clinical treatment and therapeutic counseling to promote healing inside and out.
The Reality of Relapse
Most alcoholics have tried at one point or another to give up their habit, often after an extreme event has shattered their illusion of control. However, relapse is relatively common, perhaps partly because of the social stigma surrounding the disease. Far too often, addiction sufferers see themselves as “lost causes” or can’t bear to face the shameful reality of their past actions. However, we firmly believe that it is time to end the stigmatization of alcoholism. Our specialists at Fairwinds Treatment Center have seen firsthand that anyone from any background can fall prey to addiction. That’s why we emphasize the importance of a communal effort, with a family-based approach that ensures every patient has a support network extending beyond our intimate treatment center in Clearwater, Florida. By addressing a patient’s underlying issues while also helping their family to find healing and peace, we can minimize the risk of relapse.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
If you are ready to discuss treatment for yourself or a loved one, the Fairwinds admissions team is here to help.
Why Choose Fairwinds Treatment Center
Fairwinds Treatment Center is one of the top dual diagnosis treatment centers in the world. Our founder, Dr. Khal El-Yousef, understands the complexities of these ailments and is a pioneer in addressing the underlying psychological conditions that cause them, implementing clinically backed methods to help adult men and women uncover and overcome the root causes of their disorders, even while assisting in their physical recovery.
If you or your loved one is struggling with an alcoholism, there is no time to waste. Contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today by phone or via our online form to start the journey toward treatment and recovery.
The History of Fairwinds Treatment Center
Fairwinds Treatment Center was founded by Dr. Khal El-Yousef in 1989, and we offer a treatment model that combines the benefits of therapy with a more clinical approach to eating disorders, addiction and the underlying psychological conditions that can spur these self-destructive behaviors. We believe that addressing all of the factors that contribute to an eating disorder is the only way to facilitate a full recovery. As such, we are one of the only dually licensed psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities in the nation to earn accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), which empowers us to address any chemical dependencies or behavioral issues that may contribute to an eating disorder.