Ever since Dr. M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef founded Fairwinds Treatment Center in 1989, the professionals here have been treating patients suffering from addiction problems with the highest levels of care and respect.
Dr. El-Yousef himself pioneered the celebrated dual diagnosis methodology used at Fairwinds, because he understood the need to treat not just the physical but also the mental, emotional and psychological causes and effects of addiction. The professionals at Fairwinds aim to help individuals achieve a lasting recovery and wellness through a holistic treatment method, with not just clinical treatment but also therapeutic counseling.
Public Health England has recently reported that the number of British women over the age of 60 who are seeking treatment for alcoholism is on the rise.
Women over 60 now account for 10 percent of people beginning treatment for alcohol addiction in the UK, as opposed to the 6 percent they constituted five years ago. One researcher at King's College Institute of Psychiatry told the BBC that many people are under the misconception, propagated by the media, that alcoholism is primarily a problem with young people who tend to binge drink.
Alcoholism, however, can take many forms and can affect anyone, regardless of age.
"A common pattern is for regular drinkers, who have had their consumption constrained by the structure of working, tipping into harmful drinking in retirement," noted one psychiatrist to The Guardian.
If you know a loved one who is struggling with alcohol addiction, contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today to find out about our healing methods. Fairwinds is one of the most prominent alcohol treatment centers in the nation, providing medical stabilization and detoxification, inpatient care, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient treatment.