Fairwinds Treatment Center was founded in 1989 by Dr. M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef, a leading, nationally recognized, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology and addiction. Dr. El-Yousef remains the medical director at Fairwinds today, and he continues to champion his unique dual diagnosis methodology system of treatment that has helped so many patients achieve long-term recovery.
Dual diagnosis focuses on treating not only the physical symptoms and causes of addiction, but also the underlying mental and emotional issues that trigger relapses and harmful behavior. Addiction is not a purely physiological illness, but a disease that also feeds off of psychological pain. Dr. El-Yousef realized early on that full recovery necessitated a more holistic approach to treatment than was traditionally employed by the physicians at other treatment centers.
In an illuminating discovery, a scientist at The University of Texas at Austin recently discovered a network of genes that are commonly found in people who suffer from alcoholism, but are absent in non-alcoholics. This finding suggests a strong genetic component to the disease that has long been discussed, and which could provide the groundwork for better medical treatments and screenings. The research also confirms evidence that alcoholism has a tendency to run in families.
If you believe that you or your loved one may be suffering from alcohol addiction, contact the professionals at Fairwinds today. We are one of the top-rated alcohol treatment centers in the nation and our team is ready to set you on your path toward long-term recovery. Alcohol addiction is a seriously life-altering chronic disease that requires comprehensive support in order to overcome, and Fairwinds Treatment Center is here to help.