The experienced group of medical professionals at Fairwinds Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida are committed to helping those individuals struggling with alcoholism. Our founder and medical director, Dr. M.K. (Khal) El-Yousef developed the dual diagnosis methodology to not only treat a patient's physical symptoms and aid the detoxification process, but also to therapeutically address the mental and emotional challenges that may have first attracted the individual to alcohol.
Alcoholism is sometimes difficult to detect, since alcohol is legal and it's socially acceptable for an adult to drink. However, there is a difference between a "casual" drinker and an alcoholic, and it's important to notice the lifestyle and personality changes that could indicate a real problem. If you believe your loved one is suffering from alcoholism, here are some things he or she might do:
- Behave in an aggressive or hostile manner
- Change his or her style or personal grooming habits to a noticeable degree
- Display extreme anxiety
- Drop favorite hobbies without reason
- Experience bouts of insomnia
- Express frequent and dramatic mood changes
- Feel depressed or withdrawn
- Forget simple events or conversations
- Miss commitments like work or appointments
- Suddenly act secretive or paranoid
If you believe you or your loved one may be suffering from alcoholism, contact Fairwinds Treatment Center. We are one of the most highly respected alcohol treatment centers in the country, offering detoxification, inpatient care, outpatient programs and aftercare treatment. We strive to provide the best support, both physical and psychological, for our patients, so they can rejoin the world as healed individuals.
A loved one's struggle with alcohol is difficult for friends and family members to handle. Just remember that they need support in becoming and staying sober, and that they can't fix the problem with a simple solution and neither can you. This will be a lifetime battle, but recovery and healing is possible.