More than 15 million adults in the United States suffer from alcoholism, and these numbers come from all ethnic groups, both genders, and have little regard for socioeconomic status. At Gallus Detox Centers, led by board-certified physician Patrick J. Gallus, DO, the goal is to reduce these numbers, especially in the Scottsdale, Arizona, community. By providing an easier way out through medically supervised alcohol detox and rehabilitation, the expert and compassionate team helps patients regain control of their lives. To learn more, call or use the confidential online booking tool.
The term alcohol use disorder (AUD) was created in order to fully encompass what happens when a person’s drinking turns from moderate to a disorder that, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.”
While the term “alcoholism” is still very much in use, the medical field wanted to underscore the fact that the condition is a disorder and a disease, much like any other health problem, which requires the same standard of care. In other words, the goal was to shed the stigma that often came with the word alcoholism and to let sufferers know that they deserve the medical attention that any disease typically requires.
It’s important to understand that there’s no checklist that clearly defines alcohol use disorder. One person’s weekend use may be just as problematic as the daily drinker’s. That said, there are some general guidelines that should provide you with a clearer idea about whether your, or your loved one’s, alcohol use is dangerous, including:
The bottom line is that there’s no one definition for alcoholism, but an inability to quit and choosing to drink over all else, despite the consequences, are very large red flags.
One of the biggest hurdles to quitting alcohol is the discomfort and, potentially dangerous, withdrawal symptoms. It’s for this reason that Dr. Gallus and his team offer a path of least resistance that keeps you comfortable as your body expels the chemical toxins. With their luxury detox program, patients can find a warm and upscale environment in which to safely, and effectively, clean out their bodies.
While there are many ways to detox, the team at Gallus Detox Centers has found that IV therapy, administered in an inpatient setting, offers the best results. The supportive and experienced staff is with you or your loved one every step of the way, giving you the best chances for success.
To learn more about the alcohol rehab program at Gallus Detox Centers, call or schedule a confidential appointment with the online booking feature.