When one stops drinking after a time of heavy drinking, he will often experience withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, these withdrawal symptoms are made more difficult by underlying physical or mental health disorders. Serious and life-threatening acute symptoms can develop that require immediate medical attention.
Medical emergency care, medication regulation and changes, and treatment for psychiatric issues – all these can be provided by a professional alcohol treatment program.
Other residents at an alcohol treatment program can also provide a unique level of support. Hearing the stories of others, learning from their mistakes and their successes, and having someone to talk to when times get rough are all benefits of professional treatment.