Alcohol addiction treatment is an essential and a harmless medical procedure which will cure you from this disorder. Consequences of chronic alcoholism: It is the so-called third stage of alcohol addiction. At that moment changes in the body become irreversible. Due to the metabolic and nutritional disturbances and the toxic effects of alcohol, the external appearance of the patient (skin and face) is altered, tremor appears and the movements of the patients change. Nervous activity increases, leading to the disintegration of personality and dementia.

The internal organs (liver, blood vessels and heart) suffer as well. And the days of the patient are sadly over. There is always a way to stop this vicious circle. But the problem is that addicts refuse treatment for a long time, because they do not accept that they are sick. Further, we are giving advice about how to help a person that you love, who fell in the trap of addiction. Also, we will give you an advice and how to avoid manipulation by that person.

The first and most important phase of treatment. The essence of diagnosis is to assess the physical and mental condition of the patient. In order to assess the physical condition of the patient, the standard diagnosis examination includes:

  • urine test
  • tests for hepatitis B and C, as well as for HIV infection
  • general analysis of blood
  • biochemical blood test
  • ECG
  • examination by the internist doctor

In order to assess the mental state of the patient, a standard diagnosis examination includes following tests. First comes psycho-diagnosis which includes psychological tests. They will determine the level of dependence and the extent to which the use of alcohol has affected the mental health. This test can indicate whether there are signs of mental disturbance or presence of depression. After diagnostics, team of doctors examine the results. They do this in order to develop a treatment strategy and plan.

In the case that the diagnosis reveals serious deviations in the tests, the medicians will organize additional tests or treatment for the accompanying diseases. Depending on the problem, doctors can prescribe MRT, EEG, ultrasound, X-ray, endoscopy. They can also prescribe analyses of the concentration of drugs and narcotics. There can be examinations by cardiologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, specialists in infectious diseases etc.

Depending on the results of the diagnosis, the appropriate method will be selected for each individual patient, in order to ensure the detoxification from alcohol and its toxic remains. This is an obligatory step in order to eliminate the unpleasant and dangerous symptoms of the abstinence syndrome. There may also be established a complex set methods, which will give the best result. After several days of consuming alcohol, the person is at risk of developing seizures or alcoholic delirium. That is why detoxification is very important, because it consists not only in infusions, vitamins, hepatoprotectors and amino acids. It also includes a set of preparations that protects the brain and normalizes the heartbeat, liver, kidney and peripheral nervous system. The detoxification process lasts from one to two days in mild cases and from five to seven days in cases of heavy drinking.

Psychostabilization – after overcoming the abstinence syndrome, the patient starts to feel better, but unfortunately dependence is not over. The most important stage of the treatment begins. In this stage a negative attitude to alcohol is formed and its attractiveness is eliminated. We apply special procedures that prevent patients from suffering due to the deprivation of alcohol. Psychostabilization allows them to feel comfortable while sober.

  • Aversive therapy – it creates a negative reaction to the smell and taste of alcohol, i.e. it is an aversion to alcohol at subconscious level.
  • NET therapy – eliminates the imbalance of pleasure hormones.
  • Information therapy – With the help of an audio-visual stimulation device, the patient achieves an indifferent attitude to alcohol. The patient’s personality will form a healthy system of values without pernicious habits. After this therapy, the desire for alcohol decreases and the patient’s mood becomes normal. The psycho-correction process includes different types of psychotherapy – individual, group and family psychotherapy. We select the most suitable therapy for each patient. This type of therapy includes: education, transactional analysis and behavioral therapy. Close family member participates at this stage.
  • Lateral therapy – it is a special procedure for the harmonization of the functions of the cerebral hemispheres. It reduces the psychic tension, nervousness and depression of the patient, solving sleep, appetite and mood problems. But, it will also eliminate the desire for alcohol.

One of the most important stages for the complete recovery of the addict is the stage of preserving treatment results. The clinic will be in contact with the patient and his/her family for at least one year. Respecting outpatient treatment rules, following the action plan, learning a new way of life, taking the supportive medical therapy and coming to check-ups help the patient to feel safe and comfortable, when sober, and ensure a high success rate of treatment.