As with most other personal issues, alcohol rehabilitation usually starts with the alcoholic realizing that
he or she has a problem. If you are an alcoholic reading this, chances are that you have taken a step in
the right direction - good for you! While it may be a long road to full recovery, you have taken the most
important step in the process - realization that you need alcohol rehabilitation.
Alcohol rehabilitation is not easy, but neither is being an alcoholic. Alcoholism does
not just affect the alcoholic - alcoholism can profoundly affect everybody around the alcoholic, including
family, friends, workmates and even the general public, in extreme cases. Alcoholics also have an
increased probability of disease - see How Alcohol Affects
Your Body and How Alcohol Affects
Your Brain for more information.
Alcoholics who would like to reform have two streams of alcohol rehabilitation
from which to choose:
- Self-help alcohol rehabilitation
- Medically-treated alcohol rehabilitation