In today’s world with all the “street” drugs out there like heroin, cocaine, and meth, it seems like they cloud the addiction to and abuse of alcohol. In our country, alcohol can be glamorized on television and on the Internet. We constantly see ads and commercials showing pictures of people enjoying themselves on white sandy beaches and having fun with friends. What about the person who is so addicted to alcohol that their entire life and everyone in it is in a tailspin downward? What about the person who drinks so much that they neglect their children, jobs, and health? People that suffer from the disease of alcoholism don’t drink with smiles on their faces on beaches or with their friends. Many times they are locked up inside their homes with no alternatives but to drink themselves to death. What they are suffering from is a fatal, progressive disease that knows no boundaries. Without help, many of these people die or end up spending their lives locked up in prisons.
So what should someone do if they or a loved one is drinking too much and can’t stop on their own? That is what we do and have done for over 40 years at Clearbrook. Let us start by telling you that trying to detox from alcohol can be fatal. The body can physically shut down and kill a person. If you are reading this please take this seriously. What should be done is a supervised, medical detox from alcohol. The side effects from withdrawal are manageable and the person does not have to suffer like they would doing it themselves.
The misery and suffering can end today. Clearbrook has a way out.