Fear of Letting Go of Alcohol

Fear of Letting Go of AlcoholMany alcoholics know they need to quit drinking but are afraid of letting of alcohol or the alcoholic lifestyle. A professional recovery program is the best way to overcome alcohol abuse or addiction, but it can be difficult to plan for detox and rehab.

Why Quitting Alcohol Can Be Scary

When you receive addiction treatment, you will be able determine where the feelings of being afraid to quit drinking begin. The following are potential sources of this fear:

  • Once alcohol has affected almost all aspects of your life, it can be overwhelming to consider who you will be as a sober person
  • Many people turn to alcohol in an effort to self-medicate past traumas, depression, PTSD or anxiety, and an alcohol user may be afraid the symptoms associated with these issues will return if alcohol is no longer present
  • Many alcoholics are afraid to face their lives without alcohol, as drinking becomes a vicious cycle of alcohol destroying relationships and the alcoholic being too afraid to face those destroyed relationships without the aid of the alcohol

Many also have a misguided idea as to what happens in rehab when they enter a program. Find out what really happens in detox and rehab.

Understanding What Happens in Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation

By understanding what can be expected in an alcohol rehab facility you will be able to let go of some of the fears that you are struggling with. The following explains some of what happens in rehab and how you can expect to see an improvement in your life when you are in an addiction recovery program:

  • A team of medical professionals will work closely with you to ensure that you are kept in good physical health.
  • If you are struggling with the detox portion of recovery, you will receive guidance and treatment to help to minimize your discomfort.
  • Getting sober involves working through your mental and emotional roadblocks. A team of therapists will help to analyze your unique needs for counseling and other forms of therapy ensuring that you receive complete recovery support.
  • The team working with you will help you to learn how to stop drinking in an effort to self-medicate and suppress your emotions or mental anguish that plagues you.

The goals of a quality rehab program are to ensure that you receive thorough treatment that addresses the physical, mental and emotional aspects of alcohol abuse or addiction. It will provide you with the skills and tools you need to face your sobriety and move forward.

Alcoholism Support Helpline

If you or someone that you love is displaying the signs of alcoholism, there is no time like the present to reach out for advice. Calls to our recovery helpline are toll free and completely confidential. Our counselors will provide answers to your questions, ease your worries and your fears about rehab and help to develop a workable treatment plan for your unique needs. Call us today. We can help you let go of alcohol without fear and begin a better life.