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Rehab centers and medical centers performing Alcohol Addiction Treatment.

NP Istanbul Brain Hospital

NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital; the first special neuro-psychiatric
hospital in Turkey established with the aim of providing effective treatment services with the most sophisticated treatment possibilities.


Alcohol Addiction Treatment is available at NP Istanbul Brain Hospital

The Cabin Chiang Mai

The Cabin Chiang Mai is a luxury residential rehab in Northern Thailand specialising in the treatment of both substance (alcohol & drugs) and process (sex, gambling, internet, food, etc.) addictions. It is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Public Health and has a 96% treatment completion rate.


Alcohol Addiction Treatment is available at The Cabin Chiang Mai

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 associ.


Alcohol Addiction Treatment is available at Grupo Quirónsalud

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid has 54,000 square meters in a unique building, which unites its practical nature with the comfort of patients and relatives. Quirónsalud University Hospital in Madrid offers 39 medical-surgical specialties, which makes it a general hospital that is able to


Alcohol Addiction Treatment is available at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Hospital General de Catalunya

With over 350 beds and 300 physicians, idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya has always been a benchmark in healthcare, providing tertiary medical services in over 25 medical specialties since 1984.


Alcohol Addiction Treatment is available at HGC

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

From the Inpatient Care to the Outpatient Services, every aspect of the Recovery & Wellness programs reflects their emphasis on interdisciplinary treatment.


Alcohol Addiction Treatment is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.


Alcohol Addiction Treatment is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Ruber Internacional is an inpatient and residential treatment center for adolescents, adults, and seniors in Madrid, Spain.


Alcohol Addiction Treatment is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

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About Alcohol Addiction Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is alcohol addiction?

This is a condition whereby you depend on alcohol because of a strong need and craving to drink. It is also called alcohol dependence or alcoholism. It generally develops after alcohol abuse, which is having dangerous and unhealthy drinking habits such as drinking too much at a time or drinking every day. Alcohol addiction is a chronic diseases and not a lack of willpower or weakness.

Symptoms of alcohol dependence include:
  • You are unable to quit drinking
  • You cannot control how much you drink
  • You need to drink more alcohol to get the same effect
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking such s swaying, anxiety and shaking
  • You have given up other activities so that you can drink
  • You have tried unsuccessfully to quit drinking or cut back on the amount you drink
  • You continue to drink even though it causes physical problems and harms your relationships

How do I treat alcohol addiction?

The first and most important step in treating alcohol addiction is accepting that you have a problem. This involves confronting the addiction and accepting that drinking has a negative impact on your life.

Alcohol addiction has no cure and overcoming the addiction is a long process that requires personal dedication and commitment in conjunction with various therapies and treatments. Your doctor will discuss with you available options and ask questions so as to develop an individual treatment plan for you. Factors that will influence your treatment plan will include:

  • Previous history of alcoholism
  • Personal commitment to becoming and staying sober
  • Level of support from friends and family
  • Financial situation

Treatment options include:
  • Detoxification: Most treatment plans begin with a detoxification program (detox). This is usually aimed at breaking your body’s physical addiction to alcohol. The program is performed at an inpatient center and typically takes a week to complete. The symptoms of withdrawal can be dramatic and medications can be given during this period to prevent confusion, shaking, convulsions and hallucinations.
  • Behavior modification: This is aimed at helping the person learn coping mechanisms and skills to avoid alcohol after leaving the treatment center. Your doctor may refer you to other treatment centers or a counselor to help you learn those skills.
  • Counseling: Your doctor may refer you to group or one on one counseling. Support groups can be helpful when going through addiction as it helps you connect with people who are going though the same challenges you face. They provide encouragement, help answer some questions and direct you to other support resources.


There are several medications used to treat alcohol addiction. They include:

  • Disulfiram: This is an alcohol-sensitizing drug which may lower your craving to drink. The drug makes you sick when you consume alcohol. If combined with alcohol it may cause nausea, vomiting, headaches and flushing.
  • Acamprosate: This is a drug that controls alcohol cravings by restoring the balance of certain chemicals in your brain.
  • Naltrexone: This is a drug that blocks the feel good effect that alcohol has on your brain. It aims at making you feel less inclined to drink since the feel good effect is missing.


Recovery from alcohol dependence is a lifelong journey. Temptation and relapses are some of the greatest challenges you will face. While some people beat alcohol addiction the first time they try to become sober, others battle the addiction for many years. Alcohol addiction can cause various complications in your life such as:

  • Many kinds of cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Gastritis
  • Dementia
  • Erectile dysfunction

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