Alcoholism is not prejudiced at all; nobody is safe from becoming addicted to alcohol. It is imperative that you educate yourself more about it so that you will understand what to do to remain healthy and live a longer, healthier life.
Alcoholism can destroy many of the organs in your body, and if you use and abuse alcohol for a prolonged period, then you is putting yourself at a greater risk of getting serious conditions and diseases that would take your life. It is important that you take the time out to read about these various health conditions and physical symptoms that are most times related to alcoholism. Some of the things I’m talking about include things like; inflammation of the liver, cirrhosis of the liver, malnutrition, pancreatitis, a higher blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, nerve damage bleeding of the esophagus, and brain damage could also occur with prolonged abuse of alcohol. These sound serious don’t they because they are serious and they could be life-threatening. Why would anyone want to destroy themselves in such ways? The fact is, a lot of people do not take time to think about all of the disadvantages of drinking too much alcohol, they just live in the moment or the addiction has become so strong that they just cannot do anything possible to stop it, or so they think.
There are lots of treatment programs available for anybody that seriously wants to stop drinking or doing any other kind of illicit drugs. It’s left for you to get help, or in some cases there needs to be an intervention from friends and family, getting you help whether you like it or not, although they do have to have your permission to put you into a program such as a rehabilitation and therapy center. It would be the best thing you could do for your life and your friends and family members would be so very proud of you and thankful, thankful in knowing that their dear friend or loved one is going to be around longer because they got the proper help and treatment that they needed to help in recovering from alcoholism or drug abuse. It will be so much hard work, and it will take so much determination on your part, but it can be done, you can heal yourself, and your body, mind, and soul will benefit from it as well.
Chemical Dependency Counseling and How to Get an Education for It
This is a recurring question from almost everyone that hears those three words. Let’s break down the meanings…
Chemical. This can be translated into Drug. The chemicals or “drugs” this field of service might include would be things like heroin and cocaine.
Dependency. This could also mean Addiction. The word is referring to people who have a dependency on any chemicals or drugs!
Counseling. This can mean Help. I’m sure you have heard somewhere before about counselors helping people, and by now you get the picture that these counselors help those with drug addictions.
- Now that you know the meaning, what exactly can these Counselors do?
Chemical Dependency Counselors help individuals or groups of people overcome addictions and pave the pathway to recovery! I’ve even seen these counselors help create small towns, to create a sober living environment surrounded by people who are all breaking addictions or even bad habits! Great examples of these communities are Sober Livings. In most cases, people who have just become sober and broken an addiction will be interested in becoming a Chemical Dependency Counselor, to help those around them with the same problems they used to have. Or on the other side, someone who has never struggled with addiction might be interested in just serving other people! One major series these counselors will take people through is something called the “12 Steps”, which in my opinion is an amazing way for anyone to break an addiction.
- How you can get an Education for this
One way to become this type of Counselor, quickly, is to find a school that uses a Chemical Dependency “fast track program” to teach their classes. By doing this, students can receive their certificate in as little as, 3 to 6 months and sometimes even take the courses online!