Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease.
Environmental factors influence its development and manifestations. The following elements characterize the alcoholic on a continuous period of time:
- loss of control over consumption of alcohol;
- a concern about alcohol and its use despite harmful consequences;
- distortion of thought manifested most often by denial or minimization.
Problems of abuse and alcohol dependence are serious and severe, affecting the individual in all spheres of its life: work, family, legal, social, physical, psychological, psychiatric, etc.. A specialized treatment, structured and adapted to the various specific conditions that the individual is suffering from, should be implemented in order to escape the clutches of addiction.
Before the start of each treatment, Nouveau Départ’s team carefully evaluates the consumption profile of the individual, the potential withdrawal the treatment presents, as well as various co -occurring conditions: physical, emotional and behavioural, as well as factors that may help or hinder rehabilitation.
This first evaluation is based on the severity of the addiction ( Addiction Severity Index) and is accompanied by a complete medical examination. Depending on the circumstances , the therapy can vary from a brief intervention to an intensive treatment under medical supervision.The levels of care are adapted to the conditions of the patient and various structures of therapeutic help are implemented.