The Most Effective Solution For Alcohol Addiction
Denham Springs, Louisiana 12/09/2009 05:09 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Celebrities like Lindsey Lohan wore one, and if you go before the court for an alcohol related crime, you may be wearing one too. Alcohol monitoring bracelets are taking the place of breathalyzers, especially during the holiday season when individuals are more likely to get carried away abusing the substance. But, although this can prevent offenders from drinking, it does not replace drug treatment centers which are more effective for handling alcoholism permanently. According to recent statistics over 100,000 people have worn alcohol monitoring bracelets since they came into use in 2003 and there are about 10,000 bracelets is in use currently. The cost for them is between $1500.00 and $10,000.00 dollars per person and the bracelets are most often used during the holiday season as this can be one of the busiest times for the courts in regards to alcohol related offenses such as driving under the influence. But despite reports that the bracelet can temporarily curb drinking, they are a substitute for drug treatment because they do not allow the addict to handle the underlying reasons why they started abusing alcohol in the first place, but instead they force the addict to abstain from alcohol for only the time sentenced. “The alcohol monitoring bracelet makes sense because as the negative consequences of alcohol abuse increases, the courts are looking for a new way to stop offenders from drinking,” explains Jeff Lukas, Executive Director of Narconon Louisiana. “But a bracelet will not get to the root of the problem; the guilt, depression and cravings that an addict will experience that are barriers addressed through successful treatment. At Narconon we see a lot of clients with alcohol problems that have tried other methods to stop drinking but until the underlying issues are really handled, things like alcohol monitoring bracelets merely act as a temporary deterrent.” The Narconon drug rehab program is a long-term, inpatient facility that specializes on helping an addict regain control of his or her life. During the holiday season they are no stranger to the increased amount of calls from families asking for help for their family members. But Narconon has put a unique rehabilitation program in place that specializes in all types of drug and alcohol addictions and achieves a more than 75% success rate for permanent recovery. Narconon Louisiana does not subscribe to the idea that addiction is a disease. Instead, they focus on why a person started using alcohol in the first place, the problem that alcohol was a solution for. In addition to finding out the underlying issue to addiction, Narconon Louisiana employs a unique sauna detoxification program. Addicts undergo light exercise as well as sessions in a dry heat sauna, allowing their bodies to be cleared free of all drug and alcohol residues. These residues are often times the catalyst for cravings, which then lead to relapse. The residential treatment facility has been helping clients in and out of the state for over three years. Alcoholism does not have to go unhandled. Effective treatment is available at Narconon Louisiana. If you or anyone you know is in need of help please contact 866-422-4650.