What is the Best Way to Stop Drinking?



Alcohol is often mistakenly viewed as a less dangerous substance which can be given up without medical assistance. While those in the early stages of alcoholism may be able to break the habit with the help of a 12-step program alone, once the physical addiction has taken hold, quitting alcohol cold turkey is a life threatening undertaking that should not be attempted without professional supervision. As such, the best way to stop drinking is to seek admission to a medical detox center, preferably one which offers residential inpatient treatment after completing detox.


Alcohol has a dramatic effect on the brain, especially after prolonged regular use. Our bodies are designed to achieve a balanced state of homeostasis, so our system adapts to the customary levels of alcohol being introduced on a daily basis. Sudden cessation of drinking shocks the brain, putting you at risk for seizures and death, not to mention the debilitating symptoms commonly known as delirium tremens (DTs). Clearly quitting drinking is not something to take lightly, and it is best to attempt sobriety with the help of experienced medical professionals.


Setting aside the significant health risks posed by attempting sobriety on your own, substance abuse disorders are a serious mental health issue which should be addressed by a licensed therapist. Alcoholism is usually a symptom of some other underlying emotional or mental disorder, which is why your best chances of achieving lasting sobriety involve working with a substance abuse treatment therapist to identify and process these hidden psychological issues. At Evolutions Treatment Center, we have developed a continuum of care designed to walk you through the early stages of recovery, providing calibrated support throughout the process. Your best option for successfully quitting drinking is to attend residential treatment immediately following successful completion of a medically-assisted detox, which is always the recommended treatment plan for clients of Evolutions.


A desire to quit drinking is commendable and should certainly be acted upon as soon as it strikes, but the transition from daily drinking to sobriety can be life-threatening. In light of this reality, the best way to quit drinking is with the help of a substance abuse treatment center, preferably one which offers in-house medical detox followed by residential inpatient treatment. This is the best course of action for you to take, as simply putting down the bottle will not solve the underlying mental health issues which led you to develop alcoholism in the first place. At Evolutions, our compassionate and experienced clinical team will be able to help uncover and work through those mental and emotional issues, providing you with a strong foundation in recovery upon which to build a new life. If the desire to quit drinking has taken hold of you, call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 before this moment of clarity passes you by!




ABOUT EVOLUTIONS TREATMENT Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.


Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.


If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visit www.evolutionstreatment.com


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