Usually, psychological and medicinal treatments for alcohol rehabilitation are preferred. The alcohol abuse can result in wide spreading social, economical, physical, and mental damage. The main aim for alcohol rehabilitation is to help the patients lead a happy and drug free life. It comprises mainly of two phases of dependency that are physical and psychological.

The important part of alcohol rehabilitation is the psychological treatment, which focuses mainly on the assistance to the patients thus making them able to cope with the conditions of stress and anxiety. The psychological treatments are aimed to bring positive attitudinal changes to retain a healthy lifestyle.

The psychological treatment plays a vital role in compelling the patient to go through medical treatment. The alcohol rehabilitation becomes easier if the patient is made to confront the denial for abstaining from alcohol. It will be a challenge for the patient. If the challenge is successfully accomplished, it will result in continued abstinence from alcohol.

Alcohol addiction should be taken in account while going through psychological treatment. Mostly, alcoholics are of the view that they drink due to a number of emotional problems. They should be made to account for the fact that alcohol is the main cause of emotional problems. Hence, they should abstain from it, if they want to get rid of their emotional and social problems. The psychiatrist must ensure the involvement of addict’s family and friends in order to help him/her recover from addiction. Family and friends can work along with the doctors for better results.

Medical treatment of alcohol consists of withdrawal from alcohol at the initial stage. It also comprises medication for treating nutritional deficiencies, detoxification and also to encourage alcohol abstinence. The use of disaffirm is prescribed as it is an Anti abuse thus, prevents alcoholic from drinking. This medicine is used during the detoxification phase. It requires abstinence from alcohol as in take of small amount of alcohol can result in vomiting and nausea.

Naltrexone is also recommended during the medicinal treatment of alcoholics. It helps in controlling the temptations for alcohol. It also helps in overcoming the psychological addictions. Moreover, if the patient does not abstain from alcohol then this medicine can cause complete annihilation of the neurological chemical addiction.

Chlordiazepoxide is prescribed to the alcoholics to guarantee the withdrawal of alcohol. Moreover, multivitamins are also used for this purpose. For those who consume alcohol in greater quantity, multivitamins are given in combination with thiamine and folic acid. These prevent the sudden effects of alcohol withdrawal.

Benzodiazepines are used as anti anxiety drugs in order to treat the anxiety and delirium from which the patient usually suffers while going through the rehabilitation process. Recommended dose of the medicine should be used, as it may prove to be addictive.

Exercise should be encouraged during the course of alcohol rehabilitation that helps reduce craving for alcohol. It is a good way to relieve stress and as a result, patient will get a substitute of alcohol in the form of exercise.