Is alcoholism a disease

While this is a subject that is under a lot of debate among drug rehabilitation professionals and medical researchers, Rainbow Canyon Retreat drug rehab does not subscribe to the disease model of addiction when it comes to alcoholism or drug addiction. Currently, there is very little evidence to support the idea that alcoholism is a “disease”; some researchers have turned up evidence that alcohol addiction has a biochemical component. The disease model dictates that a person who has an addiction problem, whether it is alcohol or any other substance has been stricken with an incurable disease that they can never overcome but only hope to cope with for the rest of their days. Currently, the most successful treatment philosophies on alcoholism recovery address alcohol addiction as a physical, mental and spiritual problem.

Rainbow Canyon Retreat knows that alcohol addiction is both a learned behavior and physical conditioning to using alcohol. Once a person has chosen to consume alcohol in excess for a period of months their body and mind begin to make changes to accommodate the substance in their body.  While these changes will go back to normal after some time without alcohol, proper treatment for alcoholism is necessary to ensure the individual does not return to a life of alcohol abuse.

The drug and alcohol rehab program offered at Rainbow Canyon Retreat encompasses all aspects of one’s recovery from start to finish. During the program participant’s time in treatment they will:

  • fully withdrawal from alcohol
  • go through a body cleansing and purification process like none other they have ever experienced
  • address their personal underlying issues that drove them to alcohol
  • learn necessary life skills to handle day to day life clean and sober
  • develop a battle plan for their future once they return home from alcohol rehab

All steps of the Rainbow Canyon Retreat program are conducted at the drug rehab facility. When program participant’s graduate from the drug rehab they are equipped with all the knowledge, skills and tools they need. They are no longer alcoholics controlled by alcohol or any other substance because they have been fully rehabilitated through the Rainbow Canyon Retreat drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

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