VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 30, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Sunshine Coast Health Centre (https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/), a top-rated program in British Columbia for alcohol treatment, is excited to announce a new post on the perils of going "Cold Turkey" as a methodology to deal with alcoholism. "Cold Turkey," of course, refers to a quick abstinence-only method to attempt to overcome alcoholism. The term "Cold Turkey" apparently originated from the "bumps" on the skins of persons who attempted to stop, all at once, from opioid addiction.
“Dan Jordan, the author of the article, is one of our best writers, and we hope readers will benefit from this clear and concise discussion of the dangers of all-at-once-methodologies,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “The article points out the perils of 'acute alcohol withdrawal,' which occurs when persons with substantial alcohol dependency stop all at once. A better alternative is to work with a professional program that can advise on a step-by-step method to overcome alcoholism.”
The post can be read in its entirety at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/blog/a-warning-to-chronic-drinkers-going-cold-turkey-can-kill-you/. The post explains that alcohol is a depressant which slows down the central nervous system. The central nervous systems of chronic drinkers respond to the constant presence of high quantities of alcohol by producing extra amounts of excitatory brain chemicals that offset its depressant effect. A better methodology is to work with a trained professional or, indeed, to sign up for a residence-based alcohol treatment program and be guided along the way step by step. Persons who want to learn more about the alcohol treatment program can visit https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/alcohol-treatment/. That page has detailed content on the Centre's methodology. They can then take the next step of reaching out to the contact form or phoning into the admissions direct line at 866-487-9010. Women who suffer from alcoholism can visit the affiliated Georgia Strait Women's Clinic at https://georgiastraitwomensclinic.ca/.
ABOUT SUNSHINE COAST HEALTH CENTRE
Sunshine Coast Health Centre (http://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca) is a 47-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for men, with 8 separately-located private residences for women, that officially opened on the 15th of March 2004. The Centre has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self-definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The Centre offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, but serving patients across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses a form of drug rehabilitation based on the research of Viktor Frankl and methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, namely 'Meaning Centered Therapy'.
Source: Sunshine Coast Health Centre