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Alcohol Treatment Program on the Big Island

Why is self-medicating a bad idea?

Finding the right treatment for addiction can feel overwhelming. But treating addiction without professional help is both difficult and dangerous. There is a chance, and a high one at that, that experimenting without enough knowledge could make the situation worse or even fatal. For this reason, and others, it is never advisable to treat addiction alone. You deserve to begin recovery in safety, which why it is important to ask for help. There are people who have dedicated their lives to helping people get through this exact experience. You do not have to, nor should you, do it alone.

Once a person’s body has become reliant upon alcohol, their body may no longer be able to maintain normal functions once the alcohol is removed. This is called Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome and it has a long list of unpleasant and dangerous side effects, all of which can be mitigated through proper professional assistance. When people attempt to self medicate (either during a detox or in an attempt to manage the symptoms of their alcoholism) they risk causing far greater harm than good. While there may be some instances of short term relief, individuals may find that they have inadvertently become addicted to another substance. Another common side effect of self medicating to manage symptoms is unknowingly causing internal damage to various organs. Self medicating is never a safe alternative to receiving proper care and will only lead to a worse situation than the one initially being treated.

The benefits of joining an alcohol treatment program at Honu House

Overcoming alcohol dependency is a monumental task. On the side of the addict, it will require willingness, honesty, a desire to overcome, courage, and humility. Unfortunately, the disease of alcoholism is complex, affecting all areas of a person’s being. As such, a person’s chance of beating their addiction increases exponentially when experts are brought into the fold. Having a team of doctors, therapists, and life coaches gives an addict the shot they truly deserve to living their best life and leaving their addiction in the past.

If you feel you may be struggling with alcohol, seek help. Choosing to join the transformational wellness programs at Honu House on the Big Island might be the single most important decision you make along your road to recovery. Rather than being in a bustling city, you will find yourself reconnecting with nature while developing the strategies necessary to step confidently in the direction of your new life. The volcanoes, reefs, jungles, and reefs of Hawaii are not just relaxing, they are a part of your healing. Recovery from addiction is possible. And on the Big Island, its even enjoyable.

At Honu House Hawaii we provide a safe and comfortable place for those recovering from alcohol abuse. Spend your days healing, learning, and growing, all while enjoying the gifts of our tropical paradise amongst a supportive and like-minded community. We are a holistic wellness center that believes when we treat the person as a whole (meaning mind, body, and soul) then they are more likely to experience lasting relief from their ailment. Our program utilizes everything from modern trauma therapies (such as EMDR), breath work, and 12 step recovery processes, to a nutritious and healthful diet, mindfulness training, cold water immersion, and nature excursions. There is no better place to begin your journey then at Honu House Hawaii.

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    By John Burke

  • April 1, 2022

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