Male with Alcohol Dependency and Anxiety Issues

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Alcohol Addiction, Dual Diagnosis/Co-dependency | 2 comments

Troy uses alcohol on a daily basis to copy with anxiety problems. He is looking for a medical detox unit near Lethbridge, Alberta so that he could withdraw from alcohol for 3-10 days. He has spoken with a doctor about his anxiety and his alcohol abuse. The doctor prescribed him Diazepam for his withdrawals, but Troy didn’t find the medication helpful in dealing with his day-to-day anxiety. The closest medically supervised detox units are in Calgary. DETOX PROGRAMS IN CALGARY This link will take you directly to the listing of medical detox units in Calgary: This is the link that is going to take you to the remaining DETOX UNITS (as well as other medical services related to addiction in ALBERTA): When you are on the phone with these detox units, you will want to ask: What the intake procedure is like How long will the detox be What you need to bring POST WITHDRAWAL Here are some suggestions we gave Troy to consider after detox: DOCTOR Book an appointment to speak with your FAMILY DOCTOR to talk more about the your anxiety issues. It is likely that your doctor did not understand your concerns about daily anxiety when he prescribed you Diazepam. Try to explain to him that you used alcohol to cope with your level daily anxiety and that you are looking to find medications or alternatives to alcohol that will let you live a “normal” life without feeling anxious all the time. MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS Here is your local Mental Health and addiction office. This is where you would call to set up counselling to help you with your sobriety. There should be counsellors there that will help you both with alcohol and anxiety. Lethbridge Provincial Building Main Floor 200 5 Avenue S Lethbridge, AB T1J 4L1 Phone: (403) 381-5183 THERAPY Troy mentioned his wife was supportive of his sobriety. However, if he decides he needs to speak to someone about your addiction in a mediated environment here is a list of therapists that specialize in addiction treatment for the Lethbridge Area. Private practice addiction therapists in Lethbridge Fedunec, Michael – MA, CMMC, CSMC, CADMS
 Crossroad Counselling Centre
#202, 542-7th Street S.
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2H1
Phone: (403) 327-7080
Website: Being raised in an abusive and alcoholic family has given Michael sensitivity and unique understanding towards those who experience stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, co-dependency, and marital and family conflict. Hagen, Brad – CCC, RN, PhD
 The University of Lethbridge
School of Health Sciences
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 Phone: (403) 329-2299 Treats individuals with mental health issues (e.g. depression, anxiety, hearing voices etc.), addictions, men’s issues, and mid-life issues. Brad utilizes Gestalt, Existential, and Transpersonal therapy. McCallum, Karim – M.Ed., CCC
 University of Lethbridge
Faculty of Health Sciences
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Phone: (403)-332-4093 MEETINGS (Other Support Resources) Here is your local chapter of AA. Click the link, then select Lethbridge as your city and a list of meetings will come up. Your wife can attend the meetings that are “open”. Your wife may also be interested in in attending Al-Anon Family Groups:...

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