It is challenging to approach sobriety at the same time as you undergo treatment for cancer. Your alcoholism may stem from trying to self-medicate after receiving a devastating diagnosis, or it may be the case that alcohol has been in your life for a long time. Regardless of cause it is important that you approach both your alcoholism and cancer diagnosis with a determination to overcome and conquer.
When approaching your recovery and treatment it is important that you do not let the grand scope of both your alcohol addiction and illness overwhelm you. When you take the recovery processes one step at a time, you will be in a much better position to handle both issues. These steps start at the beginning of treatment and may involve the following:
A diagnosis of cancer or other chronic illness can be the wake-up call an alcoholic needs to receive professional alcohol rehab care.
You should discuss all aspects of your alcoholism with the medical professionals who are treating your addiction and your cancer. The following tips can help to guide you:
Call our toll-free alcoholism helpline. We will help you find alcohol rehab programs that work, and we can work with your insurance provider to arrange coverage for treatment. We are here to help you fight back in the battle against alcoholism and cancer. By working with you and your doctors we will develop a treatment plan that is workable and unique to you. We are here 24 hours a day, and we are ready to help you win the fight against cancer and alcoholism. Call now.