If you have already faced an alcoholism intervention and you will be enrolling in a rehab
center, such as Cliffside Malibu, you may be in the self-pity stage of your addiction. You may be wondering “why am I facing all of this”. As you progress in your treatment, you will begin to understand exactly why you are going through this, but, in short, you are facing this because your alcoholism was destroying you and all of the relationships you have with your loved ones. Moreover, you are going through this because, if you are willing to work, an alcoholism intervention and the treatment that follows are the only ways you will be able to reach lasting sobriety. Alcoholism, by its very nature, does not allow you to understand this while you are in the height of it. Essentially, and this is one of the things we will teach you at Cliffside Malibu, alcoholism is a disease of both the mind and body. The addiction that affects your mind causes you not to think clearly and does not allow you to function with out your alcohol. Your physical (body) addiction will not allow you to go too long without the alcohol and you may even be willing to hurt those around you to get your alcohol.