Michael J. Fox Admits To Using Alcohol To Cope

Released on: April 04, 2012, 1:47 am
Industry: Healthcare

NEW YORK, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- - In a recent Parade Magazine article, actor Michael J. Fox discussed his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and how he initially chose to cope.

In 1991, Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a degenerative central nervous system disorder that affects the body's motor system. Initially, he admits to using alcohol to deal with his diagnosis. Approximately one year into his diagnosis, however, his wife gave him a sudden wake-up call that caused him to realize he was headed down the wrong path. From that moment in 1992, he gave up drinking entirely.

Being diagnosed with a debilitating disease is probably one of the worst fears for every human being, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . Mr. Fox's response to his diagnosis is not uncommon. Many people choose to deal with stressful events, such as diagnosis of disease, divorce, loss of job, etc. by turning to alcohol. And, many aren't as fortunate as Michael J. Fox - they often lapse into chronic alcoholism. Luckily, Mr. Fox's wife was able to help him see that he was headed down a destructive path before it was too late.

If you or a loved one is using alcohol, or any other substance, to cope with difficult circumstances in your life, you are not alone. Fortunately, there is a way to handle these troubling situations and, with proper holistic alcoholism treatment and addiction treatment, individuals can reclaim their self-dignity and begin living their lives sober once again.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center can help you gently, yet effectively, approach your loved one in a loving, caring way through professional intervention services. Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has an outstanding success rate through its evidence based and holistic drug rehab program. In addition, its comprehensive professional intervention services can help make the transition easier for an addict and his/her families to enter into rehab treatment.

In addition, Mountainside offers a comprehensive family care program that will give you the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds of your family to what they once were. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.

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