Alcohol Rehab Treatment Center
Alcoholism Treatment Center
Alcohol has become deeply ingrained in our culture, permeating music, TV shows, movies, and even billboards. It is boldly advertised in restaurants, and stores sell cute little signs for you to bring into your homes. It is often used to celebrate good times and cope with bad days. However, this ubiquitous presence of alcohol can make recovery from alcohol addiction, now known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), seem like an uphill battle.
Fortunately, there is hope. A nearby detox and alcoholism treatment center can provide the necessary support and resources for successful recovery from AUD.
Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
Symptoms of alcohol use disorder may include:
Inability to stop drinking
Harm to relationships
Physical illness if you do not drink, including shaking, sweating or nausea
Common symptoms of AUD can be understood by asking and truthfully answering the following questions:
Do you drink more, or longer, than you intended?
Have you wanted or tried to cut down or stop, but couldn’t?
Do you find yourself unable to think of anything else?
Do you continue to drink even if it causes problems with family or friends?
Has drinking (or being sick from drinking) interfered with work or school?
Do you pass on activities that are important, pleasant, or interesting to you in order to drink?
Have you found yourself in situations while or after drinking that could cause harm to you or another (i.e. driving impaired or engaging in unsafe sexual relations)?
Do you continue to drink even if it makes you depressed, anxious, or worsens a health condition?
Have you blacked out or had gaps in your memory of what happened while drinking?
Do you have to drink more than you used to in order to feel the effects?
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, you may have AUD. AUD is a brain condition and can be classified as mild (yes to two or three questions), moderate (yes to four or five questions), or severe (yes to six or more questions). If left untreated, AUD can cause damage to your body (liver, brain, heart, and more) as well as relationships and the ability to work.
When to Seek Help for Alcohol Addiction
Maybe you’ve wanted to quit or tried to quit, but you haven’t been successful on your own. You’re not alone. Chronic, heavy, or long-term drinking is not easily stopped under your own power. Seeking help, including an alcoholism treatment center with men’s detox or female detox programs designed for your unique needs can provide you with a better chance to succeed.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe and can include:
When your body is detoxing or withdrawing from alcohol, it can be uncomfortable. It can also be dangerous, and even life-threatening.
Helping a Loved One with Alcohol Addiction
If you have a loved one struggling with AUD, you are probably sad, angry, scared, and more. You’re convinced if you can just find the one right thing to say, things will click and your loved one will either magically stop or choose to ask for help. It’s not usually that easy. But there are things you can do to help your loved one. However, they may not be what you expect.
Educate yourself. Learn about alcohol use disorder. You will benefit from understanding this is a physical disease, not simply an easily-made choice to stop drinking. You may also become a great resource for your loved one when they recognize their disease.
Don’t discuss the disease while they are incapacitated. If you want to discuss their suspected AUD, wait until they are sober. Discussing a drinking problem with someone while they’re intoxicated will not result in lasting changes or promises kept. Instead, present your concerns calmly when they have the presence of mind to hear you.
Maintain self-care. YOU matter, too. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in their disease that you forget to take care of yourself. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or anger, seek help for yourself. If you make plans you’re looking forward to, keep them, regardless if your loved one can attend.
Don’t protect them from themselves. This is probably the hardest thing to do. But allowing them to experience their own natural consequences is an important part of them potentially seeking recovery. If you clean up their mistakes, lie for them, cover for them to employers, friends, or kids, they don’t have to tell the truth or take responsibility for their actions or choices.
Support their efforts. If they abstain from drinking for a day or a week, acknowledge their efforts. Remind them that you are proud of them and enjoy being with them when they are sober. Acknowledging their efforts could provide ongoing motivation to get help and stay sober.
Types of Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs at Clean Treatment Center
Individual therapy is a critical piece to recovery. Understanding yourself, dealing with the underlying causes that have led to the AUD, identifying triggers, and developing coping strategies customized for you can benefit you in abstaining from alcohol. This could include talk therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, family counseling, and more.
Group Therapy can also be extremely beneficial during recovery. Coming together with people who are experiencing similar challenges can help you learn from one another and grow in understanding. As you walk your paths together, you can forge tools to strengthen your sobriety efforts.
AUD is a condition that can be stopped but is not necessarily cured. You will always be in recovery. And an important part of ongoing recovery is aftercare. As you reenter the world where alcohol is everywhere and glorified, it’s important to have allies.
Ongoing therapy helps you learn to cope with triggers and stressors of life and can equip you to make different choices. And an ongoing support group can help you form lasting, healthy bonds with others in recovery. These relationships are unique, as family or friends may not be able to relate to the ongoing challenge of sobriety.
Why Choose Clean Treatment Center’s Alcohol Rehab?
At Clean, we understand that every individual's journey to recovery is unique. That's why we offer a clinical, holistic, and personalized approach to creating a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.
To ensure we provide you with the best possible care, we take a comprehensive look at several areas of your life when putting together your treatment plan. This includes a review of your mental health, family dynamics, and medical history, which helps us gain valuable insight and guidance when selecting the right program for you.
We also consider the practical aspects of your life, such as your overall health, education, legal issues, and current career. For instance, if you have a full-time job and provide for your family, enrolling in our inpatient program may not be feasible. In such cases, our outpatient program may be the ideal option.
At Clean, we strive to create a supportive and comfortable environment for our clients. You are more than just a name on a piece of paper to us - our team works around you to ensure that you receive the care and support you need to succeed in your recovery journey.