Alcohol addiction can lead to dependency which becomes an all-consuming factor of an individual. Families, employment, and basic living environment are all strained by alcoholism. When the body has developed a dependency to alcohol it isn't recommended to stop "cold turkey." Withdrawal effects can be life threatening. In a case this severe proper medical detoxification is needed to effectively treat the problem and not lose the individual to withdrawal. This should be followed by an appropriate alcohol rehabilitation treatment.
Alcohol Detox Program
Alcohol detoxification is often times recommended at the beginning of alcohol rehabilitation. When an alcoholic ends their drinking they can be faced with struggles known as withdrawal. This treatment is a process to monitor and stabilize a person to make this time more manageable. Our medically qualified staff is available around-the-clock to meet and address withdrawal in our detox residents.
Withdrawal Symptoms can vary but can include:
- Rapid heart rate, heart complications
- Delirium (The DT's)
- Helps to manage acute withdrawal symptoms
- Prescribes medications that lessen the impact of withdrawal and suppresses craving
- Ensures the individual is stabilized physically and able to undertake alcohol treatment programming
Personalized Alcohol Abuse Treatment
Our alcohol treatment plan is personalized to meet the needs of residents. Each individual can require different levels of care when it comes to rehab. What is an effective approach as addiction treatment for one may not yield the same results for another. You are dealing with individuals. The program is tailored to meet the needs of each individual resident. Throughout the residential stay, clients undergo many different therapy types and recovery elements. The responses of clients to these treatments goes into personalizing treatment further for each resident.
When a new resident is admitted into our addiction treatment program, they are assigned a primary counselor that works with them throughout their stay. Primary counselors are professionally licensed for offering drug and alcohol treatment therapies. This counselor works individually with the resident on their personalized treatment plan. They are available for one-on-one therapy sessions with clients, as well as family sessions during our effective family program. Primary counselors are also available to help women residents in preparing for recovery. They help them in preparing the best course of action for a continuing plan for the recovery process.
Another area of individualized help comes with diagnosis and treating mental health disorders. The National Association for the Mentally Ill estimates that 37% of those suffering from alcoholism also are dealing with at least one mental health disorder. Alcohol addiction programs have come a long way with treating co-occurring disorders. They now have an integration of care and therapy to help individuals with both concerns through dual diagnosis. The approach provides a recovery plan both for alcohol and the disorder.
How do you know if you need an Alcohol Rehab Center?
In society, casual drinking is a perfectly acceptable behavior. Individuals can use alcohol to relax and be at ease. There is nothing wrong with this when it is taken in moderation. When an individual imbibes in a drink or two to relax there should not be much concern. However, in some situations drinking can increase. Increased consumption is the first sign that there may be an addiction forming. Addiction can begin subtly a few extra drinks here or there. When cravings increase so does the amount of alcohol it takes to receive its desired effects. You may need to ask yourself the question: am I an alcoholic?
Further exposure to alcohol addiction may result in employment difficulties. Individuals can have a hard time functioning at work without the aid of drinking. When dependency begins the effects of alcohol are needed just to feel normal. A developed addiction can result in loss of employment and even worse. Alcohol abuse can affect families and living situations. That’s why it may become necessary to check into an alcohol rehab center. It is never too early to seek treatment. When alcoholism sets in, a caring and intensive program can be a life saving measure.
Alcoholism can be determined by the individuals unending desire to do nothing more than to drink. It affects the lifestyle of the individual. Job, family, friends, and living all take a back seat to the consumption of alcohol. This dependence has very adverse effects on the body's internal organs. Alcoholism can result in liver disease, heart problems, types of cancer and internal brain damage. The worst result is impaired judgment. This lack of judgment is the result of thousands of deaths in traffic related accidents. Choosing the right rehab for treatment is ultimately a decision between life and death.
Advantages of an Alcohol Rehab Facility
There are a number of advantages to an inpatient alcohol rehab facility. These can depend on the program. The advantages discussed are some of the exceptional parts of our alcohol treatment program.
The initial days and weeks of sobriety can be just so difficult on an individual. Some of the burden is lessened when you have the support and care of professionals, anytime that you need it. Even if it is the middle of the night, and you can’t sleep, there are staff members to support you and help you. A lot of our staff is in recovery from drugs and alcohol. They understand where you are coming from and can even empathize with your struggle.
In daily life, an alcoholic has a lot of time to think about how much they need a drink. In an alcohol rehab center, the structure helps to take this away. There isn't a lot of time to sit around and stir in negative thoughts. The day is filled with programs, therapy and services to help you recover from addiction. Structure is also good for the alcohol recovery process. Getting into a daily routine with positive living can be an effective form of relapse prevention.
Professional Behavioral Help
Rehab provides a lot of things, but the therapy portion is essential. A drinking problem can be just a part of a much more serious emotional or behavioral concern. Professional help can be the answer in bringing these concerns to light. Professional treatment and behavioral help provides a rehabilitation program that diagnoses and treats specific concerns. Personal therapies can also be a place to determine and discuss the reasons why an individual has to drink and what should be done about it.
Caring & Controlled Environment
At home it can be difficult to stop drinking on your own with the access one has to liquor. In our treatment center, the controlled environment eliminates booze and drugs from the picture. The stressors and triggers to drinking are greatly reduced within a warm and caring environment. Our rehab is even homelike to help you feel comfortable and safe. Much care is taken to eliminate distractions and allow you to focus on recovery and getting well again.
Continued Program after Treatment
Alcoholism is a chronic thing. Even after years of sobriety, the realism of falling back into alcoholic behaviors can happen. Part of our program is to provide measures of continuing care to help you maintain sobriety over the long-term. For a lot of people this will mean transitioning into outpatient care and being a part of Alcoholics Anonymous. We offer a number of efforts for continuing care, coupled with an Alumni Program to keep you connected to the center where you got sober.
Alcohol Detox and Intervention: Getting Help
We will help you when you are searching for an alcohol rehab facility. More often than not you can meet resistance when it comes to getting someone you care about into treatment, especially with alcohol. Most people just don't see their drinking as a problem. When you call our facility you are put right in touch with someone who can help you. They are more than happy to provide you with answers. They can even provide an assessment right over the phone. Through this call we can determine if we offer the alcohol treatment program you are looking for. If it isn't, we can use our professional resources to point you in a helpful direction.
We can and will help you with intervention as well. It can take intervention sometimes to confront the alcoholic and get them to agree to alcohol treatment. We associate and work with many of the leading interventionists and services available. We even have one on our staff, Mr. Keith Fierman CADC, BRI II. As the Director of Family Services for Cirque Lodge, Keith can assess your needs and connect you with an intervention provider. He serves on the board of directors to the Association of Intervention Specialists. You may contact him by calling here to the Lodge, or directly on his cell phone at (205) 533-2489.