There is no uniform approach to treating alcohol addiction. On the surface, quitting cold turkey may sound like a great idea— yet it is not as simple as that. Alcohol addiction, officially termed, an alcohol use disorder (AUD) requires a residential treatment center for alcoholism to redress the disorder for a lifetime.
Lifelong sobriety is a result of committed psychotherapy and developing healthy coping skills and hobbies to channel anxious energies to peaceful ones.
Inpatient rehabilitation for alcohol addiction is the first measure in which to combat one’s substance use disorder. During treatment, clients work closely with our clinical professionals, therapists, and case managers for a holistic approach to treating addiction.
Treatment is centered around trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy to redress and identify the underlying causes of addiction. Inpatient rehabilitation affords clients complete privacy.
Alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States.
What is Alcoholism?
There are levels to alcohol, simply abusing alcohol does not constitute the presence of an alcohol use disorder (AUD). AUDs are classified as the most severe form of alcohol abuse— addiction.
When an individual suffers from alcoholism, they struggle to control drinking habits leading to self-destructive behavior. Many with untreated alcohol use disorders suffer financially, lose their homes, isolate themselves from positive influences in their lives, and become self-loathing.
Alcohol use disorders are prevalent; according to the NSDU, in 2018, 14.4 million adults 18 and older met the criteria for having an alcohol use disorder. Although alcoholism is a pervasive disease, it is one that is manageable by going to residential treatment centers for alcoholism. One must consider the certification credentials of all residential alcohol rehabs in consideration for treatment. It is essential to ensure one’s alcohol rehabilitation of choice is accredited by the Joint Commission. Facilities with accreditation are held to a higher standard of care, as determined by the Joint Commission.
Common Signs of Alcoholism
It is possible for someone to have an alcohol use disorder and hide it, especially in isolated social environments. As one’s alcohol use disorder progresses, changes in behavior, physical wellness, and emotional stability wanes. However, if it becomes severe, it isn’t as easy to hide as you’ll likely notice changes.
Common physical and behavioral signs of alcoholism and risk factors:
Behavioral Alcohol Addiction Signs
Dramatic changes in behavior indicate a loved one suffers from a substance abuse problem with alcohol. Some identifiable, abnormal behaviors include::
- Struggling to stick with alcohol limits
- Family and friends are concerned about one’s consumption
- Tendency to blackout while drinking
- Drinking alone or secretly
- Risky behavior
- Ignoring negative consequences of drinking
- Feeling guilty for drinking
- Drinking first thing in the morning
Recognize these signs?
Physical Red Flags of Alcohol Addiction
One suffering from an alcohol use disorder often exhibits the following physical maladies:
- Broken capillaries in the nose and face
- Deteriorating hygiene
- Dry skin
- Brittle hair and nails
- Dramatic changes in weight (either weight loss or weight gain)
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Flushed appearance
- Rapid aging
Risk Factors of Alcohol Use Disorders
Thousands suffering from an alcohol use disorder herald several predispositions for developing acute alcoholism. The following showcases common risk factors contributing to one’s development of an alcohol use disorder.
- Family history
- Drinking more than recommended
- High levels of stress
- Starting alcohol use during adolescence
- Undiagnosed or known mental health challenges
- Unresolved trauma
- Social and cultural disadvantages
- Binge drinking
Residential Alcohol Rehab
Inpatient, or residential alcohol treatment, tends to one’s emotional needs of recovery.
Cognitive-behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and trauma-informed psychotherapy are all evidence-based modalities helping clients attain— and maintain— sobriety.
During treatment clients participate in group and individualized care achieving well-rounded recovery; treatment focuses on identifying problem behaviors and thoughts, understanding how they contribute to one’s alcohol use disorder, while developing healthy coping techniques, positive self-talk, and self-awareness skills.
Discovery Point Retreat treats addiction holistically. Addiction is a symptom of a larger problem. Getting to the roots of internal trauma is successful in preventing relapse and successfully treating an alcohol use disorder.
Our Treatment Program at Discovery Point Retreat
At Discovery Point Retreat, we have experience working with individuals who struggle with alcohol addiction on a clinical and personal level. Many of our successful medical and psychological professionals are in long-term recovery themselves.
We understand the disease of addiction better than anyone else; many of our integral treatment professionals have overcome addiction first hand.
Discovery Point Retreat thrives because residential treatment centers for alcoholism works.
Our care is client-centric. Clients, therapists, and case managers work together to craft individualized treatment plans. We understand every client’s needs vary; upon intake and evaluation from both medical practitioners and psychotherapists, disorders are identified and taken into special consideration.
Additional therapeutic modalities are identified and included in one’s full continuum of treatment.
Tackling the Causes of Addiction
Although there is not a singular cause of addiction, clients possess underlying traumas fomenting one’s alcohol use disorder. During therapy, clients discover what their underlying triggers and predispositions to alcohol abuse are.
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy is to resolve and better understand the underlying causes of addiction. Discovery Point Retreat offers evidence-based multimodal therapy assuring client-centric treatment.
Multimodal therapy combines a myriad of treatment modalities responding to each facet of recovery. Enlivening one’s passions and returning to hobbies and enjoyable activities is a wonderful indication of successful recovery.
Some of our treatment modalities include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-informed treatment (TFCBT)
- Family therapy
- LQBTQ informed therapy
- Recreation therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- 12 step program
Advantages of Residential Treatment Centers for Alcoholism
Inpatient rehabilitation for alcohol addiction affords clients the opportunity to reclaim their lives from depression, anxiety, irrational mood swings, professional careers, and personal goals. Addiction treatment focuses on redressing substance use disorders while revitalizing core interests, beliefs, and emotional wellness.
Compassionate treatment allows those with substance use disorders to rediscover themselves while learning how to combat addiction physically, mentally, and spiritually. Residents remain in a 24 hour clinically supervised environment for immediate treatment, guidance, and assistance.
- Client-centered care
- Holistic treatment
- Learn to overcome triggers
- Learn to stand one’s ground against your inner voice
- Improve the relationship with one’s inner mind; healthy self-talk treatment
- Immersal in social environments of recovery