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Alcohol Rehab

La Jolla Recovery rehab for alcohol provides a space for nonjudgment and science-specific approaches for successful cessation of alcohol use by attending withdrawal, the unique individual needs, and support reintegration.

Wondering if you or a loved one are hurting from alcohol use disorder? 

Do you take full advantage of free drinks on long flights? Do you usually drink more than a whole bottle of wine at dinner? Are you always looking forward to that 5th cocktail at happy hour? Do you pre-drink at home before an event? Do you do things you regret when you drink (regard alcohol as “liquid courage”)? have secret spots to hide your bottles drink in events/places that don’t typically feature alcohol (the gym, public transportation, a park), conceal your drinking habits, and often blackout or throw up? 

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be addicted to alcohol. 

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Alcoholism Statistics

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that close to twenty million adults (7.2% of those in America) “qualify” as alcoholics.

In 2012, only 8% of these individuals received any treatment for their alcohol addictions. Estimates also state that roughly 100,000 individuals with drinking problems die yearly from alcohol-related causes, making it the third leading cause of preventable death. 

Other statistics related to alcoholism: 
  • Almost 7% of deaths around the world are attributed to alcohol consumption 
  • It costs the United States over 200 billion dollars each year to attend to alcohol-related consequences
  • It contributes to over 200 disease and injury-related conditions 
  • It is estimated that between ten and thirteen percent of children live with a parent who is an alcoholic 

 

Alcohol Abuse is the practice of binging or drinking too much but does not necessarily mean an addiction. Nowadays, the clinical term is ‘Alcohol Use Disorder.’ Alcoholism describes a situation where someone has become psychologically and physically dependent on drinking. It is also called Alcohol Dependency, dependence, or problem drinking. Regardless of the clinical wording, you may have a problem with this addiction if you cannot curb or stop drinking. 

 

Alcohol Abuse Warning

The American Medical Association, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration consider alcohol addiction a progressive disorder or disease.

This is an often discussed and debated concept; it is often regarded as self-inflicted. However, it fits all the criteria of the disease model of being chronic, frequently relapsing, having discernible symptoms, and requiring specific treatments.  Alcoholism develops high tolerances to drinking, where one will have to pursue drinks with a higher percentage of alcohol to get drunk over time. Dependency also means withdrawal when a heavy drinker doesn’t have the correct alcohol levels in their body.

The withdrawal symptoms can vary, ranging from minor things to severe and life-threatening complications. Some “light” withdrawal symptoms are migraines, nausea, anxiety, shakes, insomnia, profuse sweat, and fatigue. On the other hand, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, hallucinations, disorientation, and Delirium Tremens are more severe symptoms. 

Alcoholism impacts family members, partners, friends, and even colleagues.  The social problems provoked by alcoholism include financial issues, unemployment, and legal issues derived from public intoxication and drunk driving. 

Cirrhosis of the liver, Type II diabetes, and increased chance of heart disease and death are some of the drug’s long-term and most severe physical effects. Alcohol worsens existing depressive tendencies, leading to more suicide attempts and other self-sabotaging behavior. It has led to sexual dysfunction in a relevant percentage of people. 

Rehab for Alcohol 

Alcohol treatment, including therapy at La Jolla Recovery alcohol rehab, will help you or your loved one quit drinking through comprehensive and science-based approaches. For instance, inpatient alcohol rehab provides a controlled and supportive environment. It gives you time to clean and detox your system, reducing discomfort and increasing sobriety outcomes. Once alcohol no longer circulates in your bloodstream, our team will develop a specific program tailored to your needs. A wide array of repressed emotions kept underground by alcohol consumption will emerge, which might be challenging to deal with initially. That is where the therapy comes in, not ignoring the positive community you will be surrounded by. A licensed facilitator will help you learn how to handle sobriety and analyze the triggers of your alcoholism. Alcoholism often is compounded with substance abuse such as heroin or meth, among others. We are glad to review your substance use to ensure they are attended to well during detox and rehab. La Jolla Recovery clinicians have more than a decade of experience successfully treating those suffering from alcoholism. We also participate in mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety in suffering from dual diagnoses. Live in Texas, New York, Arizona, Florida, or out of state, wondering if rehab away from home is a better option? Need a luxury rehab facility? We follow California’s Covid protocols for your safety as you travel to San Diego, California. Let us coordinate the travel, so you have fewer worries and more focus on an out-of-state rehab.

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Even after you have quit drinking your system will be begging, pleading and looking for alcohol. This can be quite a challenge to be faced on your own. That is why a support structure is a fundamental piece to inpatient treatment. Alcohol rehab at La Jolla Recovery provides a number of therapies, activities and scheduling to help you overcome your urge of drinking. Part of this is the support structure of professional staff and your fellow mates in rehab going through a similar journey.

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