Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism can be defined best is the incapability to control drinking due to both a physical and emotional dependence on alcohol. Addiction is a chronic disease portrayed by uncontrolled drinking and a preoccupation with alcohol, despite a plethora of negative consequences. At least 80,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the United States. Alcohol remains as one of the nation’s most preventable causes of death, second only to tobacco and a poor diet or inactive lifestyle. Alcoholism is classified as a major-medical disorder and drug addiction rehab has been proven to effectively treat the condition.

Our Alcohol Treatment Center at Lighthouse Recovery Institute

In any of our alcohol addiction treatment programs, patients will meet with therapists weekly for individual sessions and engage in anywhere from 9-25 hours of intensive group therapy per week.

Patients will learn coping skills, relapse prevention strategies, emotional regulation practices, and life skills.

Furthermore, patients will engage in intense trauma work to uncover the underlying issues resulting in their continuous, chronic use of drugs and alcohol. Patients will address medical problems, or mental health diagnosis will have access to medical staff weekly for medication management.

Inpatient Treatment

During inpatient alcohol treatment individuals must have completed a medical detox and live at our alcohol rehab center while participating in a recovery program. Learn more about our alcohol inpatient treatment program.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Many individuals seek continued care after residential care and enroll in intensive outpatient treatment or IOP. IOP is ideal for individuals who want to continue alcohol addiction treatment and want the flexibility to return to work, school, family or sober living. Learn more about our alcohol intensive outpatient treatment program.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is provided as aftercare services once an individual has completed alcohol rehab. Individual and group therapy will be provided based on an individual’s ongoing needs. Learn more about our alcohol rehab aftercare treatment program.

Alcoholism Treatment Medications

Certain medications such as anti-cravings medications may be integrated into the course of treatment to help reduce cravings for alcohol based on medical assessments. Learn more about medication assisted treatment.

Symptoms of Alcoholism?

Some of the most apparent symptoms of alcoholism include repeated alcohol consumption despite related legal and health issues. Physical symptoms may include blackouts, dizziness, shakiness, craving, sweating, among others. One of the most dangerous potential physical signs of alcohol abuse is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, also known as “wet brain.”

Wet brain is brain damage stemming from the dependence and heavy consumption of alcohol over time. The wet brain begins with a deficiency of Thiamine also known as vitamin B1. All tissue throughout our bodies contains Thiamine. Therefore, when we are Thiamine deficient, our bodies do not function properly. The negative effects of Alcohol are worse when used in combination with prescription pills such as Xanax, Ambien, Valium or Ativan. The physical side effects of alcohol are increased when used with illicit drugs such as heroin or cocaine.

A wet brain can affect a person’s memory, deteriorate muscle coordination, increase confusion, and lead to coma or death. Sadly, a wet brain can also lead to the inability to produce new memories. Hallucinations may occur, visual and auditory, as well. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “up to 80% of people with an alcohol use disorder have a thiamine deficiency,” that’s 1-2% of the population.

Still, alcohol abuse continues despite these negative and life-threatening consequences.

What are signs of Alcoholism?

There are some clear behavioral and mood symptoms associated with alcoholism which indicate the presence of alcoholism in an individual. These signs include, but are not limited to aggression, agitation, compulsive behavior, self-destructive behavior, or lack of restraint, anxiety, euphoria, general discontent, guilt, or loneliness.

Some observable things to look out for when you are suspicious of someone struggling with alcoholism are slurred speech, intoxicated at all hours of the day, red eyes, disorientation, unsteady gait and a severe preoccupation with obtaining and consuming alcohol. Dependence on alcohol, withdrawal symptoms and increased tolerance for alcohol are also associated with alcohol abuse or alcohol use disorder. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the signs of alcoholism there is support and help readily available for you.

What is Alcohol

Alcohol, which falls under the classification of a depressant drug, or “downer,” comes in the forms of beer, wine, liquor, vodka, gin, scotch, among others. Nowadays, there are alcoholic sparkling seltzer beverages that resemble the cans and design of non-alcoholic flavored sparkling water.

Fermented beverages, aka alcohol, have been around since the early Egyptian Civilization. There has been evidence of an alcoholic beverage from China dating back to 7000 B.C. Also, an alcoholic beverage distilled from rice, called Sura, was in use between 3000 and 2000 B.C.

Alcohol Addiction Statistics

For many years, alcoholic beverages were part of the practice of medicine. During the 19th century, there was a change in attitudes and opinions about alcohol, placing some importance on monitoring the amount of alcohol consumed, given the negative consequences society was experiencing and leading the US toward prohibition.

Fast forward to present day, an estimated 15 million Americans suffer from alcoholism, and many do not think that alcohol addiction has a sufficient course of treatment.

With the development of AA in 1935, millions of Americans have been able to find support to overcome their alcoholism. Today, AA is global, revealing that A.A.’s way of life can, today, surpass most barriers of race, creed, and language. At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we believe firmly in the idea that human and spiritual connection and lead to long-term recovery and a life full of peace and serenity.

Alcohol Treatment and Rehab

If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol, Lighthouse Recovery Institute can help you overcome dependence on liquor. Alcohol rehab is a great way to assist individuals struggling with addiction and in need of support and help. Our alcohol addiction treatment program will consider many facts before admission to best meet the needs of the individual seeking treatment. These facts include such concepts such as how long the individual has been using alcohol, the age of the individual and if there are other co-occurring disorders present.

We have trained addiction professionals ready to assist with setting your loved one up with medical detox to help manage withdrawal symptoms safely from alcohol and arrange continued ongoing care.

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we offer a variety of programs to help individuals work through their alcohol addiction.

Does Insurance Cover Alcohol Rehab?

Insurance plans will cover some or all the cost of alcohol rehab programs. Individual insurance companies each have their criteria and medical necessity guidelines. If you or a loved one are considering entering alcohol addiction treatment and looking to obtain detailed information about your insurance plan call our trained and compassionate staff today.

We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one. Click below to speak to a member of our staff directly.