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Alcohol Abuse

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 6% of adults in the US have an alcohol problem. Alcohol use disorders occur more often in men than women, but they can affect anyone of any age.

If you have an alcohol addiction, it is crucial that you get the help you need from trained professionals. At Jewel City Treatment Center, we offer alcohol rehab for those who want to regain their sobriety.

What Is Alcohol Abuse?

Although drinking alcohol can be a controlled or infrequent experience for some people, for others, it can lead to debilitating alcohol addiction or abuse.

Problematic alcohol consumption has many different causes. For some people who abuse alcohol, there can be psychological traits that make the development of addiction more likely to occur.

These traits include impulsiveness, low self-esteem, and the need for approval. Social factors and having easy access to alcohol can also make you more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder.

Sometimes people with alcohol use disorder drink to help manage symptoms of illnesses and mental health problems. If you have depression, PTSD, or trauma, you are also more at risk of developing alcohol dependence.

There are also genetic factors that can affect your chances of having an alcohol use disorder. If you have close family members who struggle with addiction or drug abuse, you are also at a higher risk of experiencing alcohol use disorder.

According to the NIAAA, alcohol interferes with the communication pathways of the brain. It makes it much harder for the areas of the brain that control balance, speech, memory, and judgment to work as they need to.

Some of the most common signs of alcoholism are:

  • Slurred speech
  • Poor coordination
  • Impaired memory
  • Impaired thinking
  • Inability to stop drinking
  • Engaging in risky behavior
  • Worrying about where to get alcohol
  • Slowed reaction times
  • Blackouts
  • Liver disease
  • Lying about alcohol use

In addition to these signs of alcoholism, tolerance to alcohol can develop as a result of frequent drinking. This can lead you to drink more of it to get the effects you want, which can potentially cause an overdose or alcohol poisoning.

Some signs of alcohol poisoning include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Unsteady gait
  • Impaired attention
  • Impaired memory
  • Lack of coordination
  • Repetitive and uncontrolled eye movement
  • Coma

Alcohol overdose can include symptoms like:

  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Loss of gag reflex
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Mental confusion
  • Slow breathing
  • Clammy and cold skin
  • Slow heart rate
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Coma

It is important to reach out to a treatment center to avoid the risks that an alcohol use disorder can pose. At Jewel City Treatment Center, we offer residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient services to help you combat substance use disorder and co-occurring conditions.

Inpatient and Outpatient Alcohol Detox

Before you can begin the process of healing from an alcohol use disorder, you need to remove all traces of alcohol from your body. This can be dangerous to do on your own.

When you stop a pattern of heavy drinking, your body does not remember how to function correctly without the substance. Until you stabilize, you need medical professionals to help you avoid the worst withdrawal symptoms.

Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Mood changes
  • Stomach disorders
  • Heart palpitations
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased body temperature
  • Fast and abnormal breathing
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

The development of delirium tremens (DTs) is what people fear the most when going through an alcohol detox process. DTs can cause hallucinations, seizures, an extreme drop in blood pressure, and even death.

At Jewel City Treatment Center, we provide medical detox options to help you go through detox without experiencing intense alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It can be the safest way to begin alcohol use disorder treatments.

You can choose to detox as part of inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment for alcohol abuse.

Intensive Outpatient Alcohol Treatment

At Jewel City Treatment Center, we offer intensive outpatient alcohol rehab services for those who need a more intensive recovery process. This option immerses you in your recovery so that you can focus on healing.

Our intensive outpatient treatment program offers medical detox as well as ongoing medication-assisted treatment to help you manage withdrawal symptoms as they appear during your recovery from alcohol addiction.

Unlike inpatient treatment, outpatient services allow you to return home at night while attending group therapy, individual therapy, and other treatments during the day. People who need support but have responsibilities like children or jobs and cannot commit to inpatient treatment can benefit from outpatient services.

Partial Hospitalization Alcohol Treatment

At Jewel City Treatment center, we also offer partial hospitalization for those facing substance abuse. This option is best suited for people who want more structure than general outpatient treatment but don’t want to stay on-site 24/7 in residential treatment.

At our location, you can expect to be on-site for at least five hours a day to receive treatment for a drug or alcohol use disorder.

We provide a thorough intake procedure to understand your addiction and get a sense of your mental and physical health. If you have co-occurring disorders, we can also offer dual-diagnosis treatment.

Our partial hospitalization programs offer behavioral therapies to help you overcome addiction. Behavioral therapies are the gold standard in treating substance abuse and alcohol addiction.

To help you combat the cravings that alcohol use disorders cause, we provide medication-assisted treatment. These medications can help you focus on your therapies without the distraction of intense cravings.

After you complete treatment, you can also participate in alumni programs that can help you avoid relapses and connect you to others who are in recovery.

Break Free from Alcohol Abuse

If you struggle with problematic alcohol use and suspect your excessive drinking habits have risen to the level of an alcohol addiction, the best step you can take is to reach out for help.

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to serious health consequences, including death, and even attempting to go through the detox process on your own can be dangerous.

We can help you battle alcohol use disorder at Jewel City Treatment Center. Our alcohol treatment programs can help you understand addiction and offer the tools and strategies you need to improve your mental health. Contact us today at Jewel City Treatment Center to receive alcohol treatment.

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