Treatment for Alcoholism
Alcoholism affects millions of people annually, and is the most widespread addiction in the United States. According to a study conducted by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency (NCADD), roughly 17 million people suffer from alcohol abuse. After just a few hours of abstaining, the effects of alcohol withdrawal can cause those addicted to feel anxious and physically ill. Withdrawal symptoms can include trembling, irritability, insomnia, and a constant desire to drink. Before realizing what’s happening, alcohol addiction can take control over one’s life.
The nature of alcohol addiction is physical. This means that certain necessary chemicals in the brain become dependent on the consumption of alcohol in order to be released. Due to the brain’s inability to immediately adjust, the consequences of attempting to quit drinking “cold turkey” can be fatal. Common effects of alcohol withdrawal include seizures, hallucinations, diarrhea, vomiting, cravings, and other discomforting symptoms and health problems.
When to Seek Treatment
If you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with an alcohol problem, we’re here to help. Some common signs of alcoholism are:
- Justifying daily drinking that results in getting drunk.
- Neglecting responsibilities, at work and at home, due to being drunk or hungover.
- Driving drunk without considering the consequences.
- Being arrested for drunk driving (DUI).
- Failing to acknowledge that you have a drinking problem, even when family and friends express concern.
- Losing touch with non-drinking friends and seeking out the companionship of other heavy drinkers.
What to Expect with Treatment for Alcoholism
Our Residential Treatment Programs for men and women are designed to help people who are battling alcoholism to overcome their addiction, as well as other peripheral issues, in order to live a more peaceful and happy life.
- Our process for treating alcoholism begins with a medically assisted detox, which protects the patient from the potentially fatal effects of alcohol withdrawal. Our staff provides 24/7 care in order to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms, making the transition to sober living less overwhelming.
- JourneyPure utilizes a combination of therapies in order to encourage our clients to actively engage in their recovery process. We provide holistic treatments such as: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and experiential therapies. Our staff will work diligently to diagnose any coexisting conditions such as anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders, and depression. By treating these dual diagnoses simultaneously, we increase the client’s rate of success once leaving treatment. In addition, we offer 12 Step and group support programs that aren’t grounded in the teachings of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our goal is to find the unique solution that works in treating the individual, giving each client the necessary tools to succeed in their recovery.
- Staying Sober with JourneyPure Coaching Platform
- Each individual who completes rehabilitation for alcoholism at JourneyPure Bowling Green will automatically be enrolled in the JourneyPure Coaching Platform. This allows alumni to stay in touch with their recovery coaches, as well as engage in group support, for a full year after their treatment.
Contact JourneyPure Today
You can learn to live a fulfilling and sober life without alcohol. You’re worth it. Let us help. Speak with one of our counselors today if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction to alcohol.