Alcohol addiction is not always easy to recognize. Going out for a few beers after work or having a glass of wine with dinner has become the norm in our society. Because of this, alcoholism can go unrecognized by friends and family. Those suffering from alcohol addiction may be in denial about the severity of their problem and refuse to seek help. In the United States alone, a study found that 15 million adults suffer from alcohol abuse.
Getting help for your addiction does not equal weakness. It’s not easy to break out of the cycle of suffering alone, and it takes a lot of emotional strength. A life without alcohol addiction may be difficult to imagine, but it’s entirely within your reach. If you’re brave enough to seek out treatment, you’re fully capable of completing a program at an alcohol rehab facility and staying clean.
Warning Signs of Alcoholism
Alcohol affects everyone differently, but there are some things to look out for that differentiate the social drinker from someone who has a drinking problem. These signs include:
- Craving alcohol
- Needing to drink as soon as you wake up
- Drinking alone
- Prioritizing drinking over other activities or obligations
- Feelings of guilt when drinking
- Irritability or mood swings
- Being unable to stop
- Experiencing symptoms of alcohol withdrawal
If you are experiencing these symptoms or have seen them in a loved one, it’s recommended that you contact an alcohol rehab center to decide on the best treatment solution.
Our Alcohol Rehab Process
1. Initial assessment. When you come to Fairwinds, you will be given a personalized treatment program based on your needs. You will undertake a dual diagnosis screening to determine if there are any mental health issues affecting your alcoholism, your levels of alcohol concentration will be checked, and our staff will go over your history of alcohol abuse. This is how we will determine the severity of your addiction.
2. Detox. Most of our patients suffering from alcohol abuse will need to have a detox period. Our facility is the most comfortable and safe place to deal with getting rid of harmful substances from your body. Because withdrawal symptoms can be severe in some cases, like hallucinations or seizures, detoxing in a medical treatment setting is highly recommended. A doctor will be available to you 24/7 to address any needs or concerns during this process.
3. Level of Care. Fairwinds offers five levels for those suffering from alcohol addiction:
- Inpatient: This is for individuals with mental or medical complications as a result of addiction, and need immediate medical care and supervision.
- Residential: Even if medically stable, some patients will require a little extra structure to ensure that they don’t go back to dangerous habits. Adjusting to a residential stay can be difficult, but our goal is to make you feel safe and welcome so that you can focus on getting well.
- Partial Hospitalization: This program allows the patient to stay at home while commuting to our rehab facility for daily treatment.
- Intensive Outpatient: The patient will visit our facility three times a week to participate in individual or group therapy.
- Outpatient: For those most motivated to recover, they will be permitted to resume their normal daily routine at home while meeting with our treatment team on a regular basis.
4. Therapy. Eliminating the addictive substance from your system is only one part of recovery. Developing relapse prevention strategies and participating in individual or family therapy is crucial to staying healthy, happy, and sober.
Fairwinds Treatment Center is one of the most compassionate alcohol rehab centers in the state of Florida. We offer support for patients and their families dealing with the effects of alcohol abuse. We promise those who choose our treatment center that they will have the highest level of medical care, a treatment plan that addresses each of your individual needs, and the best psychiatric care to ensure that you will stay fully recovered.
Contact us today if you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse.