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Medically, an addiction to alcohol is known as alcohol use disorder (AUD). It is a disease that affected as many as 14.1 million people in the United States in 2017, according to a report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Due to its social acceptance, the changes to your brain during an addiction, and its readily available nature, alcohol addiction often goes untreated with dire consequences. At our alcohol rehab in South Florida, you can experience the life-changing effects of clinical care for alcohol use disorder.
Legacy Healing Center’s alcohol rehab is a luxury facility that has been accredited by the Joint Commission. Our clinical services that are designed specifically to treat an addiction to alcohol can help an addict to transform their behavior, thinking, and coping skills in order to improve their quality of life and abstain from alcohol abuse as a means to cope with their life.
If AUD is left untreated, it tends to cause problems in your life to multiply, and in the lives of those close to you. Severe health concerns become a reality the longer alcoholism is allowed to continue, such as cancer, liver disease, heart disease, and notable problems concerning memory and problem-solving skills.
Alcohol rehab is a process whereby all of the common and personal problems of alcohol addiction can be dealt with in a therapeutic, healing environment. To achieve these results at our alcohol rehab, we create a personalized plan to maximize the effectiveness of treatment for each person.
Alcohol rehab usually consists of a medically-assisted alcohol detox, behavioral therapies, and a range of other services that help to treat the patient as a whole. These elements of treatment can be the catalyst to profound change that an alcoholic needs to be able to break the dangerous cycle of alcohol abuse.
Oftentimes, a person addicted to alcohol will also have another mental disorder that is either at the cause of their addiction, a contributing factor, or exacerbated by the abuse of alcohol. If a person in recovery is found to have a co-occurring mental disorder, or a dual diagnosis, then they will require treatment for both their addiction and the mental disorder simultaneously. If treatment for both is not given at the same time, then it’s likely that a relapse will take place as a result of attempting to self-medicate with alcohol when their symptoms become too much to handle.
Alcohol is not only dangerous to continue drinking in frequent heavy amounts, but it is also dangerous to attempt to stop once a physical dependence has developed. An alcoholic faces severe symptoms of withdrawal that can be fatal if medical care isn’t sought before stopping. In fact, alcoholics are often advised to not stop drinking until they have entered into a detox program.
The medical detox program at our alcohol rehab can provide around-the-clock medical care to ensure that symptoms are fully managed through the use of various FDA-approved drugs. Many of the severe symptoms can be easily managed and reduced through the use of medications such as Librium, gabapentin, chlordiazepoxide, and Valium among others.
The entire process of detox usually takes about five to seven days to complete, at which time the person will be ready to focus their recovery efforts on the long-term solutions to alcohol use disorder, such as behavioral therapy.
An initial assessment at our alcohol rehab helps our practitioners to establish a treatment plan, but uncovering the exact root of a particular addiction still needs to be fully explored. Understanding what the root causes of an addiction are can help to provide the insight and understand that one needs to manage the disease in the long term.
There are three risk factors that can lead a person to becoming an alcoholic. The first and most influential factor is biological risk. This factor includes a person’s genetics, the presence of another mental disorder, and other aspects such as their gender and a family history of alcoholism. It accounts for about half of an individual’s risk factors.
The second risk factor for alcoholism is developmental; the earlier a person starts alcohol abuse, the more likely they are to develop a problem. Drinking during crucial developmental stages can also increase one’s risk of AUD.
The final factor is a person’s environment, which includes peer pressure, their stress levels, possible abuse, and their overall quality of life.
Behavioral therapy is perhaps the most important part of rehab. Through our clinical therapies at our alcohol rehab, we help our clients to build better coping skills, learn alternative behaviors where problematic behavior is found, improve motivation to help the person change, and learn how to prevent triggers from leading to relapse.
Some of the most effective forms of therapy for AUD include family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, solution focused therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy among others. We use these evidence-based, clinical therapies at our alcohol rehab to help our clients to finally overcome their addiction to alcohol, and have an improved quality of life and mental outlook.
For someone in recovery, it’s important to find new activities that are enjoyable that don’t include the use of alcohol. Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County, FL, has many sober-friendly attractions to enjoy, such as the white-sandy beaches including Oceanfront Park Beach, Delray Municipal Beach, and Lake Worth Beach among others.
Enjoy the warm people and culture by walking through the Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market, or visit one of the many places to see the natural beauty and wildlife in the area, including Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, and the Mangrove Nature Park.
Call Legacy Healing Center today at (888) 534-2295 to be able to take advantage of the clinical services that we provide for alcohol use disorder at our alcohol rehab in South Florida.
Medical Detox Facility
LEGACY HEALING DETOX