Alcohol Abuse is Leading to an Increase in Liver Disease... Read More
Entering into substance abuse programs and treatment for addiction can be daunting, whether it is for the first time or not. We’re here to help you understand what to expect for yourself or for a loved one.
Our Approach to Rehabilitation:
Our promise is to deliver an exceptional experience for every member of our community. From day one, we treat our clients and their families with respect, empathy and genuine care. Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction is not about quick fixes and miracle solutions; it is about creating a roadmap for success in the long-term that addresses all aspects of an individual’s life. It takes hard work and a great deal of trained, professional support, which you’ll have every step of the way.
Upon entering into our substance abuse programs, clients will go through an initial comprehensive assessment to determine the right form of treatment for their specific needs. Many of our clients will go through a detoxification or withdrawal process of 24 hours or more, supervised by medical professionals who are there to help ease the physical and emotional discomfort.
The ongoing rehabilitation process can include a range for treatments to address physical, chemical and mental health issues, as well as meetings and activities to support healthy recovery, education to help patients understand the roots, symptoms, and strategies to deal with their addiction, and a comprehensive set of services to help with a successful transition to a better life.
Our individualized programs offer a combination of highly structured programming and time for personal reflection, recreation and relaxation. Throughout the day clients may participate in a variety of therapy sessions with our multidisciplinary team, along with a variety of group activities.
A typical day may include:
Alcohol has many negative side effects and can lead to very serious health complications. The excessive or long-term use of alcohol increases an individual’s chance of developing many life-threatening health issues, including the following:
An increase of fat inside liver cells, making it more difficult for the liver to function properly. This is the most common alcohol-induced liver disease.
A liver inflammation that causes destruction to liver cells.
The most severe alcohol-induced liver disease. Occurs when scar tissue replaces the normal tissue. Can be caused by fibrosis, another alcoholic liver disease. Liver damage caused by cirrhosis cannot be undone.
Irregular beating of the heart.
The weakening and thinning of the heart muscle. This makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood and leads to heart failure.
Inflammation of the pancreas, which alters its functionality and structure. Prevents proper digestion and can cause complications with other organs.
Excessive drinking increases the risk of developing certain types of cancer. These include cancer of the liver, mouth, throat and breast.
Alcohol interferes with communication pathways in the brain. This can damage the way your brain functions, which could affect your behavior, mood, coordination and thinking capacity.