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For many people, alcohol is something that is enjoyed during social events, but for some, the substance can become all-consuming and dangerous. Even though alcohol is widely accepted in our society, it is actually the most dangerous drug in the world, according to a multicriteria analysis conducted in 2010.
When alcohol use becomes a detrimental part of a person’s life, the Legacy Healing Center’s alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach can bring about significant positive change in their life and help to manage their addiction.
One fact is clear: alcohol use disorder (AUD), or alcoholism, affects a large number of people in the United States. The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that alcohol use disorder was present in as many as 14.1 million adults in the United States.
Alcohol use disorder includes both mild and severe addictions to alcohol. In severe cases of AUD, even the act of quitting alcohol can be life-threatening. Once an individual becomes physically dependent on the substance, both continuing to drink alcohol and quitting by themselves can be fatal. However, with the certified clinical therapy that our alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach offers, you or a loved one can safely quit drinking and discover a new way of life that doesn’t require alcohol to be satisfying.
It’s common for someone with alcoholism to want to stop drinking because of the problems that it’s causing to both their health and their life in general. However, addiction is a mental disorder and sheer willpower alone isn’t usually enough to stop the effects of alcohol dependence and the underlying causes that led to the cycle of substance abuse.
The treatment programs in our alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach are designed to deal with the dangers of withdrawal and the sudden cessation of alcohol use through our detox program. Following detox, an intensive approach to behavioral therapy and other treatment programs designed to create positive changes in both the physical and mental health of the individual can begin.
A whole-patient treatment approach is important to a successful recovery. Along with evidence-based treatments, career counseling, transitional services, spirituality, mindfulness, creative arts, and outings are incorporated into patient treatment plans.
The first step to stopping alcohol in a safe, manageable manner is to perform a medical detoxification in our alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach. The clinical services offered in our partial hospitalization program (PHP) provides our patients with around-the-clock care during this crucial stage of recovery.
The use of medication to help manage the symptoms of withdrawal helps to lessen the potentially severe side effects of quitting. The most dangerous of the symptoms is delirium tremens, which can be life-threatening.
The entire process of detox usually takes around 6 days before the intense symptoms of withdrawal subside. However, detox is just the starting point of recovery from alcoholism; after detox, it’s crucial that further therapy and treatment start immediately so as to prevent relapse.
There are many factors that contribute to the formation of addiction. Common factors include biology or genetics, environmental causes such as the influence of family and friends, and developmental factors such as starting from a young age. These factors serve to increase the risk of addiction forming.
Each person in recovery requires an individualized approach to treatment. Therefore, an assessment is performed by a healthcare professional in order to determine the best treatment plan for each person.
The assessment can also help to uncover other influencing factors to the individual’s addiction, such as the presence of another mental disorder including bipolar or an anxiety disorder. If one is identified, then treatment for both the addiction and accompanying mental disorder will be worked into the patient’s treatment plan.
Behavioral therapy is one of the most important aspects of early recovery. One of the purposes of behavioral therapy is to uncover emotional and behavioral problems, as well as a lack of coping skills; areas of the person’s behavior that ultimately led them to turn to alcohol as a way to deal with life’s stressors.
At Legacy Healing Center’s alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach, we provide three types of settings for our therapy: group, individual, and family. Each of these settings provides a different benefit with regards to the patient’s healing, and when combined, helps to provide a well-rounded approach to therapy.
One of the evidence-based behavioral therapies that we employ at our alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach is motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Through MET, a patient’s internal desire for positive change is enhanced and rapidly evoked in order to empower the patient toward their goals. Improved coping skills are taught to ensure that when faced with future situations that used to cause the person to turn to alcohol, they are instead prepared and respond with healthy coping techniques.
The Legacy Healing Center’s alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Florida. If you are wondering what you might be able to do in the area between therapy while staying at our residential properties, then you can certainly expect to enjoy beach activities on one of the several world-class beaches available.
Popular beaches include the Delray Beach, Carlin Park, and Juno Beach. At many of the beaches such as Delray Beach, you can enjoy sober-friendly sporting activities such as at the Tennis Center. There is lots of fun-in-the-sun to be had, including sporting events such as the Muddy Princess, beach volleyball, or something more relaxed such as poolside Pilates at Hilton West Palm Beach.
During the day, you can stroll through the West Palm Beach Green Market where local farmers sell their produce and enjoy a selection of meats, baked goods, and cheeses. Or enjoy the culinary scene at night at restaurants such as the Avocado Grill, The Blind Monk, or the Malakor Thai Café.
The calming, healing energies at our alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach is the ideal place to find a new way and purpose to life after breaking the cycle of alcohol abuse. Get in touch with us today to find professional help for an addiction to alcohol.
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