Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Facilities
Alcoholism is a dependence on alcohol but it is also a disease that usually requires a stay at Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Facilities. Alcohol is a problem if it causes problems in any part of your life. This includes your health, your work and your life at home. You may have a problem with alcohol if you think about drinking all the time, if you keep trying to quit on your own but can’t, or if you often drink more than you plan to. Many people only think of a “skid-row bum” when they think of someone with an alcohol problem. This is the end stage of alcohol problems, when a person has lost his or her family, job and health because of alcohol abuse. You don’t reach this stage overnight. You may see less obvious changes along the way, beginning with drinking more than you intended or more than is safe for what you are doing (like driving a car).
Many people find it hard to admit when alcohol is a problem. Often, people around you may see your problem before you do. Think about the things mentioned here. Think about what your friends and family say to you about drinking. Quitting is the only way to stop the problems alcohol is causing in your life. Treatment programs use both counseling and medications to help a person stop drinking. Treatment has helped many people stop drinking and rebuild their lives. Let us help you rebuild yours by calling Cliffside Malibu today at 1-800-501-1988.
Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Facilities Work
Inpatient Alcohol and drug treatment centers work for many people but there are varying levels of success when it comes to treatment. The causes of alcoholism are not fully known. A history of alcoholism in your family makes it more likely. Men seem to be more at risk than women. Some drinkers use alcohol to try to relieve anxiety, depression, tension, loneliness, self-doubt or unhappiness. It may not be easy to quit. But your efforts will be rewarded by better health, better relationships and a sense of accomplishment.
The first step is realizing that you control your own behavior. It’s the only real control you have in your life. So use it. There are other steps too, such as committing to quit drinking and getting support to make sure that you are successful. Ask your family and friends for support too. Through this service you can speak directly to a representative concerning substance abuse treatment. Call Cliffside Malibu today at 1-800-501-1988 to experience how our Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Facility can work for you.
Treatment For Alcohol Abuse
Treatment at inpatient alcohol treatment facilities for alcohol abuse and dependence usually includes group therapy, one or more types of counseling, and alcohol education. You also may need medicine. A 12-step program often is part of treatment and continues after treatment ends. Treatment doesn’t just deal with alcohol. It will help you manage problems in your daily life so you don’t have to depend on alcohol. You’ll learn good reasons to quit drinking.
Alcohol treatment helps you overcome dependence, but it doesn’t happen all at once. Recovery from alcohol abuse and staying sober is a lifelong process that takes commitment and effort. You may be in group therapy or counseling for a year or more. Recovery helps you stay sober and adjust to life without alcohol. It helps you avoid a relapse, which happens when you slip up and drink again. To find out more about our availability call Cliffside Malibu today at 1-800-501-1988.
Alcohol Treatment Programs
If you can’t stop drinking alcohol on your own, a treatment program can help you get through the first cravings for alcohol and learn how to stay sober. You might start treatment by entering one of several inpatient alcohol treatment facilities. You will have a treatment team that will develop an individualized alcohol treatment program to help you. This team may include a psychologist or psychiatrist, counselors, doctors, social workers, nurses, and a case manager. A case manager helps plan and manage your treatment. Research shows that counselors and therapists, who bond with patients through empathy, rather than confrontation, are powerful motivating influences in alcohol treatment.
When you first seek treatment, you may be asked questions about your drinking, health problems, work, and living situation. Be open and honest to get the best treatment possible. Your treatment team may write a treatment plan, which includes your treatment goals and ways to reach those goals. This helps you stay on track. Effective treatment programs enhance this motivation with intervention and therapy. We have the perfect treatment plan for you so call us at 1-800-501-1988.
Detox and Treatment
Detoxification flushes alcohol out of your body. You may need alcohol detox before you start treatment if you are physically addicted to alcohol. This means that when you stop drinking, you have physical withdrawal symptoms, such as feeling sick to your stomach or intense anxiety. Detox helps get you ready for treatment. It doesn’t help you with the mental, social, and behavior changes you have to make to get and stay sober. Inpatient alcohol treatment facilities provide a place for you to live while you recover. This may be a good option if you have a long history of alcohol or drug use, have a bad home situation, or don’t have social support. These programs may last for months. Treatment programs usually include counseling, such as individual and group therapy, where you talk about your recovery with a counselor or with other people who are trying to quit. You can get support from others who have struggled with alcohol.
For additional information on the Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Facility at Cliffside Malibu, please visit our main Alcohol Treatment page. For immediate assistance, call Cliffside Malibu anytime at 1-800-501-1988.