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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction transcends every social boundary. That’s the one truth that trumps the others, the only lesson you could ever really need to learn. Whatever your bank statement looks like, whatever kind of car is in your driveway: alcoholism spares no one. Alcoholism can happen to you. And if it does…if you or someone you care about succumbs to alcohol dependency, and falls victim to alcohol abuse…your only hope for meaningful recovery will lie in an alcohol treatment center, where alcohol treatment experts can treat you as you need to be treated.

The bottom line here: no alcohol addict can expect to get healed without alcohol addiction treatment. That’s not how alcohol addiction operates, and not how alcohol rehab happens. Those alcohol addicts who try to play the hero in the recovery process are bound to stumble in the process. In the fight against alcohol addiction, going it alone just isn’t good enough.

The good news: Cliffside Malibu can help. Call us at (424) 320-3061 to find out how.

What You Can Do To Beat Alcohol Addiction

It is important to understand the stakes of recovery.  You should know what you’re up against, and what challenges you’ll face on the road to recovery. The practical implication, obviously, is that self-education is essential to successful alcohol addiction treatment. Before you can get sober, you must be able to confront the alcohol rehab process with clear vision and an open mind.  You need see what you’re fighting. But that doesn’t mean you can do it by yourself. On the contrary, you need help.  No alcohol treatment center can get you where you need to go if you won’t approach it of your own accord. Every journey starts with a first step, and you’ll never get sober if you can’t summon the courage to start an alcohol addiction treatment program. For your own sake, for the sake of anyone who’s ever cared about you…don’t wait another day to start getting the alcohol treatment you need. There’s too much at stake for to do anything less.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment Explained

Alcohol rehab isn’t easy. In fact, alcohol rehab may be just the most difficult thing you’ll ever do. It’s also the most important one. As hard as it is…as much as it’ll test every last ounce of your resolve…alcohol addiction treatment is worth it – more worth it than you could ever imagine.  Alcohol addiction treatment, done right, will save your life. No price could ever be too high to pay for that. Remember, alcohol rehab can’t do anything for you until you seek it out. If you’re going to heal, you’ve got to take the first step: You’ve got to enroll in a rehab center, and commit yourself to the rehab process.

Alcohol Addiction And Sober Living

Sober living programs are designed to help recovering alcoholics make a smooth transition from rehab centers to the real world. The challenges associated with alcohol-free independent living are manifold, and it is only by virtue of their time in sober living facilities that most alcoholics develop the life-skills necessary to beat alcohol addiction for good. The best sober living programs, as might be expected, are those that allow residents to test the waters of full-fledged responsibility within a supportive environment. At the same time, it bears noting here that the success or failure of sober living programs is ultimately contingent on the efforts of sober living residents themselves; no sober living program can help an alcohol addiction victim who refuses to help himself. The practical implication, of course, is that you as a sober living resident have to be ready: ready to engage with your own recovery, ready to confront the challenges that lie ahead. Sober living, like all stages of alcohol addiction recovery, is anything but a passive activity. If you’re going to get better, you’re going to have to work for it.

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Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Real recovery is recovery that lasts. It isn’t enough to enter an alcohol rehab, or stay sober for a few months or even for a few years; recovery isn’t really recovery unless it’s forever. In the fight against alcohol addiction, there’s no such thing as a partial solution, or a limited victory. If you’re going to get better, you’ve got to get better for good. Anything less just isn’t acceptable. Long-term alcohol addiction recovery has got to be predicated on personal growth, which must itself be the product of intensive addiction counseling sessions. Alcohol addiction, after all, infects the very essence of an alcoholic’s psyche…and so it is that successful recovery can only be that which entails a wholesale reformulation of an alcoholic’s sense of himself. Obviously, such reformulation never comes easy, which makes it all the more important that recovery patients play active roles in their own healing. If you’re going to get better, you’ve got to learn new ways of relating to the world and yourself; if recovery is going to last, you’ve got to be an active agent for change…because no one else can reshape the core of who you are. The success or failure of your alcohol addiction recovery program, you might say, is in a very important sense up to you.

There was a time when an alcoholic drink or two relaxed you and made you more comfortable in social situations.  Soon you found yourself drinking every day, but you rationalized that you could “stop anytime.”

That time is gone. You now drink daily. Or maybe you’re a binge drinker. You decide to have a drink, then another and before you know it, you’re totally wasted. Your ability to stop at one drink is gone.

Alcohol addiction has begun to destroy your relationships with your family and friends. You find it difficult to concentrate. You’re always tired. If you don’t drink, you feel anxious, shaky, nauseous. Your job performance suffers. If you’re in school, your grades start slipping because of the time you spend drinking and the deteriorating effect it has on you mentally and physically.

Having a drink is no longer a choice, it’s a priority.

Take Control of Your Life Again

You may have tried to stop on your own and failed.  Remember, it was not you who failed, it was the method you used that failed you.

Alcohol detox is extremely difficult and can even be life-threatening. “Delirium tremens,” a severe form of withdrawal, can cause hallucinations, agitation, fever, confusion and even seizures. Cardiac symptoms, such as palpitations and arrhythmia, can occur. Common withdrawal symptoms include depression, anxiety, fatigue, shakiness, difficulty concentrating, headaches, mood swings, sweating, nausea, vomiting, insomnia and/or nightmares, vomiting and loss of appetite.

Detox at Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center minimizes the symptoms of withdrawal. A professional team especially trained in drug and alcohol detox will supervise your withdrawal. Prescription medication may be used to alleviate your symptoms.

A psychotherapist will meet privately with you to help you uncover and understand the forces that drove you to alcoholism or addiction. Your therapist will work closely with you and the staff to create a unique treatment program specially designed for you and your particular needs. All of our therapies are evidence-based and have a proven track record in treating alcohol addiction.

Our gourmet chefs will create meals using fresh, nutritionally balanced ingredients that will delight your palate while simultaneously healing your body.

Other proven therapies that may be utilized as part of your personalized drug or alcohol treatment program:

  • Yoga
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • EMDR
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Specialized Fitness Program with a Personal Trainer
  • Life Coaching

Cliffside Malibu is an exclusive rehab that is discreetly located, ensuring your privacy and security. Well-appointed rooms make your stay as comfortable as possible. All your needs are attended to so that you can fully focus on recovery.

Reclaiming Your Life Begins With A Simple Phone Call

You know drinking is keeping you from living a fulfilled life, distancing those you love, draining your mind and hurting your body. Getting professional help can make the difference between success and failure.


Call now to speak confidentially with an admission counselor.

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