SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO ALCOHOL REHAB
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IN ALCOHOL REHAB
Alcohol rehab is comprised of multiple stages, usually starting with a medically-assisted detox. When one is psychologically and physically dependent on alcohol, it is of the utmost importance that they are able to detox from this substance in a safe, supervised, and medically-prepared environment with licensed medical professionals that are available 24/7 to assist with any of the many discomforts of withdrawals. Our San Juan Capistrano alcohol rehab staff understands that recovering from an addiction is more than just recovering physically, and thus offers the continual treatment that is highly recommended after a medically-supervised detox. This continued treatment may include residential treatment, where clients are supervised 24/7, one-on-one cognitive therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, and continued medical support. This is usually followed by partial hospitalization treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and continued reintegration care.
IS ALCOHOL DIFFERENT THAN OTHER DRUGS?
Alcohol, though deemed perhaps one of the most socially-acceptable drugs around the world, is still a drug. The effects on one’s body and psyche can be underestimated, thus proving even more dangerous when used excessively and habitually. Alcohol causes a large amount of dopamine to be released into the brain while simultaneously depressing the mind and body in other ways. This combination can prove beyond impairing and can leave lasting effects on one’s mental and physical state.
According to The Wall Street Journal, “Experts say alcohol-related brain damage is under-diagnosed and often confused with alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, and just getting older. Now, brain imaging is revealing how long-term alcohol abuse can change the structure of the brain, shrinking gray matter cells in areas that govern learning, memory, decision-making and social behavior, as well as damaging white-matter fibers that connect one part of the brain with others.”
The effects of alcohol must not be underestimated nor ignored. The staff at A Better Life Recovery is here to provide an environment conducive to the entirety of each client’s stay in our San Juan Capistrano alcohol rehab.
Alcohol addiction is an ominous, dangerous, and difficult addiction to recover from. Addiction to alcohol can shorten one’s lifespan by an average of 30 years. In fact, an average of 15 million people in the United States alone struggle with an alcohol use disorder. Yet, less than eight percent of these people seek treatment for their life-threatening condition.
Alcohol is (unfortunately, for those trying to abstain from it) a huge part of American culture. From when we go grocery shopping to when we’re watching a movie, Alcohol is incessantly making its debut in our surroundings. Therefore, when someone is addicted to alcohol, it can be a harsh world full of constant temptation. For those recovering from Alcohol addiction, it’s essential that they are best protected and equipped with the knowledge, tools, and preparation needed to continue their well-earned sobriety for the rest of their lives.
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