What is An Alcohol Rehab Center?
An alcohol rehab center may sound a bit intimidating at first.
Many who have completed rehab consider it one of the most valuable times and experiences of their life.
Before attending, you may have many questions and concerns.
Do you really need this?
Will it work?
The effects of alcohol abuse can be lessened; the earlier help is sought, and a treatment program is started.
It is Never too Late
It is never too late to stop hurting yourself with alcohol and make sure you do not hurt anyone else.
If you are considering a treatment program, you may have found several options.
Depending on your amount of alcohol intake, physical condition, co-existing conditions, and other factors, an inpatient rehab center may be your best option.
What is involved when entering an alcohol rehab center?
An inpatient alcohol rehab involves arriving at the center, agreeing to the rules and conditions, and staying there for your treatment.
For the duration of your stay, you have a room similar to a hotel room, and you will attend the different parts of your customized treatment program.
You may graduate to a sober living house before returning to your previous living situation.
The duration of treatment can vary for each individual.
Some people stay 28 days, while others may stay for three months or longer.
Once you leave the inpatient rehab, you will continue to work on your addiction each day.
We will give you the tools and strategies that are proven to help you stay sober.
An alcohol rehab center is generally considered more successful for those struggling with alcoholism than any other form of rehab.If you have been abusing alcohol for a long time or consume a significant amount of alcohol, an inpatient stay may be recommended for your safety and the best chances of long-term sobriety.
Alcohol is a dangerous substance.
It is legal and readily available in almost every grocery store, convenience store, hotel room mini-fridge, restaurant, and more.
It is constantly advertised and is linked to many facets of life (college parties, happy hour, business socials, etc.).
Alcohol is as readily available as food in most cases.
Its assimilation into everyday life can make alcohol abuse at times difficult to identify.
Unlike an illegal substance or a prescription medication, possessing alcohol alone is not concerning.
It’s the consistent use and behaviors around its use that identify it as problematic.
Alcoholism affects everyone and everything around the person struggling with the addiction.
Friends or loved ones may explain away the problematic behaviors that occur. Other people may begin to clean up the issues that you may be causing.
This can create a damaging dynamic of enabling and removing consequences from ever reaching the person struggling with alcoholism.
An inpatient alcohol rehab center can address these issues to help you reclaim your life.
For those with a more serious addiction, inpatient alcohol rehab is recommended.
The more immersive, intensive, and supportive the treatment environment is, the higher the success rate overall.
Effects of Alcohol Addiction
Significant alcohol use results in mental, physical, financial, and social damage.
Personal and professional relationships begin to fracture and slip away.
Lying and secretive behavior become commonplace. You may find yourself telling more and more lies to cover up increasingly complicated scenarios to continue drinking or covering up problematic behaviors.
You may also find yourself criticizing others or becoming angry at small things before you get enough to drink.
Friends and family members may be able to predict your moods based on the time of day and when you begin to drink. You may be happy during happy hour, but you may become irritable or sullen and depressed as you drink more.
The effects of alcohol can change as you continue to drink.
Increasing amounts of alcohol can darken your mood, make you sleepy, slow down your reflexes, and create a depressive-like mental state.
Alcohol affects nearly every organ system, as well. It contributes to skin aging, decreased liver and kidney health, and increases blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.
Alcoholism can also affect inner ear balance and lead to chronic hearing issues and ringing in the ears, which may be irreversible.
Alcohol is also a significant contributor to accidents both in the home and outside. Motor vehicle accidents are also highly linked to alcohol intake. Every day someone is killed by someone else driving while drinking.
Mental Illness and Alcohol Abuse
Approximately 50% of those struggling with alcohol abuse and addiction have an underlying psychiatric disorder.
Unfortunately, many of those are left untreated. You may have started drinking to cope with feelings of anxiety, depression, or past traumas.
Alcohol abuse is known to be a causative factor for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and psychosis.
Assessing an alcoholic for underlying psychiatric disorders may take time to ensure complete removal of the effects of alcohol use.
During the active phase of an alcohol use disorder, it is challenging to obtain treatment for any underlying mental health issues.
When entering treatment, assessment for any underlying mental illness is imperative.
Treatment of both alcoholism and any other illnesses will improve the success rate of both treatments.
Inpatient Alcohol Treatment
It has been estimated that only about 8% of people with alcoholism receive treatment each year.
Recognizing an issue is the first step towards a healthy life. Once you have told yourself the truth, now what?
Finding a professional support team to provide the help and guidance you deserve is a positive first step.
Treating alcohol abuse and addiction can utilize a lot of different treatment methods.
Due to the risk of dangerous withdrawal symptoms, you may enter a medical facility for medical support and supervision. Others may be able to detox at an inpatient rehab facility with less intensive medical support.
You may think you will never live through detox. Maybe you have already tried to come off alcohol and suffered intense physical effects.
You can make it through detox with professional medical support. Medications may be given to ease the symptoms and prevent harmful seizures. You will be monitored closely and supported through detox.
If you choose an inpatient facility, your treatment will involve detox, individual and group counseling, peer support meetings, and time with others who are in treatment for addiction.
At times, a person with an alcohol addiction may have become so isolated that re-learning socialization behaviors is a vital treatment step.
You will learn to treat yourself better by eating regular meals, fixing your sleep pattern, and socializing.
You are worth it.
Alcohol abuse has already taken enough from you.
Do not wait for the added cost of a car accident, job loss, or hospital visit from an alcohol-related injury.
We have a dedicated team of financial professionals who can provide free insurance verification for you.
We can provide treatment options for your budget.
We have helped many people like you find serenity and regain control over their lives.
How to Get Help
We want to help all those struggling with alcohol abuse to find a peaceful and stable sober life.
We understand that inpatient alcohol treatment seems scary.
The treatment programs at North Jersey Recovery Center are attended by other alcoholics searching for help and hope.
We understand alcoholism and the many issues that can accompany alcohol abuse.
Give us a call today to make a step to invest in a healthier future.
You have choices.
One of those choices is not to let your addiction control your life any longer.