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Alcoholism Rates

Of all the different types of rehab available, alcohol rehab is one of the most common.

Alcohol affects individuals from all different walks of life.

It is a normalized substance that leads to troubling addictions, and mental and physical health impairments.

Alcohol abuse is made easier by its widespread availability and prevalence in many different social situations.

Nearly 18 million American adults have an alcohol use disorder.

You are not alone. Admitting that you have a problem is often half the battle.

Let us help you through the stages that come next.

Reasons behind Alcohol Addictions

There are many different reasons that someone may develop an addiction to alcohol.

Alcoholism is a disease that alters your brain chemistry.

It does not come from a lack of willpower or self-control.

It can be challenging to understand why you have become addicted when others around you have not.

The culprit is often an invisible one.

Your biology may be making it difficult for you to stop drinking.

Genetics is one of the most common links to alcoholism.

The children of alcoholics are a staggering four times more likely also to  become alcoholics. When you are raised in an environment that normalizes abusing alcohol, this can significantly impact your choices and behaviors toward alcohol into adulthood.

Social and environmental factors play a large part in the development of this particular addiction.

Others have listed stressful jobs, difficult relationships, and peer pressures as their reasons for abusing alcohol.

Alcohol and Mental Health

While genetics and social and environmental links are considerable factors, it is important to consider mental health as well. One major component of alcoholism that many people do not consider is underlying mental health disorders.

One reason for this is that many mental health disorders go undiagnosed.

You may be drinking to suppress symptoms of a disorder that you are not even fully aware of.

Up to 80% of alcoholics also experience mood disturbances.

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health disorders related to alcoholism. When your addiction and a mental health disorder co-exist, this is called a dual diagnosis. Regardless of which disorder came first, the two can feed off one another, and each can worsen the other.

For this reason, and many others, these conditions should be treated simultaneously. Our specialized dual diagnosis program will help you get to the root of your underlying conditions so that you can address and overcome each barrier you are facing.

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When is it Time for Alcohol Rehab?

Alcoholism can be difficult to identify. Many alcohol addictions go untreated because they are easier to hide than other addictions and more difficult to admit to.

Ignoring this problem will not make it go away. And over time, it will only get worse and more difficult to control. If you are unsure whether or not you need alcohol rehab, here are some signs that it may be time:

  • You regularly consume alcohol until you blackout
  • You suffer from unexplained accidents or injuries
  • You have lost your appetite
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms or persistent cravings when you try to stop drinking
  • You have difficulty sleeping without drinking first
  • You need to drink to feel normal

If any of these events describe your relationships with alcohol, we can help.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

If you have tried to quit drinking on your own, you may already be familiar with some of the most common alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms and cravings are two of the most common reasons for relapse.

For many people, early abstinence is the hardest part of the recovery journey. Withdrawal symptoms related to alcohol can be particularly unpleasant. Our medical detox can ease your withdrawals and cravings to set you up for success.

Each alcohol withdrawal process may look a bit different. Depending on a range of individual factors, you may experience many of the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Hand shakiness or tremors
  • Excess sweating
  • Anxiety, irritability, and confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

In more severe cases, usually with high amounts of alcohol or long-term addictions, increases in blood pressure and seizures become more likely. Alcoholism comes with a unique set of challenges to overcome. The best way to move past your addiction is to participate in a high-level, customized care program.

Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

Choosing inpatient alcohol rehab has many benefits. The first being that it often starts with medical detox, which eases your withdrawal symptoms and cravings, gives you a safe and comfortable space free from temptations and distractions and allows us to monitor your progress.

Inpatient alcohol rehab programs offer 24-hour structure, support, care, guidance, and stability. They feature a wide range of therapeutic techniques from proven therapies, support groups, and detoxes to relapse prevention training, aftercare planning, and holistic remedies.

Outpatient Alcohol Rehab

When a full-time program is not an option, outpatient alcohol rehab can help fill in the gaps. This type of program allows you to live at home and attend sessions at our facility each week. You will come for different therapy sessions, support group meetings, and more.

This type of program combines high-level care with increased flexibility. If you have a strong support system at home, a mild addiction, or family obligations, this can be a truly efficient and effective care method.

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Other Rehab Options

A large number and wide variety of individuals need alcohol rehab. This is one reason why we offer so many different options. We want you to experience a program and care methods that are as unique as you are.

Highly specialized addiction treatments are often more effective because they address your specific addiction and needs rather than offering one-size-fits-all solutions.

In addition to traditional inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, we also offer:

  • Partial care programs
  • Intensive outpatient programs
  • Sober living programs
  • Dual diagnosis programs
  • Telehealth treatments
  • Intervention assistance

We will work with you to determine which settings, methods, and program styles will best fit your unique addiction, needs, and schedule. We provide customized care for each person we meet.

Insurance for Alcohol Rehab

Paying for alcohol rehab is one of the primary reasons that some people may avoid it.

But paying for your addiction treatments may be easier than you might think.

This is especially true if you have health insurance.

Most major health insurance providers offer addiction treatment coverage.

Your treatments may be fully or partially covered.

If you are unsure of what is covered under your policy, please call our admissions department.

Someone will be on call to perform a fast and free insurance verification for you.

If you do not have health insurance, ask about alternative payment options.

North Jersey Recovery Center’s Alcohol Rehab Programs

Entering an alcohol rehab program can be scary.

The road ahead can feel uncertain.

At North Jersey Recovery Center, we can help you make the right choice.

You will have care and support from our team every step of the way and support from other patients who are on the same journey.

We will provide the care, support, tools, knowledge, and guidance you need to succeed.

You will learn how to use them to your advantage. Why should you wait another day? Call today to get started.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Laura Riley

Medical Reviewer

Laura comes to NJRC with 23 years of vast clinical experience in hospital, residential, outpatient, and community outreach settings where she has worked, supervised clinical teams, and volunteered. She has provided substance abuse and mental health counseling, clinical coordination, and advocacy to individuals, families and groups, and specializes in co-occurring disorders for both adults and adolescents.