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Life-changing alcohol addiction treatment
Alcohol addiction also referred to as ‘alcoholic, alcoholism or alcohol abuse disorder” is a condition that has been medically characterized as drinking so excessively that your body develops a dependency in order to function through daily life. According to recent data, more than 6% of adult American citizens suffer from an alcohol dependence disorder with an alcohol use addiction.
More than 90% of people who have an addiction started to drink alcohol or use drugs before they were 18 years old.
About 20% of Americans who have depression or an anxiety disorder also have a substance use disorder.
About 6% of American adults (about 15 million people) have an alcohol use disorder; only about 7% of those people ever get treatment.
What causes an addiction to develop?
Within the alcohol treatment and rehabilitation industry, we use a method known as CAGE to check whether an individual may be an alcoholic or close to being classed as one. The short test consists of only four questions that can be remembered using the acronym “CAGE.” The tests go as follows, the first question you should as yourself is:
If you find yourself answering Yes to the majority or all of these questions, this is a strong sign that you may be struggling with alcohol addiction. It would benefit your health and mental well-being to receive help and care from an expert treatment center.
Alcohol addiction help at Park San Diego
Here at Park Mental Health Treatment San Diego, we recognize that alcohol dependency can result in a range of severe long-term physical and psychological problems that unfortunately become fatal without appropriate and professional intervention. It is essential to know that you do not need to struggle alone in this world. Alcohol addiction is a treatment condition, and our expert, medically trained addiction treatment team is here offering a bespoke and comprehensive alcohol addiction treatment plan.
Alcoholism treatment should begin as soon as an individual has been diagnosed with alcohol dependency. However, you do not need to wait to be professionally diagnosed if you are already struggling with the amount of alcohol you consume. Treatment here at Park Mental Health San Diego will begin as soon as you realize that you have a drinking problem and need help.
Whether you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction, it is essential to be aware of the signs and know that you are not alone in this battle. Thousands of Americans battle alcoholism every day, with thousands also deciding to seek the first initial point of help.
You have begun drinking excessively alone and in the majority of times, in secrecy. You do not want the social side of drinking or anyone to find out that you have been consuming alcohol.
Drinking in the morning:
If you have begun drinking the minute you wake up, this is a severe indicator that you have reached the stage that you have a severe drinking problem and need medical intervention immediately.
Drinking over responsibilities:
Usually, you have been excellent at keeping in line with all of your responsibilities as an adult. However, lately, you have begun prioritizing drinking over picking the kids up from school, paying the bills on time, going into work sober and professionally.
Drinking despite problems:
Yourself, loved ones, or medical professionals have openly communicated with you that there is a range of financial, family, and health implications going on; however, you are unable to stop consuming alcohol.
Feelings of guilt:
Feeling guilty while or even after an excessive drinking session is a clear indicator that deep down, you have identified that you may have a problem but are unable to stop alone.
Extreme mood swings:
Constant irritability and mood swings are a sign of alcohol addiction and a range of mental health issues. If you find yourself becoming constantly irritated or having extreme mood swings, we advise you to assess yourself.
Recovering from alcoholism is never going to be an easy journey. It takes a long time and requires patience from both the alcoholic and their loved ones. If we could offer recovering alcoholics or current individuals with an alcohol dependency, it would be this: Never give up! Some days will be more challenging than others, but you must stay focused and persistent in reaching your alcohol recovery goal. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and never give up.
It is essential to know that relapsing is part of alcoholism and is highly regular in almost everyone. It does not mean you are a failure, and it most definitely does not mean you should give up. Reassess the situation with your medically professional and trusted loved ones and start again.
Ready to get you and your family’s lives back on track?
Being addicted to any illicit or prescribed drug can completely tear your life apart. Here at Park Mental Health, we have a range of therapies, rehab programs, and medication to help get you back onto the road to recovery.
Family therapy is a branch of psychology that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of interaction systems between family members.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a talking therapy that can help manage your problems by changing the way you think & behave. Commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental & physical health problems.
Dialectical behavioral therapy is evidence-based psychotherapy. There is evidence that DBT can help treat mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use.
EMDR is a form of psychotherapy in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then directs the patient in one type of bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye rapid movement.
Here at Park Mental Health in San Diego, we have a range of therapy treatments available to suit you and your family’s specific needs.
It can be heartbreaking to realize that someone you love has developed a problem with alcohol. In the beginning phase, it can be straightforward to deny the situation; however, as time goes by, the individual financial, personal, or level legal problems will begin to mount up to the point where there is no other option but to face the addiction head-on. Learning to recognize the red flags of alcohol dependency is vital to not only save your relationship but to save the life your loved one has built.
So what should you do if your loved one needs help getting sober?
We would always advise you to calmy encourage your loved one to be evaluated by a therapist or a physician. Openly talk to them about alcohol addiction and attempt to express your support for treatment; this could include counseling, therapy, medication, or a combination.
If you find yourself struggling to speak to your loved one about their problem, you can always ring a member of our team to seek advice on how to get your loved one into a professional facility to receive expert help for their alcohol addiction
Read through our previous patient’s reviews of their treatment plans and experience at Park Mental Health Treatment San Diego to empower you to make the change.