Alcohol Treatment in California

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Alcohol Treatment in California to Overcome the Barriers

 
If you have ever attempted to get sober without going to alcohol treatment in California, you know how difficult the process can be, and you are not alone.

In California, for the year 2010 over 88,000 deaths were related to alcohol.  In 2017 alcohol-related trips to the emergency room account for more than all other drug diagnoses put together.

These alarming numbers tell us that many people need alcohol treatment that they may not be getting.

Whether that is due to fear, perceived stigma, or anticipated costs, our hope is to help you overcome the barriers standing between you and sobriety.

Alcohol treatment in California at Resurgence can make all the difference.

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Alcoholism Treatment Options

 

With such staggering statistics plaguing the state, it’s no surprise that we need to have so many different treatment options today.

Over the years, we’ve seen an increased need, increased accidents, and increased fatalities related to alcohol.

Thankfully, rehab centers like ours have been paying attention.

We’ve spent years researching, developing, and implementing the best tools, techniques, therapies as well as other methods to help our patients.

Alcohol treatment in California is broken into two rehab categories: inpatient and outpatient.

Each comes with its own challenges, much like each addiction, but each one comes with its own benefits, too.

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Inpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment in California

 

Inpatient alcoholism treatment is often the recommended method for patients with severe addictions. These are more intensive, regimented, and residential to ensure safety, comfort, and a high success rate.

Inpatient alcohol treatment in California also usually starts with a medically-assisted detox so that you can clear your system in a safe, controlled, and monitored environment.

Dealing with withdrawal symptoms on your own can be challenging and even dangerous, especially if your addiction is severe.

Detox can drastically change the outcome by easing many of the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that present themselves during the withdrawal process.

If your addiction is severe, you want to move away from the temptations or triggers you find at home, or you are looking for a more structured, reliable setting, inpatient alcohol treatment in California may be the better option for you.

 

Alcohol Abuse in the Family

 

Many individuals develop an alcohol addiction because they were exposed to it at an early age or there is a history of alcohol abuse in their family. US and European studies have suggested that about 45-65% of the liability for alcohol dependence is due to genetic factors.

It may be particularly difficult to recover from addiction if you remain in an environment with or near others who have similar problems but refuse to seek treatment. However difficult, removing yourself from these situations can make an entire world of difference.

Research has shown that inpatient rehab programs afford patients a higher rate of success than outpatient options do.

With constant support, a schedule to follow, and a change of scenery, it’s easier to recover from severe addictions, as well as other underlying problems that should also be addressed.

Removing all distractions and temptations from your life gives you the chance to focus your attention on a safe, healthy, well-rounded, and long-lasting recovery above all else.

 

Outpatient Alcohol Treatment in California

 

Inpatient alcohol treatment is typically the preferred method for patients with severe addictions, troubling environments, or other risk factors, but it’s not the only option.

Outpatient alcoholism treatment options are part-time programs instead of round-the-clock care. These allow you to continue living at home and fulfilling daily obligations like work and family care while you work on recovering.

This option is better for patients with mild addictions rather than severe ones. In an outpatient alcohol treatment program, you remain at home, continue to work or go to school, and visit the treatment facility multiple times each week for therapy, support groups, and other treatments.

If you have a solid support system that you rely on at home, being with them through the process can help.

However, if you are surrounded by individuals who won’t give up old habits and are not supporting your sobriety, distancing yourself from these people will be better for you.

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Alcoholic Hepatitis Treatment

 

Heavy alcohol consumption over time can lead to many troubling health conditions, including alcoholic hepatitis.

Alcoholic hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can often worsen and lead to even more severe health problems like cirrhosis, excessive bleeding, and liver failure. This happens in heavy drinkers because they are ingesting more alcohol than what the liver can successfully process.

For chronic, heavy drinkers, approximately 10-35% will develop alcoholic hepatitis. This condition does not have a cure, but when individuals stop drinking alcohol and seek treatment, they can reduce or even eliminate related symptoms and stop the disease from getting any worse.

If the liver is already scarred, this will be permanent, but some of the damage can be repaired. Alcoholic hepatitis treatment often involves the use of a medically-assisted detox to remove any remaining alcohol from the system.

This is followed by hydration therapy, nutritional care, a customized treatment program including therapies and support groups, and medications, if necessary.

 

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

 

Depending on the severity of your addiction, withdrawal symptoms can vary in style, intensity, and length. Some alcohol withdrawal syndrome symptoms are dangerous, which is why a medically-assisted detox is typically recommended.

During withdrawal, your symptoms will likely start out milder, with stomach pains, insomnia, and anxiety being common for many. Over the next few days, the symptoms will likely increase in intensity.

Many patients will hallucinate or become confused, notice an increase in their blood pressure and body temperature, and feel changes in their heart rate.

However, symptoms have likely not reached their peak just yet. Withdrawal symptoms tend to peak around 72 hours after you’ve had your last drink.

These may include more hallucinations, mood changes like increased anger or agitation, fever, and seizures. These are the most troubling symptoms and may require medication.

 

Medications for Alcohol Withdrawal and Recovery

 

The medications we use have been carefully researched, tested, and proven for quite some time to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse, and create adverse reactions to alcohol so that you no longer feel the urge to drink.

The three most common medications we use to accomplish these goals are disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone. Each serves a different purpose and may be used at a different time during your treatment.

Disulfiram reacts with other components in your body’s chemical makeup to create a sensitivity to the ethanol in alcohol, which can make you sick and cause you to throw up if you begin drinking again.

Acamprosate is often used to lower cravings, which can be particularly strong during the first day or two of detox. It also stagnates the chemical signals in the brain, which reduces the impacts of alcohol.

Lastly, naltrexone causes effects that are similar to alcohol consumption and can prevent you from getting high.

 

Alcohol Treatment Program Lengths

 

Outpatient treatment programs typically last from three months to over a year, with appointments accounting for 10 to 12 hours each week. Inpatient alcohol treatment programs generally last from 28 days to six months.

Some patients experience complete recovery in less than one month, while others need a bit longer. The exact length of any program will depend on several individual factors.

If you would like to know more about which program is better for you and how long you may be able to expect treatment to last, please call and speak to one of our friendly admissions counselors.

We will do a complimentary and confidential admissions call to get more information for your customized plan. We also offer a free insurance verification, which can be done at this time.

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The Best Alcohol Treatment in California

 

Resurgence Behavioral Health has dedicated many years to curating the best possible team, location, and treatment options to offer our patients.

Beginning with your detox, we’ll provide you with the tools, medications, and support you need to get started.

From our wide range of proven therapeutic techniques and behavioral health treatments to our holistic treatment options, including fitness and stress management classes and monitored outings, we’ve got all of your recovery needs covered.