Alcohol Awareness Month
Raising Awareness and Supporting Recovery at Resurgence Behavioral Health
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is the time to educate communities about the dangers of alcohol misuse and to encourage individuals to seek help for alcohol addiction. This year’s theme, “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a rite of passage,” emphasizes the importance of shifting societal attitudes towards underage and binge drinking. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we are committed to promoting alcohol awareness and supporting individuals in their journey toward sobriety.
Contact Resurgence Behavioral Health at (855) 458-0050 to learn about our addiction treatment services to begin your recovery journey today.
Understanding Alcohol Misuse
Alcohol misuse refers to any use of alcohol that leads to negative consequences. Alcohol misuse can have physical, emotional, social, or legal consequences. It can include binge drinking, heavy drinking, and alcohol addiction. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2020, 85.6% of people aged 18 or older reported that they had consumed alcohol at some point in their lifetime, and 26.4% reported that they had engaged in binge drinking in the past month. Alcohol misuse can lead to several serious consequences, including liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Alcohol Addiction: Signs and Symptoms
Alcohol addiction, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, despite the negative consequences. AUD can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the number of criteria met. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), AUD is diagnosed when an individual meets at least two of the following criteria within a 12-month period:
- Consuming more alcohol than intended
- Difficulty cutting down or controlling alcohol use
- Spending a lot of time drinking or recovering from its effects
- Craving alcohol
- Continued use despite negative consequences
- Neglecting responsibilities and obligations
- Giving up activities previously enjoyed
- Continuing to use alcohol despite interpersonal problems
- Using alcohol in physically hazardous situations
- Developing tolerance and withdrawal symptoms
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, seeking help from a professional alcohol addiction treatment center like Resurgence Behavioral Health is essential.
Treatment Options for Alcohol Addiction
At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options for alcohol addiction, including detoxification, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and aftercare services. Our treatment approach is individualized, meaning that we create a personalized treatment plan based on each client’s unique needs and goals. Our treatment team comprises licensed therapists, medical professionals, and support staff, who work together to provide comprehensive care.
Detoxification: The First Step
Detoxification, or detox, is the first step in treating alcohol addiction. It involves eliminating alcohol from the body and managing withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe. These symptoms often depend on the individual’s level of alcohol dependence. Common withdrawal symptoms include tremors, anxiety, sweating, nausea, and seizures. Our medical team provides 24/7 monitoring and support during detox to ensure safety and comfort.
Inpatient Treatment: Comprehensive Care
Inpatient or residential treatment provides clients with a structured and supportive environment to focus on recovery. Clients live on-site for the duration of their treatment, which typically lasts 30-90 days. During inpatient treatment, clients participate in individual, group, family, and holistic activities such as yoga, meditation, and art therapy. We aim to help clients develop the skills and coping mechanisms needed to maintain sobriety after treatment.
Outpatient Treatment: Flexibility and Support
Outpatient treatment allows clients to live at home while attending treatment during the day or evening. This option is ideal for clients who have completed inpatient treatment
The Resurgence rehab experience is a holistic one. We focus on medically sanctioned therapies and some alternative ones that support recovery somehow. Our clients learn how to manage their addiction while also developing new skills to improve their lives. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we have expert addiction specialists standing by ready to speak confidentially with you. Visit our website or call us at (855) 458-0050.