Alcohol Treatment

You’re Not Alone

Everyone drinks, right? It’s part of American life. We drink to celebrate, we drink to mourn, we drink to socialize, we drink to unwind. It’s that moment when we start drinking to live, that we need alcohol treatment. Alcohol kills around 88,000 Americans each year, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data from the Substances Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that over 85 percent of Americans over the age of 18 report lifetime drinking; 71 percent report past-year drinking; and over 55 percent report drinking in the past month.

The need for alcohol treatment manifests when an individual’s drinking goes beyond their control and starts to infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Recovery Unplugged offers comprehensive, compassionate and music-assisted alcohol treatment. Don’t let your drinking ruin your life. Whether you’re struggling with years-long alcohol abuse and relapse, or alcohol is just starting to disrupt your life, we’re here to help. Call us today at 1 (855) 384-5794 to start healing now.

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What Does the Need for Alcohol Treatment Look Life?

Take your pick. Alcohol derails the lives of binge drinkers and those suffering from alcohol abuse in a practically endless variety of ways. Maybe you’ve lost track of your career and your financial stability; maybe your family no longer trusts you; maybe all of your friends have moved forward in their lives while you’ve kept the “party” going. Uncontrolled and problematic drinking leads to myriad health and quality-of-life issues, the scope of which we can scarcely predict. Eventually, alcohol addiction generally leads to one of a few places: death, desperation or destitution. Recovery Unplugged has witnessed the diverse consequences of alcohol abuse and addiction from our clients, and we’re ready to help you or your loved one overcome whatever obstacles alcohol has created in your life.

Physical Needs for Alcohol Treatment

Alcohol addiction is linked to a variety of serious, long-term medical issues, including but not limited to:

  • Liver Disease – Cirrhosis, Jaundice, Hepatitis, Cancer, Inflammation, Etc.

  • Heart Failure – Enlarged Heart, Stroke, Hypertension, Obesity, Etc.

  • Diabetes – Alcohol Disrupts Glucose Levels and Can Increase the Risk of Hypoglycemia

  • Eye Issues – Involuntary Rapid Eye Movement, Weakness and Paralysis of Eye Muscles, Etc.

Excessive drinking can also lead to weakened immune system, increased risk of cancer, bone damage, respiratory issues, digestive disorder and a variety of other issues. As part of our comprehensive alcohol treatment approach, Recovery Unplugged offers referral and coordination with comprehensive medical care to deal with the long-term issues associated with binge drinking and prolonged alcohol abuse.

Psychological Consequences of Alcohol Use Disorder

In addition to the serious and potentially long-term medical issues associated with alcohol abuse, there is ample behavioral risk as well. Some of the more serious psychological risks of alcohol use disorder include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Exacerbation of Bipolar Disorder

  • Trauma Issues

  • Delusions and Hallucinations

It’s not uncommon for individuals suffering from alcohol abuse disorder to drink alone, a situation that commonly intensifies their depression and perpetuates a cycle of melancholy that leads to more drinking. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that nearly eight million Americans suffer from simultaneous mental disorder and substance use disorder, many of whom are directly affected by alcohol addiction.

Recovery Unplugged offers comprehensive rehab options for those who have been psychologically impacted by binge drinking and alcohol use disorder. These options are offered as part of our comprehensive alcohol treatment paradigm. We are fully committed to helping our clients navigate the psychological pitfalls of their alcohol use disorder so they can rebuild their lives.

Do I Need Alcohol Treatment?

As social drinking and alcohol consumption are so deeply embedded in American life, it can be hard to distinguish between problematic abuse and acceptable levels of drinking. The longer this pattern of behavior persists, the harder it can be for binge drinkers to diagnose and “police” themselves. This is why it’s so critically important that friends, loved ones and even colleagues recognize the signs, symptoms and patterns of alcoholic behavior. Some of the more common psychological, behavioral and lifestyle signs that you or your loved one need alcohol treatment include, but are not limited to:

  • Problems at Work Due to Persistent and Escalating Alcohol Abuse

  • Legal Issues Like DUI, Assault and Incarceration Due to Drinking

  • Escalation of High-Risk Behavior Due to Drinking

  • Change in Social Patterns and Relationships Centered around Drinking

  • Dishonesty and Deception Regarding Alcohol Consumption

  • Disruption of Family, Romantic and Social Relationships

  • Violent Outbursts and Aggression

If you or someone you care about is struggling with these or any other type behavioral and lifestyle issues due to alcohol use disorder, the time to start fighting back is now. Recovery Unplugged is ready to offer comprehensive alcohol treatment to help you rebuild your life.

How Is Binge Drinking Defined?

While it’s not as though anyone carries a chart from the CDC with them when they go to a bar or to a party, it’s helpful to understand the level of alcohol consumption that constitutes binge drinking and how easy it is to fall into a destructive cycle of alcohol use disorder. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This typically happens when men consume five or more drinks or women consume four or more drinks in about two hours. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines one standard drink as any one of the following:

  • 12 Ounces (355 milliliters) of Regular Beer (about Five Percent Alcohol)

  • Eight to Nine Ounces (237 to 266 Milliliters) of Malt Liquor (about Seven Percent Alcohol)

  • Five Ounces (148 Milliliters) of Unfortified Wine (about 12 Percent Alcohol)

  • 1.5 ounces (44 milliliters) of 80-Proof Hard Liquor (about 40 Percent Alcohol)

While those who consistently binge drink are not automatically alcohol dependent, the path to alcoholism very often begins with this behavior. This is why it’s important to be vigilant of the signs as they manifest.

Get Help at a Recovery Unplugged Alcohol Treatment Center

Recovery Unplugged has established multiple alcohol treatment centers across the country to help as many people as possible overcome their binge drinking and alcohol use disorder:

Recovery Unplugged Fort Lauderdale

Our flagship Fort Lauderdale facility offers comprehensive intensive outpatient and partial-hospitalization rehab to help clients address the behavioral elements of their drinking. The facility is located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean in a comfortable, safe and discreet location. Clients work with our world-class behavioral health professionals and support staff. Treatment includes group therapy, individualized counseling, customized treatment programs and aftercare. As part of our commitment to using music to engage existing evidence-based treatment models, Recovery Unplugged Fort Lauderdale Treatment Center offers regular performances from artists in recovery, including our Feel-Good Friday and Open-Mic performances.

Recovery Unplugged Lake Worth

Our Lake Worth location offers a full range of alcohol treatment services, including detoxification (detox), as well as inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Our inpatient and residential clients stay in gorgeous, fully appointed and comfortable residences close to the Intracoastal Waterway and receive expert clinical treatment. You or your loved one can receive a full continuum of addiction care all under one roof.

Recovery Unplugged Austin, TX Locations

Recovery Unplugged offers multiple locations throughout the city of Austin, TX. Clients receive music-focused alcohol treatment at one of the nation’s musical hubs. Throughout our various alcohol treatment centers in Austin, we provide the opportunity of a full continuum of care, including detox, rehab, aftercare and more. We provide a comfortable, discreet, safe and supportive place for you or your loved one to overcome alcohol addiction.

Recovery Unplugged Northern Virginia

Recovery Unplugged Northern Virginia Treatment Center offers comprehensive behavioral rehab for individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder. Our Northern Virginia facility also offers coordination with medically supervised detox to offer clients a full continuum of care. The facility is in network with most major insurance companies to make the alcohol treatment process more affordable and accessible. Treatment consists of group therapy, individualized counseling and music-assisted therapies like writing, appreciation, performance, production and more.

Recovery Unplugged is committed to bringing innovative, music-focused alcohol addiction treatment to clients throughout the country.

Recovery Unplugged Alcohol Treatment

Recovery Unplugged offers comprehensive alcohol treatment to help our clients address the physical/medical, psychological/behavioral and lifestyle issues associated with this disease. This is accomplished through a thorough and compassionate course of detoxification (detox) and withdrawal management, as well as music-assisted rehab and behavioral modification. Lasting independence from alcohol use disorder is most effectively accomplished when sufferers receive thorough help for all elements of their condition, from their withdrawal symptoms to their psychological origins and lifestyle fallout that they’ve experienced as a result of their drinking. Recovery Unplugged offers a bio/psycho/social approach to alcohol addiction to help clients through each stage of the treatment cycle.

Alcohol Treatment and Detox

Detox is a fundamental part of the alcohol treatment process. It involves the elimination of toxins that have built up in the body through consistent alcohol abuse, and allows clients to safely and comfortably get through their acute physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, some of which include:

  • Tremors and Shaking

  • Extreme Perspiration

  • Loss of Appetite

  • Severe Headaches

  • Heart Palpitations

  • Digestive Issues (Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea)

  • Depression, Anxiety and Nervousness

  • Fast Heart Rate

  • Disorientation and Confusion

  • Dizziness and Lightheadedness

Recovery Unplugged offers medically supervised detox at multiple locations throughout the United States. Individuals who have the benefit of medical detox are considerably more likely to overcome the worst of their withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Treatment and Rehab

Rehab and behavior modification is another critical component of the alcohol treatment process. Alcohol use disorder is very often tied an underlying mental health issue, and it’s essential that sufferers receive help to identify the origins, sustaining factors and triggers of their drinking. Recovery Unplugged uses music-assisted rehab techniques to help our clients overcome alcohol addiction. We offer a variety of treatment options, including inpatient, outpatient and partial-hospitalization treatment at our facilities across the country, and we’re ready to help you or your loved one overcome drinking for good and all. You don’t have to sacrifice your life to alcohol anymore.

Life after Alcohol Treatment

The reality of alcohol recovery is that treatment is only the beginning. Alcohol is everywhere and, for many who are new to sobriety, socializing and drinking have always been synonymous. It can be incredibly difficult to readjust one’s habits in this area. Recovery Unplugged is acutely aware of the social risks our clients face in post-treatment life, and we routinely host sober parties for those who wish to celebrate and socialize in a fun, safe, supportive and drug-free and alcohol-free environment. Our iPartysober team can be found at concerts, festivals and other types of events throughout the country. Catch us at our next sober party. Call now 1 (855) 384-5794 to start your treatment today.

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