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Few drugs have deadly withdrawal symptoms. Unfortunately, alcohol is one of them. As a result, finding an alcohol addiction treatment program is a must. However, it’s essential to know what to look for in an addiction treatment program.

With so many treatment programs out there, finding the right alcohol addiction treatment program Davie, FL has seems impossible. However, there are ways that people can go about finding the right program to fit their needs. The first step is knowing what they need out of alcohol addiction rehab.

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Alcoholism Statistics

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism data suggest that more than eighteen million American youth and adults have an alcohol use disorder. Diagnoses of alcohol use disorders occur in people as young as age twelve. Data from the same report shows nearly one million youth between ages twelve and seventeen meet the diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder (formerly referred to as alcoholism). It is important to note that alcohol use disorders take time to develop. 

Although addictions to some substances can occur with only one use, alcohol addictions are a problem that emerges out of a chronic, long-term pattern of alcohol misuse and abuse. Generally speaking, the occasional drink in a social setting or a glass of wine at dinner does not constitute or indicate problematic drinking for most adults. However, when alcohol consumption becomes uncontrollable, addiction and alcoholism could develop. 

Everybody has different needs to consider when treating alcohol use disorders and addiction. Alcohol use disorders can range from mild to severe, depending on your unique relationship with alcohol. Because addiction is unique to the individual, the type of treatment (level of care), treatment model, and duration of treatment will vary from person to person.

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What are the Signs of Alcohol Abuse?

Addiction is a disease of the individual. This means that although two people may struggle with alcohol addictions, alcohol’s impacts on their physical, psychological, and spiritual health will be different. Because the effects of alcoholism vary so widely, it can be difficult for addiction treatment professionals to diagnose the severity of alcohol use disorders accurately. For this reason, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) list specific diagnostic criteria that help addiction treatment professionals accurately diagnose alcohol use disorders based on mild, moderate, or severe symptoms. 

When someone continues to consume alcohol regardless of knowing there are harmful physical and psychological consequences to their actions, they have an alcohol use disorder. Drinking, even social drinking, is considered problematic if your friend or loved one chooses to drink regardless of how drinking impacts their performance at home or work, how alcohol contributes to declining relationships, causes new or worsening health problems, or leads to legal issues directly related to alcohol. Additionally, someone who chooses alcohol to dull pain associated with a physical or mental health condition or drinks because they cannot feel pleasure or joy otherwise may meet the diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder.

Addiction, alcoholism, or alcohol use disorders are all words to describe the same situation. When someone has developed an alcohol addiction, they experience a psychological and physical need to consume alcohol. Eventually, the physical craving for alcohol becomes so intense and overwhelming that it can be debilitating. Consequently, your friend or loved one will turn to alcohol (almost constantly) to alleviate the emotional and physical discomfort associated with not having alcohol in their body.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or DSM suggests eleven specific criteria mental health and addiction treatment providers can use to diagnose the presence and severity of alcohol use disorders. It is important to note that you do not need to exhibit all eleven criteria to have an alcohol use disorder. The severity of their addiction will depend on the number of criteria met. Although symptoms may appear different from person to person, some of the most common that appear in most situations include:

  • Making excuses for drinking.
  • Choosing alcohol over essential obligations.
  • Changes in personal hygiene.
  • Cognitive changes.
  • Physical health changes.
  • Increasing isolation.

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When to Choose to Go to Alcohol Rehab in Miami

The most successful and effective treatments for any illness or disease are those that start early. Addiction is no different. Studies show the most effective treatment outcomes occur when someone struggling with an unhealthy relationship with alcohol seeks treatment early. Unfortunately, many people do not know, do not realize, or cannot acknowledge their relationship with alcohol has evolved into something harmful or problematic. When you are actively struggling with an addiction, seeing the potential harm of your drinking can be difficult. However, if you are worried that you may need or should seek help, your drinking is likely worrisome. When people develop a concern about their habits, it often evolves out of personal worry that they need help to overcome a dependency on or an alcohol addiction.

Also, suppose you notice symptoms related to alcohol addiction such as craving alcohol, experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you do not drink, new financial struggles related to alcohol purchases, legal problems related to alcohol, or changes in your physical and mental health that occur because of drinking. In that case, it is crucial to seek help at an inpatient alcohol rehab to begin the detox and healing process.

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Levels of Care at Our Miami Alcohol Rehab Center

Choosing the right treatment level of care may seem challenging. Each helps you achieve sobriety in different ways. For addiction treatment to be successful, choosing a treatment facility and level of care that will help you attain your rehab goals is essential. Before you can successfully achieve your desired treatment goals, it is necessary to know your rehab goals and the intensity of treatment you may need to safely and successfully overcome addiction. It is also essential to consider the need for dual diagnosis treatment. If you have a co-occurring mental health condition, seeking help at a dual diagnosis treatment program is crucial. 

Our addiction recovery programs consist of inpatient, dual-diagnosis, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and family therapy options.

The level of care provided at a residential substance abuse treatment program like Atlantic Recovery Center is often appropriate for several reasons. For example, someone who has an unstable living environment at home or who has completed an addiction treatment program in the past and experienced relapse may find more significant levels of success in an inpatient treatment program. In an inpatient treatment program, providers can provide therapy, support, and guidance on a 24/7 schedule. This level of care ensures you have help (whether medical, nutritional, mental health, or otherwise) when you need it. In an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program in South Florida, we offer our patients a broad spectrum of care that addresses all of their physical and emotional needs. Our staff is available to provide medical, mental health, nutrition, and medication management support at all stages of your recovery journey. 

Intensive outpatient treatment can provide more intensive services than many other outpatient levels of care. However, there are notable differences between inpatient and intensive outpatient programs. If you or a loved one requires treatment to address a severe addiction or 24-hour crisis support, an inpatient program may be better. Most intensive outpatient programs cannot provide assistance to address unstable mental health situations. 

Most intensive outpatient programs provide therapy and education about addiction and dual-diagnosis mental health conditions. Partial hospitalization programs are similar to intensive outpatient programs, although generally more intensive in nature. Partial hospitalization programs provide similar treatment to intensive outpatient programs;

Outpatient treatment differs from inpatient addiction treatment in that patients are not required to stay on-site at the treatment center during the course of treatment. This level of treatment allows patients to maintain employment and continue family obligations while receiving addiction treatment services.

Get Help at Our Alcohol Rehab Center in South Florida

There are many ways to get help to overcome addiction. The best program or level of care for you depends on the type of treatment and support you need to get well. Our alcohol rehab center in Miami Beach, FL, offers treatment at all levels of care allowing our providers to manage addictions of all severity levels. To learn more about how we can help you get sober, contact a member of our admissions team at Atlantic Recovery Center today.

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We aim to help everyone who contacts us. Whether our program makes sense for you or not, we will help you find the best treatment options that work best for your personal needs.