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Alcohol Rehab and Detox

Laguna Shores Recovery and Alcohol Rehab Center in Orange County

Laguna Shores is an addiction recovery center in Mission Viejo, California. In our medical detox center, our highly trained staff can help you overcome the symptoms of withdrawal safely and comfortably by offering 24/7 care and support. The facility is designed around comfort, as we strive to make you feel most at home while overcoming the most physically challenging period of addiction recovery. We will go above and beyond to address any complications that may arise in the detoxification process.  

Treatment options include: 

  • Alcohol detox
  • Residential Rehab
  • Dual-diagnosis treatment

While treatment will focus primarily on rebuilding your life in recovery, we believe in breaking up hard work with festivities and fun events. We will take advantage of the area surrounding Mission Viejo through activities like hiking, beach trips, visits to downtown Los Angeles, ziplining, and more. 

Understanding Alcohol Use Disorder

Someone with alcohol use disorder (AUD) struggles to control their drinking habits and often finds themselves unable to quit drinking once they have started. In medical terms, AUD is a chronic disease that affects brain functions from frequently high alcohol levels in the bloodstream. It may be genetically passed down, environmental, or psychologically based. Often, when drinking habits exhibit adverse effects on an individual’s body, mind, and relationships, they have already become physically dependent, making quitting even more difficult. 

Alcohol addiction is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). No matter how severe alcohol addiction may seem, a combination of evidence-based treatment, group and individualized therapies, and medications can help with achieving and maintaining long-term recovery.

The Risks

Alcohol can negatively impact every aspect of a person’s life, including:

  • Physical and mental health
  • Social life, employment, and family relationships
  • Injuries from poor decision making

Alcohol can permeate virtually every tissue in the body, making both an individual’s mind and body susceptible to serious health issues and even organ failure. Not only are they more likely to injure themselves or others through reckless activities while under the influence of alcohol, but consistent alcohol consumption can also cause permanent damage to the body and mind. 

Long-term effects of chronic alcohol abuse may include: 

  • Mental effects: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, seizures, memory loss, insomnia, and brain damage
  • Physical effects: osteoporosis, gastritis, diabetes, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, various types of cancer, heart disease, and hepatitis

Even more health issues lie in withdrawal symptoms, which include grand-mal seizures, hallucinations, panic attacks, tremors, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration, to name a few. Alcohol is one of the only substances that can cause death from withdrawal symptoms. That is why detox in a trusted facility with around-the-clock care is essential for removing the presence of alcohol from your system.   

You may be suffering from AUD if:

  • You have an uncontrollable urge to drink
  • You have little to no control over the amount of alcohol you consume
  • When you drink, your thoughts become more negative in nature
  • Drinking has come in the way of your work life, relationships, and obligations
  • You drink in risky situations, such as behind the wheel or at work
  • You use alcohol to self-medicate for anxiety or insomnia
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms from alcohol
  • You avoid activities you once enjoyed if they do not involve drinking
  • You have a DUI or other legal issues related to your alcohol misuse.
  • You have developed an increased tolerance and consume more alcohol to produce the same effects

When you begin feeling as though you cannot function without drinking on a daily basis, you are likely suffering from addiction or physical dependence. 

Rehab Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder 

Alcohol use disorder affects more than 15 million adults over the age of 18 in the United States. If you are suffering from alcohol addiction, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Many facilities have treatment options available and support communities centered around health, wellness, and maintaining recovery. 

  • Detox: Detoxification is the most first and most critical step to recovery. Some people experience immense pain during the detox phase, while others suffer only mild symptoms of withdrawal. It generally takes a couple of weeks to flush the system of toxins, depending upon the severity of the disease.
  • Individual therapy: In one-on-one talk therapy, or psychotherapy sessions, participants will engage in various forms of treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and mindfulness exercises. Many people suffering from alcohol abuse are also survivors of trauma, and private therapy sessions will help delve deeper into healing to achieve lasting recovery. This can occur in residential rehab facilities where trusted professionals are well-versed in the difficulties surrounding addiction.
  • Group therapy: In group sessions, participants will have access to a community of people dedicated to their own success in recovery. In these judgment-free spaces, it can be liberating to unload challenges, share triumphs, and receive support and encouragement from people who have also experienced it.
  • Dual-diagnosis treatment: This form of therapy, called dual-diagnosis treatment, helps diagnose and treat co-occurring psychiatric disorders that clients experience alongside alcohol addiction. The treatment for co-occurring disorders can make relapse prevention in recovery a much easier task.

Alcohol addiction is a widespread disease that can be genetic, environmental, or physiologically worsened by a co-occurring disorder or lack of proper coping skills. Withdrawing from chronic alcohol consumption is dangerous and may even be fatal if not managed correctly. Treatment alongside medical professionals is highly recommended to minimize risk and painful withdrawal symptoms. Call Laguna Shores Recovery today for treatment options at (866) 229-9923.