Alcohol Use and Rehab
Alcohol is consumed daily, globally and generally acceptable in most social settings. Alcohol is legal just about everywhere, with some restrictions such as age, places of consumption and other minor restrictions. Because of the ease of access and use, one can see how quickly someone could become alcohol dependent. According to the National institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in 2019, 14.1 million adults 18 years of age or older had an alcohol use disorder and an estimated 95,000 people die from alcohol related causes annually making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
At Hope Rising Detox and Rehab we do not want to see any more people added to this growing list of death statistics. We are here to help. We are here to help navigate you or a loved one through detoxing and recovery from alcohol in a safe, loving environment. Through medicated assisted treatment, our team of doctors, nurses and staff are here to help.
There are many causes and situations that can lead to alcohol addiction or Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Some people may be triggered by an event while others become addicted over time gradually. There is no pin point way of knowing who will or when they can become addicted to alcohol. In any case, once a person reaches a point to which they lose the ability to stop consuming despite the negative effects it has on their lives, they need help. Good news is, recovery is available to everyone.
How do you know you have a problem and need help? Alcohol use disorder is now considered a brain disorder. It can be mild to severe depending on length and quantity of use. However, no matter how severe the problem might be, recovery is possible with the right tools and help. Some signs you may have AUD and need help are:
- Binge drinking on 5 or more days in the past month
- Loss of job due to drinking
- Loss of friends or family relationships due to drinking
- More than one time in the past you wanted to stop drinking, but didn’t
- Find yourself thinking about drinking and not on the task at hand regularly
- Been arrested
- Been told by others you have a problem
- Continue to drink even though you don’t like how you feel, or act, or who you have hurt
- Blacked out while or after drinking
- Found that you can’t have a good time or just relax without drinking
- Found that if you stop drinking you had withdrawal symptoms
- An alcohol detox is achieved through a process. Our doctors meet with each of our clients one on one to get a thorough history of use, physical exam, medical history, tox screening and any other medically needed information to help make the detox or recovery safe.
- Once safely admitted to our program, our doctors use their special training and experience to prescribe medication to ease or in some cases, eliminate the withdrawal symptoms. This withdrawal process can last 5-10 days with up to 21 days in severe cases.
- During the withdrawal or detox time period, our staff is on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you and meet all of your needs, all while being monitored by our doctors.