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Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol is a drug and can be addictive with continued use. Alcohol remains the number one drug of choice for all age groups and is often combined with other drugs.

Individuals struggling with alcoholism or alcohol use disorders (AUDs) often feel as though they cannot function normally without alcohol. This can lead to a wide range of issues that impact professional goals, personal relationships, and overall health. Over time, these serious side effects can be progressive, and if left untreated, fatal.

At Origins, our team understands the neurobiological disease of alcoholism. We are passionate about helping alcoholics find lasting recovery.

Recognize the Signs of Alcoholism

Recognizing the symptoms of an alcohol use disorder can be challenging, especially because most people with AUDs take great care to hide their drinking habits. For those with chronic, prolonged alcoholism, the signs of addiction are often more severe and more easily recognizable. When alcohol addiction is discovered in its early stages, the chance for successful recovery increases significantly.

Common signs of alcoholism include:

  • Inability to control alcohol consumption once you start
  • Continuing to drink despite consequences or the desire to quit
  • Inability to maintain sobriety long-term
  • Thinking about how to “drink successfully”
  • Sacrificing personal responsibilities and relationships for alcohol
  • Needing to drink more for the same effect
  • Spending a lot of money on alcohol
  • Behaving violently after drinking

If drinking is affecting your life, or the life of someone you love, don’t wait to seek help. Compassionate, quality, evidence-based treatment that can help you overcome alcoholism.

Risk Factors

Many different factors can contribute to alcohol use disorders. Genetic predisposition is often a key player and environment can also play a role. Co-occurring mental health diagnoses are a leading risk factor for developing addiction. Together, these factors explain why members of a family may respond to alcohol consumption in different ways. Origins takes all of these factors into account. We offer comprehensive treatment for co-occurring disorders as well as intensive family programming in Florida and Texas.

Withdrawal symptoms

When a person who has been drinking for a long time stops drinking, alcohol can lead to withdrawal symptoms. This can put the sufferer at risk for serious medical consequences if they attempt to stop drinking without professional medical supervision.

These withdrawal symptoms can be fatal and should not be dismissed:

  • Tremors or uncontrolled shaking of the hands or body
  • Profuse sweating
  • Extreme agitation or anxiety
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations (also known as delirium tremens)

Detoxification from alcohol poses greater health risks than most other drugs. Generally, medical detoxification is needed to safely discontinue heavy drinking.

Alcoholism Requires Comprehensive Medical Care

Alcoholism requires comprehensive medical care because it affects every organ in the body. This includes medically supervised detox but does not end with it. Our team understands alcohol’s influence on the body and is skilled at treating acute and chronic health conditions alongside alcoholism. We bring our patient’s medical history into focus by monitoring these concerns and incorporating their management into our treatment plans:

  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Heart problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Malnutrition
  • High blood pressure
  • Cognition problems
  • Moodiness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia or other sleep disorders
  • Uncontrolled anger

Alcoholism and Co-occurring Disorders

At Origins, each of our patients takes part in thorough physical and psychological assessments to ensure that alcoholism and any co-occurring disorders are diagnosed and treated. We help our patients address medical complications resulting from drinking, as well as disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Our multidisciplinary team creates customized treatment plans that take into account the numerous factors that comprise wellness: body, mind, and spirit. Our goal is to provide a clear path to a life of healing and restoration.

We Offer Fully Integrated Counseling, Psychiatry, and Psychology Departments

Our expertly trained professionals treat alcohol use disorders through medically intensive programming that spans a wide variety of disciplines. Our counseling, psychiatry, and psychology departments are woven together, offering unparalleled care for alcoholism. This methodology allows us to attend not only to the physical and mental needs of our patients, but the emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs as well. Our highly specialized, integrated treatment model is designed to make a lasting impact on alcohol addiction.

Our team of highly trained addiction professionals offer:

Origins Center for Brain Recovery 

Alcohol use has a profound effect on the brain. At Origins, we introduce cutting-edge, evidence-based neurological interventions to heal and retrain this vital organ. Led by a licensed psychologist, Origins’ team of brain recovery specialists offer advanced testing and clinical interventions that work on a cellular level. Even after the initial detox period has ended, heavy drinkers continue to experience the effects of alcohol on the body, mind, and spirit. Evidence-based therapies offered through Origins Center for Brain Recovery include:

  • Neurofeedback
  • Biofeedback
  • Neurotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Nutrition education for brain health

Spiritual Wellness is Vital to Recovery

We believe that spiritual wellness is vital to recovery from alcoholism. Origins offers a seamless integration of medical, clinical, and spiritual services that are grounded in the 12-Step philosophy. Our chaplains are available to provide spiritual support to individuals of different faith backgrounds throughout the treatment process. We have staff chaplains who provide spiritual support to patients, families, and staff in the process of recovery from addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Our patients do more than learn about the 12-Steps; they have an authentic, personal experience with them. We have developed an in-depth 12-Step curriculum that features not only Big Book studies and Step Groups, but a series of Origins’ own 12-Step Workbooks. From our therapists to our frontline staff, we walk alongside our patients as they engage in spiritual practices — such as meditation and mindfulness training through our Center for Brain Recovery, prayer, or self-reflection — that are critical components of 12-Step recovery.

Integrated Treatment is Key to Treating Alcoholism

Integrated treatment is comprehensive programming that offers all of the therapeutic resources necessary to help the individual heal physically, mentally, and spiritually. Origins’ experts include physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and 12-Step immersion staff because we know that there is no one cause of alcoholism. At Origins in Florida and Texas, we address every aspect of a person’s wellbeing in order to move our patients toward a lasting solution to addiction.

There is No Cure for Alcoholism, but People Can and Do Recover

While there is no cure for any mental health disorder, including alcoholism, it is possible to recover. The key is receiving compassionate treatment that is personalized, intensive, and integrated. When proven therapeutic and spiritual interventions are applied, people with alcoholism can recover.

Contact Origins Behavioral Healthcare 

Origins Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to helping our patients achieve lifelong recovery. We know that sobriety is possible for everyone, especially through evidence-based therapies that restore mental, physical, and spiritual health. Our team provides effective, cutting-edge care that enacts real, lasting change for our patients.

Today is the day you break the cycle of addiction for good – start your journey to freedom and fulfillment by calling Origins Behavioral Healthcare at 561-841-1296.