Evidence-Based Treatment for Alcoholism
Understand the signs, symptoms, and treatment for Alcoholism
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.
If you are struggling with alcoholism or an alcohol use disorder (AUD), you may feel as though you cannot function normally without it. This can lead to a wide range of issues that impact your 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 providing evidence-based treatment for alcoholism and helping you find lasting recovery from your alcohol use disorder.
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 individuals with chronic, prolonged alcoholism, the signs of addiction are often more severe and more easily recognizable. When your alcohol addiction is discovered in its early stages, the chance for your 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 affects your life or the life of someone you love, don’t wait to seek help. We offer compassionate, quality, evidence-based treatment for alcoholism that can help you or your loved one overcome it safely.
Many different factors can contribute to alcohol use disorders. Genetic predisposition is often a key player, and your environment can also play a role. Co-occurring mental health diagnoses are a leading risk factor for developing an 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.
If you have been drinking alcohol for a long time and stop drinking, it can lead to withdrawal symptoms. This can put you at risk for serious medical consequences if you 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
- Hallucinations (also known as delirium tremens)
Alcoholism detox poses greater health risks than most other drugs. Generally, medical detoxification is needed to discontinue heavy drinking safely.
Treatment for Alcoholism Requires Comprehensive Medical Care
Alcoholism requires comprehensive medical care because it affects every organ in your body. This includes medically supervised detox but does not end with it. Our team understands alcohol’s influence on your body and is skilled at treating acute and chronic health conditions alongside alcoholism.
We bring your medical history into focus by monitoring these concerns and incorporating their management into our treatment plans:
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Heart problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
- High blood pressure
- Cognition problems
- Insomnia or other sleep disorders
- Uncontrolled anger
Alcoholism and Co-Occurring Disorders
At Origins, you’ll take part in thorough physical and psychological assessments to ensure that your alcoholism and any co-occurring disorders are diagnosed and treated. We can help you address medical complications resulting from drinking, as well as disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (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 treatment of alcoholism.
This methodology allows us to attend not only to your physical and mental needs but your 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 offers the following:
- Trauma therapies
- Neurological interventions
- Intensive family programming
- Continuing care planning
- Motivational interviewing
- 12-Step Immersion
- Group therapy
- Wellness activities
Origins Center for Brain Recovery
Alcohol use has a profound effect on your 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 offers advanced testing and clinical interventions that work on a cellular level. We know that 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:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Nutrition education for brain health
How to Recover from Alcoholism with Spiritual Wellness
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. We have spiritual care staff who provide spiritual support to you and your family in the process of recovery from addiction and co-occurring disorders. This support is available to all individuals, including those of different faith backgrounds, throughout the treatment process.
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 you as you engage in spiritual practices — such as meditation and mindfulness training through our Center for Brain Recovery, prayer, and 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 you 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 your well-being in order to move you toward a lasting solution to addiction.
There is No Cure for Alcoholism, but You Can 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 you or your loved one achieve lifelong recovery with safe and effective treatment for alcoholism. 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.