Malibu Beach Recovery Centers deliver comprehensive alcohol addiction treatment for men and women at our beautiful Southern California addiction treatment facilities. At Malibu Beach Recovery Centers, we provide the full continuum of care for alcohol addiction including medically assisted detoxification, integrated and proven rehabilitation therapies, and relapse prevention to ensure long-lasting abstinence.
Millions of people engage in recreational alcohol consumption at social events, after work, and at celebrations. But once casual drinking turns into a physical and psychological dependence, an alcohol addiction may be present. At Malibu Beach Recovery Centers, we understand that alcohol addiction is a multifaceted and complex mental illness. Overcoming alcoholism takes much more than willpower to treat, because its hold is deeply rooted in psychological challenges. Although alcohol addiction is powerful, it is highly treatable with professional rehabilitation from an experienced treatment center.
We provide the best Malibu alcohol rehab through advanced, integrated, and holistic therapies. Our renowned doctors and addiction specialists are compassionate about patient care and deeply invested in each client’s recovery journey every step of the way. Malibu Beach Recovery Centers’ approach to alcohol addiction treatment is designed to restore all aspects of an individual’s health – mind, body, and spirit.
Alcohol Addiction Signs & Symptoms
Before an alcohol addiction is present, people often begin to engage in alcohol abuse. It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse before it develops into an alcohol addiction to be able to prevent more serious hardship down the road.
Alcohol Abuse Signs
Alcohol abuse is characterized by any use of alcohol that adversely affects the user either physically, emotionally, or socially. Most people don’t recognize the dangers of alcohol abuse, because recreational alcohol consumption is so common in our society.
- Binge drinking
- Blacking out regularly
- Impaired judgment
- Nausea & hangovers
- Distorted vision
- Lack of coordination
- Blank stares
- Rambling or slurred speech
- Regretting actions while intoxicated
Alcohol Addiction Signs
Alcohol abuse typically begins in a person’s late teens or early twenties when people first become exposed to heavy social drinking. Typically, this behavior can develop a higher tolerance for alcohol consumption and could turn into an actual dependence on alcohol down the road. Alcohol addictions can be diagnosed as mild, moderate, or severe depending on the particular case. Some signs and symptoms of alcoholism include:
- Building a high tolerance
- Lying about drinking or hiding it from others
- Feeling shame or guilt about drinking
- Being unable to stop drinking once you start
- Turning to drinking for relaxation or pleasure
- Highly anticipating moments when you can drink
- Neglecting responsibilities at home, at work, or at school
- Distress in relationships with friends and family
- Dangerously drinking (while driving, before work, while on medication, or in other risky situations)
- Developing an eating disorder
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking
- Mood disorders (depression, anxiety disorder, panic disorder)
- Liver damage
- Brain damage
If you or someone you know is facing any symptoms of alcoholism, it is important to seek professional help. Contact Malibu Beach Recovery Centers for helpful resources for family members and friends of those who may be suffering. Treatment is available.
Dangers of Self-Detox
People suffering with alcoholism may try to quit on their own and suddenly stop drinking cold turkey. This attempt to end alcoholism is very dangerous, unpleasant, and potentially life-threatening. After prolonged, excessive consumption of alcohol, the body and mind develop a physical dependence on the substance. Once it is no longer receiving the substance, it goes into a state of shock as a way to encourage the user to continue drinking. This state of shock manifests in very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and sometimes even seizures or death that can push an alcoholic to continue using or even abandon their self-imposed treatment plan altogether. For very serious cases of alcoholism where physical dependence is strong, it is critical that detox be conducted in a professional detox facility under medical supervision.
Malibu Alcohol Rehab
Effective treatment for alcohol addiction involves several steps. At Malibu Beach Recovery Centers, we have designed an alcohol addiction treatment approach that combines medical, clinical, experiential, and holistic modules to heal each patient from the inside out.
Before beginning alcohol rehab in Malibu, each of our clients will be welcomed by compassionate and experienced staff to undergo their intake assessment. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians and addiction specialists will help each client recognize his or her specific challenges with alcohol addiction and recovery goals. During our intake evaluation, our doctors will perform a series of tests, physical exams, and interviews to determine the severity of the alcohol addiction, the current health of each patient, and the presence of any co-occurring disorders. The initial evaluation will give our doctors insight into each client’s unique addiction case to be able to design a customized plan for alcohol addiction recovery.
Depending on the severity of the alcohol addiction, detoxification may be necessary to safely rid the body of toxins that contribute to physical dependence. Malibu Beach Recovery Centers provides alcohol detoxification at our beautiful, state-of-the-art detox facility in Los Angeles, where patients are able to detox in a safe and secure environment with 24/7 medical attention. In some cases, medications may be used to help mitigate the unpleasant alcohol withdrawal effects to make detoxification a much more comfortable experience. Once clients complete the alcohol detoxification process, they will have the ability to focus on their rehabilitation journey in our program for men or for women.
Each client who walks through our doors has his or her own unique alcohol addiction challenges, which is why we customize treatment plans to best serve each patient in their rehabilitation process. Our multidisciplinary team of experts develops highly personalized recovery plans for each of our clients based upon the presence of co-occurring disorders, psychological challenges, and personal goals. A client’s alcohol addiction treatment could include any one of the following treatment modules:
Medical. We offer medication-assisted treatment only when appropriate depending on a patient’s history with withdrawal symptoms and sobriety maintenance. The goal of our medical approach is to help patients focus less on physical effects of alcohol withdrawal and focus more on recovery therapy.
Clinical. Our clinical treatments aim to tackle several components in recovery from alcoholism including addiction restraint, recovery skills, expressive awareness, inner narrative, connectedness, mindfulness, spirituality, and relapse prevention. Our clinical methods may be in the form of process groups, classes, and other therapies to build these critical skills for recovery.
Experiential. At Malibu Beach Recovery Centers, we offer a diversity of experiential therapies to help tackle addiction from all angles and appeal to clients’ personal interests. Our experiential therapies include cooking classes, art therapy, movement therapy, and music therapy. Through experiential techniques, patients can explore their emotional, social, spiritual, and relational challenges through fun and creative means.
Holistic. Our alcohol addiction experts believe an important aspect of complete recovery involves meditation, mindfulness, and connectedness. We offer several holistic therapies such as therapeutic breath work, morning and evening groups, community meetings, and spiritual meaning groups to help patients become more aware of their instincts, discover purpose, and build connections.
Once clients successfully complete their alcohol rehab at Malibu Beach Recovery Centers, the next challenge will be sustaining abstinence. The alcohol rehabilitation process is designed to plant seeds for long-term recovery success, but we believe it’s important to provide our alumni with relapse prevention resources so they have someplace to turn in times of temptation.
Let’s End Addiction Today
If you or someone you love is battling an alcohol addiction, don’t wait another day: help is available for long-term treatment and recovery. Call Malibu Beach Recovery Centers today at 800-366-8101 for more information on our alcohol Malibu alcohol rehab processes, insurance options, or facility amenities. We look forward to speaking with you.