Alcoholism

Treatment for Alcoholism

Alcoholism is the most common addiction in the United States, impacting millions of people annually. According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency (NCADD), about 17 million people currently suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. For those addicted, abstaining from alcohol for even a few hours may cause them to feel anxious and physically ill. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms, such as trembling, insomnia, irritability and obsessive thoughts about drinking, take hold of their lives before they realize what has happened: they are addicted to alcohol.

Alcohol causes physical addiction, which means the brain relies on alcohol to release certain necessary chemicals. Quitting drinking “cold turkey” can have fatal consequences as the brain adjusts to life without alcohol. Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include hallucinations, cravings, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and other uncomfortable health problems.

When Is Treatment Needed?

If you think you or a loved one may have a problem with alcohol, we are here to help. The first step is to look at some of the common signs of alcoholism such as:

  • Excessive drinking on a daily basis and finding ways to justify it
  • Neglecting family and work responsibilities due to being drunk or hungover
  • Drinking and driving without considering the consequences
  • Getting arrested for drunk driving (DUI)
  • Denying you have a problem, even though your family and friends express worry over your drinking
  • Losing non-drinking friends and maintaining only superficial friendships with other heavy drinkers

What to Expect from Alcoholism Treatment

Our Men’s and Women’s Residential Treatment Programs are specifically designed to help every person who is battling alcoholism overcome their addiction and any co-occurring issues for a happier, more peaceful life.

  • Detox

    Our treatment process begins with medically assisted detox, which protects the person you care about from the potentially fatal effects of alcohol withdrawal. Our staff will monitor you around-the-clock and reduce uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, making the adjustment to sober living less overwhelming.

  • Therapy

    We use a combination of therapies to encourage our clients to engage in their recovery. JourneyPure provides holistic services ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing to our experiential therapies. Our staff will work to diagnose any coexisting conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD or an eating disorder. Simultaneously treating these dual diagnoses can improve a client’s success rate after leaving treatment. Additionally, we offer 12-Step and group support programs that aren’t based on Alcoholics Anonymous. Our goal is to find a solution that works for you that will give you the tools you need to succeed.

  • Stay Sober with the JourneyPure Coaching Platform

    Every person who completes alcoholism rehabilitation at JourneyPure at the River is automatically enrolled in the JourneyPure Coaching Platform. The Coaching Platform allows alumni to stay connected to their recovery coaches and support group for a full year post-treatment.

Call Us Today

You can learn to live a sober and satisfying life without alcohol. You are worth it. Let us help. Talk to one of our compassionate counselors today if you or someone you know is suffering from alcohol addiction.