Sobriety is within your reach

Alcoholism, which is often referred to as alcohol use disorder, is a prevalent disease in the United States. In the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 14 million individuals over the age of 12 reported having alcohol use disorder. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines alcoholism as a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences. Much like addiction, regular alcohol use contributes to long-lasting changes in the brain. The risk for developing alcoholism, much like other chronic conditions, is a blend of genetic and environmental factors. Mental health conditions, trauma, and drinking at an early age are all factors that increase the risk for developing alcoholism. Additionally, your social surroundings can impact your relationship with alcohol. Whatever leads you to alcoholism, we are here to support you. 

Regular use of alcohol takes a toll on your body. Drinking regularly, even in moderation, increases the risk of injuries, motor vehicle accidents, cancer, and more.  After you begin to use alcohol regularly, both your body and your brain become dependent on it. Alcohol impacts the brain by producing similar effects as GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps you to relax. Over time, using alcohol affects how the brain responds to GABA and can result in increased anxiety even before you try to quit drinking. This dependence is what makes it much more difficult and sometimes dangerous to withdraw from alcohol. At our alcohol rehab in San Juan Capistrano, we can support you through the early days in detox through inpatient treatment and beyond. 

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Symptoms of Alcoholism

Maybe your drinking began socially and crossed a line somewhere. Perhaps you don’t have negative consequences every time you drink, but you have been drinking every time you have negative consequences. Maybe you’ve just realized that your use of alcohol is not serving you. No matter how you’ve reached the point where you are questioning your drinking, you are the only one who knows if you are an alcoholic. You know your truth and you know the truth about how alcohol is affecting your life. If you find yourself regularly drinking more than you meant to drink or have been unable to quit drinking successfully, you might have a problem with alcohol. 

Ask yourself some hard questions. Have you blacked out while drinking? Have you endangered yourself or others while drinking? How often are you sick enough after drinking that you are not able to participate in your life the next day? Do you have to have a drink to be able to function or to stop yourself from being sick? Are you still drinking even though it’s causing problems in your relationships or at your job? If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, you might have a problem with alcohol. It’s important to note that you do not have to hit “rock bottom” to stop drinking. Our alcohol rehab in Orange County is here to help you as soon as you decide that it’s time to stop drinking. 

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Why Go to an Alcohol Rehab in Orange County

While there is no one way to get sober, our alcohol rehab in Orange County has the experience and expertise to help you find your path to recovery. Our compassionate and professional staff will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets you where you are and helps you understand where you are headed. Getting sober isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. At our alcohol rehab in San Juan Capistrano, we employ a full spectrum of therapies, activities, and more to help you see that you can create a life without alcohol. Treatment will begin with detox to stabilize you physically and prepare you for the internal work that you will do in treatment. As we plan your treatment we will examine your history and your overall health. Your treatment plan will include varying types of therapy depending on you. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) will assist you in examining your thought processes and beliefs while you create new ones that don’t rely on alcohol to cope. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and other therapies can help you to work through trauma and help you heal. We’ll also help you to identify aftercare options including peer support recovery groups to help you maintain your sobriety.

As much as treatment is about healing the past, your time at our Orange County alcohol treatment center will also have a focus on building tools that you can use to stay sober in the long term. After years of relying on alcohol to cope with life’s stress, you will need new coping skills. Additionally, you may not have been focused on caring for your own health and we will help you learn how to reconnect with your body during treatment. Your treatment plan will include breathwork, movement, yoga, and nutrition. You can also expect to participate in activities such as meetings on the beach, go-kart racing, ping pong, and more. Getting sober will save your life, but we also know you have to live your life. We want to help you to see that alcohol is not required to enjoy your life. In fact, you’ll find that the opposite is true. Being present in your life will change your life in ways you can only imagine. 

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What to Expect From Alcohol Detox in Orange County

Because alcohol is legal and its use is normalized, many are surprised to find out that alcohol is the most dangerous drug from which to withdraw. The longer you have been drinking alcohol regularly, the more susceptible you are to developing alcohol withdrawal. Additionally, if you have previously withdrawn from alcohol, your alcohol withdrawal symptoms may increase in severity. Because of this risk, it is essential that you are honest about your current alcohol use when you enter our alcohol detox in Orange County. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms typically begin within 8 hours of your last drink but will peak between 24 and 72 hours from your last drink. Symptoms will include anxiety, irritability, sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, increased heart rate, tremors, and more. While your symptoms may remain mild, they may progress into alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). In alcohol withdrawal syndrome, your symptoms will increase in severity, and you may experience delirium tremens (DTs), grand mal seizures, and even death. Because of this, it is imperative that you are monitored as you withdraw from alcohol. In a detox center in San Juan Capistrano, we can monitor your symptoms, including your vital signs. If your withdrawal progresses to more severe symptoms, we can treat you with medication to better manage your symptoms and or conduct other interventions to ensure your safety.  Once you’ve completed detox, you can begin the internal work of building a sober life.

Let Life Vessel Help

At our treatment center in Mission Viejo we believe that people suffering from alcoholism and other addictive disorders thrive in the right kind of treatment environment and are able to achieve full recovery. We will create a treatment plan that is tailored to you and structured to help you grow. 

Within a safe and supportive peer community, you will acquire the tools that you need to achieve clinical, recovery, and independent living goals. Responsibility, accountability, and self-awareness are encouraged so that you can achieve personal growth. Your time at Life Vessel will prepare you for a sober life that you love. Contact us today to learn how we can support your road into recovery.