San Jose Alcohol Rehab
At our San Jose alcohol rehab treatment center, we understand the struggle that people go through to conquer their addiction. Wellness Retreat Recovery Center offers a variety of evidence-based treatment programs. Each designed to improve the chances of success. San Jose, California, provides beautiful hiking trails, and a peaceful atmosphere, offering a perfect place to recover from substance abuse. The highly qualified team at our recovery center is eager to help you begin your long-lasting sobriety journey.
What is Alcoholism?
Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder (AUD), is defined as a chronic brain disease identified by uncontrolled drinking and the development of depressive thoughts and emotions when not drinking. Short term and long term use of alcohol can produce a chemical reaction in the brain. This can cause memory impairment or loss, blackouts, reckless behavior, and diminished gray matter. It can also cause the brain to form a chemical dependency so that you develop a tolerance to the alcohol. Ultimately, this leads to consuming larger amounts of alcohol to receive the same effect as before. An increase in alcohol usually results in vomiting, erratic behavior, impaired motor function, alcohol poisoning, and death.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of AUD so that you can find treatment as soon as possible. Side effects can include:
- Cravings or uncontrollable urges to drink.
- Inability to stop drinking.
- Dangerous behavior or impaired judgment.
- Withdrawing from important social or work activities because of alcohol.
- Developing a tolerance to alcohol.
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking.
In 2018 it was recorded that around 14.4 million U.S. citizens that were over the age of 18 had been diagnosed with alcohol use disorder. An estimated 401,000 people between the ages of 12-17 had been diagnosed with AUD as well. With the rising tide of alcohol abuse, it is more important than ever to find addiction treatment as soon as possible.
There is no definite cause of alcoholism. However, there are many theories as to why a person would develop alcohol addiction. One theory is the idea that AUD is influenced by both genetics and the environment the individual was raised and resides in.
Several studies have indicated that there is a link between genetic susceptibility to depression and developing alcohol addiction. Other research suggests that alcoholism can be inherited and will evolve from a young age. There are a variety of reasons that could indicate the cause for AUD; understanding why someone would have this disease is a vital component for recovery.
There are several risks involved with an alcohol use disorder; these could include:
- Developing a high tolerance for alcohol
- Poor eating habits
- Neglecting personal health
- Increased likelihood of participating in criminal behavior
- Strain on relationships
- Increased risk of suicide
Alcohol Rehab Treatment
At Wellness Retreat Recovery Center, we meet with each patient individually and develop a specialized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Each part of the plan is designed to ensure that you are given the best care possible while remaining at our treatment center. As patients begin to meet their goals and grow throughout the program, the plan can be adjusted to accommodate their progress.
Multiple factors play a part in a successful recovery, such as a person’s medical history, the relationships they have with their family, whether or not they have a support system, and their motivation.
It is for these reasons, and others, that it is vital to receive treatment in a licensed addiction treatment facility. Rehabilitation should always be supervised by clinical professionals that can provide a safe environment.
Detox is the first step in the alcohol rehab process for alcoholism at our recovery center. Withdrawing from alcoholic substances is one of the most dangerous forms of detox. You will experience painful withdrawal symptoms, which is often the reason why people relapse. By undergoing detox at a licensed facility you will be monitored 24/7 by our addiction treatment professionals. Any issues that could arise are immediately handled, and if needed, medication can be administered to ease the worse of the symptoms. With any health concerns taken care of, you can turn all of your focus into overcoming your addiction.
Mild alcohol withdrawal symptoms could include:
- Increased feeling of anxiousness
- Delirium Tremens (D.T.s)
- High blood pressure and increased heart rate
Once the detox process has been completed, the patient can transition into an inpatient rehab program.
Inpatient rehab programs provide an isolated, yet encouraging environment so that you can focus on your recovery entirely. It allows you to step away from outside distractions such as work, school, family, or other social obligations. Residential treatment involves living at our facility full time with 24-hour access to addiction treatment professionals and other amenities.
Alcohol treatment in an inpatient program usually includes behavioral therapies, one of the most popular being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This type of therapy will teach you how to react in a positive way to stress-inducing situations. By learning these techniques, you can avoid relapsing or falling back into old negative behaviors.
Residential programs tend to be between 30-60 days; if needed, you can stay for up to 90 days. You will be unable to leave the facility during this part of the treatment process and will be separated from the outside world. This is the most intensive form of rehab, which is why it is recommended to alcoholics. As alcohol is highly addictive and socially as well as legally acceptable, it can be difficult to avoid the temptation to drink if not cut off completely.
Once you have finished inpatient treatment, it is highly recommended to transition into an outpatient program. Multiple studies have shown that the longer someone remains in rehab, the higher chance they have of a successful recovery.
Outpatient programs are a great way to receive treatment if you have a less severe form of alcohol addiction or just completed an inpatient program. An outpatient program will provide you with the same amenities and services as an inpatient program. However, those who participate in an outpatient rehab can commute from their homes to the facility.
Outpatient alcohol rehab is useful if you need treatment but want to honor your outside commitments. It can be difficult for some people to drop everything and leave for an extended period. By providing an option for those who are unable, or unwilling to leave behind their families, work, or other social obligations, we can be sure that you get much-needed treatment.
A large part of our alcohol rehab program includes attending therapy. You will be participating in group therapy and individual counseling. Being involved in a support group provides you with a community of people who understand exactly what you are going through. The community can offer support and accountability, ensuring that you have an excellent resource to fall back on when you feel tempted to relapse. Individual counseling will give you the chance to learn good coping techniques and understand what triggers your need to drink excessively and how to avoid those negative behaviors.
While outpatient programs are great for their flexibility and ability to commute to and from the facility, they don’t provide the same level of intensity as inpatient rehab. Outpatient treatment works well when you have a good support system at home and have better impulse control. If you are exposed to alcohol and drinking daily, you should consider admitting yourself into an inpatient rehab program.
Recovery programs are vital for any alcoholic who is trying to rebuild their life. Once rehab ends, patients are encouraged to seek out support groups, like Alcohol Anonymous (A.A.) that will keep them accountable.
Treatment at Wellness Retreat Recovery Center
At Wellness Retreat Recovery Center, we provide the best care for those who are suffering from alcohol addiction. Our San Jose addiction rehab is dedicated to helping all of our clients achieve an addiction-free lifestyle. By going through our detox, inpatient, and outpatient program. With the support of our staff, you will be able to overcome your struggle with alcoholism and begin rebuilding your life.
Once you leave our facility you will be given a comprehensive aftercare plan that includes referrals to outside programs, addiction treatment specialists, and support groups. You will be given everything you need to continue growing into a life that is removed from addiction.
No matter what your addiction, our team will ensure that your detox plan fits your personal needs, with your comfort and safety as our foremost priority.