Alcohol addiction is caused by a mix of genetics, triggers and wrong choices. For successful treatment, identifying the triggers is the key, as a patient needs to avoid them after treatment. Alcohol addiction usually starts at a young age and is more common in society than people realize.
Untreated, alcohol addiction can result in a progression of disastrous and life-threatening consequences. It affects a person’s ability to think clearly, plan for the future and carry out basic everyday responsibilities.
Alcohol is both a depressant and a stimulant, having extreme effects on the human brain. The alcohol stimulant influences neurotransmitters in the brain, stimulating the person’s level of energy, elation and happiness. As a result, prolonged alcohol abuse and addiction can increase the chances of developing issues with depression and other mental health disorders. Sovereign Health treats for addiction and any co-occurring conditions which could cause a relapse. The success of alcohol addiction treatment will vary on treating any underlying issues to avoid relapse.
Alcohol Use Disorder
According to the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic Statistical Manual, signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder, commonly known as alcoholism, occur when:
- Alcohol is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended
- There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control alcohol use
- A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain alcohol, consume alcohol or recover from its effects
- Craving, a strong desire or urge to use alcohol commonly occurs
- Recurrent alcohol use results in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school or home
- Continued alcohol use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of alcohol
- Recurrent alcohol use in situations in which it is physically hazardous
- Alcohol use is continued despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by alcohol
- Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, irritability, vomiting, tremors and seizures
Why Choose Sovereign Health for Treatment?
People struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse can seek treatment through an outpatient program or residential rehab program. It is beneficial to seek an assessment before selecting the treatment choice, as the intensity of the addiction varies on each individual.
Sovereign Health offers clinical treatment for people struggling with all levels of alcohol addiction. Each patient at Sovereign Health has an individual treatment built for them as a safe environment, away from the triggers of addiction, to recover and begin a sober life. Patients are also encouraged to take part in aftercare treatment, helping them transition back to daily life. Sovereign accepts most major insurance plans, helping to make treatment affordable.