Over the years, drinking alcohol has become a social norm. It’s not unusual to see people having drinks with their meal, while socializing with friends, at sporting events, or relaxing in their own home. There are many Americans who can have a drink or two with no lingering problems; however, around one in 12 Americans develops an alcohol use disorder. This accounts for nearly 18 million people. And unfortunately, only a fraction of these individuals receives the treatment they need to get sober in alcohol rehab.
Given the widespread acceptance of drinking, it can be difficult to tell when alcohol consumption has shifted from casual to problematic. People are often able to cover up or downplay their drinking to make it appear less serious. CareForward Health comes alongside those who have developed an alcohol use disorder or want to cut back on their drinking and provides effective alcohol detox and rehab to make recovery a reality. Clients recognize that it’s possible to socialize, relax, and have a good time without the influence of alcohol, and that they enjoy themselves more because they feel better and can think more clearly.
Before a person can seek treatment for alcoholism, they must first recognize the signs that their drinking has become problematic:
- Drinking more often or in greater quantities than you intended.
- Developing a tolerance to alcohol and needing to drink more to feel the same effects.
- Inability to cut back or stop drinking on your own.
- Denying, hiding, or downplaying drinking habits.
- Experiencing symptoms of withdrawal when trying to cut back.
- Drinking during unusual times, such as first thing in the morning or during an event where the presence of alcohol isn’t typical.
- Continuing to drink despite negative consequences on your health, relationships, or career.
All of these signs may indicate that a person has a substance use disorder and could benefit from treatment at CareForward Health.
Alcohol Detox & Rehab
It takes a lot of strength to admit that you have an alcohol use disorder and seek alcohol rehab. CareForward Health respects clients and supports them in achieving lasting recovery and developing a fulfilling lifestyle free from substance use. The first step in treatment is undergoing alcohol detox at a licensed, medically supervised detox facility. CareForward Health partners with detox facilities so that clients can work through withdrawal as safely and comfortably as possible, leaving them prepared to take the next step in recovery.
Once a client has completed alcohol detox, they transition into the Day Treatment or Intensive Outpatient Treatment program at CareForward Health. These programs support clients in building their independence and recovery. Each day, clients engage in a variety of therapeutic and educational groups and activities. Clients can focus on the personal challenges that they face through individual therapy and learn from others in group sessions. There are options to explore their spirituality through incorporating religious components into their treatment, art therapy is used to connect with inner creativity and self-expression, and dual diagnosis treatment addresses essential mental health care.
In addition, clients reside in approved sober living homes working in partnership with CareForward Health. Sober living homes are located throughout the Los Angeles area and expose clients to the lively energy of the city and the amazing opportunities that exist. Individuals learn how to balance their recovery with their career, education, and other personal or professional endeavors. They can apply what they are working on during treatment in real-world situations and discuss their successes and challenges with others in the program. Clients build close-knit relationships and have a strong support system to guide them in making healthy decisions, remaining accountable, reducing risk of relapse, and pursuing their goals.
Each client progresses at their own pace and is evaluated based on clinical milestones rather than a set period of time. Each of our clients transition to the next step when they are ready. Together clients and their treatment team determine what works best to meet their individual needs and promote a stronger recovery experience. There is life beyond addiction, and clients are empowered to take the ups and downs in stride while making the choice to keep moving forward.