Alcohol addiction is a treatable disease that you can learn to manage when you receive professional treatment at an alcohol rehab center. If you are looking for help in the New York area, Garden Heights Recovery is an accredited rehab that uses evidence-based treatment programs that help you stop drinking.
Our professional staff of addiction specialists has the knowledge and experience to treat alcohol addiction. We can offer you the education and tools that you need to stop drinking, begin to make wise and healthy choices, and avoid a relapse. You will have the ongoing support that you need to live a healthy, happy, and sober life.
Alcohol addiction causes many adverse effects1 that can impact your physical and mental health. The severity of your addiction, plus co-occurring mental disorders and multiple relapses, will all be addressed with tailored treatment programs.
We have a holistic approach to treating alcohol addiction that help facilitate healing of the whole person by addressing all the challenges they face. At Garden Heights Recovery Center, you will receive the comprehensive care that you need to be successful in your recovery journey.
Alcohol Detox Before Rehab
The first phase of treatment at Garden Heights Recovery Center is the medically supervised detox process. Our medical staff will help you wean off of alcohol and monitor you closely to keep you stable and safe. Our team will also address any withdrawal symptoms that you experience and treat them with medications.
Anyone struggling with alcohol addiction should never try to stop drinking cold turkey because the body can produce life-threatening withdrawal symptoms2 that an individual is not prepared to handle on his or her own. To detox safely, we can assist you through the process and keep you as comfortable as possible.
The timeline for an alcohol detox process typically lasts from 7 to 10 days with detox symptoms usually beginning to peak around the first to third day. By the seventh day the detox symptoms should begin to diminish, but in some cases the symptoms of alcohol cravings and insomnia may continue, lasting for months after the detox is completed.
Delirium tremons (DT’s)3 is a serious alcohol withdrawal symptom that can cause both mental and neurological changes in someone who is detoxing. The risk factors for DT’s include a head injury, an infection, mental disorders, old age, previous DT’s history, or the abrupt cessation of using alcohol.
Our medical staff at Garden Heights Recovery Center strives to avoid DT’s by slowly removing alcohol from the system. If DT’s do occur, our staff is prepared to address the symptoms quickly and effectively.
Other potential alcohol detox symptoms that you may experience during detox include:
- Stress, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, fear, paranoia
- Headaches, foggy thinking, mental confusion, disorientation
- Excessive sweating, fever, insomnia
- Stomach problems, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting
- Increased blood pressure and heart rate
- Sensory hallucinations
- Tremors, heart palpitations
- Delirium tremens
Getting to The Root of Alcohol Addiction
There are many factors that can cause alcohol addiction, such as: co-occurring mental disorders, peer pressure, health problems, genetics, abuse and neglect. To address the cause of your addiction, we provide psychological treatments that delve into the reasons why you became addicted.
By identifying the root cause of your alcohol addiction, we are better equipped to address the problems and provide solutions. Our counseling and education sessions will help you confront these issues and ultimately rid yourself of negative behavior patterns and defaults. Once you overcome these obstacles, you will be able to focus on future goals as you progress in your sobriety.
Overcoming Addiction with Therapy
Psychological therapy sessions are the bedrock of healing addiction. In therapy you will explore negative thought and behavior patterns that sabotage your sobriety and promote your addiction. As you become aware of these negative thought and behavior patterns, you will be able to change them into positive thoughts and actions that support sobriety.
Some of the therapy programs that you may receive include:
- Individual and group counseling
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
- Relapse prevention
- Medication assistance
- Dual diagnosis therapy
Relapse prevention will equip you to cope with everyday problems without having to resort to drinking alcohol. You will be taught how to overcome issues like:
- Toxic people
Family therapy is designed to heal the family unit after experiencing the ravages of addiction. All family members are impacted by a loved one’s addiction in some way. The purpose of family therapy is to address the issues, thoughts, emotions and behavior of all family members. Some areas that are addressed in therapy include:
Going Through Alcohol Rehab
The safest and most effective way to overcome alcohol addiction is to be treated at Garden Heights Recovery Center. Our evidence-based treatment programs will help you navigate your journey from addiction to sobriety, while providing you a safe and inspiring environment for healing.
Our medically supervised detox program is designed to safely remove alcohol from your system, while also providing you comprehensive medical care. You will also receive educational programs that will help you understand your relationship with alcohol. Individual therapy and relapse prevention will help you identify your struggles and equip you to cope with them.
Family and group therapy can provide you with a strong support system that promotes sobriety, and group therapy also offers you a social outlet to develop new friendships. Attendance at aftercare programs will give you the continued support you need to stay sober and begin to live a productive, happy life.
Sober Friendly Attractions near New York City
While you are recovering from alcohol addiction at Garden Heights, you will also have an opportunity to visit New York City during your free time. Some of the attractions that this amazing city offers include:
- Visiting the Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens
- Enjoying the Metropolitan Opera House, or a Broadway or off-Broadway play.
- Touring art galleries, the great shopping districts in SoHo, and visiting Chinatown.
- Exploring St. Patrick’s Cathedral or The Cloisters.
- Taking a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
- Enjoying world-class restaurants and shopping on Madison Avenue.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities and tourist attractions from a state of clarity and sobriety, thanks to your newfound recovery at Garden Heights. Speak to one of our alcohol addiction specialists today to learn more about which program options might work for you – 888-497-9774.