Alcohol Rehab Riverside
When Is It Time to Go to Alcohol Rehab in Riverside?
Alcohol addiction affects the lives of thousands of Americans each day. Residents of Riverside are not immune to the destruction that alcohol leaves behind. Knowing when it is time to reach out for help can be difficult to identify. An alcoholic’s brain can play tricks on yourself by giving you mixed messages. On one hand, you know that your drinking has gotten to a point that it is unmanageable or has started to impact your life in areas such as work, school, family, or financial life. At the same time, an alcoholic’s brain will give you messages that you are able to quit on your own. Just one more night of drinking and tomorrow will be a new day free of alcohol. If you have been contemplating getting help for your alcohol use and see that your life is starting to become affected, it may be time to consider going to our Riverside alcohol rehab. While some individuals may enter into rehab after hitting their “rock bottom”, you don’t have to wait until your world starts to crumble around you. If you recognize that you want to eliminate alcohol from your life, join the other residents of Riverside in the journey to regain your life again.
Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
Addiction shows up in those who have an alcohol dependency differently. The following are signs and symptoms that may show up in you or your loved one’s life:
- Dramatic mood swings
- Difficulty upholding work/personal life responsibilities
- Having to increase amounts of alcohol consumed to get the desired effect
- Thoughts of drinking or the actions of drinking begin to consume your life
- Engaging in risky behavior while you are drinking
- Hallucinations or delirium occur as you withdraw from alcohol
- Anxiety or depression symptoms increase
- Inability to maintain personal hygiene/self-care
- Severe injuries occurring while under the influence
- Lapsed memory or difficulty concentrating
- Isolating from loved ones
- Increased arguments and discord with you and your loved ones
- Surrounding yourself with others who engage in problematic drinking
- Losing sight of previous passions and hobbies
Types of Alcohol Rehab: Levels of Care
Just like your addiction is unique to you, we want your treatment program to reflect that. Alcohol rehab should be a personalized journey that suits you and your lifestyle. Resurgence knows that residents of Riverside have unique needs and you want to know that you have options that will meet you where you are at. That is why there are options for alcohol rehab that will have you making the transition into sobriety with the support and guidance you need to remain sober.
The levels of care provided for those entering into alcohol rehab are:
- Inpatient alcohol rehab
- Outpatient alcohol rehab
Detoxing from alcohol has been portrayed in the media to be a horrific experience with extreme withdrawal symptoms being depicted. This doesn’t accurately portray the detox process. When you complete a detox under the supervision of physicians and nurses that are skilled in providing patients with a smooth detox process. With the support of medication that will ease the severity of your symptoms and psychological support through therapeutic measures, you will get through your detox process feeling supported as you navigate through the beginning phases of the rest of your life.
Residential Inpatient Alcohol Rehab
As you are in the cycle of addiction surrounded by the environment, people, and situations that have fuelled your addiction, being able to make a change in your life by eliminating alcohol is tough. Giving yourself a break from the life that fuelled your addiction will allow you the space to be able to sit from a neutral place and view your life from the outside looking in. With the support of the comprehensive therapeutic methods offered in alcohol rehab, you will gain an understanding of what has accelerated your addiction.
Inpatient alcohol rehab gives you the opportunity to incorporate a structured daily routine into your life. An alcoholic without structure and routine is often left with spare time that opens the door for relapse. Learning to include a sense of structure in your days will help increase your chance of success in sobriety.
Coming to inpatient treatment will bring you a sense of belonging that may have been lacking during your active addiction. A basic human need is a need for connection. Living with addiction has taught many to keep others at an arm’s length to help protect you from being hurt anymore than you have been. As you are surrounded by the compassionate staff and a peer group that has similar experiences and feelings that you do, you will see that allowing others into your life is a good thing. Feeling loved and important influences how we see ourselves and feel about ourselves. Giving you a sense of self-worth and self-confidence that you are worthy of love and acceptance. When you join the other patients of Riverside, you will feel the warmth and connection from your newfound recovery community.
Outpatient Alcohol Rehab
You may have positive support in your life and feel that you have a stable support system that is wanting to do whatever they can to keep you on the path to recovery. Having a community of people that you can rely on is an important aspect of outpatient rehab. As you make the transformation to remove alcohol from your life, you want to know that you have someone that you can turn to when you encounter triggering situations.
Thinking about giving yourself the time you need to recover from a life of alcoholism can bring about some barriers that you see to your success. Some may not be able to leave their children for an extended period of time or maybe you aren’t able to leave the responsibilities of work on hold while you attend inpatient rehab. Outpatient alcohol rehab will allow you the flexibility to attend individual and group therapy sessions, work on relapse prevention skills and learn the life skills needed to maintain your sobriety all the while maintaining your work and home life commitments.
How Long Does Alcohol Rehab Last?
Industry-standard for inpatient rehab suggests that patients stay a minimum of 30 days. This is to give you the time you need to get settled into your new environment, begin to build trust with your counselors and peers, and fully engage in the many therapeutic methods that are offered in your individualized treatment plan.
While 30 days is the minimum, it is recommended, if possible, to extend your stay longer. It has been shown that the longer you stay in treatment the higher the rate of success of sobriety. You will have the option of extending your rehab stay to 60 or 90 days. Addiction begins as a way to cope with painful histories such as traumatic events or it is a way to self-medicate for another compounding health concern. The longer you give yourself for the treatment process, you will have more time to engage in specialized treatment modalities such as trauma therapy or dual diagnosis treatment.
What is Alcohol Rehab Like?
Getting ready to leave for an experience that you have no way of predicting how it will create nervousness and anxiety in some. We are here to put your mind at ease so you know what to expect when you arrive.
After completing your detox process, you will be entered into a customized rehab program that has been created to tailor to your needs. As you go through each day, you will engage in the many treatment methods that are offered that will help you explore the feelings and thoughts that have impacted your ability to stay sober. Often, it is hard to recognize how our thought process affects our behaviors. With the support of your therapist, you will engage in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). These treatment modalities focus on providing you insight into your emotions and how you process them. Many of us are ill-equipped to manage unpleasant feelings due to not being taught effective means of approaching uncomfortable or triggering situations and feelings. As you go through your treatment program, you will learn how to identify what you are feeling, reframe negative thoughts or reactions, and handle stressors with positive coping strategies.
Starting the process of creating a strong, sober community begins when you enter into alcohol rehab. You will engage in 12 step group meetings and SMART recovery meetings to have you become accustomed to how the 12 step fellowship is a supportive environment that you can tap into during and after treatment.
Inpatient rehab is a chance for you to reintegrate forms of self-care back into your life. Riverside residents have been able to learn about the importance of self-care activities through the great amenities offered in treatment. You will have access to a gym, onsite chefs that will incorporate a healthy diet back into your daily routine, and access to activities that will show you that sobriety can be fun! Whether you partake in movie nights or game nights you will be sure to connect with the community around you and share some laughs while you are at it.
What Medications are Used in Alcohol Rehab?
Some that are detoxing off alcohol may experience withdrawal symptoms that are more severe than others. While under the supervision of our nurses and physicians, you will be given medication that will help you detox safely from alcohol.
The medications that can be provided to you are:
Medications provided during detox will help to block the receptors in the brain that create strong cravings for alcohol. Medication given is also a tool to lessen the severity of symptoms that have dangerous side effects such as seizures or delirium tremens (DT’s).
What Happens After Alcohol Rehab
Once you complete alcohol rehab, you will not be released back to your home without having a circle of support around you. We understand the transition from a structured rehab regimen into the environment that your disease progressed in can be overwhelming. Before you exit rehab, your counselor will create an aftercare plan with you for a safe smooth transition that will be sure to support your newfound sobriety.
Your aftercare plan will be created to meet the specific circumstances and environments that you will return home to. You will create a comprehensive plan and schedule that will include alumni group meetings, 12 step or SMART recovery meetings in the community, and support groups that are geared to help you in the first stages of your recovery. Support groups will focus on teaching you relapse prevention skills and give you an open space to discuss any successes or challenges you are facing during your early recovery.
When you finish your rehab program and are creating your aftercare plan, you may realize that the environment you are returning back to is not a supportive environment that will foster your sobriety. Transitioning into a sober living environment will give you the comfort of living in a place that has staff and a group of peers who are experiencing similar situations as they navigate life in early recovery. You will have access to group therapy sessions along with individual sessions to give you the emotional support you need to process hurdles that arise.
Alcohol Rehab in Riverside at Pacific Manor Recovery
Making the decision to revamp your lifestyle to move alcohol out of it and make room for a life of recovery takes courage. We honor our patients’ resilience thus far in their journey and want to provide a space for you to allow self-discovery and growth into your life. Through comprehensive treatment methods, you will be able to heal in your body, mind, and soul.
— Pacific Manor Recovery (@PMRRecovery) October 29, 2021