If you’re ready to start the journey to sobriety from alcohol addiction, Paramount is here to help with an all-inclusive treatment program. We believe in developing a collaborative relationship with our clients and are committed to creating an environment of support and trust so you can feel comfortable taking the next steps in your recovery journey. Learn more about how you can start on the path to a brighter future in this article.
Alcohol addiction can have devastating effects on an individual’s physical and mental health, including increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and liver disease. Long-term alcohol abuse can also cause psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts in certain people.
At Paramount, we believe that getting your life back after alcohol addiction is possible. We approach alcohol addiction treatment holistically and commit to helping you set attainable goals that put you on the path to a successful recovery.
Our team of highly trained professionals utilizes an innovative combination of evidence-based approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy with 12-step programs and art therapy, yoga, and meditation as healing modalities in both our inpatient and outpatient programs.
Each treatment option has benefits that will complement certain lifestyles more than others, and we understand not every patient is the same, which is why we offer multiple treatment options, such as inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, and medically supervised detoxification.
Approaching a loved one who is struggling with alcohol addiction can be challenging. The best way to start the conversation is by expressing your concerns and being honest about what you have noticed. It can also be helpful to open the conversation to provide resources, such as our expert team of addiction professionals at Paramount Wellness Retreat, who can help them through their recovery journey.
Families struggling with a loved one’s alcohol addiction can feel powerless, but there are ways to help. Paramount’s family therapy program helps families develop healthier communication and problem-solving skills, which are essential to any successful recovery process.
Alcohol addiction, particularly long-term alcohol use, affects the density and structure of neurons in each region of the brain, often reducing the amount or size of neurons in certain parts of the brain and rewiring neural pathways, particularly in the reward centers of the brain.
Short-term alcohol use (e.g. going to a party and having a few drinks) interrupts the ability of neurons to effectively communicate with each other across the brain, causing effects such as blurred vision, impaired memory and judgment, and lack of motor coordination.
Alcohol addiction can be difficult to recognize, but certain warning signs indicate a problem. These include:
Frequent or intense cravings for alcohol
Drinking more than intended, or in secret
Neglecting responsibilities in favor of drinking
Continuing to drink despite negative consequences
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking
Paramount offers comprehensive alcohol addiction treatment that focuses on the individual needs of each patient. Our treatment model is based on evidence-based practices and utilizes individual, group, and family therapy to ensure successful outcomes.
When it comes to alcohol addiction treatment, one of the most important steps is withdrawal and detoxification. During the withdrawal period, individuals will likely experience a wide range of symptoms including body aches, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, and irritability. Those undergoing detoxification at Paramount will be medically supervised and closely monitored by trained medical professionals.
Maintaining sobriety is the most difficult and important part of recovery, and we provide a variety of resources to help clients achieve long-term abstinence. Paramount offers recovery support groups, outpatient aftercare, and one-on-one counseling to help clients build strong coping mechanisms.
Exercise: helps to increase energy and self-confidence, both of which are important for maintaining sobriety over the long term.
Support Groups: participating in support groups can be an effective way to stay connected to a sober community
Journaling: writing down thoughts and feelings helps you recognize triggers for unhealthy behaviors
Flakka / Bath Salts
LSD / Psilocybin / Hallucinogens
Cannabis / Weed / Synthetic Cannabis