Though alcohol use enjoys social acceptability, one cannot deny the fact that it is an addictive substance, the abuse of which leads to dependence. Alcohol is a substance just like any other drug and its addiction can have grave short- and long-term physical, mental, and social consequences. People battling an alcohol use disorder (AUD) can get relief from their symptoms only through a proper substance abuse treatment program administered at a credible behavioral health center.
At times, alcohol use is accompanied by psychological disorders, which result in a dual diagnosis. Invictus Health Group offers comprehensive alcohol addiction programs for alcoholism and for a dual diagnosis of alcoholism and a mental disorder.
Despite the comparatively watered-down perception of alcohol addiction, alcoholism has serious physiological effects on the organs:
Brain: Alcohol obstructs the communication pathways in the brain, causing mood swings, coordination issues and difficulty in decision making.
Heart: Alcohol consumption can cause strokes, hypertension, irregular heartbeats, and damage heart muscles.
Pancreas: Drinking large quantities of alcohol on a daily basis may lead to toxic and inflammatory pancreatitis.
Liver: Alcohol consumption can cause heavy damage to the liver in terms of fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, and webbing of liver tissues, affecting its ability to function efficiently.
Apart from the physical effects, alcoholism can also substantially increase the risk of developing the following conditions:
Cancer: Past research has shown that chronic alcohol abuse can lead to the development of seven different types of cancers including mouth, esophageal, pharyngeal, laryngeal, breast, bowel, and liver cancer. Alcohol is absorbed by the bloodstream causing overall damage.
Immunity: Long-term alcohol consumption weakens immunity leaving those dependent on alcohol susceptible to pneumonia, hepatitis, and tuberculosis.
Mental disorders: Alcoholism may cause signs and symptoms of mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and psychosis. It may also lead to antisocial behavior leading to social isolation.
Alcohol is an acceptable part of the social fabric of the United States. This is the reason why identifying a problem with alcohol consumption might be tough. However, there are certain red flags that one can look out for.
Invictus Health Group understands that for recovery and sobriety to be long-lasting, an alcohol addiction treatment program needs to be based on the patients’ use habits, severity, and duration of alcohol use. A successful substance abuse treatment program would treat the patient for both physical and mental dependence on alcohol.
Further, our rich experience in the field of addiction treatment has taught us that at times, a patient needs to move away from the triggers and stressors completely. It is for this reason, that we offer the option of residential alcohol treatment in comfortable and modern facilities established at various locations.
We offer alcohol abuse programs at the following locations:
People start using alcohol due to various reasons. Some fall in the trap of alcoholism as a result of bad choices, poor decisions, and family history. Others might use alcohol to self-medicate anxiety, depression, trauma or other life-numbing experiences. This co-presence of an AUD and a mental disorder is called dual diagnosis.
Invictus Health Group provides comprehensive intervention modalities to simultaneously treat both, alcoholism and a mental disorder at its licensed behavioral health center.
Depending on the severity of an addiction, a patient at Invictus Health Group may be referred to any of the following program.
Patients will step down through levels of care as they move closer to recovery.
The admission process at Invictus Health Group has been simplified to include a few easy steps. This has been done to ensure that a patient starts receiving personalized treatment as soon as possible. The steps for admission to our alcohol addiction treatment program are:
Once an individual expresses an interest in enrolling for treatment at our substance abuse treatment center, an admission specialist calls them to conduct an interview. The aim of this interaction is to assess the patient’s needs and create a personalized treatment plan. During this session, a mutually agreeable admit date is also set.
The patient arrives at their preferred location on the set admit date to begin treatment. They complete the paperwork, review the rules and regulations, bid goodbye to their family members, and settle in.
The patient is introduced to their medical team and walked through their customized treatment plan. Depending on their arrival time at the facility, they can start participating in therapy sessions from the first day itself.
The medical team assigned to a patient chooses a range of treatment modalities to provide maximum benefit to the patient. Moreover, these modalities and interventions are changed as the patient progresses and their needs change.
Invictus Health Group encourages families to be a part of the substance abuse treatment process. This usually happens after a week in treatment.
Patients stay at an Invictus Health Group facility for anywhere between 30 to 90 days depending on the severity of their addiction. We also offer continuing care programs for up to one year after discharge.
Invictus Health Group is an innovative leader in the mental health and addiction treatment industry, with a formidable team of professional doctors, therapists, alternative therapy experts, and residential attendants. Our team is committed to individualize substance abuse treatment for each person ensuring lasting recovery.
For more information about how our effective alcohol abuse treatment programs can help you or a loved one achieve lasting recovery, call our 24/7 helpline 866-548-0190 and speak to a representative. You can also chat online with a representative for further assistance.
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