Alcohol abuse and addiction rehab and treatment is long and challenging. This is true not just for the individual but for their friends and family. However, the programs and treatments are necessary to help address the needs of the patient and get them healthy again. But if you or a loved one struggles with alcohol abuse or addiction, then you know getting rehab and treatment is not always accessible. Most individuals don’t have a facility nearby. Fortunately, for patients across the state of Oregon, Crestview Recovery offers an accessible rehab option at our Keizer alcohol rehab center.
Through Crestview Recovery, you don’t have to worry about not having access to treatment. You or your loved one can now get the care they need.
What Is Alcohol Addiction?
Alcohol use disorder or alcohol abuse is a disease. As such, it affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. No one is immune to abusing alcohol. However, everyone deserves and can get treatment. While alcohol addiction and abuse is dependent upon each person’s unique experiences, there are common traits, such as:
- Heavy use
- High tolerance for alcohol
- Drinking at inappropriate times and places (at work, in school, or the morning)
- Avoiding places where there isn’t alcohol available
- Hiding alcohol or drinking
Alcohol abuse and addiction are extremely harmful to patients, both mentally and physically. Without proper intervention and care, it can lead to significant negative health consequences. Unfortunately, most individuals with alcohol use disorder ignore their medical needs until it’s too late. Some common alcohol-related health issues include:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Depression and anxiety
Also, alcohol use disorder weakens your immune system. This causes your body to be more susceptible to disease. Long-time drinkers, as well as binge-drinkers, are more likely to develop pneumonia and be unable to ward off infections successfully.
This is why rehab is so important. A rehab facility treats both mental and clinical issues with addiction, including painful withdrawals, mental disorders, and addictive behaviors.
Treatment at Keizer Alcohol Rehab Center
Our rehab programs and therapies are comprehensive and multi-step. We make sure patients have the support they need through every phase of recovery. As a high-quality rehab program, we provide both mental health treatment and physical clinical intervention to ensure the best possible care.
Often the first step for patients is to detox safely. Withdrawal symptoms can be intense and, if detox is done without supervision, can lead to severe health issues. As withdrawal happens over 48 hours, individuals will display some of the following symptoms at different stages:
- At six to 12 hours: agitation, anxiety, headaches, shaking, nausea and possibly vomiting
- 12 to 24 hours: hand tremors and seizures
- At 48 hours: insomnia, high blood pressure, hallucinations, fever, and sweats
When patients have successfully detoxed, they can be examined for any mental health issues. Often, individuals will abuse alcohol and other substances because they are experiencing another issue. Thus, alcohol becomes a way to cope with the issue, a kind of self-medicating. Most patients aren’t aware they have the underlying issue. However, when it is identified, it needs to be treated simultaneously with the patient’s alcohol use disorder. This can be a very complicated process and can take time. Fortunately, our experts have experience dealing with mental health issues like depression, anxiety disorder, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), eating disorders, and others.
Finally, in programs like cognitive behavioral therapy, patients address their addictive behaviors. For example, common addictive behaviors include obsession, compulsive activity, and denial. Therapeutic treatment individually, in groups, and through family therapy allows patients to work through their issues as well as develop the skills and techniques they need to overcome addiction and abusive behavior.
HOW CRESTVIEW RECOVERY CAN HELP
Patients located in Keizer Oregon can check-in to Crestview Recovery for a nearby and localized drug treatment addiction center. A few of the rehab services we offer patients include:
- Outpatient treatment services
- Intensive outpatient rehab for patients
- Partial inpatient hospitalization
- Dual diagnosis therapy for patients
- Individual and trauma therapy with on-site counseling
Recovery is a long, hard uphill battle requiring extensive care from the experts who can provide it. Let Keizer alcohol rehab center’s experts help your loved one win their battle. If you have any questions about our services, please call 866.262.0531, and we’ll help you find the right treatments to get started.