Why Choose Residential Substance Abuse Treatment?
Serenity Springs Recovery Center’s residential substance abuse treatment program is an ideal option for those who need to heal outside of their existing environment. Men who are trying to beat drug addiction may find it challenging to do so in the same physical space as many of the triggers that supported their addiction before.
Dealing with all the things that may have promoted substance abuse in the past is hard enough. It can be exponentially hard for men who try to do so around the same people and places that perpetuated drug and alcohol abuse in the past.
Men who are looking for a new life and a new path forward will find it in residential addiction treatment at Serenity Springs. Because of the extent to which our program promotes inner peace, our guests feel stronger in mind and body when it’s time to transition after their stay.
What To Expect from Residential Treatment Services
Each treatment center program is individualized to the person in recovery. We use a multidisciplinary immersion program that caters to mind, body and spirit during addiction treatment. It’s important to address all three during recovery to assure success at the end of the program. Some of the resources provided to men during residential addiction treatment include:
- Psychiatric care
- Full-service medical staff
- EMDR therapy
- Family services
- One-on-one therapy
- Professional chef
- Weekly outing
- Team sports and athletics
- Aftercare planning
By creating individualized treatment plans for each of the men who engage in recovery at our treatment center, we can work through some of the habits that may be holding them back from healing and create new healthy coping mechanisms.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs at Serenity Springs
For some men, residential treatment programs simply are not an option. This doesn’t mean, however, that drug abuse wins. We offer an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that combines clinical techniques with an immersion program specifically geared towards helping those dealing with alcohol abuse. We have a team of clinicians and staff, all of whom have personal experience with addiction and a professional resume of success in helping guests overcome harmful patterns of addiction.
One of the reasons we take an intensive and immersive approach is the apprehension some guests feel about not immediately changing their physical environment or engaging in alcohol addiction rehab in a residential setting. While our Edgewater recovery center is structured to promote healing in a residential environment, the truth is that this isn’t always possible for all our guests. Because we’re invested in recovery from alcohol addiction for those who want it, our intensive outpatient programs are structured to be just as immersive and intensive as many of our residential programs. This is our way of ensuring everyone who desires treatment receives it, whether residential or outpatient.
Why Choose Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Far too many men struggling with alcohol addiction mistakenly believe that if they can’t receive inpatient services, healing isn’t possible. This couldn’t be further from the truth. When it comes to substance abuse, doing something is always better than doing nothing at all. In fact, we designed our intensive outpatient treatment program to be as rigorous in many ways as our residential approach. Making the decision to center drug and alcohol rehab in any setting is a major feat. Therefore, as one of the best treatment centers, we want to ensure we have the programs in place to meet each of you right where you are. For some, this means an outpatient program that allows you to couple drug and alcohol rehab with remaining engaged in your daily life.
As such, our intensive program allows men to get the help they need to overcome alcohol addiction at Serenity Springs Recovery Center. Choosing intensive outpatient treatment for alcohol addiction is an investment in yourself and your future. While you may be apprehensive about receiving treatment while still continuing to be present in your life as it is, our program is structured to provide as much support and help as possible to help you navigate healing right where you are.
What To Expect From Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services
As with residential treatment, our intensive outpatient program is heavily skewed towards each individual guest. But there are components of this program that are shared experiences. For instance, we engage in small group therapy so the men participating in this program can share their experiences and lean on one another for support during group sessions. In these groups, we maintain a two-to-one staff ratio at all times so each member of the group feels they’re getting the support they need to help them on the path to recovery.
We also have an immersion therapy program that implements daily steps for each guest that will help keep them focused both while they’re at our treatment center and while walking through life outside of it. We offer therapeutic services for individuals, couples and families impacted by alcohol addiction. While some treatment centers focus solely on the individual struggling with substance abuse, Serenity Springs Recovery Center takes a different approach. We believe one of the best ways to truly heal is by ensuring the connections most important to our guests remain intact. This may mean couples or family counseling is needed to address some of the wounds caused by alcohol addiction.
Individualized Treatment Plans for Aftercare
When our guests have done the necessary work to recover, they may be nervous about what the next steps might be after leaving a treatment facility. After all, doing the work is hard enough, but it can feel overwhelming to consider implementing all you learned during this program in your daily life. Many of our guests express this apprehension before they even complete treatment, which can cause further stress during an already tenuous healing process. At Serenity Springs Recovery Center, we know recovery continues even after you complete one of our programs. In fact, this may be the most important aspect of treatment, as this is the point at which you take all you’ve learned about your alcohol addiction and recovery and apply it to your daily life.
For many men completing treatment, recovery is a scary time because of the sheer number of unknown factors and the extent to which their healing may be compromised. For some, it means a return to an environment that may be full of triggers for drug and alcohol use. For others, the uncertainty can feel overwhelming.
What To Expect From Substance Abuse Treatment Aftercare
At Serenity Springs Recovery Center, we take as hands-on an approach to aftercare, as we do to the therapeutic components of rehab. We’ll give you the tools necessary to be successful upon leaving one of our treatment centers so the chances of remaining sober are high.
We’ll create and help you sustain a strong support system and help you find the right sober living environment that ensures you can continue the healthy habits you developed while in treatment. Areas of focus during aftercare include:
- Finding a sober living environment
- Ongoing outpatient therapy
- Access to medical providers and alcohol addiction specialists
- Individual counseling
We make sure our guests know the support and care they receive from our staff while navigating our treatment programs don’t end when they leave. We’re always here to help during aftercare and beyond to ensure each of our guests successfully overcomes alcohol addiction and can reclaim the life they deserve.
What You Need To Know About Alcohol Abuse
People abuse alcohol for many reasons. Some engage in drug and alcohol use to reduce anxiety or dispel depression. Others do so to heighten a good mood; it’s all dependent on the individual and their current circumstance. Simply stated, people who abuse alcohol become addicted to the way the substance makes them feel.
The main problem, however, is in the way the alcoholic feels when they don’t have alcohol in their system. The emotions and thought processes that take place in the alcoholic’s mind when they’re sober are the major driving force that brings people back to drinking. Drug addiction works in similar ways.
Why do people continue to abuse alcohol despite experiencing negative consequences?
The heavy drinker continues to abuse alcohol after experiencing negative consequences for many reasons. Simply stated, the individual hasn’t found a sufficient solution to the way they experience life without having alcohol change the way they feel. The main problem for the alcoholic is the way they feel when not drinking.
At Serenity Springs Recovery Center, we realize that the negative consequences of alcoholism are rooted in more than just physical dependence. This is one of the reasons our program takes a mind, body and spirit approach to addiction recovery.
What are some warning signs of alcohol abuse and alcoholism?
Some common warning signs that someone is abusing alcohol are:
- Drinking alone/in secret
- Making excuses for drinking
- Blacking out
- Choosing to drink over other obligations
- Lack of interest in positive things
- A negative mood when not drinking
- General lack of interest in things they used to enjoy
- An inability to control intake once starting
What are the short-term effects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism?
Some of the short-term consequences of abusing alcohol and alcoholism are impaired judgment, blackouts, vomiting, nausea, insomnia, lack of appetite, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, headaches, coma and death.
What are the long-term effects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism?
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can produce numerous long-term negative physical, mental and emotional consequences. The physical consequences of long-term alcohol abuse and alcoholism can include but are not limited to internal organ damage (liver and kidneys), brain damage (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, aka “wet brain”), damage to the central nervous system, cancer, ulcers, high blood pressure and stroke.
The mental consequences of long-term drug and alcohol abuse can be severe. Substance abuse can significantly alter a person’s brain chemistry. One primary consequence of chronic alcohol abuse is depression and anxiety. Ironically, a person who uses alcohol to treat anxiety and depression will likely find these symptoms increase when there’s no alcohol in their system. Many abusers develop a mental dependence on alcohol. When they aren’t drinking, all the person can seem to think about is alcohol. In addition, long-term alcohol abusers can have difficulty with both their short-term and long-term memory. In extreme cases, a user can develop “wet brain,” in which a person essentially develops alcohol-related dementia, an irreversible form of brain damage.
Some of the most severe consequences of abusing alcohol are emotional. Emotional issues are usually a major driving force behind an individual continuing to use despite negative consequences. After time, someone who becomes dependent on alcohol will be unable to control either good or bad emotions. Alcohol is a depressant; therefore, it’s not surprising for a person abusing alcohol to become depressed over time. Getting to and fixing the root emotional issues is a key factor in ensuring an individual’s long-term sobriety.
What are some signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?
Some physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are shakiness, sweating, chills and nausea. An individual experiencing the symptoms may feel like they’re getting the flu. Alcohol withdrawal can also affect a person’s mood and behavior, creating a feeling of restless nervousness coupled with anxiety. In more severe cases of alcohol withdrawal, a person may actually experience hallucinations and, in the most acute cases, can suffer from life-threatening delirium tremens, which can bring on seizures and even death.
How long does alcohol withdrawal last?
Alcohol withdrawal can last weeks and may have potentially deadly consequences. Withdrawal from alcohol should never be done alone. The potential danger associated with alcohol withdrawal should never be overlooked, and the highest precautions should always be used. Seeking an alcohol treatment center that medically assists the alcoholic through the detox process is always the recommendation and priority of addiction professionals.
Three Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal
- The first stage usually commences at approximately 8 hours from the last drink. In this stage, the person withdrawing usually reports high levels of anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, agitation, nausea, shaky hands and sweating.
- The second stage of alcohol withdrawal occurs between 24 and 72 hours of the user’s last drink. During this stage, they may experience heart palpitations and high blood pressure, along with many of the symptoms from stage 1 being exacerbated. Alcohol withdrawal peaks at approximately 72 hours after the last drink.
- This begins the third stage, the most severe of the three stages of alcohol withdrawal. During this time, people have been reported to experience hallucinations, high fever, seizures, and even death.
Types of Alcohol Rehab for Men Offered at Serenity Springs Recovery Center
It’s possible to discover a road to recovery from alcohol addiction. In order to successfully recover from any addiction, all three parts of the disease — mind, body and spirit — must be treated effectively. Many recovered alcoholics found success with residential or intensive outpatient treatment programs that emphasize immersion for successful substance abuse treatment.