Kennesaw Alcohol Abuse Treatment
Alcohol Addiction Rehab in Cobb County
More people struggle with alcohol abuse than most others realize. The fact is that alcohol is everywhere — from bars and restaurants, to social gatherings, and even work functions, it is practically impossible to escape the presence of alcohol. For someone who struggles with addiction, this can mean temptation and a desire to drink is unavoidable.
With treatment, you can learn to deny the temptation to drink alcohol even if you can’t physically avoid it itself. At North Georgia Recovery Center, our licensed therapists are certified to treat people with alcohol abuse issues and can guide you on your path to recovery. You will have an entire team working with you to create an individualized treatment plan and support you throughout the rehabilitation process. Within our top-notch facilities, you will work with a community that is dedicated to your recovery.
Lifelong recovery is our goal for patients, and in achieving this, individual therapy is a must. Our therapists go beyond the base problem of addiction to ensure patients can healthily deal with issues long after they complete treatment.
Signs of Alcohol Addiction
The prevalence of alcohol in our everyday society and culture can make abuses difficult to identify. Alcohol abuse can often be disguised as “partying” or “relaxing,” when in reality, the person has a problem. It is important to recognize the signs of alcohol addiction in yourself and others, so recovery can begin if necessary.
Excessive drinking is the number one sign of alcohol addiction. Other signs of alcohol abuse may include:
- Mood swings
- Blacking out
- Isolating from friends and family
- Constantly feeling hungover
- Risky behaviors like drinking and driving
- Making excuses to drink or drinking instead of other activities
Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol’s central role in our society means that the long-term effects of drinking alcohol are often downplayed or ignored. The truth is that alcohol can be just as damaging as drug use.
Alcohol abuse can damage the organs and contribute to long-term issues or fatal conditions such as:
- Heart disease
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People turn to alcohol for many reasons. Some struggle with mental health issues, some have a genetic predisposition to alcoholism, and some who drink enjoy the “party” aspect of alcohol and may not recognize that they have a problem.
Your rehabilitation plan may involve the following programs:
Partial hospitalization program (PHP) — This program allows you to receive care for your addiction issues and mental health in a structured environment. You can complete this program from your home with periodic doctor visits, in addition to individual, group, and family therapy.
Intensive outpatient program (IOP) — Structure and accountability are at the core of this program. We offer a variety of therapy methods that can help you work through your struggles and start on the path to recovery.
- Outpatient group (after care) — Following your completion of treatment, we will continue to follow up with you and guide you through recovery. We offer group therapy sessions so you can connect with others in recovery.
Individual therapy — Individual therapy sessions will allow you to discuss any issues you are having and work with our licensed therapists.
- Family therapy — We believe in a family approach to rehabilitation.
Our team will work with you to get to the root of your addiction and craft a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Our facility in Kennesaw offers a variety of programs and therapy options that can be tailored to the demands of your current circumstances and your goals for recovery.
Helping a Loved One Struggling with Alcoholism
It can be a heartbreaking experience to discover that your loved one has a problem with alcohol. At first, it may be easier to deny the issue. However, as time passes and personal, financial, and/or legal problems become more apparent, it is important to face the possibility that your loved one may have substance use disorder and urge them to seek the help they need.
If your son, daughter, parent, or significant other needs help overcoming an alcohol problem, we encourage you to do the following:
- Learn as much about alcohol use disorder as you can before you confront them so you can better understand what they are going through.
- Tell them that you are concerned for their well-being and encourage them to be evaluated by a doctor or therapist.
- Practice what you are going to say. Approach the conversation from a place of love and avoid having a judgmental tone.
- Listen with honesty, compassion, and empathy.
- If they vow to cut back on drinking on their own, ask for a hard commitment and follow up with them often on their progress.
- Consider staging an intervention with they help of a professional if they refuse to acknowledge an obvious problem.
The first step to your recovery is one phone call away. We provide free consultations to ensure we know our patients before we begin building your treatment plan. During this time, we’ll discuss what you are hoping to gain from our programs and will choose programs that will help you achieve your goals.