Do You Need to Check into a Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment?
If you think it’s time to consider the possibility of checking into a center for alcohol and drug treatment, you should know that you are not alone. In fact, some time ago, around 23.5 million people in the country aged 12+ required professional care because of their alcohol/drug abuse issues.
Also, we have to let you know that it really takes a lot of courage to come to such a conclusion. We know that admitting you have an alcohol/drug abuse issue is not easy at all – not to mention how scary the thought is as well.
Still, you might be feeling a bit undecided, and we can understand that. Making such a life-changing decision can be difficult, and being uncertain is only natural in this situation.
And that’s exactly why we will start off by addressing common tell-tale signs that make it clear you require drug/alcohol rehab services:
- You have developed increased tolerance to your drink/drug of choice. This is the first sign that you are dealing with alcohol/drug abuse – or at least starting to deal with it. If you need larger quantities/doses of alcohol/drugs to experience a “buzz,” that makes it very likely for you to engage in alcohol/drug abuse.
- You are unable to control your alcohol/drug intake – even though you promise yourself you won’t go overboard.
- You end up neglecting daily responsibilities so that you can instead drink or take drugs. Even worse, you might even skip school or work to engage in alcohol/drug abuse.
- You feel the need to hide your alcohol/drug abuse habits from your friends and family, and easily become hostile whenever anyone merely mentions the fact that you might have a problem.
- Your alcohol/drug abuse habits get you into legal trouble. If this ever happens, it’s a clear sign you need to check into a center for alcohol and drug treatment.
- You tend to use alcohol and drugs as a means of coping with stress or negative feelings.
- Your alcohol/drug use is starting to take its toll on your health – so much so that even your doctor(s) start to warn you about health complications.
- You actually end up harming yourself or others while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- And, lastly, you start to experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop drinking/taking drugs.
Has the last part got you a bit worried? Well, there’s plenty of reason for concern, as alcohol/drug withdrawal is no joking matter.
Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal – What You Need to Know
Simply put, if you’ve been abusing alcohol/drugs for a particularly long period, your body and brain have gotten used to the chemicals found in them.
As a result, whenever you stop drinking/taking drugs, you will start experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms.
Of course, the symptoms can vary depending on the type of drug. Still, here’s a list of general withdrawal symptoms you might experience when abusing both alcohol and drugs:
- Abdominal Pain
- Mental Confusion
- Heart Palpitations
- Irregular Heart Rate
- Muscle Pains
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Panic Attacks
What’s more, you should know that the severity of your withdrawal can depend on certain factors:
- How long you have been abusing alcohol/drugs.
- How often you take drugs/drink.
- What amount of alcohol/dosage of drugs you abuse.
- If there is a history of drug/alcohol abuse in your family.
- If you drink and take drugs at the same time.
How soon can you expect to experience any symptoms? Well, in the case of alcohol, withdrawal symptoms will start manifesting around 8 hours after you last had a drink.
In the case of drugs, it’s a bit more complicated, as it depends on the type of drug you abuse. Still, here’s a general timeline:
- Heroin – You will start noticing withdrawal symptoms approximately 12 hours after your last dose.
- Prescription Opiates – Withdrawal symptoms start to manifest themselves around 8-12 hours after your last dose.
- Benzodiazepines – Withdrawal symptoms are slower to react, as you will start experiencing them around 1-4 days after your last dose.
- Cocaine – The withdrawal process is quick to act, starting around a few hours after your last dose.
“Can I Overcome Drug/Alcohol Withdrawal on My Own?”
We knew you were going to ask this – even after everything you just read about the withdrawal process.
While we admire your determination, we have to address how dangerous it would be to do something like this.
For one, it’s very likely that you will relapse. No matter how strong your willpower is, the problem is that once the withdrawal symptoms kick into high gear and you start experiencing intense drug/alcohol cravings, it’s not likely that you’ll be able to resist them.
And if you succumb to your cravings, you won’t just relapse. No, you will also be very likely to overdose as well!
What’s more, you should also know that you risk developing Protracted Withdrawal Symptoms if you choose to go through withdrawal on your own – and that’s if you manage to go through the whole process safely (and that’s a pretty big if).
What are these symptoms? Essentially, they are similar to the psychological drug/alcohol withdrawal symptoms we just mentioned, but they tend to last up to a few years, and can even occur randomly!
That’s not all, though – you also risk experiencing:
- Cognitive Impairment
- Severe Fatigue
- Intense Mood Swings
- Anhedonia (the inability to enjoy things/situations that would normally be pleasant)
What causes these symptoms to develop? Lack of proper mental care during withdrawal, mostly.
Lastly, we also need to mention one more serious thing you must consider – the fact that alcohol/drug withdrawal can sometimes be fatal!
So, What’s the Solution Then?
Checking into a reputable center for alcohol and drug treatment, of course. That’s easier said than done, though, as you do have to make sure you choose the right detox facility.
Well, here is what you need to look for when picking a rehab center:
- Proper Mental Care
- One-on-One Counseling
- Round-the-Clock Nursing
- Medical Assistance
- A Fully Sober Environment
- Personalized Treatments (definitely a plus)
However, even with all this info, you would still have to spend a few hours doing thorough research – in most cases, that is.
Fortunately, right now, you won’t have to deal with any of that. That’s because you already found the best center for alcohol and drug treatment there is!
BLVD Treatment Centers – The Safe, Healthy Path to Recovery
We have plenty of experience with helping out people in your situation. We can make it possible for you to regain full control of your life in an emotionally-secure environment, while also offering you access to exactly the kinds of services you need right now:
- Medically-Assisted Detox – Our medical experts will administer you the right counter-drugs to ensure you don’t experience any painful withdrawal symptoms.
- 24/7 Nursing Care – Since you will be under constant medical supervision, you can rest assured that your health will never be at risk.
- Individualized Rehab – We employ recovery specialists who can analyze all the personal and medical data you provide to design a completely personalized detox treatment just for you.
- Proper Privacy – When you check into our inpatient facilities, you don’t have to worry about us asking you to give up your cell phones and laptops. After all, we know how crucial privacy is in such a situation.
- Transport Assistance – If you need help getting to our rehab centers, we’ve got you covered. We can handle travel arrangements on your behalf, and we can even ensure you get to travel alongside a sober companion if you deem it necessary.
What about our inpatient center for alcohol and drug treatment, you ask? Well, you can choose between our Corona and Hollywood facilities. Both centers are luxurious, spacious, and located in exclusive, quiet areas.
Plus, you’ll get to enjoy amazing services and amenities while recovering there:
- One-on-One Counseling
- Group Therapy Sessions
- Social Events
- Chef-Prepared Gourmet Meals
- Psychiatric Evaluations
- A Quality Aftercare Program
- Private/Semi-Private Rooms
- An Overall Sober, Stress-Free Environment
Inpatient rehab isn’t the only kind of detox we offer, though. We also provide access to intensive outpatient treatments as well. They are the perfect choice if your addiction isn’t so severe, or if you would like to benefit from proper motivation post-rehab as well.
Don’t worry about having to alter your day-to-day schedule in any way. If you opt for our outpatient treatments, you’ll get to enjoy 2 very flexible programs:
- The Day Program – Our outpatient center for alcohol and drug treatment can provide you with quality support Monday through Friday, from 10AM to 4PM.
- The Night Program – We are also available every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6PM to 9PM.
What can our outpatient programs offer you? Here’s just a quick rundown of all the activities and services you’d get to enjoy:
- Equine/Art/Music Therapy
- Yoga, Tai-Chi, or Qi-Gong
- SMART Recovery
- Drum Circles
- Process Therapy Groups
- Wellness Groups
- Resistance in Recovery
- Relapse Prevention
- Healthy Relationship Groups
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family System Approaches
- A Wide Array of Recovery Tracks:
- LGBTQ-Affirmative Recovery
- Primetime Recovery
- 12-Step-Based Recovery
- Non-12-Step-Based Recovery
What’s more, we provide access to addiction-oriented educational courses too. Thus, you’ll get to learn about subjects such as:
- How to better manage free time post-rehab.
- What steps you must take to re-adjust to family dynamics post-rehab.
- How to have a normal relationship during recovery.
- How to better manage relapse triggers in social environments.
- What the true root of your alcohol/drug addiction really was.
As for our outpatient facilities, you’ll be happy to know we have numerous treatment centers located in many cities across the country:
Looking for the Best Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment There Is? Then Call 888-537-6671!
We’re available 24/7, and our recovery experts are more than looking forward to providing you with all the answers you seek. Not only that, but they can also assess your financial info to see if your insurance provider can cover your rehab costs.
No need to worry about that taking too long, as eligibility can generally be determined within the same day.
In case it’s not possible, don’t despair – we also provide access to very inclusive financial assistance programs.
Alternatively, we offer budget-friendly private payment plans. Our fees are billed monthly, but we can accommodate bi-weekly payments too.
Privacy-wise, there are no risks. That’s because we:
- Make sure that every phone call you make is 100% confidential.
- Do not keep any credit cards on file.
- Do not keep any insurance records on file.
And here’s the best part – there are no waitlists involved! In fact, most of the time, our patients can start their recovery within 24 hours of contacting us.
So, call 888-537-6671 or get in touch with us online. At our center for alcohol and drug treatment, you will receive the care you need and deserve to fully regain control of your present and future today!