Alcohol Addiction and Rehab
Lubbock is a hub for art and culture in the state of Texas. Lubbock was one of the first Cultural Districts recognized in the state, and more than 2,300 events are held here every year.
Like most American cities, Lubbock also has citizens who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction. If you or someone you know is suffering from the disease of alcohol addiction in Lubbock, give us a call and our trained specialists will be able to help you find detox and rehab treatment facilities near you. (806) 224-1555
The problem of teen alcohol consumption is also prevalent in Texas, like many other states in the Union. According to a 2013 CEWG study, a report found alcohol to be the primary drug abused by teenagers in Texas. 58 percent of students (grades 7-12) have ever consumed alcohol, and 25 percent used alcohol within the past month, according to a 2012 study completed by CEWG.
Regarding binge drinking, or the heavy consumption of alcohol, defined as drinking five or more drinks at a time, 12 percent of secondary students (grades 7-11) were reported as heavy drinkers. Eleven percent of children in this same age bracket binge drank liquor.
In 2011, A YBRS study found that 73 percent of high schoolers in Texas drank at least one time, and forty percent drank alcohol in the last month. Twenty-four percent of teens binge drank in the last month. This report also compared stats to a 2001 study and found that 81 percent of children in the same age bracket have ever tried alcohol, and 49 percent drank alcohol in the last month. Thirty-one percent were reported to have binge drank in the last month according to this study.
The United States has endured alcohol abuse for generations. It has affected people of every gender, ethnic demographic and age group from seven-years-old and up. In 2008, The SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) subset TEDS (Treatment Episode Data Set) found that 1.8 million people enrolled in treatment centers in the US for alcohol and drug abuse. The majority of these addicts (41%) enrolled for help with their alcohol addiction.
We view alcohol addiction as a disease that can affect anyone. The warning signs of alcoholism aren’t immediately present, which can make it more difficult to detect and acknowledge when one has a problem. Alcohol abuse warning signs may be: Drinking to alleviate stress or to relax, lying or hiding a drinking problem from friends and family, consuming alcohol while driving or operating heavy machinery, and drinking at work. Alcohol addiction signs include drinking more alcohol to achieve the same desired effect, and sickness that one feels when they stop consuming alcohol.
Take courage though, help is here! The abundance those struggling with addiction has created an entire industry of rehab and treatment programs across the country. Many treatment providers offer detox, rehab, aftercare, access to 12-step programs, group meetings, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and luxurious and comfortable sober living facilities.
Alcohol Abuse Treatment
We provide a wide range of treatment programs for those suffering alcohol and drug addiction. Statistically, the most effective type of therapy is inpatient treatment. Inpatient therapy is medically managed, 24-hour supervised care that removes addicts away from their toxic environments and temptations so they can focus on healing and recovery. Our outpatient treatment centers are also available for people who aren’t able to go to an inpatient center. Outpatient treatment is much less expensive, and it offers flexibility for those people who may have to work or have other family responsibilities that prevent them from committing to an inpatient facility.
Additional therapies we offer include cognitive-behavioral, equine, family, individual, yoga, and group therapies. Each of these approach addiction in different ways, and they reach different personality types, giving people options for care that is best suited for them.
One of the most popular treatments is cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps clients see their addictions and the impact they are having on their lives as well as the lives of their friends and loved ones. Clients also learn vital coping skills in cognitive-behavioral therapy that allow them to live happy and healthy lives, while avoiding the temptation of relapse after their rehab.
Group therapy is also a common treatment. In group, clients find the comfort and support of other addicts who are struggling with similar afflictions. Some find it easier to open up and share with others, which eventually leads to accountability for one’s addictive behavior and results in healing.
Family therapy is popular among clients who have severely damaged family relationships through their substance abuse. Some benefits of family treatment include learning communication skills among members of the family, repairing the support system that family provides, and restoring those relationships and roles within the family, all of which are essential to fostering healthy relationships in the family.
The initial treatment, and often times the first step in rehab is detoxification- or detox. The purpose of detox is to purge the system of the toxins found in drugs and alcohol so the client can have a clear mind and body to begin the rehab process. The detox process also helps clients cope with withdrawals, and our specialists also build a custom-tailored treatment plan for each client, upon the completion of detox.
Detox Leads to Withdrawal
A natural occurrence when detoxing is withdrawal. Withdrawal is the body’s rebellion to compel the person to continue substance abuse. When people use alcohol and mind-altering substances, the brain releases feel-good neurotransmitters. The brain then stops producing these natural chemicals, sensing that others are in the system. When a client stops using, there are no natural dopamine and endorphins, so the body reacts with withdrawal symptoms that create cravings and symptoms of sickness to urge the body to use again. These symptoms can range from mild cravings to seizures and even death. We help clients through their withdrawal in the detox process. Our therapies limit withdrawal, and we provide medications to reduce the severe symptoms of withdrawal. The entire process is medically managed with 24-hour supervised care.
Addiction Is a Disease
We see addiction as a disease. We also highly recommend traveling to our rehab and treatment centers for care. The benefits of travel include providing the client with a fresh start away from the people, circumstances and environments that can make substance abuse too easy.
Medical professionals acknowledge that each client is different, with their own personalities, substance abuse, psychology and physiology. They have their own needs, and the effects of substances can vary greatly from one person to the next. Therefore, our treatment methods are custom-crafted for each person who enrolls.
Create an Intervention
One of the most effective ways to help a friend or family member struggling with alcohol or drug addiction is to create an intervention for them. An intervention is a gathering of friends and loved ones who share, in a non-judgmental way, how the addict’s behavior has adversely affected each one of them. Our specialists can help you create an intervention based on love, compassion and care. If you’d like to create an intervention for someone in Lubbock, TX, call our specialists today! (806) 224-1555
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The most difficult thing for some addicts is admitting they have a problem and asking for help. It takes bravery, courage and faith. Take heart though, it doesn’t matter how often you fall in your addiction, if you can get up, you can seek help and keep fighting. We understand recovery is a journey. Many addicts experience relapse and setbacks. Our therapies will help you avoid relapse, and encourage you to stay away from the circumstances, places and people that tempt you to use again.
We employ treatment professionals who have gone through the program themselves as recovered addicts. There’s an axiom among addicts that the best way to complete a maze is with someone who knows the way out. These treatment professionals who are recovered addicts can sponsor and mentor current clients on their road to recovery.
Once you finish rehab, we strongly suggest enrolling in an aftercare program. Aftercare is the last step in rehab, and provides clients a way to transition back to a normal lifestyle with less risk of relapse. Aftercare can be a half-way house, sober living facility or inpatient/outpatient care. We also have comfortable sober living homes available to you.
The bottom line: Sobriety is possible. It’s our mission to help you find it and keep it. Many clients have completed our rehab program and have conquered the disease of addiction to resume happy, healthy lives. If you live in Lubbock, Texas, give us a call and our trained experts will answer your questions on alcohol addiction and help you on the path to recovery! Call us today at (806) 224-1555 and start your recovery now!