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Perhaps one of the oldest and most commonly consumed addictive substances in the world, alcohol is something that plays a part in many people’s lives. From social events to dinners at home, drinking alcohol is a commonplace habit that millions of Americans can participate in without ever having an issue. But for others, their alcohol consumption spirals out of control until it becomes an addiction.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), nearly 15 million Americans over the age of 12 are currently dealing with an addiction to alcohol. But each year, only an estimated 7 percent of these people actually seek help for their problem. Alcohol-related illnesses account for 18 percent of emergency room visits, and nearly 100,000 alcohol-related deaths in the U.S. every year.


What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism, more commonly referred to as alcohol use disorder these days, is a chronic brain disease that makes people crave alcohol. These people are unable to control their drinking, even when they know that it is causing problems with their health or their daily lives. Alcoholism is an addiction, and it changes how your brain works by making it so that drinking is the only thing that makes you feel happy and relaxed. This makes it extremely difficult to stop drinking, as alcoholics will experience a range of negative withdrawal symptoms such as illness, depression, anxiety, and more, if they try to stop drinking without proper treatment.


Who Becomes Addicted to Alcohol?

Men

Taking the first step toward sobriety for men can be notoriously difficult. Seeking help by checking into alcohol rehab does not show weakness, it shows strength. Our care team is trained to help you face the expectations of your loved ones and help develop the skills and tools needed to find balance in your work and social life. If you are ready to start treatment, we are ready to help.

Women

Women experience alcoholism differently than men. Whether it is the physical effects or the mental load, our care team understands that women have different needs in treatment. This includes creating a personalized care plan that helps prepare you to transition into a sober life with the unique pressures women experience in mind. We also offer private rooms so that you feel comfortable and safe at all times.

Young Adults

Access to alcohol and exposure to excessive drinking is very common for young adults. This can lead to feelings of missing out and social pressure to participate. With this in mind, our care team will openly listen to your challenges and feelings about drinking. We will work through what contributes to your alcohol use and identify changes in your thoughts and behaviors to help get your life back on track.

Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

As with any other disease, alcoholism has certain signs and symptoms that can help you to decide if you are suffering from this disorder. The most common ones include:

  • Frequently ending up drinking more or longer than you meant to.
  • You can’t cut down on or stop drinking, even when you try.
  • Drinking so much you can’t remember what you did (blackouts).
  • You spend a lot of your time drinking or recovering from hangovers.
  • You crave alcohol when you aren’t drinking.
  • Personal and professional relationships are strained or broken due to your drinking.
  • You’ve kept drinking even when you realize it is having a negative impact on your life.
  • You’ve cut back or stopped activities, hobbies, or interests to drink instead.
  • Having to drink more and more in order to feel the same effect.
  • Driving or participating in other risky activities when drinking.
  • Suffering from withdrawal symptoms when you go too long without a drink.

Risk Factors for Alcoholism + Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism and alcohol addiction are considered a mental health disorder because of the way that it affects the way that your brain works. Like other mental health conditions, the risk factors for addiction usually fall under four different categories:

Your Environment

Different environmental factors, from your home environment to who your friends are to traumatic experiences, have been found to play a part in experimenting with alcohol, and becoming addicted.

Your Genetics

People who have a family history of alcohol abuse are at a higher risk of becoming an alcoholic themselves, as certain genetic traits affect addiction.

A History of Mental Health Issues

For people who have an existing mental health issue, the risk of becoming an alcoholic is twice that of someone without mental health issues.

When You Start Drinking, and How You Do It

Other things that can heavily influence a person’s likelihood of becoming addicted is trying alcohol at a very young age, as well as participating in binge drinking.

Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

After detox, we recommend transitioning into our alcohol rehab in Orange County. We treat every individual and their circumstances for what they are—unique. By providing a variety of therapy options and group work, we create a well-balanced schedule to support you as you transition into sustainable sobriety.

We know that expectations and pressures vary on who you are, so at our center we tailor treatment to young adults, women, men, and most importantly, you.

Alcohol Addiction Recovery in Orange County, CA

The family setting of our alcohol addiction recovery center in Orange County allows for clients to form a close bond with staff as well as current and other clients. Creating community and an environment of understanding is key in treating those who suffer from alcohol use disorder. This lays the groundwork for ongoing support in the future from 12-Step Programs and other support groups.

We offer private rooms for your comfort and to ensure that you are comfortable and secure while attending alcohol rehab in Orange County. Our team is available 24/7 and at a 2:1 staff to client ratio, we ensure that your needs will always be addressed at any time of day. Call us today at 949-426-7962 to learn more about our admissions process.

Testimonials

  • I would just like to share how Grateful I am with my experience through my addiction at this facility. I couldn’t possibly ask to be in such a “SAFE/COMFORTABLE” environment while receiving treatment for my addiction. I would just like to say Thank you sooo much to ALL the staff there from the Nurse’s to counselors and therapist all of you are a True Blessing in helping me through my journey of sobriety. I couldn’t feel more comfortable there on how they monitored my physical health and on dealing with my emotional health with there therapy sessions and groups I truly see them ALL as Family!

    Andrew N.
    Patient
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    Vanessa
    Patient
  • This place helped saved my life, and a great stepping stone to get my life on the right track. Was there first client under new management, caring staff and owners, comfortable place to get you on your feet in sobriety.

    George
    Patient
  • Great Staff. Comfortable Environment. Awesome place to Get Clean and Sober. Thank you guys for everything.

    Matt
    Patient

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