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Seeking professional treatment for an alcohol use disorder (alcohol addiction, alcohol abuse) is the best way to stop drinking. Many individuals turn to alcohol (and other substances) as a coping strategy to deal with stress, negative feelings, boredom, and past traumas with no intention of becoming a heavy drinker. However, alcohol is very addictive. Over time, the individual will experience physical withdrawals after abstaining from chronic alcohol use. 

AKUA Mind & Body’s Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities initially aims to ease the withdrawal symptoms by close monitoring and prescribing a slow taper of benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines work on the same receptors as alcohol in the brain and can help prevent and worsen the deadly withdrawal effects associated with alcohol. If an individual is experiencing withdrawal symptoms, they will need to be closely monitored in a hospital or residential treatment for approximately 72 hours. Once the acute withdrawal phase is over, our highly trained clinicians aim to identify the underlying triggers resulting in the alcohol use behavior. 

The goal of treatment is to replace negative coping skills and patterns with positive cognitive behavioral skills. Alcohol treatment includes both a pharmacological approach and a psychotherapy approach. Medications are used to prevent cravings associated with alcohol, to lessen or prevent withdrawal effects.

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Abuse of alcohol can have several harmful effects on a person. An individual is more likely to build up a tolerance and eventually become chemically dependent on alcohol the longer they drink. When this happens, it can be very challenging to effectively overcome this possibly fatal type of chemical dependency on one’s own. 

Although alcohol is a depressant, it initially functions more like a stimulant. Alcohol consumption affects brain receptors that are connected to the neurotransmitter dopamine. This results in an early, fleeting reaction that includes improved mood, lowered inhibitions, and a mildly euphoric frame of mind. But in addition to increasing the risk of developing depression, alcohol’s depressive properties will impair speech, coordination, and cognition. 

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Because alcohol is so widely consumed in contemporary society, it may be more difficult for those who suffer from alcohol use disorders to admit they have a problem and to recover from it on their own without the assistance of a reliable addiction treatment facility. At AKUA, we’ve created specialized programming that’s worked wonders in assisting adults in kicking their alcohol addiction, taking back control of their actions, and maintaining long-term recovery.

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How to Help a Loved One Addicted to Alcohol Get Treatment

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Addiction to alcohol has the power to impact not just the drinker but also those closest to them. If you have a friend or family member who struggles with alcoholism, you could feel overwhelmed by the task of supporting them in receiving treatment. But even if you’ve tried before, there are still things you can do to support this person in your life:

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Why consider treatment for alcohol addiction at AKUA

Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive illness that can have crippling or catastrophic consequences. A person loses the ability to lead a fulfilling and productive life as their alcohol dependence increases. Untreated alcoholism can have negative medical repercussions, damage to the liver and kidneys, digestive issues, heart disease, eyesight impairments, brain damage, and increased chance of acquiring certain cancersPregnant women who drink alcohol are more likely to give birth to infants who have specific birth abnormalities. People with alcohol use disorders who do not receive proper treatment at a registered addiction recovery facility are also more likely to have car accidents, family strife, relationship issues, money troubles, and legal issues. It is not exaggerated to say that an alcohol use disorder can impede a person’s ability to grow in their job and hinder their academic success.

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When looking for alcohol addiction treatment, you or your loved one may have been searching broadly for “rehab centers near me?” After completing a thorough evaluation with an intake specialist, one of our expert staff will review the assessment to ensure that we will be able to provide the most appropriate level of care for the individual in need of treatment for alcohol abuse. Once admitted into our addiction center, we provide each person with their own individualized plan of care, which will be implemented in a safe, secure, and structured environment. Your initial evaluation will determine what will best meet all your needs while receiving treatment. We utilize several different therapeutic techniques including the following:

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Medication management

A medicine physician sees each patient who seeks treatment from us within 24 hours to get a complete medical history and to screen for any potential health issues. Patients will also have daily meetings with a psychiatrist to discuss any necessary adjustments and to assess the efficacy of any medications administered to them.

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Group therapy

At AKUA, every patient takes part in group therapy as a primary form of treatment. Discussion points could cover:

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Family therapy:

Families receive family counseling sessions as needed. The purpose of family sessions is to involve the whole family in the care of their loved one and to demonstrate to them how to help them most effectively during this difficult time. There are also programs designed to educate our patients about addictive habits and triggers if they are battling with substance misuse and addiction.

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Experiential therapy:

To assist our patients in their journey toward recovery, we provide a variety of additional programs in addition to the conventional treatment modalities. These extra courses could consist of: 

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Detoxification:

Before actively participating in the therapy process, patients who come to us with worries about chemical dependency first go through the detoxification procedure to get rid of all substances from their systems. Nurses and physicians provide round-the-clock patient monitoring to all patients in our detox center.

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Akua Behavioral Health offers addiction treatment programs in a residential, community-based setting. Our clients stay in our home-like program, with 24-hour supervision to ensure their safety and comfort. Inpatient drug rehab gives clients the best chance at lasting recovery through highly-structured care for those struggling with drug, alcohol and/or their mental health.

Many clients stop experiencing withdrawal symptoms 3 to 7 days after starting our detox program. While the experience may vary due to various factors, Akua Behavioral Health is committed to providing our clients with safe and comfortable detox.

Akua Behavioral Health works with most major insurance plans to ensure quality addiction treatment is accessible for our clients.

 AKUA works closely with most HMO, EPO, and PPO insurance plans including AmeriHealth, HumanaUnited Healthcare, Allcare Health, Highmark, UPMC Health Plan, and is In-Network with Anthem Blue CrossAetnaCignaHealthNetBlue Cross/Blue ShieldMagellanMolinaHMC Health Works, TricareBeacon Health OptionsIKWO, Western Health Advantage, Prime, Multi PlanEHNComPsychFirst Health Network, USAMCO, Triwest, and more.

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