Miami, FL Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs
Many people ask: Why do I need to check into a rehab center to stop drinking? They think they can do it on their own. But if you have developed an alcohol addiction, you should never try to go through withdrawal alone. That’s why Harbor Village is here to help.
Alcohol is one of the worst drugs to withdraw from due to the painful, even life-threatening symptoms that occur when you stop drinking. Treatment for alcohol abuse should include a clinically supervised alcohol detox regimen especially designed for your individual needs.
Withdrawal symptoms can onset as early as two hours after your last drink and last for weeks. The severity of symptoms can range from mild to extremely severe and can sometimes even be fatal.
Because of the unpredictable severity of your withdrawal symptoms, it is important to seek proper medical assistance as a qualified detox facility such as Harbor Village. At our secure, comfortable setting in Miami, Florida, our dedicated staff will help ease the discomfort of your withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Sleeping difficulties
- Breathing difficulties
- Fluctuating heart rate
- Extreme confusion
Treating your alcohol addiction
Alcoholism is a disorder of the mind categorized by the inability to control alcohol consumption, preoccupation with drinking, and continuing to use alcohol despite negative consequences. If you suffer from alcoholism you may also develop a tolerance for drinking over time, causing you to need higher amounts and use more frequently to achieve the same effects.
The disease is powerful enough to cause negative effects in multiple areas of your life, including family, friends, school and work. The effects of long-term use include serious health issues (damage to the brain, heart, liver, pancreas and immune system), impaired judgement, anemia, memory lapses and even blackouts.
At Harbor Village, our team of clinicians and therapists use medication, psychotherapy, behavior modification, nutritional therapy, support groups and family therapy as elements of your addiction recovery plan. There are also some drugs that have been used to treat alcoholism effectively, such as Naltrexone, Acamprosate and Topiramate.
Know the signs of alcoholism
If you think you or a loved one may be suffering from alcoholism, look for the following symptoms:
- Slurred, agitated speech
- Frequently under the influence of alcohol
- Constantly smelling of alcohol on the breath and clothing
- Keeping hidden stashes of alcohol to satisfy alcohol cravings
- Showing up to work or school intoxicated
- Using alcohol to alleviate anxiety, stress, or sleeping difficulties
- Attempting to disguise alcohol use
- Drinking under dangerous circumstances (drinking and driving, drinking while handling children, etc.)
- Making unsuccessful attempts to reduce or stop drinking altogether
- Increased tolerance for alcohol
Don’t wait to get help for alcoholism. Call Harbor Village today!
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