Josh Chandler | January 26, 2022

Santa Clarita Alcohol Rehab

Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction, is the most serious type of substance use issue when it comes to drinking. The harmful pattern of alcohol use can ruin relationships and take over your life if left untreated. The Santa Clarita alcohol rehab program at Muse Treatment can provide the recovery tools needed to overcome alcoholism.

To seek addiction treatment, you must first identify the problem. The signs and symptoms of alcoholism include:

  • A robust and uncontrollable desire to drink
  • Lacking interest in usual activities and hobbies
  • Developing a tolerance to alcohol and needing to drink more to achieve the same level of intoxication
  • Becoming secretive, lying, and hiding drinking
  • Appearing drunk more regularly, often appearing tired, unwell, or irritable
  • Drinking is beginning to damage your life and takes precedence over other people’s needs, social functions, and responsibilities
  • Withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking
  • Engaging in risky behavior while drinking like driving, fighting, or taking uncharacteristic risks
  • An inability to stop or control your drinking
  • Constantly thinking about or planning for your next drink
  • Continuing to drink even when it begins to harm your health, relationships, and jobs

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When Is it Time to go to Alcohol Rehab?

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the signs and symptoms of alcoholism, or if you find that drinking is becoming an obsession and is getting in the way of your life, yet you can’t stop, it may be time to go to rehab. In Santa Clarita, residents can turn to Muse Treatment’s Santa Clarita alcohol rehab program for help.

What Is Alcohol Rehab Like?

There are two main types of treatment in our Santa Clarita alcohol rehab program: psychological and psychosocial. These involve counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, mutual help such as 12-step groups or SMART recovery groups, and pharmacological treatments.

Alcohol treatment centers are all different and may include inpatient or outpatient services, sober places to live while you rehabilitate, and various types of therapy and other services. At Muse Treatment’s Santa Clarita alcohol rehab program, we offer an integrated program of evidence-based therapy options, combined with holistic and spiritual healing, combined with physical health care for a holistic approach to treatment.

Alcohol Detox: The First Step

Detox is an essential step in rehabilitation that involves stopping drinking entirely so the body can adjust to not having any alcohol in your system any longer. Many people with alcohol addiction may feel dread or anxiety about withdrawal symptoms and will continue to drink to avoid this experience.

Some alcohol withdrawal symptoms may be mild to moderate, including:

  • Headache
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety and mood swings
  • Brain fog
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nightmares and insomnia

There are serious symptoms that come with alcohol detox that can become dangerous or even deadly if untreated by medical professionals. If you have been drinking heavily or drinking for a long time, delirium tremens is a concern. Otherwise known as “the DTs,” delirium tremens is a set of dangerous withdrawal symptoms that include:

  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • High fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Delirium tremens can lead to death if the symptoms are not treated within a medical facility. This is why a medical detox program is vital for anybody with a substance use disorder. At Muse Treatment, our medical team will be there for you as you detox. Using a trauma-informed approach, top-tier medical care, and counseling to ensure you are healthy and safe, we can keep you as comfortable as possible as your body adjusts to the lack of alcohol in its system.

Medications That Can Be Used During Alcohol Detox

Some medications that can be used during alcohol detox include:

  • Naltrexone – reduces alcohol cravings and the pleasurable effects it has on the body
  • Vivitrol – an extended-release version of Naltrexone
  • Disulfiram – causes adverse effects to the body when you drink alcohol, making the act of drinking unpleasant
  • Acamprosate – reduces alcohol cravings and withdrawal symptoms during detox

Do You Have to Go to Rehab After Detox?

Detoxing is only one part of the whole picture of rehabilitation and recovery. Alcoholism is often the symptom of underlying causes. At Muse Treatment’s Santa Clarita alcohol rehab program, we can customize your treatment plan to receive the best possible, personalized program. Through behavioral therapy, groups, and other treatment provided as you live inside a 100% sober facility, our professionals and your peers will offer you the support you need as you learn the long-term recovery skills that will help you through the rest of your life in sobriety. Recovery is not a destination; it is a lifelong process. With our assistance, you can remain in recovery long term and always have somewhere to turn when you come across the inevitable bumps in the road.

Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

Our inpatient Santa Clarita alcohol rehab program allows patients to spend 24 hours per day inside a rehab facility, usually for a minimum of 30 days, physically removing themselves from the stresses, people, places, and substances that may cause them to be tempted to relapse.

Living within our safe and sober rehab center involves full days of programming in a structured routine. You will get up in the mornings, attend groups, therapy, medical appointments, educational programs, and counseling, eat healthy, and get exercise. Your schedule will be customized to suit your unique needs, with plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate yourself as you reflect upon what you have learned.

Inpatient rehab is recommended to anybody with a high level of addiction, people who have a dual diagnosis, people who have a history of relapsing, and resistant to treatment. Health-related issues can be taken care of and monitored at all hours of the day, with medical care available immediately if needed.

Outpatient Alcohol Rehab

After leaving inpatient rehab and moving back home, many patients will continue their treatments through an outpatient program. These are programs in which you live outside the facility but commute back in for regular treatments, with the goal of transitioning you back to your everyday life and responsibilities gradually, with full support and community when you need it.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Mental Health and Alcohol Use Disorder

Dual diagnosis is a treatment for those who have a substance use issue as well as a mental health issue, in which both conditions are addressed at the same time. Through a proven combination of therapy, counseling, psychiatric medication, and other treatments, we can help you get to the underlying root of your addiction, which is almost always intertwined with the origins of mental illness.

It is essential to use dual diagnosis treatment in these cases because if the mental health issues go untreated, it could lead to:

  • Bad relationships
  • Loss of employment
  • Brain damage or poor health
  • Disability
  • A higher risk of suicide

Treating both issues at once will end the cycle of addiction and self-medication, leading to a more effective long-term solution. We offer a sober community to our patients, helping those with dual diagnoses know they are not alone. With a healthy diet, exercise, and a good sleep routine, the health of your body will improve, retraining the brain from producing endorphins as you create a new, consistent, reliable, and healthy performance.

How to Choose the Right Alcohol Rehab for You

When searching for an alcohol rehab center that is right for you in Santa Clarita, factors to look for include:

  • The types of addiction they treat, as alcohol addiction treatment varies from other substances and may require specific medical care and medications.
  • The other patients at the facility, as you will relate better to those who are “like you,” in age, gender, social demographics, and career, and will be more likely to respond to treatments in group settings if you can relate to those around you.
  • Religion, spirituality, and values are important, as principles that contradict your beliefs will become a barrier to your treatment.
  • Location is critical, especially for outpatient programs if you plan to live at home while receiving treatment. If you want to go to inpatient rehab out of state or in a different town from where you live to improve anonymity and provide yourself with a sense of a new beginning, this is also a factor.
  • The cost of services is a significant consideration to many patients, and you will also want to know if the center will accept your insurance and which treatments are covered. Some rehab facilities can provide payment plans as well.

At Muse Treatment’s Santa Clarita alcohol rehab program, we can help you stop drinking and provide you with the healthy coping strategies, life skills, emotional intelligence, and recovery tools you will need to remain in recovery long term. Contact us at (800) 426-1818 today to learn more about our safe and effective alcohol detox and rehab programs for alcoholism.

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Josh Chandler
Josh Chandler
After growing up in Chicago and North Carolina, Josh chose to get help with substance use disorder and mental health in California because of the state's reputation for top-tier treatment. There, he found the treatment he needed to achieve more than five years of recovery. He's been in the drug and alcohol addiction rehab industry for four years and now serves as the Director of Admissions for Resurgence Behavioral Health. Josh remains passionate about the field because he understands that one phone call can alter the course of a person's life.

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