Josh Chandler | March 9, 2022

When Is it Time for Alcohol Rehab in Los Angeles?

When to Seek Professional Alcohol Rehab

How do you know when casual drinking has become an addiction? The easiest way to know whether your drinking has become a full alcohol use disorder is whether drinking is interfering or becoming a problem in your life. Are you losing friendships, having trouble at work, or avoiding regular activities and hangouts to drink? Suppose you are a resident of Los Angeles, California, and are worried you may have an alcohol use disorder (AUD). In that case, it may be time to consider checking into a professional alcohol and drug treatment rehab center in an addiction treatment center in Los Angeles

Click here to call Muse Addiction Center today. Our staff is available 24/7 to provide answers and begin the admissions process. Call (800) 426-1818.

Signs of Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol addiction, or alcohol use disorder, is a chronic illness in the brain that can be treated and rehabilitated once the signs and symptoms are recognized. If you suspect you may have a substance use disorder related to alcohol, you may want to ask yourself the following questions to look for the common signs of alcohol use disorder:

  1. Do you spend a lot of time finding, using, or recovering from drinking or drugs?
  2. Do you often drink in larger amounts or for a more extended period than you intended to?
  3. Do you have powerful urges to drink?
  4. Has your alcoholic substance abuse caused you to not fulfill obligations at home, work, or school?
  5. Have you operated heavy machinery, driven a car, or taken other hazardous risks while intoxicated?
  6. Have you had social or relationship problems with loved ones due to your drinking?
  7. Have you noticed an adverse change in your emotional, physical, or mental health due to drinking?
  8. Do you continue to drink even when you want to stop?
  9. Have you been through alcohol or drug recovery programs before?
  10. Do you drink in the mornings?
  11. Do you keep alcohol stashes around the house, the office, the car, or on your person?
  12. Have you noticed an increased tolerance to alcohol over time?
  13. Is alcohol addiction interfering with hobbies or other activities you used to enjoy?
  14. Have you experienced withdrawal symptoms when you tried to cut back or stop drinking?

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol is not a substance you should ever try to quit cold turkey. Trying to stop drinking on your own can lead to immediate relapse if withdrawal symptoms become too distressing or painful and can also quickly escalate to dangerous symptoms that may become life-threatening if not taken care of by medical professionals.

The milder symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include:

  • Sweating
  • Increased heart rate
  • Hand tremors
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Seizures

A percentage of people detoxing from alcohol may experience the dangerous set of symptoms known as delirium tremens (“the DTs”). Symptoms of delirium tremens include:

  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Irregular brain activity
  • High fever
  • Coma
  • Death

For more details on what happens when you quit alcohol cold-turkey, read our blog here:

Quitting Alcohol Cold Turkey: What to Expect

What Is Alcohol Rehab Like?

In the alcohol rehab treatment plan at Muse, there are multiple levels of care. These are:

  1. Intake – To place you inappropriate care, we need to assess your addiction level, physical health, and mental wellness. Our experts will work alongside you, rather than just telling you what to do, ensuring you understand and feel comfortable with all decisions before moving forward.
  2. Detox – medical detox is provided to clients as they stay in an inpatient detox program, allowing their body to purge toxins and rebalance itself, with health care, medications, and other therapies provided in a peaceful, comfortable and safe environment.
  3. Inpatient rehab – this is usually a 30 to 90-day stay in our residential rehab facility, with fully scheduled treatments like therapy, education, holistic treatments, medical care, and physical fitness and nutrition programs.
  4. Outpatient rehab – varying, customizable programs in which you live outside the facility but commute in for treatment multiple times a week, receiving full support and care as you transition back to living your everyday life.
  5. Aftercare – Once rehab is over, you are still connected to our sober community, with access to all the care and treatments you need, including doctors and therapists if necessary.

How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost?

At Muse Treatment, just as there is no one-size-fits-all in our detox and rehabilitation plans, no set price applies to all of our patients. We will help you verify your insurance so there will be no financial surprises later. Most health plans will cover some or all your treatment costs, and you can contact us today to learn more about payment plans and insurance.

How Long Is Alcohol Rehab?

Every patient at Muse is different, and during the assessment, we will be better equipped to answer this question for your specific alcohol treatment needs. Still, generally speaking, an inpatient alcohol rehab program is 30 to 90 days and is usually followed by a partial hospitalization outpatient alcohol and drug rehab program, an intensive outpatient program, or aftercare, depending on the patient.

We will work with you to figure out what type of treatment will be best for you, taking into consideration your life, goals, budget, and preferences, as well as your needs surrounding detox and rehabilitation. Addiction is not something with a quick and easy fix, and the longer you remain in rehab, the less likely you will be to relapse in the future.

Medication-Assisted Alcohol Detox in Los Angeles

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) detox plans are available at Muse Treatment in Los Angeles. A MAT plan is an integrated detox program that combines:

  • Inpatient treatment in a safe and comfortable, 100% sober facility
  • Top-tier medical care from doctors and nurses
  • Caring, trauma-informed nursing staff available 24/7
  • Therapy and counseling beginning right away to help you start your recovery journey and deal with strong emotions, fears, and other issues that may come up as you detox.
  • Proper nutrition and hydration are supplied in a medical treatment plan to help heal the body and repair damage due to malnutrition.
  • Specialized dual diagnosis treatments are designed to treat trauma and mental illness simultaneously as addiction, getting to the root of both issues through specialized therapy and/or psychiatric medication.
  • One of the biggest benefits of medication-assisted alcohol detox centers in Los Angeles is the option of receiving prescription doses of FDA-approved medications to help you through detox without suffering needlessly.

A MAT medical detox program is a safe way to taper off drinking, ensuring you remain comfortable and that severe withdrawal and other medical issues do not occur as the alcohol leaves your system and your body rebalances its chemistry.

Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

Inpatient rehab for alcohol misuse and addiction is usually 30 to 90 days of full-time residential care. This process means you will move into our safe and sober rehab facility, away from life’s stress, enablers, temptations, and triggers that could possibly lead you to a relapse.

Inpatient care is essential for many people’s individual treatment programs as it takes away all the distractions so you can focus on your healing and wellness, gain perspective on things, and reframe your overall mindset, changing self-destructive behaviors and patterns into healthy ones.

Outpatient Alcohol Rehab

Outpatient alcohol rehab at Muse Treatment is a customizable and flexible option that works well for many people who have a milder alcohol use disorder and those who have already gone through a residential rehab program.

In our outpatient recovery programs, you live outside the treatment facility, either in a sober living home or your house, returning to a nearby rehab center location a certain number of hours per week. At Muse Treatment, our outpatient treatment programs include a combination of group and individual therapy, twelve-step integration, and case management to help you regain your independence. Levels of care offered are:

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

A short-term, transitional program that will eventually move you into an entire outpatient program, with full days of treatment, up to seven days a week. Many people elect to proceed into a sober living home during this time, especially those with co-occurring disorders.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

A customizable program that allows you to keep a regular daily routine as you attend therapy and other treatments at local substance abuse and addiction treatment centers in the evenings or on weekends.

What Is Dual Diagnosis for Alcohol Use Disorder?

Dual diagnosis is the name of a type of alcohol and drug treatment that includes specialized therapy methodologies and psychiatric medication that is sometimes needed when a person has both an addiction and a mental health issue. People with mental illness sometimes turn to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism, eventually preventing the development of healthy methods of dealing with stress and fulfilling relationships with others.

Common mental illnesses that require dual diagnosis include depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder, along with various other mood disorders.

A dual diagnosis is an answer when a person has a mental illness and a substance use issue as a co-occurring disorder. It will treat both problems simultaneously in an integrated approach using evidence-based treatment, getting to the underlying root of both problems.

Alcohol Rehab and Detox at Muse in Los Angeles

Whether you live in San Juan Capistrano, San Bernardino, Garden Grove, Rancho Cucamonga, Elk Grove, Rancho Mirage, West Los Angeles, Santa Rosa, Huntington Beach, Santa Clarita, or Costa Mesa, you can contact Muse Treatment today at (800) 426-1818 for alcohol or drug rehab in Los Angeles.

Our drug and alcohol rehabs offer a supportive community, along with the entire continuum of care, from inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab to medication-assisted detox and beyond. Our caring, non-judgmental staff are here to help you heal the damage alcohol has done to your body, mind, and spirit, and we are standing by to take your call right now.

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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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