Alcohol Rehab

Broadway’s Top Rated Alcohol Rehab Orange County

For those individuals who are struggling with a powerful addiction to alcohol, Broadway Treatment Center is here to help you or your loved one through the rehab process. The goal of our alcohol rehab program is to prepare individuals for a healthy reentry into their local communities, free from alcohol dependence. Broadway is located in Huntington Beach, California, and is the leading provider of alcohol treatment and rehabilitation in Orange County. Broadway’s programs achieved the Gold Seal of Approval® for high-quality services from The Joint Commission.

Broadway’s respected alcohol treatment program is fully equipped to address the unique challenges that alcohol addiction treatment brings. Our caring and professional staff customize treatment for individuals who have an alcohol problem or an alcohol addiction, along with any co-occurring disorders. In our program, you become a part of our treatment family and together we create a distinct treatment plan with services to meet your personal recovery needs.

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What is Alcohol Addiction Rehab?

Alcohol addiction is still the top addiction in the United States for individuals who seek treatment. Broadway’s rehab program begins with an individualized assessment and the development of a personalized treatment plan, which addresses the unique aspects of alcohol abuse. As alcohol is a legal substance, alcohol addiction may be different from drug addiction because it often times takes a long time before the addict, family, or friends recognizes that there is a real problem. Alcohol dependence can run the gamut from individuals who drink too often or too much, those who are socially or psychologically addicted to alcohol, to individuals who are physically addicted. Moreover, recovering individuals must address issues such as social drinking and alcohol advertisements that could trigger relapse. Finally, during and after treatment, the recovering person must change long-term habits and routines. Broadway’s professional staff will customize your treatment plan to address all of these factors.

Dangers of Alcohol Detox

Alcohol withdrawal can range from mild to severe; factors such as the level of dependence, amount of alcohol regularly consumed, the presence of a co-occurring disorder like depression or anxiety, a person’s age, and general health can affect detoxification. Many people are unaware that detoxing from alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances to detox from because of the delirium tremens (DTs) and possible seizures. Alcohol withdrawal has the potential to cause death and should never be done without professional help.

Clients entering Broadway’s program are evaluated by a physician to determine his or her background with alcohol and other substances. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the severity of an individual’s addiction and whether a detox program is initially necessary.

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Understanding the Alcohol Detox Timeline…

Not everyone experiences all of the withdrawal symptoms and everyone’s timeline for detox is different. The severity of symptoms and length of time for withdrawal are connected to how long a person has been drinking and how much alcohol they consumed when they drank. Alcoholics are not able to go without alcohol without serious physical complications. Even individuals who are not addicted to alcohol go through alcohol withdrawal. The three stages listed below generally lessen within five to seven days after the last drink. However, the psychological symptoms continue after the first few weeks.

Stage 1: Mild Withdrawal Symptoms

Generally, eight hours after the individual’s last drink, he/she experiences both physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal. Psychological symptoms include depression, anxiety, mood swings, and foggy thinking; these are the result of a decrease in dopamine in the brain. Physical symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain and/or vomiting, and heart palpitations. Often, insomnia and fatigue are experienced during this stage; individuals who are physically addicted may also experience tremors or “the shakes.”

Stage 2: Moderate Withdrawal Symptoms

During the second stage, individuals experience an increase in body temperature, blood pressure and respiration; these physical changes can also be accompanied by an irregular heart rate and profuse sweating. Psychological symptoms include irritability, mental confusion, and heightened mood disturbances. This second stage typically occurs one to three days after the last drink.

Stage 3: Severe Withdrawal Symptoms

Stages two and three can occur close to each other, that is within one to three days after the last drink. In stage three, addicted individuals experience serious withdrawal symptoms, which require consistent monitoring. They include fever, delirium tremens (DTs), and possible seizures. During this stage, the person may also exhibit severe confusion and experience hallucinations.

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What is an Alcohol Intervention?

An intervention is often the first step in starting the alcohol addiction recovery process; it is typically orchestrated by family members and led by a certified interventionist. During the intervention, the family appeals to the addict to seek treatment for their addiction. Guided by the interventionist, they address the individual in a strategic yet non-aggressive way. The participants describe to the addict the physical and emotional destruction his/her addiction has caused them and those they love. Broadway offers intervention services by a professionally trained interventionist who specializes in alcohol addiction. Broadway’s method of compassionate alcohol interventions has proven to be very successful in getting addicted individuals into high-quality treatment programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Alcohol Rehab