Many times individuals suffering from an eating disorder will turn to alcohol as a way to cope and deal with the psychological and physical impact their disorder has on their body and mind.
As a result, some people find themselves battling alcohol addiction in addition to their initial eating disorder. Their consumption of alcohol can spiral out of control, and feelings of helplessness often set in. Rosewood offers those seeking treatment for their alcohol addiction the help they need to overcome their dependence and reach lifelong recovery. Our innovative therapies, professional and supportive staff, and state of the art accredited and licensed behavioral health facility ensure that every individual that enters our center receives the proper attention and care they need to break free from their reliance on alcohol.
From the moment patients enter Rosewood, they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. We take a holistic approach, striving to treat the whole individual regardless of their background, history of alcohol abuse, or length of addiction. At Rosewood, we will develop a customized treatment plan suited for your specific needs. Whether you require intensive inpatient treatment, or would like to take advantage of transitional or outpatient services, we have a course of treatment that is right for you.
Signs of Alcohol Addiction
It can often be challenging to determine when the consumption of alcohol switches over from the occasional social use to an addiction and dependence on the substance. When examining yourself or others for signs of alcohol addiction, there are a number of habits and behaviors to look out for.
Inability to Stop: One of the most obvious signs of alcohol addiction is the inability to cease consumption regardless of consequences. When at a birthday party, wedding, or holiday event, addicted individuals often find that they are unable to stop drinking once they have started despite the negative impact it might have.
Tolerance and Withdrawal: When a person is addicted to alcohol, they require increasing amounts of it to reach a pleasurable state. After an extended period of time without drinking, a person suffering from alcohol addiction will begin to experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include shaking, nausea and vomiting, and depression, to name a few.
Secrecy and Hiding: It is not uncommon for those suffering from an addiction to try and hide their alcohol use from loved ones. They may become withdrawn, drink in solitude, and avoid social situations for fear of judgment from those around them.
Causes of Depression
One of the common underlying disorders we see in patients that are suffering from alcohol addiction is depression. Depression is more than just the “blues,” and can have a serious impact on the mental health and behaviors of its sufferers. Many clients have turned to alcohol as a way to self-medicate and temporarily ease the negative feelings brought about by their depression. It is our goal at Rosewood to identify the source of depression so that we can stop the cycle of misuse of alcohol.
There are a number of potential causes of depression, however the most common are:
- Abuse, both physical and verbal
- Death or a loss of a loved one
- Serious illness
- Traumatic life event
Depression does not discriminate based on age, race, or socioeconomic status, as it affects a diverse group of individuals across backgrounds and life experiences. Depression can be crippling, but the staff at Rosewood is equipped to help clients treat this mental illness and learn the skills necessary to prevent it from impacting their lives again in the future.
Rosewood’s Approach to Alcohol Addiction Treatment
From the moment you arrive at Rosewood, you will be treated with the respect and care you deserve. Our compassionate and highly skilled staff will make the admissions process as easy as possible so that you can begin to treat your alcohol addiction as quickly as possible.
The first step in our admissions process is to have you speak with one of our Intake Coordinators, who will provide you with an overview of how our facility works and conduct an assessment of your needs based on your type and duration of alcohol addiction. Next, we will offer you the opportunity to ask questions about our philosophy and approach to treatment. This is your chance to determine if Rosewood is the right fit, and really see how we can meet your unique needs.
After we’ve discussed potential treatment options for your alcohol addiction of the addiction of your loved one, we will conduct an analysis of your insurance coverage and payment options. We strive to make Rosewood available and affordable to everyone, and therefore have staff dedicated to reviewing your insurance coverage to make sure you are utilizing the benefits available.
The last step is to finally begin your individualized course of treatment as built by our certified medical staff. There is no shortage of therapy options, so you truly have the opportunity to build a customized plan that incorporates everything you’ll need to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. Some of our renowned therapy options include:
Equine and Canine Therapies: Animals have been proven to help even the most severely addicted individuals work through their addiction and achieve sobriety. You’ll have the opportunity to groom, feed, and lead our horses, or walk, play, and cuddle with our dogs. Caring for an animal can help with treatment of alcohol addiction because it teaches clients the importance of self-nurturing, responsibility, accountability, self-control, and so much more.
Mind/Body Therapies: In order to overcome addiction, one must be in tune with their mind and body. We offer therapies that explore the connection between existential factors like emotions and social interactions with physical health. Through the use of therapies such as meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi, clients have the opportunity to make conscious connections between their mental and physical states. This works to combat alcohol addiction as patients can set in place positive behaviors and coping mechanisms to handle psychological stressors that may have previously led them to drink.
Creative Therapy: Some individuals need to express themselves creatively in order to overcome their alcohol addiction. We offer a variety of creative therapies to meet the needs of these patients, including art and music therapies. We believe that creativity is healing and life-enhancing, and therefore are eager to provide interested patients with the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings through a creative outlet instead of words.
In addition to our more unique therapies, we also offer more traditional therapies that can be used to treat alcohol addiction as well. We encourage patients to incorporate psychotherapy, group and family therapies, recreational therapy, and more into their treatment plan. Treatments plans are always tailored to each individual patient, and this is what truly sets Rosewood apart.
Resources For Concerned Parents and Friends
Dealing with a loved one that is going through alcohol addiction can be incredibly scary and stressful for family and friends. Rosewood recognizes that parents and friends have needs as well, and we offer a variety of resources to make the process of supporting a loved one seeking treatment for their alcohol addiction as easy as possible. From our social stream, like Facebook and Twitter, to our blog, we have you covered when it comes to caring for your family member or friend. Just as we are available to our clients 24/7, we welcome loved ones to contact us as well with any questions on how they can be there for support throughout the healing process.
If you have questions or concerns and would like to speak with us, please call (800) 845-2211.