a woman beginning alcohol addiction treatment Millions of individuals in our country abuse alcohol every year. Because alcohol is legal and deeply ingrained in our culture’s social fabric, it can be difficult to recognize when someone is abusing alcohol and just as challenging to know when they are suffering from alcohol use disorder or addiction. This may be why only a small percentage of individuals who struggle with alcohol use disorder find the support they need to heal. However, alcohol addiction is treatable, and with the right support like that offered at Sierra Sage Recovery Services’ alcohol addiction treatment program, individuals can heal from the disease of addiction.

Is Alcohol Addiction Treatment Right for You?

Addiction requires professional support to heal properly because it has both mental and physical effects upon an individual. There is no shortage of statistics looking at how much or how often someone should consume alcoholic drinks. Yet, individuals are rarely swayed by numbers to either stop drinking or seek help. Instead, it makes sense to understand the kinds of behaviors that put someone at high risk for having an alcohol use disorder and, thus, at a greater risk for developing or having a dependency or addiction to alcohol. For instance, you would benefit from an alcohol addiction treatment program if:

  • It’s common for you to spend a significant amount of time drinking alcohol, buying alcohol, or thinking about drinking either alone or with others
  • Even though you are aware of the negative effects due to your drinking, you continue to drink
  • Your alcohol consumption has led to dangerous decision making like driving while drunk
  • Because of your drinking, you’ve struggled with or failed to meet work responsibilities, school commitments, or family obligations
  • When you go even a few days without drinking, you experience withdrawal symptoms

If someone meets even one of these criteria, it’s wise to reach out to Sierra Sage’s alcohol addiction treatment program before things worsen.

Recognizing Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol use disorder can be mild, moderate, or severe, but when someone becomes addicted, their body is chemically dependent. This means the need for alcohol is more about preventing physical painful withdrawal symptoms than getting any pleasure. Withdrawal symptoms are a clear sign of dependency or addiction and can include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • In serious cases, hallucinations and/or seizures

When an individual experiences any of these withdrawal symptoms to any degree, they need professional help to heal.

Sierra Sage

At Sierra Sage Recovery Services, we understand the struggle with substance abuse can be a challenge. However, whether someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, we believe they deserve the necessary treatment to heal. For this reason, we offer several different substance abuse treatment programs such as:

  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP): For those in need of structured treatment but unable to commit to an inpatient program for 30 days. PHP provides fixed treatment on a daily schedule at our facility, but clients can return home afterward.
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP): IOP is an excellent fit for those with milder substance use disorders or individuals who have relapsed and need to get back on track. Clients get high-quality treatment in a condensed format built around their schedule.
  • Outpatient treatment: For some, addiction will always be something they have to manage. Fortunately, outpatient treatment is an excellent way to stay in a committed, supportive community and get the therapy one needs as one needs it.

These programs and others provide clients with options allowing them to get the right kind of treatment to meet their specific needs. Reach out to one of our admission counselors today at 833.922.2884 to learn more.