YOUR ALCOHOL TREATMENT PLAN IS DEVELOPED JUST FOR YOU, THEN EVALUATED DAILY TO FIT YOUR UNIQUE HEALING PATH.
At Sabino Recovery, we recognize that an addiction to alcohol can be complicated. Only by understanding the cause are we are able to effectively treat alcohol abuse and addiction.
For some, using alcohol is a way of medicating difficult emotions, experiences, and memories that are often connected to past trauma.
For others, a genetic component may predispose them to develop an addiction to alcohol. The resulting damage to their lives, relationships, and careers leaves lasting scars.
Regardless of the cause, the result is that many find themselves struggling not only with addiction but also with co-occurring disorders such as depression and anxiety. Alcohol addiction does not resolve itself. It will not just go away. Careful assessment and comprehensive treatment is required for the chance to live a healthy sober life. If left untreated alcoholism is progressive and fatal.
WHY IS OUR ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOU?
At Sabino Recovery we know that high quality, effective treatment cannot be improvised. We craft a targeted, individualized treatment plan for you only after thoroughly assessing and understanding the ways that alcohol addiction has impacted you.
When the brain is hijacked by alcohol, will-power becomes powerless. Yet your brain is resilient and so are you. The treatment program at Sabino Recovery is designed to take advantage of neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections in order to adapt and adjust to new situations, experiences, and environments. Your resilience is a powerful force.
To learn more about Sabino Recovery’s 35-day inpatient alcohol rehab program in Tucson, Arizona, click on Our Approach
Because we want to make your treatment experience as safe and as comfortable as possible we offer detoxification services for those residents who need to detox from alcohol prior to fully engaging in our treatment program.
As part of your initial assessment, our team will determine the most appropriate detox protocol for you. In many cases, medications are provided in order ensure your safety and comfort.
Our nursing staff work to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible during the detox process. If, however, the severity of your detox requires a level of medical care that we do not provide, we will refer you to an appropriate facility prior you beginning treatment at Sabino Recovery.
12-STEP, OR NOT
Sabino Recovery believes that not everyone recovers the same way. For this reason, we are not a 12-Step Based program; we offer exposure to a variety of recovery methods, including 12-Step for those that are interested. If a resident would like to seek support in the 12-Step process, our therapists have a thorough knowledge of the program and are able to incorporate its principles into an individual’s therapeutic process.
Additionally, while here at Sabino Recovery, residents who are interested have the opportunity to attend one weekly, offsite 12-Step meeting. There is also an option to attend an on-site, staff led & peer-driven 12-Step meeting focusing on a variety of topics such as alcoholism, addiction, and codependency. Either of these options is designed to offer exposure to 12-Step recovery while supporting the spiritual journey of our residents.
By offering exposure to 12-Step recovery, interested residents are able to learn more about the background, format, and principles of 12-Step meetings. The goal of Sabino Recovery is to help anyone interested feel comfortable continuing their journey in their hometown. This typically includes finding a “home group,” choosing a sponsor, and completing the steps.
THE LINK BETWEEN TRAUMA AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
Many who come to Sabino Recovery for help with alcoholism may not identify past trauma as one of the reasons they are struggling. Current research is uncovering the link between trauma and alcoholism. By some estimates, over two-thirds of people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse and drug addiction report one or more traumatic life experience. In fact, among men diagnosed with PTSD, alcohol and drug abuse and addiction is the most common co-occurring disorder, followed by depression. At Sabino Recovery our program is specifically designed to treat alcoholism as well as the trauma that may be fueling it.
This video shows the connection between trauma and addiction.
AM I AN ALCOHOLIC?
While there is currently not a conclusive blood test or genetic test for alcoholism, answering “yes” to 3 or more of the following questions puts you at a high risk for alcoholism.
- Do you want to cut down or stop drinking entirely but can’t?
- Do you consume alcohol in larger amounts or for longer than you meant to?
- Do you spend a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from drinking alcohol?
- Do you have cravings and urges to drink?
- Is work, home or school, becoming unmanageable because of alcohol?
- Do you continue to drink, even when it causes problems in relationships?
- Have you given up important social, occupational or recreational activities because of alcohol use?
- Do you drink again and again, even when it puts you in danger?
- Do you need to drink more to get the effect you want?
- Have you experienced withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, blackouts, tremors, etc.?
COMPLICATIONS OF ALCOHOLISM
Alcohol takes a heavy toll on the body. Nearly every organ system is affected.
Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.
Drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart, causing problems including:
- Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
- Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
- High blood pressure
Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver and can lead to a variety of problems including:
- Steatosis, or fatty liver
- Alcoholic hepatitis
Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.
Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:
Drinking too much can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease. Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis than people who do not drink. Drinking excessively on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even 24 hours after drinking.