Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a serious problem that involves drinking too much alcohol too often.

Over time, alcohol abuse can lead to alcoholism, a physical dependency on alcohol.

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are serious problems in the United States. More than 6 percent of adults in the US have an alcohol use disorder, or 1 in 12 men and 1 in 25 women. Furthermore, about 88,000 people die each year due to alcohol-related causes.

An alcohol use disorder does not happen overnight. It’s a gradual process that often starts with a person being curious about alcohol. In time, they realize they like the way alcohol makes them feel. It might help them relax, be more social or forget about their problems.

Once a person becomes dependent on alcohol, an alcohol use disorder (AUD) is not far behind. The only way to break the cycle is with an alcohol addiction treatment program.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Sunny Huntington Beach CA

Surfside Recovery treats alcohol use disorders of all severities. Our residential treatment center is an excellent place to start your recovery, as we remove you from your current environment and triggers. This is particularly helpful when recovering from an alcohol use disorder, as alcohol can feel like it’s ‘everywhere’ due to it being legal and socially accepted.

Most clients start with alcohol detox, which is an important part of the recovery process. Detox removes alcohol, drugs and other toxins so that you can stabilize the body and start therapy. Because alcohol withdrawal can be life-threatening, it’s extremely important that you’re monitored. Surfside Recovery may also prescribe medication to decrease cravings.

Once alcohol detox is complete, you can move onto the therapy portion of our program. Everything is under one roof for your convenience. Individual and group therapy helps you understand your reasons for drinking, as well as teaches essential life skills to help you transition to everyday life.

How Do I Know if I Need Treatment for an Alcohol Use Disorder?

Anyone who feels that they don’t have control over their drinking can benefit from treatment. You do NOT have to reach rock bottom or have a severe drinking problem. By addressing your drinking early on, you can actually avoid things from reaching this level.

With that being said, most people don’t turn to treatment until their drinking has reached dangerous levels. Once your drinking starts interfering with your daily life and causing problems in your relationships, it’s time to reach out for professional help.

Keep in mind that alcohol use disorders can range from mild to severe. Some signs to pay attention to include:

  • Being unable to limit how much you drink
  • Wanting to cut down on your drinking but can’t
  • Spending a lot of time drinking
  • Feeling cravings or urges to drink
  • Continuing to drink, even though it’s causing problems
  • Giving up your social activities to drink
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you try to cut back

Surfside Recovery has the tools and therapies needed to heal from your alcohol use disorder. We have caring, compassionate staff, evidence-based and alternative therapies and a luxury facility located just blocks from the beach. With private and shared rooms, outdoor recreation spaces and chef-inspired meals, you will feel comfortable and cared for during your stay.