Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

Treating Alcohol Addiction

Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol abuse? We’re here to provide the help, support and guidance you need. We are an alcohol treatment center dedicated to helping men seek recovery from alcohol addiction.

When Is It Time for Treatment for Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol-related problems — which result from drinking too much, too fast, or too often — are among the most significant public health issues in the United States.

Many people struggle with controlling their drinking at some time in their lives. Approximately 17 million adults ages 18 and older have an alcohol use disorder (AUD) and 1 in 10 children live in a home with a parent who has a drinking problem.

Does Alcohol Addiction Treatment Work?

The good news is that no matter how severe the problem may seem, most people with an alcohol use disorder can benefit from some form of alcohol treatment.

Research shows that about one-third of people who are treated for alcohol problems have no further symptoms 1 year later. Many others substantially reduce their drinking and report fewer alcohol-related problems.

What are the Signs of an Alcohol Problem?

Alcoholism is a medical condition that is diagnosed when a person’s drinking causes distress or harm. The condition can range from mild to severe and is diagnosed when a person answers “yes” to two or more of the following questions.

In the past year, have you:

  • Had times when you ended up drinking more, or longer than you intended?
  • More than once wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn’t?
  • Spent a lot of time drinking? Or being sick or getting over the aftereffects?
  • Experienced craving — a strong need, or urge, to drink?
  • Found that drinking — or being sick from drinking — often interfered with taking care of your home or family? Or caused job troubles? Or school problems?
  • Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
  • Given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you, or gave you pleasure, in order to drink?
  • More than once gotten into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt (such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or having unsafe sex)?
  • Continued to drink even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious or adding to another health problem? Or after having had a memory blackout?
  • Had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less effect than before?
  • Found that when the effects of alcohol were wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, or sweating? Or sensed things that were not there?

If you or a loved on has any of these symptoms of alcoholism, then drinking may already be a cause for concern. The more symptoms present, the more urgent the need for change. An Augustine Recovery health professional can conduct a formal assessment of symptoms to see if an alcohol use disorder is present.

How is alcohol addiction treated?

There’s no “cure” for alcohol dependence or alcoholism. Overcoming alcohol addiction is a process that requires both personal dedication along with the various treatments and therapies we have developed over years of our professional experience treating alcoholism. 

Personalized Treatment and Recovery from Alcohol

In order to recover from alcohol abuse, a person must develop tools they can trust to help them utilize recovery thoughts and actions when they feel the urge to drink again. Our alcohol treatment program helps residents learn to identify the conscious choices they are making throughout their daily living. We provide training and ongoing support as men learn to use new recovery tools in different situations where they would have previously drank alcohol to cope. As they gain confidence in their ability to make positive, healthy choices, men in our alcohol recovery program experience improved thoughts, feelings and beliefs. lives.  Our treatment graduates can now experience new daily living, full of renewed self-esteem, acceptance, reduced stress, less anxiety, and wonderful healing of trauma

Our individualized treatment plans use approaches proven to help men learn to experience their emotions and develop the tools to recover from alcohol dependency. Specific examples include:

  • one-on-one therapy sessions
  • expressive and experiential therapy
  • education about disease processes and recovery
  • meal support and regular consultation with dietary staff
  • group sessions to teach and practice behavior modification and emotion management
  • family therapy (including family participation optional)
  • twelve-step facilitation
  • onsite and offsite twelve-step meetings
  • weekly psychiatric consultation
  • trauma awareness and recovery

If you’re ready to face your addiction to alcohol, or have questions about alcohol addiction for a loved one, give us a call.  You can speak directly to one of our alcohol treatment specialists and learn more about our facility, our professional staff, alcohol treatment options, insurance, and more.

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Finally… There is a Solution for alcohol addiction

Quick checklist:  Is this how your life is going?

“I was having trouble with personal relationships, I couldn’t control my emotional nature, I was prey to misery and depression, I couldn’t make a living, I had a feeling of uselessness, I was full of fear, I was unhappy, I couldn’t seem to be of real help to other people —”

Why not make a decision that will change your life.  Give us a call and we can talk.  We know how you feel.  We know to listen.  We know how to help.  We are all in this together.

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Testimonial: Our Son Finally Overcame Alcoholism

Our son recently completed the recovery program at The Augustine and we can’t say enough about the staff and the great recovery work that is going on there. Jason and Lauren Chane have put into place all the best pieces of the puzzle that they have discovered during their many years of working with other recovery/treatment facilities, and they have brought the most talented and caring people that we could have hoped for in helping our son find a new way of living–free of substance use and abuse.

If you are considering a treatment center for yourself or a loved one, you cannot go wrong here. Their client work with past trauma and other underlying causes is amazing, and the therapists actually enjoy their jobs and feel lucky to be working where they are. We participated in 3 family weekend programs and each one was better than the previous one. A unique aspect to their program is that it’s a 90 day rather than the more typical 30 day format…which allows more time for the deeper work that they do to be accomplished and for the residents to work all the way through the 12 Steps, along with a great deal of other therapeutic activities.

No stone is left unturned. All the guys we met (28 maximum residents) seemed to adjust well and they enjoyed time together on the weekends surfing and/or relaxing at the nearby beach.

Men's Addiction Treatment Center St. Augustine, FL

We can help. Call us today to find out how. (904) 217-0480