Alcoholism is a progressive disease that only gets worse over time. Many people find that they cannot stop drinking without professional intervention. While theres no shortage of addiction treatment programs in California, individuals must find compassionate help that caters to their specific needs. Nestled in the hills of Berkeley, California, in beautiful mansions, New Bridge Foundation® offers a transformative alcohol addiction treatment program in an environment conducive to healing.

If you’re suffering from alcohol abuse, you’re not alone. Alcohol addiction is a serious problem that requires professional treatment. If you or someone you love is struggling with alcoholism, don’t wait to get help. Contact New Bridge Foundation® at 866.772.8491 today to learn more about our substance abuse treatment program in California.

How Alcohol Addiction Develops

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Alcohol addiction doesnt develop overnight. What starts as a casual way to unwind or relieve stress can quickly spiral out of control. Over time, individuals develop a higher tolerance and need to drink more to feel the desired effects. It eventually can get to the point where they form a crippling alcohol dependence that makes their entire lives revolve around drinking. Frequently, the only way to overcome the negative physical, social, and mental effects of the disease is to seek professional alcohol treatment.

Do I Need an Alcohol Rehab Program?

Addiction research indicates some general guidelines that can help clients assess how much alcohol is a safe amount. These guidelines are molded by factors such as body weight, age, and the quantity of alcohol consumed. It can be difficult, however, to determine when a persons recreational consumption of alcohol has crossed the line into an alcohol use problem. How can one tell if they have an alcohol problem? 

Some questions that might help individuals gauge if they could benefit from an alcohol rehab program include:

  • Do you spend significant amounts of time obtaining, drinking, and recovering from alcohol use? 
  • Do you crave it when you are not drinking?
  • Has alcohol caused you physical, psychological, or emotional problems, but you have continued to drink?
  • Have you tried to stop drinking or reduce your consumption of alcohol, but you have failed?
  • When you are not drinking alcohol, do you experience withdrawal symptoms?
  • Does your consumption of alcohol lead you to engage in dangerous activities while under the influence, like driving or operating machinery?
  • Have you failed to live up to your social, recreational, familial, or work responsibilities because of alcohol? 

The answers to these questions can help determine if someone should consider seeking professional help at an alcohol rehab program like the one at New Bridge Foundation®.

The Goal of Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol addiction affects the mind, body, and spirit. Therefore, individuals need a comprehensive alcohol rehab program that uses proven addiction therapy methods to treat the whole person instead of just the disease.

The American Psychiatric Association is the authority on psychological issues like addiction. They provide a set of guidelines that includes not only advice on medication-assisted treatment but also other evidenced-based treatments, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • 12-step facilitation
  • Motivational interviewing 
  • Group counseling

At New Bridge Foundation®, our high-caliber professional staff uses a variety of evidence-based methods to help clients recover. Additionally, clients also learn healthy coping skills that will help them thrive in recovery.

Recovery Starts with Detox

Many clients at New Bridge Foundation® begin treatment with our detox program. Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous, so its essential that individuals in alcohol rehab receive close medical supervision as they detox. Depending on the severity of the addiction, withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening. For instance, the symptoms may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia 

Because alcohol withdrawal can be uncomfortable and dangerous, its crucial that detox takes place in a safe and comfortable setting like the one at New Bridge Foundation®. Under 24/7 medical  supervision, the body starts to rid itself of harmful toxins to overcome chemical dependency. Our licensed and experienced professionals are on hand to mitigate discomfort and ensure stability through effective interventions.

Short and Long-Term Residential Alcohol Rehab Options

After completing detox, we recommend that clients transition into one of our residential addiction treatment programs. While short-term outpatient rehab (Helios) may be a viable option for some individuals, our residential rehab programs provide more structure for individuals taking the first steps toward recovery.

Whether clients choose our short-term residential rehab (Helios) or long-term residential rehab (START), theyll have access to an array of recovery services, including:

Additionally, all of our clients receive free aftercare for life upon discharge. This option allows individuals to take advantage of continued support on the road to recovery.

Telehealth Alcohol Rehab

If you’re a resident of the state of California, you may be eligible for our telehealth alcohol rehab services. Utilizing HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology, New Bridge Foundation®’s expert addiction counselors provide individual and group counseling sessions which can be accessed from the comfort of your own home.

This option is ideal for individuals who want to receive treatment but can’t commit to an inpatient program. Additionally, our telehealth services are perfect for those who need continued support after completing an inpatient  program.

The Path to Sustainable Wellness Begins at New Bridge Foundation®

Alcohol addiction is a serious disease that requires professional treatment. At New Bridge Foundation®, we provide the structure and support needed to overcome alcohol addiction and build a foundation for sustainable wellness. With over 50 years of experience in addiction treatment, New Bridge Foundation® has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers” by Newsweek Magazine for a third consecutive year (2020, 2021, 2022).  Call 866.772.8491 or reach out to us online today to learn more.