Alcoholism is a progressive disease that only gets worse without professional intervention. While there’s 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 residential alcohol rehab program in an environment that is conducive to healing.

A man needs alcohol rehabHow Alcohol Addiction Develops

Alcohol addiction doesn’t 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 develop 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. This primarily involves factors such as body weight, age, and quantity of alcohol consumed. It can be difficult, however, to determine when a person’s 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 the effects of alcohol? 
  • 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 their social, recreational, familial, or work responsibilities because of alcohol? 

The answers to these questions can help determine if one 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, and they provide a set of guidelines that includes not only advice on medication assisted treatment but the recognition that evidenced based treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step facilitation, and motivational interviewing play a major role in treatment.

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 residents at New Bridge Foundation® begin treatment with our detox program. Under 24/7 medical supervision, the body starts to rid itself of harmful toxins to overcome chemical dependency. During this time, our licensed and experienced professionals are on hand to mitigate discomfort and ensure stability through effective medical intervention.

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 residents choose our short-term residential rehab (Helios) or long-term residential rehab (START), they’ll have access to an array of recovery services, including:

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

The Path to Sustainable Wellness Begins at New Bridge Foundation®

Those struggling with alcohol addiction don’t have to face this problem alone. New Bridge Foundation® offers individuals a chance for a new beginning. Call 866.772.8491 or reach out to us online today to learn more.