Addiction is a disease and like any disease, it often requires treatment to address properly. Alcohol addiction, or Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), can be tough to navigate for both the person suffering and those around them.
Alcohol addiction affects over 14 million Americans every year. Since alcohol is a legal substance for anyone in the United States over the age of 21 it is easily accessible and socially acceptable, unlike many other substances of abuse.
This can make it difficult at times for those suffering from an AUD to admit that they have a problem and even for the family members and loved ones of the person suffering to spot.
At Bayview Recovery, we understand the importance of substance abuse treatment of all kinds, including alcohol addiction. Our programs for addiction treatment in Washington State offer a safe and supportive environment to get the help that you need to recover from your alcohol use disorder.
Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
As we touched on, unlike other substances of abuse it might not always be easy to spot when you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol addiction. Since alcohol is legal and available practically everywhere, just having alcohol around doesn’t always mean that there is a problem.
Since alcohol dependency and addiction can be deadly when left untreated it is important to know the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction so you or a loved one can get the treatment you need right away at an alcohol rehab in Washington State.
When you have made the decision to stop drinking and seek help, it is important to enter into a detox program immediately. Detoxing is the first step in the treatment process and is done in order to naturally rid the body of all the alcohol that is in it, along with any and all other harmful substances. Detoxing allows the body and the brain to begin the healing process.
The withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol detox can be incredibly dangerous and even life-threatening if detoxing is not done under proper medical supervision.
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include:
- Increased heart rate
- Irregular heartbeat
By undergoing medical detox, you may be administered medications in order to help alleviate some of the withdrawal symptoms and make the overall detox process more comfortable.
Once detox has been completed, the next step is to begin alcohol treatment in Washington State. Regardless of the treatment program that you enter, your time in rehab will consist of various therapies and treatment services, all designed to address your substance abuse issue.
At Bayview Recovery, we provide you with tools to support you through your addiction recovery every step of the way. That includes working closely with you through therapy programs such as:
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family Therapy
Through our various therapy programs you will better understand the factors that led to your alcohol addiction. You will also learn new, healthy ways to deal with these triggers and temptations without the use of alcohol.
For many people, their alcohol addiction is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to issues they are dealing with. Their alcohol abuse and subsequent addiction might have been the result of attempting to use alcohol as a form of self-medication for a mental health issue. Or their alcohol abuse may have led to the development of a new mental health condition.
For those battling a co-occurring disorder such as a mental health condition and a substance abuse disorder, dual diagnosis treatment may be recommended in order to address both issues at the same time.
At Bayview Recovery we offer a variety of dual diagnosis treatment programs for those suffering from substance use disorder as well as mental health conditions such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
- General Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anger Management
- Grief and Loss
“The staff at the center has been remarkable in their care for our loved one. Tuni was with us the whole way as we tried to get this person into treatment. They continue to assist us as the process continues. Great work!”
“I have been trying to get sober the past 3 years and I have been to treatment 5 times. Bayview Recovery was my 6th time. They helped me get to 142 days sober! I was a handful hot mess when I got there but the team never gave up on me. They work with families and they truly care about them too. Bayview house’s are clean and comfortable and the staff is amazing. They plan for fun events weekly and they want you to have fun. If your looking for something different call them it will save your LIFE!”
“Bayview is dedicated to providing clients the healthiest environment to develop a solid foundation in their recovery. The therapists and medical team are devoted to ensure clients have the best individualized care. I highly recommend Bayview for anyone seeking a highly professional treatment program. The care and compassion given to clients is remarkable.”
“This is a fantastic facility with outstanding staff. If you or a loved one is struggling this is a great program to start the journey of recovery and get life long skills and relationships to begin a new life!”
“Just picked up our daughter after 90 days at Bayview Recovery. Loved the staff and facility, do not know what the future holds ???????? but while at Bayview , always felt informed. Highly recommend, incredibly helpful especially at the very beginning when we were so helpless and needed help the most – God Bless.”
Dave Cundiff, MD, MPH is an experienced leader in the field of Substance Use Disorder treatment. He works with patients suffering from Substance Use Disorder to evaluate their medication needs and prescribe treatments accordingly. In addition, he regularly participates in all-staff debriefing sessions involving peers, nurses, and other prescribers. He also reviews and advises on policies, procedures, and techniques for treating substance use disorder.