Alcohol Rehab Centers Hollywood offers assistance to those seeking treatment by helping you locate treatment services. Residential treatment programs for alcohol abuse and addiction are designed to break a person's physical and mental dependence on alcohol. Alcohol rehab is made up of several different treatments that work together and are sequenced and structured in such a way as to not only get a person sober, but to give them the tools, skills, resources, and motivation they need to remain sober following treatment. To find out more about these and other treatment protocols, call drug rehab Hollywood FL at (954) 239-2548.
Alcohol abuse occurs when a person overuses and misuses alcohol. Overusing alcohol means drinking too much. A person who drinks with the intention of becoming intoxicated or who is trying to use alcohol to cope with problems in their work, social, or personal life, or mental and/or physical health issues is considered to be misusing alcohol. Alcohol abuse generally takes two forms.
Binge drinking involves drinking an excessive amount of alcoholic beverages in a short time frame. For most people this is between three and four drinks in a one or two hour time period, though the numbers may vary based on size, weight, and gender.
Blackout drinking is a form of drinking in which the person loses a period of time in their memory. This is a form of short-term memory loss that results from high levels of alcohol in the blood. When people say that they cannot remember anything that happened after a certain point in the night due to their drinking behavior, they are engaging in blackout drinking. Blackout drinking can occur as the result of binge drinking.
When a person abuses alcohol, their demeanor, minds, and bodies begin to change. These changes are the signs of addiction and can include:
Alcohol rehab is useful in treating alcoholism in that it helps a person to break both the physical and mental addiction they have to alcohol. This is accomplished through medical detox, individual and group therapy, and other supplemental therapies like yoga, music therapy, and art therapy. Medical detox addresses the physical addiction by weaning the body off of the effects of alcohol and getting the body used to performing actions for itself once again.
Individual and group therapies as well as the supplemental therapies focus on the mental addiction a person has, helping to uncover the reasons behind alcohol abuse, dealing with them directly, and helping to develop self-awareness and self-reliance through coping strategies and resources to ensure continued sobriety following alcohol rehab.