Are You Addicted to Alcohol?
If you're reading this, you may see alcohol as a friend, especially in times of emotional pain or high stress. However, when you drink, things inevitably happen that go against your better nature or principles, behaviors that embarrass you, alienate loved ones, and negatively affect your health and peace of mind.
You might consume more than six alcoholic drinks at a time (before you lose count of how much you actually drink) or binge on alcohol for days. It's possible that, all too often, you wake up horribly nauseous, with a thundering headache and a patchy recollection of the night before.
Making it even worse, your phone might be pinging with texts from your friends reporting your behavior the night before. Behavior reflecting poor judgment and a lack of inhibition, such as flirting with someone other than your date/significant other, being rude or belligerent to friends as well as strangers, being sloppy or stumbling around, even driving drunk.
On these mornings, if you still have a job, you likely feel lousy enough to call in sick. At this point, you may not even realize that you have lost valuable relationships and even part of your dignity as a result of your alcohol use. Do you often feel ashamed or guilty because of your lack of control?
Alcohol Addiction Is Experienced Differently Depending On The Individual
Some people only drink on holidays, but even then, it's far too much. Some drink first thing in the morning, sneaking vodka in a thermos, perhaps. Others drink beer, wine, or cocktails to make work or social events more enjoyable or tolerable. Eventually, those people can consume drinks until they are too drunk to complete work tasks, or even engage in proper conversation.
Some alcoholics wouldn't dream of having their first drink until nightfall, and some drink only with friends, while some prefer to drink alone. Some people hide their booze, and others flaunt their drinking, depending on the culture of drinking they exist within.
Social pressures are a common struggle. Too many are tempted by drink at parties or get-togethers, on weekends. Alcohol is central to too many celebrations, from weddings to christenings to funerals. It's everywhere, and depending on the social scene or family you belong to, it's being pushed on you. AND, if you refuse (because you're trying to control yourself) you risk being teased/made fun of...
Alcoholism can look different on different people, but make no mistake, alcoholics have lost all their power to control their drinking. Even though alcohol is legal, even though it is socially acceptable, even though drinking is encouraged in many social settings, bottom line - alcoholism can find anyone - regardless of your intelligence level, economic level, line of work, background, race, religion, or gender. AND, alcoholism has the power to ruin lives.
It may be that you have a history of alcoholism in your family. You could be the survivor of trauma or have a psychological issue that drives your drinking. Whatever the reasons are for your alcohol dependence, we are here to help and support you as you go from detox to the next phases of treatment at New Perspective Recovery.
Who is Successful In Recovery?
Generally speaking, an alcoholic who is forced or coerced or given an ultimatum, is less likely to maintain sobriety. People who want to be sober have an easier time succeeding in sobriety. Those who have had enough pain, and want a better life, are ready for detox. What many people don't realize is that for any alcoholic, monitored detox is an essential part of the process of addiction recovery, but it is NOT safe to attempt without appropriate supervision. At our center, we provide the needed monitoring to ensure you are safe. Our goal is to make the detox process go as smoothly as possible.
What Can You Expect From Alcohol Detox at New Perspective Recovery?
Our founders and staff, many of whom have decades of sobriety, take tremendous pride in our facility, believe in our mission, and strive to make New Perspective Recovery the gold standard of detox centers and residential treatment facilities. Compared to most Orange County treatment centers, we have a higher staff-to-resident ratio, ensuring the safest possible outcome for those seeking detox, residential and PHP treatment.
As far as creature comforts are concerned, we have many. We provide fresh, healthy food, spotlessly clean and airy semi-private rooms and common areas. Numerous amenities, such as big-screen TV's in each bedroom as well as the living room, a movie, book and board game collection for your enjoyment. And, a beautiful house that will feel like a home - with a staff that is here to provide a safe space.
We also work with a doctor group, who are available 24/7, who prescribes appropriate medication to make you as comfortable as possible while you detox. No matter what you experience during detox, we will stay on top of your symptoms and are NOT afraid to allow you to contact your prescriber in order to adjust your medication to ease your withdrawal.
Regarding emotional support, it is our mission to provide compassion and understanding as you go through detox. As survivors of alcohol addiction, we understand your experience. We make detox as easy as humanly possible. AND, we are the only detox facility that we know of that offers therapy at the detox level. Normally, therapy begins at the IOP (intensive outpatient level), but we asked ourselves - why wait? Why not help our Residents create a solid sobriety foundation now - sooner rather than later? The team at New Perspective Recovery makes a solemn commitment to your success in recovery.
Even though, at this point, you may feel as if the drinking is controlling you, we can show you how to free yourself from the grip of alcohol addiction. Would you like to take control of your drinking habit and empower yourself to change the way you handle stress and live your life?
I Am Considering Alcohol Addiction Treatment, But I Still Have A Few Concerns...
I Really Don't Think I Have A Problem
Our detox and residential program is helpful even to those who may not recognize that they have developed a alcoholism. We screen residents, and have an understanding of those who struggle with alcoholism but aren't truly ready to change. However, you have a better chance at a more functional life if you consider the possibility of having a problem.
I'm Terrified The Detox Will Be A Horrible Experience, or Even Kill Me...
Our knowledgeable and specially trained staff monitor vital signs for changes to keep you as safe and comfortable as possible. You may feel physical symptoms that are difficult, possibly uncomfortable, but they will pass, and we will be there with compassion, understanding and proper training, to ensure you succeed in detox.
I Don't Think I Can Stay Sober...
Thinking of giving up a way of life forever sounds impossible. The concept of staying in the present, and living one day at a time works. We will teach you how.
The Next Step Is Your To Take
Here at New Perspective Recovery, we want you to know that you are not alone. You ARE ready to take that next step to change your path and begin a new life. We welcome you warmly...lives are changed with New Perspective. Please contact our admissions specialist for your initial consultation at 800-901-1841.