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“I was a fall down blackout drunk. No self-esteem, no self-respect. I felt that the world passed me by and that I was unworthy of life because I was such an alcoholic… The way I drank and the way I pushed people away was shattering, it shattered my soul and after alcoholism treatment here at Ventura Recovery Center I got my soul back.” -Tom | Ventura Recovery Center Client
DO YOU WANT TO STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL?
If you are trying to quit drinking, it can seem impossible.
We know because we have been where you are.
Going into alcoholism treatment sounds scary. We at Ventura Recovery Center are in recovery too, so we know what it takes to achieve long term sobriety. We have years of experience helping others combat alcoholism. Time spent in our inpatient alcohol treatment rehab center can save your life, restore your family and liberate you from the ruthless cycle of addiction. Our expertise and support can pave the way to a new life for you and your family.
If you develop craving after your first drink and cannot stop you may be addicted to alcohol. Also, if you try to abstain from drinking (not drink at all) but cannot, you may be an alcoholic.
The important thing to remember is there is nothing to be ashamed of. Environmental factors like stress and cultural or family dynamics can lead to alcoholism. It is also believed that genetics can be a factor. If your parents or siblings have a drinking problem, you are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop alcoholism as well.
No one wakes up and decides to become an alcoholic. But you can wake up and decide to do something about your alcoholism. Admitting that you have a drinking problem and seeking alcohol rehab treatment is a sign of strength. Call us now, we can show you how to achieve sobriety. At Ventura Recovery Center, most of our staff has experienced addiction and found a solution. We asked for help and found lasting sobriety. We want to help you find it too.
ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT: WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
First: Medically Supervised Alcohol Detox
Alcoholism is a complex, chronic disease. That means alcohol treatment needs to address both the physical and psychological causes and effects. Professional treatment is often necessary to counteract the effects of long term alcohol abuse.
Alcohol detox is the first crucial step towards controlling alcoholism. Alcohol detoxification needs to be medically supervised because the symptoms of withdrawal can be life-threatening.
At Ventura Recovery Center we offer the best comprehensive alcohol detox program suited to your individual needs. Our detoxification program is JCAHO accredited and conforms to the highest medical standards. As toxins leave the body, our staff treats our clients for anxiety and sleeplessness. Withdrawal symptoms are diminished and you are allowed to rest in a quiet residential setting. Alcohol treatment is much more than physical alcohol detox. Our clinical staff provides therapy and emotional support. While detoxification can sound like a scary option, we make sure it is as comfortable as possible as you begin your new way of life.
The good news is that no matter how severe the problem may seem, most people with an alcohol use disorder can benefit from some form of treatment.
Next: Continued treatment
Successful alcohol treatment rehab continues after the detox phase. Our counseling staff focuses on giving you the emotional tools you need to GET YOUR LIFE BACK. You learn to make positive choices that foster personal growth and responsibility. Ventura Recovery Center is the best alcohol treatment center in the Los Angeles area. Our highly trained, caring staff provides you with more than just the basics. We prepare you to face the challenges that come with normal living with dignity and strength…sober. We teach you how to heal your family and personal relationships and give you coping tools you can use in any situation.
Many people struggle with staying sober after a 28 day stay at an alcohol rehabilitation center. That’s why we suggest alcohol treatment for 90 days or more. At Ventura Recovery Center we are proud of the fact that a significant number of our clients remain sober after 90 or more days of treatment. Unlike many addiction treatment facilities, we offer our clients the chance to stay longer periods of time like 90 days, 120 days, even longer. Long term treatment is proven to work. That’s why many of our clients choose long term options. After treatment, they go on to live life without the chaos that drugs and alcohol caused them or their loved ones.
After treatment, we don’t just say goodbye. We have a very active alumni community. The Conejo Valley has a particularly strong recovery community. Often, our clients decide to stay in the Thousand Oaks area after treatment. We have monthly alumni meetings where our clients can come together and share each others’ strength and hope in recovery. We are a family. When you come to stay with us, we consider you a part of our family too.
Addiction is a horrible disease. Watching your close friend struggle, and not being able to help them is hard… But what’s even harder is getting them into a treatment program that will turn their lives around for the better. This is exactly what Ventura Recovery Center did for us. Their intake process was quick and they gave me a call back right away to let me know they can admit her the same day. Thank you Robert for your help and phone support. Truly a wonderful place that helps people get their loved ones back.
Bailey H. Los Angeles, CA
ASKING FOR HELP IS THE FIRST STEP...
Signs of alcohol abuse
• Loss of interest in work or school
• Violent behavior
• Inability to control drinking
• Lack of interest in family or friends
• Decreased involvement in extracurricular activities
• Alcohol becomes a focal point in life
• Concealing drinking and making excuses
• Memory losses or blackouts
Alcoholism can” affect all parts of the body but particularly affects the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and immune system. This can result in mental illness, Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome, an irregular heart beat, liver failure, and an increase in the risk of cancer, among other diseases. Drinking during pregnancy can cause damage to the baby resulting in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Generally women are more sensitive to alcohol’s harmful physical and mental effects than men.”
“Alcohol’s Effects on the Body”. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
THE STAGES OF DRINKING
A person is introduced to alcohol (in some cultures this can happen at a relatively young age), and the person enjoys the happy feeling it produces. At this stage there is no emotional cost.
SEEKING THE GOOD FEELING
A person will drink to regain that feeling of euphoria experienced in phase 1; the drinking will increase as more intoxication is required to achieve the same effect. Again at this stage, there are no significant consequences.
DRINKING WITH PROBLEMS
There are physical and social consequences, i.e., hangovers, family problems, work problems, etc. A person will continue to drink excessively, disregarding the problems.
Highly detrimental stage with a risk for premature death. As a person now drinks to feel normal, they block out the feelings of overwhelming guilt, remorse, anxiety, and shame they experience when sober.
ALCOHOLISM IS A DISEASE
As you can see, alcoholism is much more than just drinking too much. It is a chronic disease that destroys the body and the mind. It destroys families and dreams. It does not listen to reason. Often, no matter how dire the consequences, the alcoholic just cannot stop drinking. The good news is that much of the damage of prolonged drinking can be repaired. Families can come back together. Alcohol rehab will help you regain your health. There is hope.
If you have tried to stop drinking but cannot, CALL US. Alcohol treatment rehab doesn’t have to be something you dread. Our clients find friendship, health and a joy joy of living while they are here. We will walk you through the healing process. You will be with others that have the same problem and understand. You will be nurtured back to health and given the means and coping skills to stay sober. You will join a recovery community to will give you emotional support. If you are truly willing to get better, our alcohol rehab program will give you a new lease on life.
If you are looking for an inpatient alcohol rehab center for a loved one, CALL US. We are the best alcohol treatment facility in the Los Angeles area and southern California. Many parents, friends, and family members have called for info and gotten so much more. We will treat your loved one like they are family. We will keep you informed of their progress. We will offer them a fresh start and a fresh perspective on life. They will heal physically and make new friends. They will meet others who have been in their shoes and now live happy, fruitful, sober lives. They will see proof that this program works.