Choosing to quit drinking is a life-changing decision, especially when someone suffers from alcohol abuse or addiction. As with all addictive substances, the downside of quitting is that you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can range from mild to moderate to severe, depending on your history of alcohol consumption. In the most severe cases of alcohol addiction, withdrawal symptoms can become life-threatening. Detoxing from alcohol can be challenging, but you do not have to do it alone. Gulf Breeze Recovery offers an alcohol detox center in Florida in a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can safely detox from alcohol with 24-hour medical and clinical supervision and support.
Through our unique, non-12-step approach to treating alcohol use disorder (AUD), Gulf Breeze Recovery is dedicated to helping every person we can to overcome alcohol dependence. To learn how we can help you or your loved one, reach out by using our online form or calling 833.551.2304.
Recognizing Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms
Alcohol is deeply embedded in American culture. While many people can drink alcohol without developing a problem, recent studies indicate that as many as 15 million Americans have alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Most people have difficulty being objective or honest about their alcohol use. Being surrounded by others who regularly consume alcohol can lead people to justify their intake. Many people point to the fact that they have not hit rock bottom as evidence that they do not need treatment. The truth is, AUD occurs on a spectrum and can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the number of symptoms you have. Signs and symptoms of AUD include:
- Inability to limit the amount of alcohol you consume
- Wanting to cut back alcohol use but being unable to do so
- Spending most of your time getting, drinking, and recovering from alcohol
- Strong cravings or urges to drink
- Failing to meet responsibilities because of alcohol use
- Continuing to drink even though you are aware it is causing problems
- Using alcohol in situations where it is unsafe
- Developing a tolerance so that you continually need more alcohol to feel its effects
- Experiencing withdrawal when not drinking or drinking to avoid withdrawal
While many signs of AUD are easy to spot, others may not be. Many people appear to drink moderately in public but make up for it secretly or alone. Mild alcohol abuse is often overlooked; however, it can quickly spiral out of control.
How Alcohol Detox and Rehab Can Help You
It is not impossible to overcome an alcohol use disorder. The first step is acknowledging your problem. The next is reaching out for help. At Gulf Breeze Recovery, you will learn that alcohol does not need to rule your life. Most treatment centers approach AUD treatment from the disease model and rely heavily on the tenants of 12-step recovery in treating alcohol dependency. Our unique approach focuses on comprehensive, holistic therapies to help you:
- Break the cycle of alcohol abuse and addiction
- Receive education about AUD
- Uncover underlying issues that contribute to your alcohol use
- Develop new habits and practices
- Establish healthy boundaries
- Heal damaged relationships
Depending on the severity of your AUD, detoxing from alcohol and be dangerous and even life-threatening, which is why it is best to detox in a medically supervised alcohol detox center. Ad Gulf Breeze Recovery offers private rooms and provides you access to compassionate and non-judgemental around-the-clock care to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.
End Your Dependence on Alcohol at Gulf Breeze Recovery
When you seek treatment for AUD at Gulf Breeze Recovery, we help you uncover the roots causes of your self-destructive behaviors. We provide dual diagnosis treatment so that you can receive treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, or PTSD. Dual diagnosis treatment helps ensure that your recovery from AUD will be lasting. Reach out to Gulf Breeze Recovery at 833.551.2304 when you are ready to end your alcohol dependence.