Alcoholism Treatment That Moves the Point of Care From the Treatment Center to the Comfort and Privacy of Home
If someone you care about is struggling with alcoholism but is unable to enter a treatment center due to the demands of everyday life, our at-home alcoholism treatment program offers a personalized continuum of care to suit any lifestyle.
At ALYST Health, we believe alcoholism thrives in isolation, so we take a comprehensive approach to treating it with a dedicated team of addiction recovery specialists. Our fully at-home alcoholism treatment model is the first and only program of its kind accredited by the Joint Commission and includes:
Our approach offers the flexibility to bundle each of the above as a packaged concierge service, but we also provide them as standalone services, depending on participant needs and recovery objectives.
These are some of the most common questions we hear regarding alcoholism:
Is Alcohol a Drug?
Yes, alcohol is a recreational drug, and its main active ingredient is ethanol. The consumption of alcohol plays an important social role in many cultures, and it is known for its stimulating and mind-altering effects. Alcohol is so widely available and consumed so commonly that many don’t consider it a drug because, unlike other substances, it doesn’t carry the same kind of stigma or social abhorrence. However, more than 88,000 Americans and over 3 million people globally die from alcohol-related causes every year.
What Are the Signs of Alcohol Addiction?
Not everyone who drinks is considered an “alcoholic.” Symptoms of alcohol dependence vary. It’s best to evaluate behavior if on more than one occasion there is a pattern of:
- Drinking Alone
- Experiencing Blackouts
- Excessive Drinking at Social Outings
When life is negatively impacted by alcohol on a consistent basis, it might be best to pause and examine the signs. If you or your loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, our certified professionals are here to help:
- Erratic Behavior
- Frequent Hangovers
- Neglect of Personal Responsibilities
- Substantial Changes in Mood
- Inability to Control Alcohol Consumption
- Reoccurring Legal Troubles
- Health Issues
- Emotionally Sensitive
- Anhedonia, or the Inability to Feel Pleasure
Another sign of alcohol abuse is experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal from alcohol can be fatal, so it’s imperative to conduct a medical detoxification under the supervision of healthcare professionals. Here are a few of the more common signs of alcohol withdrawal:
- Panic Attacks
- Restless Legs
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Excessive Sweating
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Loss of Appetite
- Extreme Anxiety
What Are the Long-Term Side Effects of Alcohol Abuse?
Long-term alcohol use may cause irreversible damage to the body and mind. While the effects vary, the following is a list of common repercussions:
- Brain Damage (“Wet Brain”)
- Delirium Tremens
- Mood Swings
- Memory Loss
- Distorted Vision or Hearing
- Neurological Impairment
- Cirrhosis of the Liver
- Chronic Pancreatitis
- Compromised Immune System
If you’re questioning whether you or someone you care about is struggling with alcoholism, our addiction quiz is intended to provide the clarity you need to take the next steps.
Alcohol addiction is life threatening. If you or a loved one are at risk of long-term damage from alcoholism, please give us a call or fill out the form below for a free consultation.