Alcohol Rehab at Magnolia Recovery
Alcohol use disorder, also known as alcoholism or alcohol addiction, is what it is called when a person develops a pattern of alcohol use that causes real problems in their life. People who have an alcohol use disorder may feel like they need to drink just to get through the day, or they may start to experience serious health issues and withdrawal symptoms if they try to stop drinking or even cut back on their alcohol use.
Nobody starts drinking for the first time thinking they will develop alcohol use disorder, as it is a gradual disease that slowly begins to make changes to your brain chemistry, some of which may be irreversible. These changes involve the production of certain important neurotransmitters like dopamine and GABA, which control important brain processes like motivation, pleasure, satisfaction, and the ability to calm one’s self on a neurological level, playing a part in anxiety and stress levels.
This means that when the body becomes dependent on having alcohol in your system and you stop drinking, sudden chemical reactions in the brain occur, causing serious withdrawal symptoms that can feel frightening, painful, distressing, and uncomfortable. They can also develop into life-threatening issues like seizures and delirium tremens if not treated by medical doctors.
Around 14 million people in the US are currently living with alcohol use disorder, and many may not even realize they have a problem. If you have been drinking alcohol steadily for a long time, or have been consuming large amounts, you may be on the way to developing a substance use disorder. Some common alcohol addiction symptoms to look out for include:
- Finding yourself hiding your drinking, feeling guilty for drinking, or drinking in secret
- Feeling like you need a drink first thing in the morning just to get through the day
- Feeling numb and detached from life, or being unable to control your emotions
- Taking risks with your drinking like getting drunk at work or driving while under the influence
- Using drinking as a way to cope with a bad day or as a way to “feel good”
- Losing control over how much you drink, or being unable to just have one drink
- Continuing to abuse alcohol even when it creates serious issues like losing friends or your job, or causing health concerns
- Isolating yourself from your support system of friends and family
- Spending all your money on alcohol instead of taking care of your own needs like eating healthy or paying the bills
- Losing interest in doing things you usually enjoy like hobbies, sports, and other activities
- Continuously thinking about when you can have your next drink
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit or cut back
- Developing an alcohol tolerance, and needing to drink more to achieve the same level of inebriation
If you have noticed even a few of these signs in yourself, if you have been abusing alcohol for over a year, or if you are experiencing other issues in your life because of your drinking, it may be time to find help. Alcoholism is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the US, and because it makes irreversible changes within the brain, it will not go away or get better on its own. You need a comprehensive treatment plan to help you learn how to manage your condition, and take back the control over your life that you need to stay healthy and sober long-term.
Magnolia is a safe inpatient treatment center located in California where you can go for alcohol addiction treatment, including detox and residential rehab that will address not only the physical aspects of addiction, but also the psychological aspects and the behavioral issues that cause addiction. Our team of experts will educate you about addiction and provide you with relapse prevention tools and therapy that will support lasting recovery. Through a combination of evidence-based treatments and holistic methods, you will be able to start down the long road to recovery with confidence and our full support behind you every step of the way.
Top Rated Alcohol Rehab
Alcohol rehab is not easy, especially in the beginning. Many people often need high levels of support and medical care during their acute detox period, as withdrawal symptoms can become overwhelming, and the toll that their addiction has taken on their relationships, careers, and health can weigh heavily on their shoulders. For this reason, Magnolia not only offers round-the-clock monitoring and medical services during detox, but we are also there to talk whenever you need it, day or night. There are options to partake in therapy, counselors, and holistic treatments for additional support during this difficult period so that you can regain some stability and start feeling better right away.
Because alcohol detox can range from uncomfortable to severe and dangerous, we keep our patients close, under 24-hour watch to make sure nothing bad happens as your body begins to adapt to the lack of alcohol in your system. Our in-house clinicians can offer you prescription doses of specifically targeted medications that can reduce your withdrawal symptoms and prevent them from worsening, which can help keep you safe from serious and dangerous hallucinations, seizures, and other ill effects.
Alcohol detox can cause an emergency condition called delirium tremens (or “the DTs”) that can cause dehydration, irregular brain activity, and can even lead to death without medical care. For that reason, you should never try to detox from alcohol on your own. Your withdrawal symptoms should begin to subside within 3 to 5 days (everybody is different), and then you will begin to feel a bit better each day after that. Once you are ready, you will transition into the Magnolia inpatient rehab program.
Rehab is where the true recovery begins. Getting the alcohol out of your system is step one, but addiction is a chronic disease that will be with you for the rest of your life in some way or another. Rehab is the place where you heal the roots of addiction, gain new recovery skills you can use in your day to day life, build a sober community, and come to understand more about yourself and what you want for your future. Staying inside our safe and inclusive rehab center will give you a new perspective on your life as you rebuild your strength and start to heal damaged relationships with others, and with yourself.
What Is Alcohol Rehab Like?
At Magnolia, we aim to maintain a highly inclusive and safe environment in which everybody feels welcome, regardless of gender, age, religion, sexual preference, and lifestyle. All treatments are rooted in evidence-based science and have been proven to be effective. We also provide holistic therapies if you wish, for a whole-patient approach to healing that not only addresses the medical and psychological aspects of addiction, but also the spiritual, emotional, and social elements.
You will move into our treatment center while receiving treatment. Most people will stay with us for a minimum of 30 days, as removing yourself from the usual temptations and daily life stressors can make all the difference in overcoming addiction. You will have the time and mental space to be able to focus solely on your own wellness, rebuilding your self-confidence, and learning new ways to manage your health and stress levels while remaining abstinent from drugs and alcohol. Your days will be structured, and filled with scheduled therapy, health treatments, behavioral health treatments, relapse prevention skills, and education. Each type of treatment is designed to help you take control back over your health and your life so you can return home with a new outlook on life and healthier habits that will last a lifetime.
The Magnolia treatment center is a comfortable, and luxurious place to stay, with private and semi-private room options, a swimming pool for leisure and fitness activities, and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to relax, hang out with other patients and reflect upon all you have learned
Through evidence-based treatments that have been proven effective, we will treat your addiction, providing care that will help you heal your physical, psychological, spiritual, and emotional health as you live inside our healing environment. You will learn new ways to manage your triggers and discover how negative emotions like fear, loneliness, or anger can result in relapse. You will also come to understand which situations and relationships in your life may be working against your recovery, and how removing yourself from these situations may be the healthiest move.
What to Expect During Rehab?
At Magnolia, your alcohol rehab program will be customized to your unique needs. We believe it is important and most effective to meet each of our clients where they are in the recovery process, and will never force you to undergo treatments that you don’t need. For example, if you have mild withdrawal, we will not give you unnecessary medical treatments or medications, and you can move into your rehab program as soon as you feel ready. Each of our patients is an individual with unique needs, so we will tailor your treatment to target the underlying reasons for your addiction, based on your intake interview and medical screening.
- You will have treatments and care that include:
- Medical detox and medication management services
- Health-related education
- Pain management services
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Nutrition and exercise programs
- Art therapy and music therapy
- Meditation, mindfulness, and yoga
- Outings to recovery-based meetings in the community
- Recreational activities
- Aftercare planning services and relapse prevention training
- Connections to our active alumni group and aftercare treatment options once your program is complete
Our team of care providers is made up of licensed specialists, doctors, therapists, nurses, and holistic treatment providers who are nonjudgmental, and trauma-informed. They all truly want to help you and care about making sure you always feel secure and comfortable. Our programs are all LGBTQ+, and we offer accessible facilities, family-focused treatments, and dual-diagnosis treatments for people who have a co-occurring mental illnesses. Each and every one of our patients deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, and we will take care to ensure you always feel safe by answering any questions you may have and bringing you in as a collaborator in your own care. You will always be a part of any decision-making regarding your own health, and our team will never force you to do anything you don’t want to do.
How Long Is Alcohol Rehab?
Recovering from alcohol addiction takes time, but the exact amount of time is different for everybody because it depends on a variety of different factors. For example, a person who undergoes a medical detox may get through the program quickly, within 3 to 5 days, if they do not have severe withdrawal symptoms, but the next person may need to stay in detox for two weeks to ensure their safety. Other clients may not need to go to detox at all. Your body chemistry, the amount you were drinking, and the overall length of time you have been addicted to alcohol can impact the process. At Magnolia, we will tailor your care to your needs.
The rehab process is similar, in that each person will have their own unique set of needs that have to be met in order to successfully complete the program. Some clients will need to stay inside our residential treatment plan for 30 days, while others may need longer. Treatment times vary because some people need more support than others. Some factors that can affect the length of time you stay in inpatient rehab include:
- Needing intensive medical or psychiatric care
- Starting a new medication for the first time
- Having been addicted to drinking for a long time
- Feeling vulnerable to relapse, even after 30 days in rehab
- Continuing to experience withdrawal symptoms
- Not having a sober-friendly place to go with supportive friends and family members
- Undergoing dual diagnosis, with simultaneous treatment for two or more co-occurring disorders
- Having multiple addictions
Inpatient rehab provides you with the foundations upon which you can build your new sober life, and the longer you spend working on that initial framework, the less likely you will be to suffer a relapse in the future.
Once you complete your program with our team at Magnolia, you are not left on your own to fend for yourself. We can connect you to trusted outpatient rehab programs in your area, sober living homes, ongoing therapy, 12 step groups, and our alumni group. Staying connected to a sober community for months or years after your time in residential care can make all the difference in achieving a long-term recovery.
30 Day Rehab
For many of our patients, after your medical detox, 30 days is the minimum time that it will take to learn the necessary skills you need to successfully learn to manage alcohol addiction. Rehab begins after detox because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe, and it may not be possible to take in any new information or learn skills at that time. You will rest, recover, and heal the body and mind until you are stable enough to begin your rehab program in earnest.
Your 30-day rehab treatment program at Magnolia will be busy and productive, with a whole month filled with therapy, health care, nutritious food, exercise programs, and ingraining healthy habits into your daily routine. You will spend time learning about the underlying causes of addiction and learn how to get through stressful times without turning back to alcohol. Each type of therapy targets a different aspect of addiction, helping you rebuild relationships with family, gain self-confidence, learn to avoid relapse, and heal the body. Holistic treatments are also provided, helping you naturally reduce stress, learn more about yourself, and strengthen your mind-body connection.
As your treatment progresses, you will have the option to extend your time inside the program to 60 or 90 days. Once you become accustomed to the daily routines and begin meeting with therapists and groups, you will have a better idea of what your needs are. Our doctors and psychiatrists will also give their recommendations.
60 Day Rehab
Extending your program to 60 days is often a good idea, especially if you do not feel ready to transition back to your everyday life after the first month of inpatient care. It is important to be able to manage triggers and have coping strategies in place before returning home, so you can prevent alcohol relapse.
Spending a minimum of 60 days in inpatient treatment is often a good idea for people who have a dual diagnosis. Getting treatment for mental health issues takes time, especially when you have a substance use disorder as well. Both issues are often connected to one another, and require simultaneous treatment that can be intense, and will include therapy, and sometimes psychiatric medications. These medications can take up to 6 weeks to fully become effective, so spending that transitional time inside a treatment center with full support and medical care available 24/7 is very beneficial. Doctors can monitor your health and ensure your medication is working as expected, while you continue to attend behavioral therapy sessions, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and other addiction treatment programs.
Evidence-based therapies and holistic treatments are all used in a comprehensive plan customized to each patient, and not every client will experience all our treatments. If you simply do not believe in the power of meditation, for example, you will not partake in that type of program, or you may not wish to partake in family therapy. You will only take part in therapies that meet your unique needs as you recover at Magnolia treatment center.
90 Day Rehab
60 days may be the right amount of time to spend in alcohol addiction treatment for many, but others may need to extend their program even further. If you have been struggling with alcohol abuse for years, it could be too difficult to cram your entire treatment into just a couple of months. Many old habits and unhelpful thought patterns have become established in your life, and undoing that trauma can take the full 90 days or longer.
Identifying issues and changing problematic behaviors can take time, and long-term treatment includes vigorous support that will help you make the necessary changes to your mindset that will help you achieve lasting recovery. Because addiction is a complex disease that will not ever fully leave you, it is important to learn how to effectively manage it to prevent future relapse. For some, this education and healing simply take more time than it does for others.
Why Choose Magnolia Recovery for Alcohol Rehab?
Choosing Magnolia Recovery for alcohol rehab will provide you with a safe place to come for discreet and effective treatment options that are individualized. Whether you need psychiatric care in a dual diagnosis program, strong medical support and medication management, or a place to go where you can feel safe from judgment as you detox and rehabilitate, our facility is the right place for you.
You can count on Magnolia to provide useful evidence-based treatments that will help you address underlying emotional pain, unhelpful thoughts, and negative behaviors as you learn useful skills and healthy habits that will keep you from relapsing long after rehab is over.
Once your time in our inpatient program is complete, you are not alone. While in rehab, we provide aftercare planning services that will help you decide which resources will be best to support you as you move back home and return to your life as a newly sober individual. These may include our alumni social events and support groups, 12-step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, and sober living homes in your area. You may wish to transition into an outpatient treatment program like a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and we are happy to connect you to trusted rehabs from our network of treatment centers.
If you are ready to quit drinking for good and want to talk to somebody about your first steps toward sober living, please call us now at (818) 431-2224,. We can help you verify your insurance coverage, figure out which types of treatment are right for you, and answer any questions you have. We answer the phone 24 hours a day so give us a call now.