Alcohol use disorder is common. People from all walks of life live with alcohol dependency and addiction. Although alcohol is legal, it can be just as addictive as illicit and prescription drugs. Alcohol addiction can creep up slowly. Casual drinking and social drinking can become a habit, especially when paired with stress, life changes, and past trauma. Habits can become addictions when the brain becomes dependent on alcohol for various chemical processes. At Serenity Grove, we pair medically assisted detox with a range of therapies for successful alcohol addiction treatment.
Serenity Grove’s family-owned clinic in Athens, GA offers a variety of alcohol rehab options. If you or someone you love needs support for alcohol use disorder, call us today at 844.904.3485 to learn more about our substance abuse treatment programs.
Signs of Alcohol Addiction
Alcohol may seem benign because it’s easy to get. Unfortunately, alcohol can be addictive and cause long-term health issues. Today, many people around the country live with alcohol addiction and may not have access to the care they need. Our customized addiction treatment programs can help.
Like other addictive substances, alcohol alters a person’s brain chemistry. Over time, this results in dependency. This happens when the brain relies on alcohol for chemicals like dopamine and GABA instead of producing its own. With alcohol consumption, it’s hard to realize when social drinking becomes a habit and later an addiction. Some signs of alcohol dependency include:
- Erratic behavior
- Mood swings
- Alcohol cravings
- Blatant drunkenness
- The inability to stop drinking after one serving
- Other drug-seeking behavior
- Change in sleep
- Changes in appetite
- Financial issues
Social drinking is one of our most ancient social practices. Unfortunately, the stress of modern life, unresolved trauma, and underlying co-occurring disorders have made alcohol addiction common.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Athens, Georgia
Serenity Grove offers both residential and outpatient programs for alcohol addiction. We support students, professionals, and families across Athens. Our programs for alcohol treatment depend on individuals’ needs. Detox, for example, provides support for the challenging early days of recovery. Residential rehab helps clients build a strong foundation for lasting sobriety. And outpatient rehab requires clients to visit the clinic daily for therapy and group support. Our programs may be right for you if:
- You live in the Athens area
- You’re looking for local addiction support
- You have other local obligations (work, school, family, etc.)
- You are looking for a non-judgmental and inclusive sober community
At Serenity Grove, we provide comprehensive addiction treatment with a focus on trauma-informed therapy to help clients uncover and heal unresolved trauma. Our programs include:
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Art therapy
- Anger management
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Experiential therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
We believe everyone deserves lifelong care and support for addiction recovery. Our programs focus on reducing reuse throughout the Athens community and beyond
Why Start Alcohol Rehab?
For many, alcohol addiction is a symptom of something else. Many people turn to alcohol or other substances to self-medicate and self-soothe. Nearly half of people living with addiction also live with co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. While alcohol can temporarily soothe and provide an escape, in the long run, it does not heal underlying illnesses. Others may turn to alcohol to avoid feelings related to past trauma, PTSD, or daily stress. The team at Serenity Grove uses a range of therapeutic techniques to diagnose co-occurring disorders and help clients resolve addiction triggers.
Some people may attempt to quit using alcohol cold turkey. This is often unsuccessful and dangerous. Our programs can help clients detox safely by monitoring vital signs, restoring hydration levels, and preventing reuse.
Get Support for Alcohol Addiction Today at Serenity Grove
Don’t wait. If you or a loved one in the Athens area needs support, call us. Reach our compassionate staff at 844.904.3485 to learn more about our programs