The D’Amore Solution to Alcohol Addiction
We Heal With Heart
D’AMORE HEALTHCARE TREATS ALCOHOL ADDICTION
No two alcoholics are alike — so no two alcohol treatment plans should be. Our qualified treatment staff creates an individualized treatment plan for every client who comes to D’Amore Healthcare. We develop a customized treatment plan that meets each individual’s needs and gives them their best opportunity to achieve long-term sobriety.
Therefore, we take your entire medical history under consideration. Due to a well-trained and licensed staff, our clinicians pride themselves in situating you with the right amount of education, counseling, activities and personal growth assignments. As a result, with sustained engagement and time, individuals will develop relationships with sober peers and find themselves responding to triggers or cravings with uncanny awareness and purposefulness.
We are an addiction treatment center for men and women, specializing in the residential treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder. We are a Joint Commission accredited, DHCS & DSS licensed facility, located in the sunny, beach communities of Southern California.
PARTNERING WITH D’AMORE MEANS LONG-TERM SOBRIETY
Choosing life means choosing change. That’s scary. Using the same ideas for raw materials only adds to the existing fear and disappointment. D’Amore Healthcare helps any motivated adult, by removing them from a familiar environment to decrease distractions, eliminate familiar habits and create new thinking. We provide a safe place that is meaningfully different from the places where our patients drank and, in some cases, may have used drugs. Recovery is a process and D’Amore Healthcare uses evidence-based pharmacotherapies and behavioral therapies like ‘Gracious Redundancy’ during treatment that will integrate into everyday life. Just give us 30-45 days. We can help.
D’Amore Healthcare programs are evidence-based pharmacotherapies and behavioral therapies. The core, ‘Gracious Redundancy’ signature is applied in every aspect of care, providing safe and informed decision making. Instead of telling individuals what they need, we educate, invite, apply and discuss every element of healing. Taking your entire medical history under consideration, we make decisions based on the goals you established before arriving.
Our trained and licensed clinicians pride themselves in situating you with the right amount of education, counseling, activities and personal growth assignments. Particularly using Bandura’s work around feedback loops and motivation. As a result, with sustained engagement and time, you will develop relationships with sober peers and find yourself responding to triggers or cravings with uncanny awareness, purposefulness and overcoming.
We offer the following addiction recovery services for those suffering from alcoholism:
Residential Alcohol Treatment
Medication Assisted Detoxification
Individual and Group Counseling
Recreation and Exercise
Nutritional screening and individualized planning
Discharge Planning, including budgeting and faith community linkages
Living free of alcohol addiction is a beautiful thing. Although it may seem an impossible feat for some people, with an unwavering commitment and professional treatment you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Because of that, we know you can do it and we are here to help you get there. Call us today and let’s fight this fight together. Your life is worth it!
THE THREE STEPPING STONES
Our individualized Residential Treatment Program offers 3 stepping stones in treatment for addiction recovery. If one stone is skipped, the patient is less likely to enjoy restoration and health:
Physical detoxification and/or stabilization. Rest, screening, assessments, and nutrition. The psychological component of detoxification requires Gracious Redundancy from staff and firm boundaries from members in the patient’s support system.
Education, discussion, experiential therapy, focused individual sessions, expanding and deepening the patient’s support system. Assignments and talk therapy around simple goals to develop self-regulation and improve critical thinking.
Taking action based on needs, abilities, preferences, strengths and physical health. Assignments around self-compassion and accountability.
All three ensure the foundation for each patient to take action and apply what they’ve been learning. In fact, in the course of recovery, patients may visit each stepping stone more than once. This is why patients must finish what they start, once they admit. In addition, the unique path of recovery informs us as to why continuing outpatient care is needed.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL ADDICTION
Social messages that life is better or more fun with alcohol can lead to unhealthy drinking habits and eventually alcohol addiction. So when does drinking alcohol become an addiction? When your alcohol use negatively impacts or interferes with your life, be it your relationships, your job, your mental or physical health, money, and legal issues, among others.
HOW MUCH DRINKING IS TOO MUCH DRINKING?
Many people wonder if perhaps they or a loved one drinks too much, but what does “too much” mean? Is drinking a couple of drinks each evening too much? What about every weekend?
Drinking more than three drinks per day for women or four drinks per day for men is considered heavy. Binge drinking is drinking four drinks within 2 hours for women and 5 drinks for men. Binge drinking is dangerous and can lead to alcohol poisoning. There is NO medical benefit to heavy or binge drinking. Rather, heavy alcohol consumption can increase risks of serious health problems, including liver disease, pancreatitis, cancer, and other debilitating medical conditions.
Heavy drinkers engage in binge drinking five days or more within a 30-day period. On average, binge drinkers in the US drink 8 drinks
per binge, resulting in high levels of alcohol in the body. Also, even after a person takes their last drink, their blood alcohol concentration can continue to rise to deadly levels. More than 80,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the US. Alcohol continues to be one of the nation’s most preventable causes of death.
“The actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge.”
– The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
WHAT DEFINES AN ALCOHOLIC?
Continued binge or heavy drinking can lead to becoming an alcoholic. An alcoholic is someone who has lost his or her ability to control their drinking. This means that regardless of consequences, alcoholics are unable to control their consumption of alcohol, even if they want to and even if it’s affecting their lives.
Alcoholism is a disease that affects nearly 18 million people and their families in the United States. An estimated 16 million people have been medically diagnosed with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.
An alcoholic’s brain is wired a bit differently than a person who can put a drink or mind-altering substance down. The brain is altered due to the alcohol, causing the person to crave alcohol more than a non-alcoholic. This is one reason why some people can be social drinkers, while others need residential psychiatric services for the chronic pain and suffering related to the Alcohol Use Disorder.
WHAT CAUSES ALCOHOL USE DISORDER?
Addiction experts assert that alcoholism stems from various avenues related to a person’s genes, exposure to trauma, environment, as well as individual neurobiology and personality. Research indicates that if a parent is an alcoholic, their children are more at risk of being to a variety of mental health disorders, including Alcohol Use Disorder.
At the same time, a person’s environment plays a role as well. If someone is in an environment where others are drinking all the time, that person is more susceptible to alcoholism. Exposures to verbal or sexual abuse, or other deplorable conditions, are also contributing factors. Additionally, one’s emotional and mental make-up invariably plays a role.
Mild, moderate or severe Alcohol Use Disorder is a cunning, systemic behavioral health challenge. It can slyly infiltrate one’s life over time and suddenly everything feels destroyed. Addiction eventually impairs all dimensions of well-being: the physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, professional and spiritual.
If you or someone you love believes they may have an addiction to alcohol or is having trouble with their attempts to stop drinking, D’Amore Healthcare is here for you. You don’t have to go through this alone. Our compassionate, professional support staff is available 24 hours a day to provide guidance and help. You simply need to take that first step and call us!