ALCOHOLISM IS A CHRONIC
PROGRESSIVE DISEASE

Alcohol addiction is a complex disease that impacts every aspect of health. Chronic and progressive, alcohol misuse essentially poisons the body. Alcoholism can damage the liver, cause malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies, stomach ulcers, heart problems, sexual dysfunction, and diminished brain function. Alcohol abuse can also raise the risk of some cancers. If alcoholism goes on for long enough, it can lead to death. An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year in the United States, and many more suffer from liver and other diseases.

In addition to the health risks, there are many more reasons to seek help for alcoholism through an alcohol treatment center. If you or a loved one struggles with excessive drinking, you know the life of an alcoholic is destructive and isolating. Nobody intentionally develops an addiction, but once it takes hold, overcoming it requires help from experts who know how to break the vicious cycle. If alcoholism currently has a hold on your life, seek alcohol addiction treatment from an experienced alcohol rehab in Georgia that cares about your recovery process.

Expert Medical Leadership

Bluff’s multidisciplinary team of experts also includes physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses, therapists and counselors who are highly trained in their fields and have a long track record in helping individuals successfully recover from alcohol addiction. Our team believes in providing the highest level of medical care through the alcohol rehab process while treating individuals with the utmost respect and compassion.

MEDICALLY SUPERVISED
ALCOHOL DETOX

The first stage in alcohol addiction recovery is detoxification. It is highly recommended that patients detoxing from alcohol have medical supervision. When withdrawing from alcohol, a long history of problem drinking can raise the risk of serious medical complications, including seizures.

The Bluff Plantation team has supported many patients through alcohol withdrawal. At our alcohol treatment centers in Georgia, We are devoted to ensuring safety and comfort during the detox process, providing medication as appropriate to alleviate any withdrawal side effects. Patients emerge feeling stronger, healthier and ready for the therapeutic work that needs to be done to further their recovery. For those at high risk of complications, Bluff Plantation works in partnership with the Augusta University Medical Center to offer inpatient care as needed through the alcohol addiction treatment process.

Residential Treatment for Alcoholism

Patients in Bluff Plantation’s residential alcohol addiction treatment program can expect to receive expert, individualized medical care; a full range of therapeutic options based on what research and experience have proven effective; and additional medical support as needed from specialists at the Medical College of Georgia.

Through nutritious meals prepared by our chefs, assistance with smoking cessation and help with issues related to alcohol use and withdrawal such as difficulty sleeping or insomnia, we help patients regain their psychological and physical health. Individual and group therapy is integrated with holistic and experiential therapies, including our nationally known equine therapy program, art therapy, yoga, horticulture therapy, culinary art therapy, and ropes course.

All of this is delivered in a serene, welcoming environment, where the focus is on alcohol rehab recovery. During their stay, individuals reside in comfortable cottages ensconced in the natural beauty of the towering oaks near the Savannah River outside Augusta, GA.

How to Get Help for an
Alcoholic Friend or Family Member

Alcoholism causes turmoil in the family and hurts relationships with loved ones and friends. If someone you care about is struggling, learn more about how you can help and guide them to the right inpatient alcohol rehab in Georgia or outpatient alcohol treatment center.

Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Symptoms of alcohol addiction include:

  • Needing alcohol to feel relax, deal with stress or feel “normal.”
  • Blackouts or short-term memory loss due to heavy drinking.
  • Needing more and more alcohol to feel intoxicated (developing tolerance).
  • Failed attempts to cut back on drinking alcohol or to quit using alcohol.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, depression, mood swings, nausea, insomnia, shakiness, and tremors when attempting to quit drinking.
  • Financial or legal problems such as DUIs due to alcohol use.
  • Trouble in relationships, such as with a spouse, due to drinking.
  • Problems at work because of drinking or hangovers.
  • Feeling unable to stop drinking.
  • Choosing drinking over other activities or other responsibilities. 
  • Putting oneself or others in danger when drinking.
  • Drinking alone or lying about the frequency and quantity alcohol consumed.

Get Help for Alcoholism

You don’t have to live with the pain of alcohol dependence. The team of experts at our alcohol rehab center can help you make the changes that lead to sobriety. At our alcohol addiction treatment center, you’ll find a supportive, friendly staff that will guide you through treatment options and help you take the first step on the road to recovery from alcoholism. We have successfully treated adults of all ages – those just getting started in life to seniors. It’s never too late to get help.

Take the first step to recovery by contacting our alcohol rehab center today.

Call: (844) 242-0806