Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

Withdrawal can seem like an impossible barrier to overcoming alcohol addiction. At Restorative Brain Clinic, we believe in alcohol and substance abuse treatments that are non-invasive, safe, and effective, even when an individual is faced with the pain of withdrawal.

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Individualized Treatment Plans

At our outpatient alcohol treatment center in Kansas City, MO, we offer individualized treatment plans based on your specific needs. The first step in recovery is overcoming withdrawal symptoms, which are the negative physical and psychological effects an individual experiences after quitting extensive alcohol use. The pain of withdrawal is what makes overcoming addiction so difficult for most individuals.

These withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Shakiness
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Nightmares or hallucinations
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Alcohol Counseling

Each patient’s road to recovery can different, and our licensed counselors can help you start and finish yours. Alcohol treatment typically includes counseling, and we offer both group therapy and individual counseling options.

Individual sessions allow a patient to form a close, one-on-one relationship with a licensed counselor, who helps them confront and manage the internal and external factors that are causing their addiction. During group alcohol therapy, a licensed counselor coaches a group of patients struggling with addiction. This support-system setting helps individuals complete their recovery and resist the temptation to relapse.

Vivitrol is a medication used in alcohol withdrawal treatment to help patients resist relapse by diminishing their urge to consume alcohol. The BRIDGE device for detox is an alternative alcohol treatment option used to mitigate withdrawal pain during detoxification. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is another alternative addiction treatment that has proven successful in helping patients overcome addiction.

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What is Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction is the uncontrollable urge to consume alcohol regularly due to a physical and emotional dependence. An individual suffering from alcohol dependency is unable to resist drinking alcohol and will experience withdrawal symptoms as soon as they try to quit. Their alcohol usage will often negatively impact important aspects of their daily life, such as work, relationships, and social activity, and can lead to health issues, such as liver damage, over time.

What Causes Alcohol Addiction?

There is no single cause for alcohol addiction but rather several factors that can put an individual at risk. However, being at a high risk does not necessarily mean an individual will become addicted to alcohol, and even those with lower risk factors may develop a dependency. There are often a combination of risk factors that contribute to alcohol addiction, but these factors vary among individuals, making it extremely difficult to predict and pinpoint the exact causes.

Risk factors include:

  • Genetics
  • Personality
  • Drinking history
  • Psychological conditions
  • Environment
  • Social and cultural norms
  • Personal choice
  • Family
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Job status
  • Education
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Common Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Common signs of alcohol addiction include:

  • Repeated and regular alcohol consumption
  • Disregard for legal or health issues that result from alcohol consumption
  • Routinely beginning the day with a drink
  • Feelings of guilt associated with drinking
  • Inability to cut down on alcohol usage even though an individual has the desire to stop drinking

Alcohol Addiction Counseling Specialists

Our clinic consists not only of a team of caring professionals but utilizes state-of-the-art technology. Patients have access to around-the-clock care at Restorative Brain Clinic, Inc. Emergency calls are forwarded to our Counselors and Patient Advocates cell phone who will assist you!

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