In reality, alcoholism can take many different forms, some easy to spot and others more subtle. We’ve broken down some of the most common signs of alcohol use disorder, although it’s important to remember that everyone’s addiction experience is unique.
For hundreds of people each year, addiction treatment allows them to overcome damaging behaviors in order to find recovery. To explore why addiction treatment can be so effective, we’ve broken down some of the most common benefits of treatment.
At BlueCrest Recovery, we’re lucky to have a supportive recovery community that is here to help. That’s why BlueCrest CEO Richard Hession appeared on New York’s Pix11 News to discuss the strategies that are working for our community to get through Covid-19 stress.
To make your first AA meeting a little easier, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions regarding Alcoholics Anonymous. We hope these will encourage you to take your first step towards attending a meeting and finding support for your ongoing recovery. If you need more information, visit the AA website for resources and details.
Understanding why people struggling with alcoholism are so often angry, emotional, and depressed requires understanding how chronic alcohol use affects the brain on a physical and chemical level.
As you undergo detox, and throughout your recovery journey, keep your recovery goals firmly in mind. Here are several ways to make withdrawal and recovery easier.
A drug or alcohol overdose happens when a person consumes a lethal or toxic amount of an addictive substance, poisoning the body. An overdose may be accidental or may be a deliberate suicide attempt. Each class of drugs has a unique effect on the brain and body, causing death by overdose for different reasons.
In 1980, the third edition of the Manual, DSM-3, identified alcoholism as a subset of a mental health disorder. The current edition, DSM-5, classifies alcoholism, now referred to as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or Substance Use Disorder (SUD), as a mental disorder presenting both physical and mental symptoms.
Certain factors may increase the likelihood of developing an addiction, including past trauma, especially if it occurred in childhood, genetics, family history, depression or another mental health problem, social and cultural factors, and other influences. Once addiction takes hold, cravings make it difficult to break the cycle.
Binge drinking can be deadly in itself and may lead to an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Take steps to cut down or abstain from alcohol before it seriously impacts your life. Here are some tips to stop binge drinking.
I feel like I’ve found somebody that was long lost and I’m still finding that person, and it’s a journey that I’m welcoming. I’ve gotten my life back and I’ve gotten my soul back.
12-step programs are the path to maintaining long-term, meaningful sobriety.
Clients and families are kept informed of all treatment components from initial contact to discharge.
Our therapeutic approach is grounded in the most reliable clinical practices for substance abuse recovery.
Multiple Treatment Modalities
Our program integrates numerous treatment modalities from yoga and meditation to individual and group services.
Highly-Trained Clinical Staff
Our staff is carefully selected not only for their skills and experience but for their passion in helping others, as well.
Our case management and aftercare services will make all necessary referrals for sober housing and treatment when completing our program.
Our integrated treatment model addresses the spiritual, physical and mental components of addiction.
We ensure every client has a long-term plan for ongoing recovery and a sober network in place before they discharge.
Mind, Body, Spirit Focus
The spiritual, physical and mental components of our treatment promote a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Personalized Plan of Care
Each treatment plan is individualized to meet the unique needs of each client.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
BlueCrest has an on-staff psychiatrist, psychiatric APN and licensed clinical team to assist those with a dual diagnosis.
Our focus at BlueCrest is on solutions to addiction and mental health challenges, not living in the problem.