Miracles In Action provides outpatient detox and treatment for alcohol addiction in the Los Angeles communities of Burbank and Northridge.
Alcohol dependence is a serious and complicated medical disorder that nearly always requires treatment. Withdrawal from alcohol dependence is often a critical condition and should be closely monitored by a professional. Symptoms can vary between being uncomfortable to having a seizure. Withdrawing from alcohol without supervision can lead to serious complications, including death. Alcohol detox should always be followed by treatment for alcohol addiction from a licensed and accredited treatment center. Miracles In Action is licensed and accredited to provide alcohol detox and treatment for alcohol addiction in Burbank and Northridge, California.
From the early days of alcohol consumption, overuse and dependence has been evident. Throughout history, effective treatment for alcohol addiction has been elusive. Up until the last 100 years or so, alcoholism had been considered untreatable. The only effective methods of treatment for alcoholism included jail or institutionalization, methods that removed alcohol from an individual’s grasp. In 1935, a New York stockbroker named Bill W., along with his counterpart Dr. Bob collaborated to create Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, is a method of treating addiction using the 12 steps – principles for guiding an alcoholic back to sobriety. Many of the treatment practices in existence today use these 12 steps as a guide to recovery.
In March of 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the U.S., national alcohol sales rose by 54% during the first week of quarantine. Online alcohol sales rose by 262% during that timeframe compared to the same period a year before. Alcohol addiction, as well as addiction to many other drugs, has become a major health crisis during the pandemic. Treatment for alcohol addiction is now in demand at greater levels than ever before.
Problems Associated with Alcohol Use
Alcohol addiction is defined as a pattern of drinking that causes individuals to have problems controlling drinking, being mentally preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, needing to drink increased amounts to get the same effect and/or having withdrawal symptoms when drinking stops.
Alcohol Addiction and Withdrawal
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person and can set in over a period of hours to days after an individual reduces alcohol consumption or stops drinking entirely. Signs and symptoms can include:
- Rapid Heartbeat
- Hand Tremors
- Problems Sleeping
Risks Associated with Prolonged Alcohol Addiction
Drinking too much alcohol on a single occasion or over time can cause health problems, including:
- Liver Disease
- Digestive problems
- Heart problems
- Diabetes complications
- Sexual function and menstruation issues
- Eye problems
- Birth defects
- Bone damage
- Neurological complications
- Weakened immune system
- Increased risk of cancer
- Medication and alcohol interactions
Miracles in Action Provides Treatment for Alcohol Addiction
At Miracles In Action, we offer monitored outpatient detox, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs. Our guests will meet one-on-one with a counselor to make a treatment plan that fits their needs best. Our programs offer the latest evidence-based treatment practices solidly rooted in 12-step principles. Our treatment center is staffed by caring and compassionate licensed professionals who are in recovery themselves and have mastered the art of living sober.
How to Get Help
If you or someone you know is in need of treatment for alcohol addiction, a compassionate counselor is waiting to answer all of your questions. Life in recovery is so much better than life in addiction; we can show you how. We’re just a phone call away.
We promote social involvement, support, and growth both during and after treatment to create a foundation of recovery. We introduce individuals to concepts that enforce the philosophy and practice of staying sober one day at a time.