Alcohol & Substance Addiction
Alcohol and Substance addiction is defined as a psychological dependence involving continued, compulsive use that does not stop despite the adverse and negative consequences. People suffering from addiction to alcohol, become physically dependent and oftentimes experience life threatening withdrawal symptoms. Often, individuals experience the following:
- Negative personal and family interactions
- Declining performance (personally or professionally)
- Conflict with loved ones
- Pre-occupation with drinking or using and cravings
- Inability to control drinking or use
- Failing at attempts to stop
- Needing increased amounts of alcohol or substances to feel the desired effects
- Use despite risk
- Experiencing withdrawal when not drinking or using
Addiction is a chronic, progressive and often deadly diseases. Alcoholics and addicts are at an increased risk of:
- Cancer (mouth, esophageal, liver, and breast)
- Heart Problems
- Brain Damage
- Live Disease
Recovery Mountain’s program is designed to help individuals who are abusing alcohol. Our program includes:
- Exploration of destructive behavior
- Individual and Group Therapy
- 12 step study and regular attendance at AA meetings
- Education presentations and workshops
- Experiential and Recreational Therapies
Process addictions involve compulsion to engage in rewarding non-substance related behavior and can include:
- Sex & Love
Though many people engage in these behaviors, it is not termed an addiction until the following are true:
- The person struggles with mental health or physical health issues as a consequence of the behavior and/or the inability to stop.
- The person has difficulties in significant relationships at home and in some cases, at work because of the disruptive nature of the behavior.
- The person experiences other negative consequences that are directly caused by continued, extreme, or chronic engagement in the behavior. For example, a person with a gambling addiction, may gamble away the house, lose a job, and be forced into bankruptcy due to the extreme nature of the gambling.
- The person is unable to stop engaging in the behavior despite its negative consequences.
Who We Treat
If you or someone you are close to is in need of process addiction treatment, call us at 877-639-0900 and begin your journey of recovery.