Advanced Alcohol Rehab in NJ, PA and MA
Alcohol Detox, Outpatient and Residential Services Available
Alcohol addiction treatment at Summit Behavioral Health is approached in a comprehensive and integrative way. We believe in treating the entire person – mind, body and spirit. Our experienced team will assess at all of your medical, clinical and holistic needs and come up with an individualized program to address your specific issues.
Summit Behavioral Health provides each client with a licensed and skilled physician and clinician. Our physicians will help guide you through the alcohol detoxification stage all the way to full recovery and relapse prevention. Our clinicians will help you gain insight into the causes of your addiction plus how to cope with the feelings associated with use.
What We Provide at our Alcohol Treatment Centers
One of the Northeast’s Emergent Substance Abuse Treatment Networks
Not only do you have a certified and skilled team of professionals by your side at all times in the Summit alcohol rehab program, but you also have access to a diverse range of treatment services.
Our inpatient and outpatient alcohol treatment centers offer:
- Rehabilitation and Detoxification Support
- Medical Support
- Individual and Group Therapy
- Educational Programs to Teach Optimal Stress Management and Coping Techniques
- Integrative and Holistic Service Options
- Peer Support and Mediation
- Family Therapy
- Individual and Group Therapy
- Ongoing (Continued Care) Support
- Family Counseling
Alcohol Addiction Defined
What Is This Harmful Disease?
Alcohol addiction, commonly called alcoholism, is one end of a spectrum of alcohol abuse. Binge drinking, excessive drinking and using alcohol to cope with daily stress are all forms of alcohol abuse. Standard alcohol use may be considered a drinking problem once alcohol begins to negatively and overtly affect the drinker’s life.
The transition from casual use to alcohol abuse is often a gradual one, and may not be immediately evident. Many people will escalate through phases of alcohol abuse before developing a full addiction.
Alcohol addiction is characterized by:
- Loss of Control
- Preoccupation with Alcohol Consumption
- Continued Consumption of Alcohol, Despite Negative Life Consequences
- Reduction in Motivation Outside of Alcohol Consumption
When someone exhibits the above signs, they may be an alcoholic. In the U.S., there are an estimated 18 million adults who struggle with alcohol abuse or addiction annually.
Alcoholism vs. Problem Drinking
Is there a difference?
Alcohol abuse, or problem drinking, refers to drinking habits that are self-destructive, but do not necessarily interfere with basic functioning. Someone who is a problem drinker may regularly drink in excess without risking their job, relationships or safety.
Signs of problem drinking include:
- Binge Drinking
- Lying about Drinking Habits or Otherwise Hiding Alcohol Consumption
- Habitually Drinking More Than Initially Intended
- Use of Alcohol to Cope with Emotions and Stress
- Legal Consequences as a Result of Drinking
- Interference with Professional and Personal Relationships
Though not every problem drinker develops a more serious habit, continuing to abuse alcohol can lead to alcohol dependence, or alcoholism. If you are a problem drinker, you may not require the same extent of medical assistance as an alcoholic, but you could still benefit from treatment.
What Causes Alcohol Addiction?
Physical & Environmental Factors
Alcohol addiction develops gradually. Repeated consumption of alcohol will cause fluctuations in the standard balance of chemicals in the brain. As use continues, one’s judgment and perception of pain and pleasure may become skewed.
Consistent alcohol exposure will cause your body to build a tolerance to it. The effects originally delivered through minor consumption will later require double the initial level of alcohol, if not more, encouraging further consumption.
There are certain lifestyle and environmental factors that will increase a person’s risk of developing alcohol addiction. They include:
- Family History of Alcoholism
- Stressful Work Environment
- Social Atmosphere Conducive to Drinking
- Introduction to Alcohol at an Early Age
Those with mental health concerns, especially anxiety or mood disorders like depression, are at an especially high risk of developing alcohol addiction.
Rehabilitation and Alcohol Detox in NJ, PA and
Several Locations that Can Help You Start Recovery
Summit Behavioral Health offers individualized outpatient alcohol treatment programs in multiple locations in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We also have residential alcohol treatment available at our newest facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Alcohol detox is available at the Massachusetts location as well as one of our two facilities in Union, NJ.
Our outpatient alcohol treatment programs allow you to maintain your work, home and school responsibilities as you receive high-quality treatment week after week, while our residential program provides you with a private, stable environment as you become accustomed to staying sober.
Summit Behavioral Health works with your insurance to make sure your detox and inpatient or outpatient treatment is affordable. If you’re not sure which range of services you’ll need to break your addiction, don’t worry: just talk to our friendly admissions counselors and they’ll listen to your needs and help you get started.