Alcohol — it’s cheap, legal and readily available, so it must be harmless, right? Not to be a buzzkill, but this is a common misconception about alcohol. Although widely used and found at every bar or house party, alcohol can be a highly addictive substance, with far-reaching effects that impact every facet of an individual’s life. And since drinking is so prevalent in our culture, it isn’t always easy to tell when someone has a problem, making it one of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S.

At Valiant Living, our goal is to change that by helping individuals recognize the signs and symptoms of alcoholism and providing high-quality treatment options that open a path to healing. If you or a loved one has a drinking problem, our detox and recovery services can help reverse the effects of alcohol abuse and start the treatment process in a comfortable, home-like environment where your needs are our top priority.

Signs of a Drinking Problem

Alcohol addiction is hard on the mind and body, with lasting effects that can lead to several health problems. Early intervention is therefore crucial, but it isn’t always easy to tell moderate drinking from abuse. If you suspect that you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol, learning to recognize the signs of addiction can minimize the damage and get the recovery process started as soon as possible. Some of the hallmarks of alcoholism include:

  • Being unable to limit or control your alcohol consumption
  • Lying about your drinking habits
  • Getting intoxicated at inappropriate times
  • Hiding alcohol around the house or office
  • Showing up drunk to work or school
  • Neglecting personal responsibilities in favor of drinking
  • Engaging in drunk driving and other risky behaviors
  • Financial or legal problems as a result of alcohol use (bar fights, DUIs, etc.)
  • Isolating yourself from friends and family
  • Using alcohol to cope with difficult emotions or problems
  • Frequent blackouts and binge drinking sessions
  • Declining health due to alcohol use
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking

When is it Time to Seek Help?

Drinking is so common that recognizing when to get help can be difficult. Millions of American use alcohol on a daily basis, and it’s almost impossible to avoid when celebrating a special occasion or going out with friends. Because of this, it’s easy to make excuses or rationalize your behavior, but when one drink turns into six and the consequences are beginning to add up, it’s time to start thinking about how your alcohol use is impacting your life.

While everyone is different, alcohol use is considered problematic when you need a drink to get through the day. Binge drinking, stealth drinking and self-medicating with alcohol are also troubling signs that point to an increased risk of dependency and addiction. Left unchecked, harmful patterns of alcohol abuse can quickly spiral out of control, jeopardizing your health and leaving a number of financial, legal or social problems in its wake.

It’s never too late to start the healing process, but the damage runs deeper the longer you wait. Professional help can provide the support you need to curb your drinking, and Valiant Living’s evidence-based approach to recovery can get you started on the path to sobriety with detox, recovery housing and extended care options tailored to your needs.

Alcohol Treatment at Valiant Living

Before the recovery process can begin, it’s necessary to first clear the body of toxins. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can make this dangerous to do on your own, but our private, 8-bed facility just south of Denver, Colorado, provides a comfortable environment where you can safely detox from the harmful effects of alcohol abuse with access to 24/7 medical care. This ensures that withdrawal symptoms are carefully managed, and your physical, mental and emotional health needs are met during this time.

After completing detox, our experienced team will help coordinate and plan your next steps. This will vary depending on the severity of your addiction, but our treatment options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and transitional recovery housing. We also offer a specialized program for professionals with high-stress careers, as well as trauma and mental health-focused care to help you overcome past issues that may be holding you back. At Valiant Living, our high-quality programs are designed to help develop the skills you’ll need to maintain a sober lifestyle, using an evidence-based approach tailored to your specific needs.

What Comes Next?

Completing rehab is an important milestone on the road to recovery, but the most successful treatment plans focus on long-term strategies. Returning home can be overwhelming and expose you to triggers, temptations and challenges you may not be ready for, but transitional care lets you readjust to a sober lifestyle at your own pace.

At Valiant Living, we offer recovery housing to give clients a chance to develop their coping skills in a real-world setting while surrounded by a community of supportive peers. This type of environment can help ease the transitional period of early recovery and provide a sense of structure, purpose and accountability that builds upon the lessons learned in rehab. As an important part of our continuum of care, we’ve found that recovery housing helps clients achieve new levels of personal growth and feel more prepared to return to independent living.

Contact Valiant Living

Alcoholism is a severe condition that can wreak havoc on your life, but recovery is possible. Whether you’re a professional, have a co-occurring disorder or need the highest-quality outpatient care available, Valiant Living can help you break the cycle of addiction and start the healing process. To learn more about our programs and how they can help you overcome a drinking problem, contact or call us today at 303-816-3571.

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