Many dangers exist when one excessively consumes alcohol. Drinking alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and spirits to excess and for an extended period of time can cause the body to develop an alcohol tolerance that will require the individual to drink more in order to become intoxicated. Eventually, a physical chemical dependency can evolve.
The difficulty of stopping alcohol abuse usually lies in two intertwined and closely connected factors: The body’s physiological need for alcohol and the psyche’s compulsive need to drink. Treatment from a professional source for alcohol abuse can help prevent dangerous, or even fatal outcomes.
Serenity Knolls understands the impact alcohol addiction can have on individuals and families, and we are pleased to provide some information that will help you to see that transformation is possible. Our professional staff members dedicate themselves to helping each guest begin long-term sobriety. We want to see everyone live as healthy as they can. If you are looking for a treatment program that can help eliminate the risk of further addiction damage, look no further because we are here to help.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have a friend or family member who is struggling with alcohol addiction, you are likely suffering as well. Perhaps you have tried and failed to help your loved one get treatment, and you may feel discouraged. Consider the following steps to helping a loved one, and please feel free to reach out to us for further support.
- Get educated about alcohol addiction, perhaps by speaking with an addiction recovery professional, reading reputable government or hospital websites, or by attending local support groups.
- Look up alcohol recovery centers that offer the type of treatment that your loved one needs. Make a list to keep on hand for future reference.
- Plan what you and the rest of your loved one’s support team (other concerned family members or friends) will do in the event of a medical emergency related to your loved one’s addiction.
- Kindly speak to your loved one about what you know to be going on. You may experience resistance or even anger from him or her. Even though discussing such important issues is often difficult, and emotions may be strong, be sure to stay supportive and calm.
- Help make appointments to tour or enter the treatment center. Help settle things on the home front to make the transition as smooth and worry-free as it can be.
- Stay actively present in addiction recovery in your loved one’s life. He or she is better equipped to recover if you continue to provide assurance and support.
Do not neglect a proper amount of self-care. You are undoubtedly going to reach points of feeling tired and overwhelmed. You can help more if you have something to give by not becoming absolutely exhausted yourself.
Why Consider Treatment at Serenity Knolls
Without treatment for alcohol abuse, symptoms can grow increasingly worse and become potentially irreversible. Health concerns arise over time as the individual’s alcohol consumption increases. In addition, family and financial concerns can become exponentially more frustrating the longer addiction and the associated complications worsen. If alcohol addiction is not treated, it can result in cardiovascular problems, cognitive deterioration, liver damage, and other ill health effects. Binge drinking can lead to overdose and even death. Fortunately, effective treatment can mitigate these risks and allow individuals who are struggling with alcohol abuse to finally gain freedom.
Types of Treatment Offered at Serenity Knolls
With picturesque 360-degree views that allow for viewing breath-taking sunrises and sunsets, Serenity Knolls, which is located in the San Geronimo Valley in Marin County, California, is a world class provider of addiction treatment for men and women aged 18 and older. Created to help adults restore and improve their lives after having battled addictions to substances, this center is where a life that is no longer controlled by the abuse of drugs and/or alcohol can be realized.
In choosing Serenity Knolls as the place to confront an addiction to alcohol and/or other harmful substances, a person can receive the care that is needed to flourish and live to his or her highest potential. Our staff, which includes a multidisciplinary team of exceptional professionals, many of whom have overcome their own struggles with addiction and chemical dependency, facilitates treatment with the utmost empathy, compassion, and dedication. Additionally, each person at this center is provided with a customized plan of care that details the interventions needed to experience the most favorable treatment outcomes. During one’s initial assessment, and for the duration of treatment at Serenity Knolls, substance use concerns and co-occurring mental health needs are assessed, which then prompt the inclusion or exclusion of the below listed interventions within a resident’s personalized treatment plan:
Individual counseling: So as to gauge how residents are progressing in their treatment, the care supplied by Serenity Knolls includes daily individual counseling sessions with experienced alcohol and drug counselors. During these meetings, men and women can discuss how they are doing on a day-to-day basis and can report any successes and/or setbacks that occur while they are working to overcome an addiction to alcohol.
Individual therapy: We, at Serenity Knolls, are pleased to offer weekly individual therapy sessions for those who come to our center to break free from an addiction to alcohol. Our staff psychologists and marriage and family therapists are the professionals who meet with residents during these sessions so that men and women can receive the one-on-one attention they need to make strides in their recovery. Individual therapy can serve as a time in which residents can talk about things that they may not feel comfortable sharing in group, establish goals for the future, and work through any emotions and feelings that they may be experiencing.
Group therapy: In order to provide residents with the support and guidance they need as they work on their recovery from addictions to alcohol and/or other substances, the programming at Serenity Knolls features several group therapy opportunities each week. Group therapy sessions are led by psychologists, marriage and family therapists, experienced alcohol and drug counselors, and other healthcare professionals, and include several residents so that they are able to provide and receive support to and from one another. The following types of groups can serve as excellent opportunities for men and women to practice the invaluable skills that they are learning:
- 12-Step groups
- Educational groups
- Men’s groups
- Process groups
- Women’s groups
Couples and family counseling: Serenity Knolls is proud to offer multifamily group therapy sessions for residents and those they are closest to. Additionally, as a leading provider of substance abuse treatment, we are delighted to include couples and family counseling services upon request for the men and women entrusted into our care and their loved ones. Given the fact that recovery success is more easily achieved when one has the support of his or her friends and family members, we purposefully supply these services in order to enhance each resident’s treatment experience as the work towards overcoming an addiction to alcohol.
Weekend Family Program: The Weekend Family Program is designed to offer family members, close friends, and other loved ones the education and support that they need to understand not only their loved one’s struggles, but their own struggles as well. This program features a unique and effective process that includes education, sharing of experiences, and multifamily group therapy sessions.
Every man and woman who comes for care at Serenity Knolls is treated as a unique individual who possesses distinctive strengths. These strengths, as well as the concerns that a resident is suffering from, are factored into the treatment planning process and can ascertain which of the above methods of care are needed to help each person heal and recover in a lasting and meaningful way.
Additionally, our clinical team prepares for each resident’s discharge from the moment they begin treatment to confront an addiction to alcohol. In doing so, we are able to determine the continuing care options that will best meet each person’s needs after leaving Serenity Knolls. Furthermore, we offer a high quality Aftercare Program that is located in two convenient locations. This program is available to former residents for a lifetime and includes weekly meetings, as well as help for men and women as they acquire the sponsorships needed to remain on the path of recovery. In sum, we, at Serenity Knolls, ensure that every facet of treatment at our center is highly personalized and supportive for the duration of an individual’s time with us.
If you or someone you care about is plagued by an addiction to alcohol and would like to partake in top-notch treatment that can break the chains of addiction once and for all, look no further than Serenity Knolls. Our staff is ready, willing, and able to help to you or your loved one determine if our center is the perfect place to begin life anew.