Alcohol is one of the most used (and misused) substances, and can lead to a number of negative consequences. At Hammocks on the Edisto, our women’s rehab program is uniquely designed to help women address and treat the disease of Alcohol addiction, and learn skills that will enable them to pursue a lifestyle of health and recovery. To learn more about our substance abuse treatment programs, please contact Hammocks on the Edisto today at 833.793.0191.
Using Trauma-Informed Treatment at Our Women’s Alcohol Rehab Center
A trauma-informed alcohol addiction treatment program recognizes the interrelation between trauma and substance use and assists residents in realizing the linkage between recovery and resilience. Our program promotes safety, healing, and empowerment, allowing women a collaborative and supportive environment to explore new and healthy ways to cope.
What Is Trauma-Informed Care?
Trauma-Informed Care consists of three main components:
1. Creating an environment that reflects physical safety, trust, consistency, transparency, predictability, and choice
2. Restoring autonomy by focusing on personal strengths, choices, and empowering women with knowledge and skills building
3. Increasing self-worth by demonstrating respect, compassion, acceptance, and non-judgment
At Hammocks on the Edisto, we provide an alcohol addiction treatment program that addresses both the woman’s substance use and her past trauma. Our trauma-informed treatment program will give each woman in our care the tools to move into long-term recovery.
The Need for Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Charleston, South Carolina
The misuse of alcohol affects the health and well-being of millions of Americans. SAMHSA’s 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that approximately 19.3 million people aged 18 or older had a substance use disorder in the past year.
The 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 139.7 million Americans age 12 or older were past month alcohol users, 65.8 million people were binge drinkers in the past month, and 16 million were heavy drinkers in the past month.
- Approximately 14.5 million people age 12 or older had an alcohol use disorder (2019 NSDUH).
- Excessive alcohol use can increase a person’s risk of stroke, liver cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, cancer, and other serious health conditions.
- Excessive alcohol use can also lead to risk-taking behavior, including driving while impaired. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver daily.
To avoid the long-term consequences of addiction, attending an alcohol use treatment program may be the next step.
What are the Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder?
It can be difficult to recognize whether a woman has an alcohol use disorder because alcohol use is normalized in the United States. However, if someone is displaying the signs below, further evaluation by a healthcare professional may be recommended.
Symptoms of a woman with an alcohol addiction may include:
- The woman ended up drinking more or longer than they intended.
- She wants to cut down or stop drinking or has tried to but couldn’t.
- More than once, the woman has gotten into situations while or after drinking that increased her chances of getting hurt, such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or having unsafe sex.
- She has to drink much more than she once did to get the effect she wants or found that her usual number of drinks had much less effect than before.
- She has continued to drink even though it was making her feel depressed or anxious or that it adds to another health problem. In addition, she’s had a memory blackout.
- The woman spends a lot of time drinking, being sick, or getting over other after-effects.
- She continues to drink even though it causes trouble with her family or friends.
- She’s found that drinking, or being sick from drinking, often interferes with taking care of her home or family, causing job troubles or school problems.
- She’s given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to her or gave her pleasure in order to drink.
- More than once, she’s gotten arrested, been held at a police station, or had other legal problems because of her drinking?
- When the effects of alcohol were wearing off, the woman has found that she had withdrawal symptoms such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, restlessness, nausea, sweating, a racing heart, or a seizure.
Learn More at Hammocks on the Edisto in South Carolina
At Hammocks on the Edisto, we strive to provide exceptional care for each woman in our women’s alcohol addiction treatment. Our substance abuse treatment program offers compassionate support and a range of therapeutic options to help residents understand and overcome their substance use, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive processing therapy (CPT)
- Individual, family, and group counseling
No one has to be alone in their alcohol abuse. We help women begin the healing process. Please contact Hammocks on the Edisto today at 833.793.0191 to learn more about the treatment options available.