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More About Alcoholism And How We Treat it In Denver

Alcoholism is a major problem in America and can easily affect the people you love. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), more than 88,000 people in the U.S. die each year from alcohol-related deaths. Alcohol continues to be one of the most common causes of preventable deaths.

There is no exact number of drinks a person has to have to be an alcoholic. It differs for each person based on their age, weight and tolerance level.

But alcoholism is treatable. It takes hard work but it can be done, especially when working with a reputable, trusted treatment program like Continuum Recovery of Colorado. We provide a customized, holistic, patient-centric approach to alcohol treatment in Denver, CO.

Comprehensive Alcohol Treatment in Denver

We work closely with clients and their families to provide comprehensive alcohol rehab in Denver, CO, in a supportive environment. Our holistic approach includes emotional, spiritual and physical wellness. We feel this arrangement helps our clients prepare for the transition to society. As part of our supportive outpatient services, clients receive individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. Co-occurring disorders are addressed as well.

Abuse vs Addiction: The Subtle Difference

It’s not always easy to recognize an alcohol problem. Alcohol is socially acceptable and commonly found in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and more. It’s easy for people to mix in with other drinkers and claim their behaviors are social. Many don’t realize they have a problem with abuse or addiction until it’s severe.

There are clear differences between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction. The main distinguishing factor is that abuse is drinking too much and addiction is the inability to quit. Tolerance and withdrawal are two indications that alcohol abuse has progressed into addiction. Other signs may include losing control, allowing alcohol to take over your responsibilities and drinking despite negative consequences.

Warning Signs of an Alcohol Problem

Though each person is unique, alcohol abuse follows a similar pattern. Denial is common and only ends up delaying recovery. Rather than waiting for rock bottom to hit, it’s best to address these issues early on:

  • Lying about drinking habits
  • Drinking alone or in secrecy
  • Being unable to stop once started
  • Drinking in dangerous situations
  • Relationship problems
  • Increased tolerance
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Not being able to quit

Our Approach to Holistic Outpatient Addiction Rehab in Denver

A large part of alcohol addiction treatment in Denver is understanding what led you to a dysfunctional and addictive relationship with it, leading to the consequences you’re now dealing with.

For some people, it was normal experimenting as a teen that developed into tolerance, dependence, and addiction. For others, it was an escape from problems or self-medicating the symptoms of anxiety, bipolar depression, attention-deficit disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Ultimately, you must learn to live comfortably without the use of alcohol and develop coping skills for the inevitable ups and downs of life. We’ll uncover the root causes of the “why” of the alcohol addiction. What are your triggers? By understanding these questions, you learn to protect your recovery by developing healthy skills such as deep breathing, yoga and meditation.

For more information regarding our holistic outpatient alcohol treatment and rehabilitation services in Denver, Colorado, call us today. We look forward to discussing the best option for you or a loved one.

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