Alcohol is an addictive drug. Yet, alcohol remains the number one drug of choice for all age groups. When combined with prescription medications and illegal drugs, the effects can be fatal. Individuals struggling with alcoholism often feel they cannot function normally without alcohol. Unfortunately, this can lead to a wide range of issues that impact professional goals, personal relationships, and overall health.
At Headwaters, we understand that an alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is a neurobiological disease. High net worth, executive-level individuals and their families are very prone to alcohol use disorders. We are passionate about helping all individuals and their families find lasting recovery.
Substance Use Disorders
Recognizing the Problem is the First Step
Recognize the Warning Signs
Recognizing the symptoms is challenging, mainly because most people take great care to hide their drinking habits. However, for those with chronic, prolonged alcoholism, the signs of addiction are often more severe and more easily recognizable.
When discovered early, the chance for successful recovery increases significantly. However, over time, these severe side effects can be progressive and fatal if left untreated.
Common signs of alcohol addiction include:
- Inability to control consumption
- Drinking more for the same effect
- Spending a lot of money on alcohol
- Behaving violently after drinking
- Drinking despite the desire to quit
- Failure to maintain sobriety long-term
- Thinking about how to drink successfully
- Sacrificing personal responsibilities
- Destroying relationships for alcohol
Treatment you can trust.
Headwaters is part of a comprehensive care model that offers over 40 years of experience treating people with addiction and mental health disorders. With the right help, we know that people with mental illnesses can and do recover.
Alcohol Addiction Risk Factors
Genetic predisposition and the environment can contribute to the risk of alcohol use disorders. At Headwaters, our executive-level clients are also high net worth individuals who attend many social and professional events where alcohol is readily available and excess consumption is normalized.
In addition, co-occurring mental health diagnoses are a leading risk factor for developing an alcohol addiction. Together, these factors explain why family members may respond to alcohol consumption in entirely different ways. Sometimes, family members may unknowingly enable the addiction. Headwaters takes all of these risk factors into account. As a result, we offer comprehensive treatment for co-occurring disorders as well as intensive family programming.
Co-occurring Disorder Treatment
Co-occurring disorders are most effectively treated by expertly trained professionals through multi-disciplinary, medically intensive, and integrated programming. Headwaters’ treatment teams attend not only to our clients’ physical and mental needs but also their psychological and spiritual needs. Our highly trained medical professionals, licensed therapists, and psychiatrists meet daily to discuss cases and collaborate on solutions.
When someone addicted to alcohol drinks for a long time and suddenly stops, withdrawal symptoms and severe medical consequences can result without professional medical supervision. You may have heard of a particular type of hallucination associated with alcohol withdrawal known as delirium tremens (DTs). Other common withdrawal symptoms include:
- Body tremors
- Shaking of the hands
- Profuse sweating
- Extreme agitation
Detoxification from alcohol poses more significant health risks than most other drugs. Generally, supervised medical detoxification is needed to discontinue heavy drinking safely.
Headwaters Provides Comprehensive Medical Care
Alcoholism affects every organ in the body. Medically supervised detox is a crucial initial step in comprehensive, successful care. Our Headwaters team understands alcohol’s influence on the body and is skilled at treating acute and chronic health conditions alongside alcohol addiction.
We bring every client’s medical history into focus by monitoring things like:
- Heart problems
- Cirrhosis of the liver
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Fatty liver disease
- High blood pressure
- Cognition problems
- Other sleep disorders
- Uncontrolled anger
At Headwaters, clients participate in thorough physical and psychological assessments to ensure that any co-occurring disorders are diagnosed and treated.
In addition, we help clients address medical complications and conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Finally, our multidisciplinary team creates customized treatment plans that consider the body, mind, and spirit. Our goal is to provide a clear path to a life of healing and restoration for every client and family member.
Fully Integrated Care
Our Headwaters counseling, psychiatry, and psychology departments are closely woven and offer personalized care for alcohol addiction. We attend to our client’s physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. Our highly specialized, integrated treatment model offers:
- Trauma therapies
- Motivational interviewing
- 12-step immersion
- Group therapy
- Wellness activities
- Neurological interventions
- Intensive family programming
- Continuing care planning
Headwaters Center for Brain Recovery
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Nutrition education for brain health
Integrated Treatment is Key
The key to recovery is compassionate, personalized, intensive, and integrated treatment. When proven therapeutic and spiritual interventions are applied, people with alcoholism can recover. If drinking is affecting your life or the life of someone you love, don’t wait to seek help—compassionate, quality, evidence-based treatment that can help you overcome alcoholism.
Clients who chose spiritual care as a facet of their program have an authentic, personal experience with their spirituality. Headwaters can also provide in-depth 12-Step study and practice for those who are interested in exploring this modality.
We know that sobriety and lifelong recovery are possible for everyone, primarily through evidence-based therapies that restore mental, physical, and spiritual health. Our Headwaters team provides practical, cutting-edge care that enacts real, lasting change. Today is the day to you break the cycle of alcohol addiction—Call Headwaters at 561-270-1753.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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