While having a drink now and again is perfectly fine, there are those who drink at a frequency and at an amount that signifies the presence of an addiction to alcohol. An alcohol use disorder can bring about many difficulties in a person’s life, and when an addiction of this kind is severe, professional intervention is most certainly warranted. Several signs indicate a shift in an individual’s life. Their life begins to revolve around drinking, and the use of alcohol can lead to a number of devastating effects that can result in numerous health concerns and interpersonal adversity. What is important to know, however, is that help is available for those who seek it.
The Landing, a leading provider of men’s addiction treatment, has been providing the life-saving care that has enabled countless men to defeat their alcohol addictions. With proven effective treatment methods delivered in a beachfront setting that is conducive to healing and recovery, The Landing has become synonymous with high quality care, and is also the place where men of all ages leave their alcohol addictions in the past.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
An addiction to alcohol has the ability to impact the lives of not just the individuals struggling with this form of substance abuse, but the lives of friends and family members as well. You, as someone close to a man struggling with alcohol abuse, are likely aware of how an addiction of this kind can negatively affect every facet of life. You may even feel as though you have exhausted your options in terms of what you are able to do to help your loved one during this difficult time. And even if you have tried to help the person you care about in the past, there remain some steps you can take to assist this person in getting the help he needs:
- Learn about what it means to be addicted to alcohol, and become familiar with the health concerns that can result when a person is struggling with an alcohol use disorder. By learning more about this type of addiction, you can begin to understand what your loved one is going through.
- Talk with your loved one about his addiction, and try to have this conversation with an open and nonjudgmental mindset. Allow your loved one to talk about his experiences, and convey the need for treatment.
- Look into treatment options that exist for individuals battling an alcohol addiction, and consider the ones that appear to meet your loved one’s needs. Be sure to share this list with your loved one, and encourage him to reach out to a few centers to ask any questions that he may have about the recovery process.
- Should your loved one select a treatment center and schedule an intake for admission, ask him if he would like you to come along for this appointment. Beginning treatment can be an intimidating process, and if you are there with him during this step, it may make this transition easier.
- Determine if your loved one’s center offers any family therapy sessions or other services for loved ones of those in treatment, and participate in them if you are able. These types of services can help you understand what the recovery process is like and can help you mend your relationship with your loved one at the same time.
- It is important that you also seek support and care of yourself while your loved one is in treatment. In speaking with professionals or other individuals who have a loved one battling addiction, you will begin to learn new way to help yourself and your loved one.
Why consider Treatment at The Landing
Alcohol addiction is a serious form of chemical dependency that can engulf an individual’s entire life. The longer an addiction to alcohol persists, the more severe the resulting consequences can be. In some cases, these consequences can even be irreversible. Strain in once important relationships can become apparent and result in social isolation and divorce. Work performance can decline and an individual could lose his job and experience subsequent financial difficulties. Furthermore, the health concerns that emerge when a person is grappling with an alcohol addiction can include cirrhosis of the liver, certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other ailments that can be deadly. Fortunately, however, seeking and receiving treatment to an addiction to alcohol can prevent these adversities.
Types of Treatment Offered at The Landing
Since 2007, The Landing has been providing life-changing treatment for men aged 18 and older who are looking to overcome addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions. Situated along the shores of the calming Pacific Ocean, this beachfront treatment center located in Newport Beach, California, has become a leading men’s addiction treatment center. Also named one of the top 10 luxury rehab centers in the country, The Landing offers a truly transformative experience to all who come for care.
Encompassing three treatment phases that are able to provide the care and support needed during each stage of the recovery process, The Landing is proud to offer residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programming. Each phase of care includes a variety of treatment methods and modalities, including person-centered approaches, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and trauma-focused care, which are designed to assist men as they leave their addictions in the past. The staff of expertly trained and dedicated professionals who supply treatment put forth every effort to enhance each client’s experience and do so by creating a positive, respectful atmosphere.
Men’s unique treatment needs are taken into consideration during each phase of treatment, and The Landing is pleased to offer clinically excellent care that incorporates mind, body, and spirit healing practices. The following types of treatment are among those featured at this world-class center:
Medical detoxification: In order for an individual to effectively participate in the recovery process, he must have a clear state of mind and not be distracted by nagging drug cravings or uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Should a man wish to break free from the grips of alcohol addiction, yet require detoxification prior to engaging in our services, The Landing is able to facilitate medical detoxification so that each man is able to receive the care he needs prior to becoming part of our dynamic community.
Medication management: Because it is quite common for men to battle an addiction to alcohol and a co-occurring mental illness at the same time, each client at our center will be able to meet with a psychiatrist within 72 hours of being at our center. During this meeting, our psychiatrist can determine if medication is needed to manage any existing mental health symptoms and can recommend medication if it is necessary to a client’s care. Furthermore, Landing clients who are prescribed medication will be able to schedule follow-up appointments on an as-needed basis so that our staff can monitor the effectiveness of any medication that is prescribed.
Individual therapy: The road to lasting recovery from an addiction to alcohol often has many twists and turns, and it is always beneficial to process what occurs during treatment with a knowledgeable professional within the sanctity of a therapeutic relationship. Every man who partakes in treatment at The Landing will receive individual therapy sessions three times per week while in Phase I of our treatment. Meeting twice per week with a marriage and family therapist intern and once per week with a certified substance abuse counselor, our clients are afforded the one-on-one attention they need to process triumphs, setbacks, and emotions so that they are able to advance in their recovery.
Group therapy: For many men, battling an addiction to alcohol can be a painful and lonely experience. For this reason, we are proud to offer various group therapy opportunities so that clients of The Landing can feel a sense of camaraderie and benefit from the support of others who have endured similar addiction-related challenges. Offered multiple times per day, the following are among the various groups featured at our center:
- Clinical lectures
- Psychoeducation groups
- Process groups
- Trauma groups
- Nutrition groups
- 12-Step groups
- Emotion regulation group
- Recovery movies
- Professional development group
- Life skills implementation
Experiential therapy: At The Landing, we employ an “east meets west” approach to treating addictions to substances such as alcohol. We believe in bridging individualized experiences with endeavors that involve groups of clients so that each man who comes to our center is able to recover and optimize his health in a lasting way. The following experiential therapies and activities are those we offer our clients so that they can have a truly holistic treatment experience:
- Relationships group
- Hypnotherapy groups
- Music therapy
- Health and wellness group
- Narrative therapy
- Art therapy group
- Acupuncture groups
- Gym time
Family therapy: The individuals who make up our clients’ primary support systems are invited to play a role in their loved one’s care. Available on an as-needed basis, The Landing facilitates family therapy sessions so that our clients and their loved ones can heal and persevere through the damage that addiction has caused in their lives. These sessions are led by our marriage and family therapy interns and can be beneficial in rejuvenating the relationships our clients have with their family members, friends, and other loved ones.
Family Program: In addition to providing support to our clients, the family members and other loved ones in our client’s lives can also receive invaluable support through The Landing’s Family Program. This program includes presentations led by our staff, group discussions, and multi-family sessions that allow loved ones to offer encouragement to other families as well. Furthermore, this program will help friends and family members learn how to care for themselves during their loved one’s recovery, and gain the skills needed to provide the most effective support to the person they care about.
In choosing to come to The Landing for treatment, you will soon come to know our truly personalized treatment experience. During the process of admissions, your needs will be assessed, and our staff will work alongside you to formulate a treatment plan that will enable you to reach your recovery goals. The aforementioned treatment methods can be incorporated into your plan, and we are able to adjust the interventions included should your treatment needs and goals change.
Once you have completed Phase I of our treatment, you can then begin programming in Phase II, and then step down to Phase III prior to leaving our center. It is our mission to help you defeat your addiction to alcohol, and we will do all that we can to ensure that you achieve your goals.
If you or someone you love would like to learn more about The Landing, feel free to contact us. Let us help you make the changes needed to live the life you have always dreamed of.