Alcohol Use Disorder: Facts, Risks, and Treatment

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In our culture, and those of centuries past, drinking is synonymous with “a good time” or “a night out.” These ideals have fostered a social emphasis on the acceptability of drinking and have influenced an unhealthy relationship with a substance that can become dangerous.

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Located in the warm and gorgeous Southern California area, NUMA Recovery offers a unique take on the treatment experience.

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is the official clinical term for diagnosing an unhealthy pattern of alcohol consumption that can lead to more serious concerns. With prolonged alcohol abuse comes several physical, mental, and psychological effects. From liver issues and tolerance to alcohol to cravings and neglecting personal wellness, AUD can dramatically alter your life.

The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that 1-in10 Americans over the age of 12 have Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).[1] That’s 10% of our population or equal to approximately the entire state of California. And yet, the daily struggle of someone with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can be devastating.

The official diagnostic criteria for AUD, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health, include:[2]

  • Increasing intake of alcohol than intended, either at once or over time
  • Attempts to stop or reduce drinking without success
  • Craving alcohol to the point of distraction
  • A drinking pattern that interferes with daily obligations
  • Ongoing abuse of alcohol despite concern from those you trust
  • Neglecting other activities because of alcohol use
  • Consuming alcohol in unsafe situations
  • Requiring more alcohol to get the same effects (tolerance)
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when alcohol intake is reduced or stopped

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

Long-Term Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for over 140,000 deaths every year in the U.S.[4] Aside from fatal effects, there are a number of concerning health risks that jeopardize your health, including heart issues, altered brain functioning, immune system compromise, liver diseases, and cancer. [5]

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Treating Alcohol Use Disorder and
The Person Within

NUMA is not here to treat disorders but rather to treat hurting people who need to heal. We exist to make essential, luxurious treatment as accessible and effective as possible. These are some of the ways we facilitate our mission.

Individualized Treatment Programs

Treatment for any mental health, co-occurring, or substance use disorder must be customized to each individual's needs. Whether you’ve just begun your recovery journey or you’re well on your way to healing, we’ve designed a treatment program to help and provide the support you need:

  • Medical Detox: 3-10 days of medical and clinical oversight as you navigate withdrawal and the early stages of recovery.
  • Rehab: This is our foundational program that takes place in one of our three luxuriously designed California craftsman homes. Here, you will undergo daily and weekly treatment, recreational activities, skill building, and be part of a supportive peer community.
  • Stabilization: This is a launch pad for your new life that supports you during a state of transition from one reality to a new, healthy future.

Therapy Modalities

There is far more to any disorder than simple physical health risks. There are often emotional, mental, psychological, and social challenges that must also be addressed. Therapy helps you or your loved one address harmful thought and behavior patterns to build healthier habits and a more positive lifestyle. Therapy modalities at NUMA include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Relapse Prevention (RP)
  • 12 Step Programs

Struggling With Alcohol Use Disorder? Start Here.

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  1. [1]Alcohol abuse statistics [2023]: National + state data. NCDAS. (2023, January 1). /alcohol-abuse-statistics/
  2. [2]Alcohol use disorder. - Alcohol Use Disorder. (n.d.). /patients-families/alcohol-use-disorder
  3. [3]Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022, April 19). Alcohol questions and answers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. /alcohol/faqs.htm
  4. [4]Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (n.d.). Alcohol and public health: Alcohol-related disease impact (ARDI). Retrieved from /alcohol/fact-sheets/prevention.htm
  5. [5]U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Alcohol’s effects on the body. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. /alcohols-effects-health/alcohols-effects-body
  6. [6][7]Newman, R. K. (2023, July 21). Alcohol withdrawal. StatPearls [Internet]. /books/NBK441882/
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Numa Recovery Centers is a comprehensive drug and alcohol detox and rehab facility in Los Angeles, California dedicated to helping individuals overcome addiction and achieve lasting recovery. Our team of experienced professionals provides individualized care and support to address the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of those struggling with substance abuse.
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