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Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol use and misuse among women is a major health concern in the United States. According to data from the CDC, 4% of all women and 8% of women aged 18-25 had an alcohol use disorder in 2019. Also, 18% of women aged 18-44 reported binge drinking within the last 30 days. Women who drink responsibly may also run into health risks. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that women who consume about one drink daily have a 5-9 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer. The physical and psychological health risks associated with alcohol misuse in women are impossible to ignore. This article will dive deeper into alcohol rehab for women and the signs and symptoms of alcoholism. Most importantly, you will learn more about Casa Serena's Santa Barbara alcohol rehab and how our programs and support can help you find lasting recovery. Call us today and learn more about our evidence-based women's alcohol rehab program.

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Our Women's Alcohol Rehab Program in Santa Barbara

If you are looking for a women's alcohol rehab program in Santa Barbara, you may feel overwhelmed by the options available to you. It is normal to feel unsure about which programs and services will best fit your specific needs. Fortunately, Casa Serena is a top-rated women's alcohol rehab center. For six decades, we provide evidence-based, effective, proven to work, and ethically minded treatment.

Acute Medical Detoxification

We offer a wide range of programs that will give you the tools and support you need to overcome your alcohol addiction. First, Casa Serena offers a sub-acute detoxification program to help you withdraw safely from the effects of alcohol in a safe, comfortable, and secure environment. We offer medically managed care 24 hours a day and utilize medication management and other appropriate interventions. During your stay in detox, our goal is to get you to a medically and psychologically stable state so you can enter intensive treatment.

Multiple Levels of Care

Our Santa Barbara alcohol rehab offers several levels of care that fit your unique needs and treatment goals. Our Santa Barbara women's residential treatment program offers an intensive level of care as you reside in our comfortable state-of-the-art facility. Our experienced staff will design a personalized care program combining traditional and holistic therapies and other treatment services that will give you the tools and support you need to address and overcome your dependence on alcohol.

If work and family commitments prevent you from undergoing residential treatment, we offer several outpatient treatment options that are effective and proven to help you find sobriety. If you require detox and medical services, our intensive outpatient program provides those crucial services while allowing you to live at home. If you are at high risk for relapse, having mental health issues that pose a danger to yourself and others, or have unsuccessfully attempted rehab in the past, our partial hospitalization program may be an ideal fit. Our traditional outpatient program will suit your needs if your misuse issues are mild and do not require around-the-clock care.

For those looking for a safe transition from treatment back to their home life, our women's alcohol rehab center features sober living and aftercare programs. These programs allow women to put into practice the relapse prevention skills learned in treatment. Through 12-step meetings, group meetings, and continued support from staff and recovering peers, our aftercare programs give those new in recovery confidence and empower them to succeed in recover

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Introduction to Alcoholism Treatment

Women who are looking for alcoholism treatment have unique needs. These needs are seen in the following areas:

Biologically

Compared to men, women absorb alcohol much quicker, and alcohol is slower to metabolize in a woman’s body and bloodstream. Women have fewer stomach enzymes and more fatty tissue. As a result, alcohol processes much slower, and women’s bodies are exposed to more significant concentrations of alcohol for longer periods. These factors make women more susceptible to long-term health issues down the road. This includes a greater risk of liver damage, pregnancy complications, and heart disease.

Culturally

Women face greater stigma regarding substance use. This largely centers around the cultural and societal role of women being caregivers and “gatekeepers” for their families. Even as women continually integrate into the workforce, old cultural stereotypes continue to exist. Women who misuse or are addicted to alcohol often feel greater shame and guilt and are seen as selfish. This level of stigma is a considerable barrier for women and may prevent them from seeking treatment.

Trauma

Women who misuse alcohol and other substances have experienced trauma at a higher rate. According to data provided by SAMHSA, it is estimated that 55 to 99 percent of women in treatment have suffered traumatic events that were physical, emotional, or sexual in nature. It is also estimated that 7 in 10 women who abuse alcohol and other substances have been the victims of rape. Additionally, 

Co-Occurring Disorders

Compared to men, women are twice as likely to experience depression compared to men. Women are also twice as likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Additionally, women are more prone to developing an eating disorder when compared to men.

A women’s alcohol rehab program considers the above factors and features specialized evidence-based programming to meet those unique needs. Gender-specific alcohol rehab in Santa Barbara features women-dominated peer groups and treatment staff that provide the meaningful and nurturing support needed to help women address and overcome their alcohol addiction. In addition to tried-and-true programs such as detox, therapy, life, and coping skills training, and 12-step group support, alcohol rehab for women features special programs such as childcare, training and workshops, and legal assistance if those services are needed.

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How to Decide if You Need Treatment

Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

The signs and symptoms of alcoholism can vary from person to person and to different degrees. However, there are common symptoms of alcoholism that can be easy to spot. The most common physical signs and symptoms of alcoholism include the following:

  • A decline in personal hygiene and grooming
  • Dehydration
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Redness in the face—and especially the nose and cheeks
  • Chronic upset stomach
  • Yellowish skin tone
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Withdrawal symptoms if intake is radically curbed or stopped altogether

There are also behavioral signs of alcoholism that you must be aware of, and the common signs are as follows:

  • Risk-taking behaviors
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Secretiveness
  • Problems with school, work, and relationships
  • Increasing legal issues
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Drinking during unusual times during the day

Multiple Levels of Care

Our Santa Barbara alcohol rehab offers several levels of care that fit your unique needs and treatment goals. Our Santa Barbara women’s residential treatment program offers an intensive level of care as you reside in our comfortable state-of-the-art facility. Our experienced staff will design a personalized care program combining traditional and holistic therapies and other treatment services that will give you the tools and support you need to address and overcome your dependence on alcohol.

If work and family commitments prevent you from undergoing residential treatment, we offer several outpatient treatment options that are effective and proven to help you find sobriety. If you require detox and medical services, our intensive outpatient program provides those crucial services while allowing you to live at home. If you are at high risk for relapse, having mental health issues that pose a danger to yourself and others, or have unsuccessfully attempted rehab in the past, our partial hospitalization program may be an ideal fit. Our traditional outpatient program will suit your needs if your misuse issues are mild and do not require around-the-clock care.  

For those looking for a safe transition from treatment back to their home life, our women’s alcohol rehab center features sober living and aftercare programs. These programs allow women to put into practice the relapse prevention skills learned in treatment. Through 12-step meetings, group meetings, and continued support from staff and recovering peers, our aftercare programs give those new in recovery confidence and empower them to succeed in recovery.

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Re-Start Your Life with Our Women's Alcohol Rehab in Santa Barbara

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, today is the day that you seek help. Casa Serena offers mental health and addiction treatment programs in Santa Barbara. At Casa Serena, you will become part of a strong recovery family. Call us toll-free today and begin your transformation.
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