Pathways Wellness

Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment - Los Angeles

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October 27, 2023
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Located centrally in Los Angeles, amidst its bustling urban environment, Pathways Wellness Center offers a dedicated space for individuals seeking outpatient alcohol addiction treatment. With a staggering 29.5 million people diagnosed with alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the past year, as reported by the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the need for effective treatment is more critical than ever. At Pathways Wellness Center, our commitment goes beyond just alcohol; we provide solutions for a range of substance and behavioral addictions. Discover more about what we treat. Our approach is grounded in understanding the unique challenges and needs of those contending with substance abuse. We offer specialized outpatient alcohol treatment tailored to nurture holistic recovery in a supportive environment.

What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a chronic disease marked by an uncontrollable urge to consume alcohol. This compulsion persists even when faced with negative repercussions on health, relationships, and overall well-being. The roots of alcoholism lie in a complex interplay of behavioral, genetic, psychological, and environmental factors. Over time, this can lead to increased tolerance and a transition to physical and mental dependence.

Alcohol's pervasive influence isn't limited to addiction alone. Several significant health conditions are directly or indirectly linked to alcohol consumption. This list includes but isn't limited to infectious diseases, cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments. Neuropsychiatric conditions, notably including AUD itself, are also on this list, as are diseases of the liver and pancreas. Beyond diseases, alcohol plays a role in both unintentional incidents, like accidents, and intentional injuries.

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Recognizing the signs of alcohol addiction is the first step toward seeking help. Common indications include:

  • Increased Tolerance: Needing to consume more alcohol to achieve the same effects.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Experiencing nausea, sweating, shaking, or anxiety when not drinking.
  • Loss of Control: Inability to limit or control the amount of alcohol consumed.
  • Neglecting Responsibilities: Preceding personal or professional obligations due to drinking habits.
  • Social Isolation: Distancing oneself from friends or family and avoiding social gatherings.
  • Neglecting Interests: Abandoning hobbies or activities once enjoyed.
  • Risk-Taking: Engaging in dangerous behavior while or after drinking, like driving.

Why Choose Outpatient Alcohol Treatment?

\With the evolving demands of modern life, only some have the luxury or necessity to step away from their daily responsibilities. This is where outpatient treatment becomes a game-changer:

  • Flexibility: Our outpatient program allows you to receive the care and support you need while balancing work, education, or family commitments.
  • Integration: By undergoing treatment without completely removing yourself from everyday environments, you learn to integrate coping mechanisms and strategies into real-world situations.
  • Cost-effective: Outpatient alcohol treatment often comes at a fraction of the cost of inpatient programs, making it accessible to a broader audience.
  • Support Systems: Engaging with personal support systems – family, friends, or work – can be instrumental in the recovery process.

Pathways Wellness Center: Leading the Way in Outpatient Alcohol Treatment

Our approach at Pathways Wellness Center is rooted in evidence-based practices, compassion, and a deep understanding of the nuances of alcohol addiction. Here's what sets us apart:

  • Personalized Care: Recognizing that no two journeys to recovery are the same, we tailor our outpatient alcohol treatment to suit individual needs, ensuring optimal results.
  • Expert Team: Our team comprises seasoned professionals – from addiction therapists to medical experts – dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.
  • Holistic Approach: Beyond addressing the physical aspects of addiction, we delve into the psychological, emotional, and social facets, fostering comprehensive healing.
  • Cutting-Edge Therapies: From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy to group sessions and holistic wellness practices, our therapies are curated to offer a well-rounded recovery experience.

Navigating Recovery: What to Expect at Outpatient Treatment

Embarking on the journey to sobriety with our outpatient alcohol treatment involves:

  • Assessment: Our experts conduct a thorough evaluation to understand the depth of the addiction and any co-occurring mental health disorders. This initial assessment becomes the foundation for your personalized treatment plan.
  • Detox Referral: If required, we may recommend a medically supervised detox before beginning the outpatient program. Although we focus on post-detox care, we are connected with top facilities for safe detoxification.
  • Structured Programs: Based on your needs, the outpatient program can range from intensive daily sessions to weekly meetings.
  • Ongoing Support: Recovery doesn't end when the treatment program concludes. We offer aftercare support, alum groups, and resources to ensure sustained sobriety.

Embrace Recovery with Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment - Pathways Wellness Center

Alcohol addiction doesn't define you. And with the proper support, breaking free and rediscovering yourself becomes an attainable reality. At Pathways Wellness Center, we're not just about treating addiction; we're about rekindling hope, rebuilding lives, and guiding you to sustained well-being.

If you or a loved one is grappling with alcohol addiction, our outpatient alcohol treatment in Los Angeles stands as a beacon of hope. Reach out, take that pivotal step, and let us walk this transformative journey together.

Clinically reviewed by 

Raul Haro
Raul Haro is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with sixteen years of experience working in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. As an LMFT, He has trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR. Raul has furthered his training in the drug and alcohol field by obtaining a Masters in Drug and Alcohol Counseling through CCAPP. Raul has a background in nursing where he has been an LVN for over 25 years. Recently, he has returned to school to complete a degree in Registered Nursing. Future plans are for Raul are to eventually complete a degree as a Nurse Practitioner combining his therapy practice with his nursing skills.

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