Approximately 88,000 deaths come from excessive drinking every year. About 17 million Americans have alcohol use disorders (AUD) based on statistics. But only 10% of them receive treatment for this mental health disorder. Because stopping alcohol use suddenly can cause serious problems such as seizures, delirium and chest pain, people need to get professional help and treatment before they stop using alcohol.
AUD may be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the number of symptoms. Some of the common symptoms of AUD include:
When a person frequently drinks heavily and suddenly stops, they may experience symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, including:
Alcohol withdrawal could become a life-threatening situation if not properly treated.
Alcohol use may start in the teenage years, but AUD is more common in young adults in their 20s and 30s. Some of the risk factors that can increase the likelihood of AUD include:
The approach for treating alcohol use disorder may vary based on the client’s needs. The main goal of alcohol use disorder treatment is to put an end to alcohol use for the client and enhance their quality of life. Some of the treatment options for alcohol use disorder include:
Insurance plans generally cover most costs associated with Residential Treatment. Gateway is considered a preferred or in-network provider for multiple insurances including:
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Gateway has been providing evidence-based treatment for alcohol use disorder for the past 50 years. Take your first step toward recovery by calling our 24-hour helpline to get a confidential consultation at 877.505.4673 now. Or send a message to us through our contact page for a fast response.