Our Commitment to Saving Lives and Restoring Hope
Springboard Recovery is one of the best and the most effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Arizona. We take pride in our commitment to helping our patients overcome their battles with substance abuse. We provide powerful and life-changing recovery programs and accept patients from any part of Arizona or other surrounding areas as well. Our services are designed to help our guests achieve their personal goals in life, and become more productive and self-reliant individuals.
Alcohol is a central thread in the cultural fabric of life in Scottsdale, weaving its way through religious rituals, children’s events, festivals, fairs, celebrations, and even acts of mourning. If you struggle to resist the temptations of alcohol, you’re not alone. Fully 15% of Scottsdale residents have struggled with alcohol addiction at some point. The good news is that alcoholism doesn’t have to last forever. By seeking treatment as soon as possible, you minimize the health risks of your alcohol addiction while maximizing your prospects for going on to live a healthy, happy, productive life.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment: The Basics
Alcohol is one of the oldest and most popular drugs, with evidence for its use dating back several thousand years BCE. Humans across the globe have long relied on alcohol for its ability to loosen tongues, reduce inhibitions, and even induce hallucinations as part of religious rituals.
Alcohol’s ubiquitous role in nearly every area of life can create the false impression that it’s not a drug at all. But alcohol kills 90,000 people each year, and research suggests that it may be the single most addictive drug. This dangerous substance costs the U.S. economy nearly $300 billion each year, so make no mistake about it: alcohol is a drug, is dangerous, and is highly addictive.
For some people, though, alcohol is a losing choice. Medical research hasn’t uncovered a specific cause yet, but it’s likely that alcoholics carry both genetic and environmental risk factors that make them more likely to drink to excess. Some research, for instance, suggests that a higher than usual tolerance for alcohol – a genetic trait that can be amplified by excessive drinking – makes it more likely that a person will become an alcoholic. This makes it clear that alcoholism really is a disease, not a personal choice.
How Alcohol Affects the Body
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, which means it slows down activity in your brain and spinal cord. This leads to a lowering of inhibitions and a generalized slowing of your reactions. In the early stages of an alcoholic “buzz,” you may feel slightly giddy, slur your words, have slowed reflexes, feel less self-conscious, or experience restlessness. As you drink more, though, the symptoms become much more pronounced. Excessive drinking can lead to blackouts, coma, seizures, sudden death, and extremely aggressive behavior. The FBI reports that 90% of acquaintance rapes occur under the influence of alcohol.
Over time, the effects of alcohol get even worse. The most common effect of prolonged drinking is alcohol addiction, but alcoholism also comes with additional health risks, including:
- Organ failure, especially kidney and liver problems
- Cardiovascular dysfunction
- Excessive weight gain
- Broken blood vessels in the face
- Skin problems
- Decreased immunity that can cause more frequent illness, as well as vulnerability to communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS
- Permanent memory loss and brain damage
- Personality changes
- Mental illness
- Legal, financial, and health difficulties
- Vehicular accidents
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Scottsdale, AZ
Here at Springboard Recovery, we understand the need to get away and use the comfort of a fresh environment to make your escape from alcohol addiction. That is why we have different recovery options that will help you overcome your dependence to virtually any addictive substance.
Our rehabilitation center in Scottsdale provides the best possible accommodation while helping you on your road to recovery. The rooms that we provide our guests are thoughtfully designed and managed to give a calm and relaxing impression.
This option is best for those who do not want to undergo a long rehabilitation process but are willing to seek help through occasional therapy sessions. However, for this to be effective, we will need to make sure that you have a strong support system at home to help you cope with the changes of being free from drugs and alcohol.
We also provide a long-term treatment process through our community for sober living. We accept residents who would like to put more effort in their recovery by spending additional time in our facilities. Our residents are encouraged to follow our house rules and structure activities throughout their stay to make this lifestyle part of their routine and everyday focus.
The 12-step Recovery Approach to Addiction Treatment
Our rehabilitation centers have always utilized the 12-step process. This process was compiled by Alcoholics Anonymous, an organization that supports treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. Throughout the years, this process has helped many drug and alcohol dependents find their way to full recovery. Today, it remains widely used and is a regular practice for patients, even after they have recovered. We back these steps with our holistic therapeutic approach to help our guests understand that they are not alone in this process.
It is important that our guests know and understand why they need to change and who they can depend on while they are in this process. That is why we believe that these 12-steps can be a turning point for everyone who is willing to learn and fully adopt its principles.
Sober Living at Its Best
Aside from our effective recovery programs, here in Springboard, we also provide our guests with comfortable accommodations to provide that ‘at home’ feeling while in recovery. We have a community of recovering dependents who willingly help one another achieve better living conditions by boosting morale and joining together to fight their addictions side-by-side. We also have a structured set of activities and counseling sessions to better understand the needs of each guest.
As you can see, rehabilitation doesn’t have to be so difficult and strict. We have different amenities to entertain our guests and give them time to relax and think. Here are some of the amenities we have and strongly encourage:
- Yoga Studio
- Coffee Service
- Deluxe Outdoor Grill
- Swimming Pool
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Extensive Programming
Addiction Treatment Structure
Staying in a rehabilitation center won’t cure you from addiction, but it does help you overcome the most difficult part of your transition into sober living. Without rehab, the detox process can be extremely dangerous and its side-effects often lure the individual back into using again just to feel normal and relieve their uncomfortable symptoms. By getting cleaning and learning to live clean, you promote a change from within that’s long-lasting. It also promotes discipline, commitment and patience with our structure of activities. This is a set of constant scheduled activities that our guests are encouraged to follow daily.
- Morning meditation (after wake-up call)
- Daily responsibilities (individually assigned tasks)
- Personal Goal Setting
- 12-step Meeting (may be group or individual sessions)
- Professional House Manager
- Individual and Group Accountability
- School, work or volunteering
- Weekly progress meetings
- Random Drug screening
- Nightly review of the day (sharing of learnings)
The structure may vary, depending on the needs and ability of each guest and is therefore subject to any change if necessary.
Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
The single biggest risk factor for alcoholism is excessive drinking. The more you drink, and the more frequently you do so, the more likely it is that you will develop an addiction. As you become addicted, your body becomes more and more chemically dependent on alcohol. Eventually, you will experience severe withdrawal symptoms if you try to quit – the most significant clinical sign of addiction. Some alcoholics even develop a potentially life-threatening form of withdrawal called delirium tremens.
Other symptoms of alcoholism include:
- No longer feeling drunk when you consume alcohol
- Driving, tending to children, or operating heavy machinery while under the influence of alcohol
- Doing things you regret, such as yelling at your children or abusing your spouse, while under the influence of alcohol
- Needing alcohol to feel normal or complete your daily tasks
- Working while under the influence of alcohol
- Hiding your alcohol use, or lying to others or yourself about your reliance on alcohol
- Difficulty concentrating without alcohol
- Structuring your day around alcohol use
- Experiencing depression, anxiety, or physical health problems when you can’t or don’t drink
Treatment for Alcohol Addiction
Rehab is the single most effective option for treating alcohol addiction. In rehab, you’ll get comprehensive, 24/7 care that addresses your physical and mental health. If you’re not ready to pursue rehab yet, though, you can pursue the services you’ll get in rehab outside the walls of a rehab facility. The most common services available in rehab include:
- Medical assistance from a physician who specializes in addiction recovery program. Your doctor will evaluate your overall health, determine whether detox is safe, monitor you as you go through withdrawal, make recommendations to improve your mental and physical health, and may recommend drugs to help reduce the severity of withdrawal.
- Therapy with a therapist who specializes in addiction recovery program. Your therapist can help you explore why you became an addict, what keeps you using, and what strategies you can implement to reduce your temptation to continue using alcohol.
- Support groups that allow you to benefit from the wisdom and experience of other addicts. 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous are the most popular and successful options. These programs are vaguely spiritual, though, so may not be a good fit for anti-religious people or non-Christians. If you prefer a secular program, try SMART Recovery or Rational Recovery instead.
Diet and Nutrition Management
Being a drug and alcohol dependent often results in malnourishment because substance abuse limits your food intake and changes your preferences. That is why our programs include a nutritional daily menu for all our guests. Our menu has natural and organic food options to help the detoxification process and provide a sense of health and well-being for every patient. Aside from that, there’s also an important nutritional balance in our meals. We also work with you to build a diet with that meets your dietary goals for carbs, fats, protein and sugar intake. We understand the benefits of eating healthy and we’re confident you’ll notice a difference in the way you think, feel and act.
We also provide all-vegan options for our vegetarian guests. As part of our therapy programs, we even offer cooking sessions and workshops to our guests to increase their productivity and to help them maintain the same healthy diet even after they have completed their recovery.
Aftercare Addiction Treatment
Change is a process, not an event. Therefore, we encourage our recovered guests to keep in touch and attend our aftercare workshops and sessions to help them minimize the risk of slips that could lead to a relapse. After they have completed the programs, it is expected that a recovered drug dependent will apply everything they have learned in their everyday lives. Therapy can also help you adapt to a new environment after spending time in the center.
You are not alone.
Rehabilitation from drugs or alcohol is one of the toughest decisions to make. It involves a lot of patience, willingness, acceptance, and courage to achieve a successful recovery. Here at Springboard, however, we will not let you go through this struggle on your own. We are here to guide you as you take your first steps in the right direction.
We provide treatment for all addictions, including:
- Alcohol addiction
- Meth addiction
- Marijuana addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Prescription Drug addiction
Our dedicated support team is made of professionals who sincerely want to help you get over your addictions. Don’t hesitate to seek out help. Call us at (888)672 2120 and together, let’s start your recovery process.
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SpringBoard Recovery has a history of excellence, but don’t just take our word for it, as we have been awarded the The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval. The Joint Commission (or JCAHO) is the international benchmark for quality in the healthcare industry, and we’re proud to be recognized by such a prestigious organization.
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