Alcohol Abuse Treatment in St. Louis, Missouri
Hotel California by the Sea, St. Louis, offers great options to those looking to recover from their alcohol abuse issues. Whether you are searching for an alcohol detoxification program or an extended care program to solidify your sober lifestyle, HCBTS will help you get sober safely and with a robust support network and various levels of customized care programs focusing on alcohol abuse treatment. Learn more about our alcohol addiction program today and about how we’ve changed the lives of countless individuals who decided to make the invaluable decision to get sober.
How We Treat Alcohol Abuse
HCBTS provides a wide assortment of alcohol abuse treatment options for those seeking a rehab center to overcome their alcohol dependency. If you or a loved one is looking for treatment services for alcoholism, your search ends here.
Hotel California by the Sea provides state-of-the-art alcohol abuse treatment in Missouri. Our treatment facility in St. Louis boasts a highly-credentialed staff of doctors, nurses, behavioral health clinicians, and technicians sensitive to the specific challenges that accompany alcoholism.
We pride ourselves on fully understanding the consequences of alcohol and drug addiction and guide our clients towards a brighter future. Our staff provides some of the most comprehensive treatment for alcohol use disorders in the state of Missouri. The holistic alcohol abuse treatment services found at HCBTS St. Louis helped to heal each client’s body, mind, spirit, and life.
We understand all too well how alcoholism and addiction can destroy one’s life, and we are here to support and guide anyone looking to make the first step to sobriety. Let us help support and guide you or a loved one to long term sobriety.
Dangers of Detoxing From Alcohol on Your Own
Detoxing from alcohol, especially when physically dependent, can be an unpleasant and even dangerous affair. If you or your loved one is trying to quit alcohol cold-turkey, there can be devastating results. Here at our alcohol abuse treatment center in St. Louis, Missouri, we at HCBTS understand the genuine risks involved with the cessation of alcohol. Although we do not offer detoxification services at this time, we can point you in the right direction as to where you can attend detoxification at one of our other locations.
There is a lot that can go wrong when one is highly dependent upon alcohol and tries to quit the drug without professionals’ help. Unlike most other substances, long-term alcohol abuse lowers the brain’s threshold for seizures. This means that when someone who is physically dependent upon alcohol ceases their alcohol use, they may be at a high risk of seizures for up to 3 or more days. Unfortunately, these seizures can be life-threatening.
Other dangerous forms of alcohol-withdrawal complications exist, including a phenomenon known as delirium tremens, or DTs. Quitting alcohol after heavy long term use can cause delirium tremens if not adequately monitored. DTs affect the body’s nervous system and may present up to three to five days after quitting alcohol.
Some symptoms of DTs include:
- Delirium or sudden confusion
- Severe tremor
- High blood pressure
- Mood changes
- Irregular sleep
Our highly-trained and skilled team at HCBTS understands the hazards and discomfort associated with alcohol detoxification. At HCBTS’s locations across the United States, we monitor every client in our detoxification level of care for the warning signs of alcohol withdrawal complications and treat them accordingly. This way, our clients can focus on what’s important: getting sober and rebuilding their lives.
Alcohol Abuse Treatment Levels of Care at HCBTS, St. Louis
Hotel California by the Sea in St. Louis, Missouri, currently offers outpatient care to clients looking to recover from alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency. Our other locations in California, Washington, and Ohio offer detoxification programs and residential treatment – two forms of inpatient alcohol abuse treatment that can help you or your loved one get sober and eventually transition to outpatient care.
Our comprehensive recovery program caters to both men and women who find themselves suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Our team is a group of highly educated and experienced professionals in addiction and alcohol abuse treatment and includes doctors, nurses, therapists, case managers, and technicians. Our staff members work to ensure our clients’ experience with substance abuse treatment is comfortable and safe.
We recommend beginning their road to recovery in our detoxification level of care for people using drugs daily, heavily, or for an extended period. In detox, clients are monitored by doctors, nurses, and technicians who are vigilantly assessing and treating any withdrawal symptoms. Hotel California by the Sea in St. Louis does not offer detox at this time, however, our other locations across the United States do.
One of the first things that occurs in HCBTS’ multiple detox centers is an in-depth assessment of the client’s medical history and alcohol consumption. The client then meets with the doctor and is evaluated regarding their risk of withdrawal potential. They have then prescribed medication that helps limit the danger and discomfort of alcohol withdrawal. Our clients take anywhere from 7 to 10 days at this level of alcohol abuse treatment care to complete their detoxification. During that week, they are encouraged to rest and relax as they have everything handled with their best interest in mind.
Our talented alcohol abuse treatment staff members work diligently together to provide world-class care for each client. Our nurses are consistently monitoring each client and reporting back to the doctor if any medication adjustments need to be made. Medications are managed for each client so that they don’t have to worry about a thing while completing one of the hardest parts of their recovery.
Once our doctors and nurses are satisfied that the risk of alcohol withdrawal complications has passed, the next stage we recommend at HCBTS is a residential level of inpatient care. In residential alcohol abuse treatment, clients are still monitored 24/7. However, in this level of care they are introduced to more of the evidence-based treatment modalities used to treat alcohol addiction, including:
Clients typically stay at the residential level of care for around 30 days, but sometimes longer. In that time, they are provided the tools and therapeutic support they’ll need to begin putting the pieces of their life back together. They learn and practice new healthy coping skills to help them manage their cravings and triggers. They start building up their sober-support network outside of alcohol abuse treatment by attending AA, NA, and/or other 12-step meetings.
Once people are safe from withdrawal, aware of what sobriety entails, and begin seeking tools that will help keep them sober, they may then enter our outpatient program.
Our outpatient alcohol abuse treatment consists of the partial hospitalization program (PHP) and the intensive outpatient program (IOP) of care. Once our clients move into our outpatient program, they are given more freedom to reintegrate into the community using the foundation they built in residential.
Our outpatient alcohol abuse treatment program assists clients in continuing with group therapy, family therapy, and individual therapies that began in residential. At this level, once our clients complete treatment for the day, they return home to an independent living environment. Our outpatient program (including partial and intensive outpatient) usually lasts around 60 days.
During this time, our clients still have complete access to their therapists, nurses, and doctors. Yet, now they also have the autonomy to look for jobs, enjoy the local culture, or visit family and friends after completing therapy for the day.
Our outpatient alcohol abuse treatment program phases provide increasing autonomy within the community while continuing to give support as our clients maintain their newfound sobriety. From start to finish, our progressive and intuitive alcohol abuse treatment program eases each client from alcohol dependence to independence in a matter of months.
St. Louis, Missouri
There is no better time to get sober – and no better place to do it than in St. Louis, Missouri. On the banks of the Mississippi River, St. Louis boasts opulent retreats into nature, whether it be through one of its many beautiful expansive parks or in its 25-acre botanical garden that hosts multiple festivals each year. This historic city houses several highly unique museums, theaters, and cultural attractions that will keep anyone, including a person in recovery, fulfilled and entertained.
Not far from Kansas City, St. Louis has beautifully blended the antique with the modern by maintaining many historical buildings and sites, some of the oldest dating back to 1823. With this perfect marriage of old and new, St. Louis, Missouri, is a beautiful place to leave your old ways behind and begin a fresh, healthy, and sober life.
Time for a Change
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can come with some disastrous consequences physically, emotionally, socially, and legally. What starts as some fun with friends in high school or simple self-medicating after the loss of a loved one can often end in misery and despair. DUI’s and liver problems can ruin the life of even the most functional alcoholic, and these are things that you don’t have to face.
Whatever the consequences you currently face, Hotel California by the Sea in St. Louis, Missouri, is ready to help. Our staff of doctors, nurses, and therapists is prepared to help you deal with whatever problems you’re facing, even if they seem insurmountable. If you feel like it’s time to make a change, our admissions counselors are ready and willing to guide you through the door.
Request a Call
The road to recovery is full of uncertainty, leave your worries behind…
Our compassionate staff will answer all of your questions without any pressure. Learn about our evidence-based drug addiction treatment and rehab, the ease of entering our program, and the benefits of getting help from a reputable addiction treatment facility like Hotel California by the Sea.
Every member of our admissions team has been where you are today – be sure to ask them about their journey!