For most Americans, drinking is an acceptable, almost expected, social activity. Alcohol is used to both celebrate and commiserate. While many people can drink without consequence, millions of others struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Overcoming AUD can be a long, hard road and can, at times, feel impossible. But it is not. If you are ready to quit drinking and are willing to get the treatment you need, you can recover from AUD. Especially for heavy or long-time drinkers, quitting alcohol cold turkey can be dangerous. If this describes you, or if you have tried unsuccessfully to quit on your own, the drug and alcohol detox center at Westwind Recovery® can help.
A Highly-Rated Alcohol Rehab Center in Los Angeles
Most people cannot be objective or honest about their alcohol use, especially if they abuse it or are addicted. Recovery from alcohol use disorder begins with the decision to seek treatment. At Westwind Recovery®, we know how difficult this decision can be, so we strive to embrace each individual who comes to us for help.
AUD occurs on a spectrum that ranges from mild to severe. If your alcohol use has progressed to a moderate to a severe level, you likely have a physical and psychological dependence on alcohol that requires professional detox and AUD treatment.
However, if you have a mild alcohol use disorder or just want to quit drinking, the first step is to take time to explore your relationship with alcohol. Maybe you never have cravings for alcohol, but a quick drink with friends after work always becomes more. Perhaps you rely on alcohol to manage stress or difficult emotions. Understanding when and why you drink help you find alternatives to drinking.
Consider these five methods to quit drinking:
- Do not keep alcohol in your home or allow anyone to drink there
- Let friends and family know your plan and avoid those who do not support you
- Change your routine to break out of old patterns
- Find a support group, 12-step program, or sober community
- Practice self-care and prioritize wellness
You can find sober challenges online that keep you engaged and provide support, as well as movements like #SoberCurious. Additionally, you can find all levels of support through outpatient alcohol rehab in Los Angeles at Westwind Recovery®.
How Do I Find an Outpatient Rehab near Me?
A quick internet search will provide you with literally hundreds of alcohol rehab centers in and around Los Angeles. Trying to choose the one best suited to your needs can seem like an overwhelming task. Selecting the ideal facility begins with knowing the different types of treatment available. If you are looking for a top-rated alcohol rehab center in the greater Los Angeles area, look no further than Westwind Recovery®. Based on the quality of service, reputation, and accreditation, we were recognized as one of America’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers in 2020.
Location is an important consideration when choosing a rehab center in Los Angeles. Finding a program close to where you live or work will be vital if you seek outpatient rehab, as you will need to travel to and from the treatment center for services daily. The types of outpatient treatment we offer are:
- Outpatient alcohol detox
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient program (OP)
When you reach out to the Westwind Recovery® team, we will work with you to determine which level of outpatient care is appropriate for your treatment needs and goals for recovery.
Contact Westwind Recovery® for Outpatient Rehab in Los Angeles
Westwind Recovery® offers a full continuum of care for substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and dual diagnosis in the greater Los Angeles area. From detox through customized aftercare planning, we support our clients and their families every step of the way. If you are seeking outpatient alcohol rehab, contact us today at 855.340.8832.
Dr. Deena is the Chief Clinical Officer of Westwind Recovery®, an award-winning outpatient treatment center in Los Angeles where she oversees the clinical and administrative program and treatment methods. Dr. Deena is a doctor of psychology and licensed clinical social worker since 1993. LCSW #20628. Originally from the East Coast, Dr. Deena has worked running treatment centers, worked as a therapist in psychiatric hospitals as well as school settings and currently has a thriving private practice in the LA area. Dr. Deena has appeared regularly on the Dr. Phil Show as an expert since 2003. She has also been featured on many other TV shows, podcasts and has contributed to written publications as well as podcasts.