Addictions We Treat

Addiction treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and your treatment plan should not be either. That’s why it’s so important that your residential treatment center has experience and expertise in a range of addictions, as well as a focus on individualized care. That’s exactly what you’ll find at The Estate, one of the few stand-alone addiction treatment centers in the country.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol addiction affects millions of Americans, an estimated 14.5 million adults age 12 and older, in fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. If you believe this number includes your loved one, we can offer them a different path. Our nature-based approach to alcohol addiction treatment creates a unique and powerful experience to guide your loved one through recovery.

The Facts on Alcohol Addiction

Sometimes a drink is just a drink, and sometimes it’s much more. The trouble is, it can be hard to tell since alcohol can be such a normal part of day-to-day life. In general, alcohol addiction (also known as alcohol use disorder) is as a pattern of problems in controlling one’s drinking, being preoccupied with drinking, continuing to drink despite harmful consequences or having withdrawal symptoms when you decrease alcohol intake or stop drinking altogether.

Over time, too much alcohol can change the function of one’s brain and cause a slew of health problems, ranging from liver disease, heart issues and bone damage to increased risk of cancer, weakened immune system and even eye issues. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths in the U.S. between 2006-2010 and was responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults between the ages of 20 and 64.

The Estate Approach

As one of the only privately owned, stand-alone drug rehab centers in MS, the Estate treats a wide range of addictions with a unique, effective Dual Diagnosis approach. Designed to address the core of each client’s experience with substance abuse, our program helps those who are ready to help themselves and break the deadly cycle of addiction. Our nature-based, holistic programming–combined with our clinical and therapeutic expertise – allows us to help addicts become advocates for long-term recovery.

Alcohol Treatment at The Estate

The natural surroundings of our secluded residential treatment center, set in a 108-acre forest in Lucedale, MS, are an integral part of our approach to alcohol addiction treatment. Known as nature-based experiential recovery, our therapeutic interventions incorporate modalities that include ropes courses, challenge activities, and other experiential activities for both one-on-one and group sessions.

It’s a research-based therapeutic experience that offers important recovery lessons about trust, communication, perseverance, team-building and other tools for overcoming obstacles to sobriety. Traditional drug addiction treatments including CBT, DBT and EDMR are also part of our individualized care.

Risk Factors for Your Loved Ones
Alcohol addiction can occur at any age, and genetic, psychological, social and environmental factors can all impact how alcohol will affect your loved one. Risk factors include:

• Drinking too much for an extended period of time
• Early alcohol use, especially binge drinking
• Family history of alcohol addiction
• Mental health disorders
• History of trauma
• Influence of family, peers and role models to drink too much

Signs of Alcohol Addiction
Common signs of alcohol addiction can include:

• Unusually high alcohol tolerance – Need to drink excessively to feel the effects.
• Being secretive – Lying about or hiding alcohol from friends and family.
• Frequent lapses in memory – Temporary amnesia due to blackouts.
• Engaging in risky activities – Putting themselves and/or others in physical danger such as driving while drinking.
• Problems at school or work — Frequent absences, sudden disinterest or poor performance.
• Changes in lifestyle – Foregoing favorite hobbies in favor of drinking and core friends for new ‘drinking buddies’.
• Behavior changes – Irrational behavior or mood swings, increased conflicts with family and friends, or sudden isolation.
• Money issues – Sudden requests for money without explanation, money or other items stolen from you.