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Alcohol Addiction Rates in Los Angeles

Alcohol addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder involving compulsive alcohol consumption and the inability to control intake.  Alcohol use disorder affects the physical, psychological, and behavioral aspects of a person which causes a complex disorder needing several types of therapies to overcome. The Detox Center of Los Angeles offers alcohol addiction treatment along with several other types of addiction treatment programs. 

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Substance abuse in California is widespread and has become a real problem. In 2021, half of Californians over the age of 12 reported abusing alcohol in the past month. Overusing or abusing alcohol can lead to immediate and long-term mental and physical problems, including alcohol use disorder. Alcohol is the most widely abused addictive substance in the US with 1 in 12 adults struggling with alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse. Alcohol addiction is a serious mental illness and can lead to several issues with everyday functioning, difficulties in personal relationships, and the worsening of mental health illnesses.

The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that about 5.69% of Los Angeles residents had an alcohol use disorder. However, in 2020 the NSDUH updated its diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder which resulted in these statistics almost doubling. Also, during the Covid-19 pandemic, national averages for all substance use disorders spiked, so these numbers may be much higher.

Los Angeles Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Rehab Centers

Fortunately, rehab centers in Los Angeles, California offer comprehensive treatment programs that help break the cycle of alcohol addiction. Comprehensive treatment plans composed of several types of therapy can help anyone with alcohol use disorder, no matter how severe the case. Personalized treatment plans are key for a successful recovery from alcohol use disorder and does require a lifetime of self-management for continued sobriety.

Los Angeles rehab centers offer several levels of care to meet you anywhere in your recovery journey and to fit your needs. Levels of care include:

Alcohol Detox/Medical Detox: alcohol detox programs provide around the clock medical care and medication assisted treatment necessary to successfully complete the withdrawal process. Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous but medications and medical supervision can ensure your safety.

Residential Inpatient Treatment: the most intensive form of alcohol rehab, you will live at the treatment facility full time which is essential for those who need to be in a controlled, alcohol-free environment with around the clock support. Your days will be packed with several types of addiction treatment.

Partial Hospitalization Program: similar in intensity to inpatient treatment, however, you can go home or to a sober living facility at the end of the day.

Intensive Outpatient Program: provides 9 or more hours a week of addiction treatment and can be scheduled around work, school, or personal obligations.

Outpatient Treatment: this level of treatment involves fewer than 9 hours a week of regularly scheduled sessions in a nonresidential setting. Outpatient services are ideal for those with busy schedules and a strong support system.

All levels of care will include several types of alcohol addiction therapies aimed at healing the physical, psychological, and behavioral aspects of addiction. Completing several levels of care can provide you with the best chance at long-term recovery. Some addiction therapies and services you can expect in alcohol rehab include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, group counseling, family and couples therapy, relapse prevention planning, 12-step programming, and holistic therapies.

Part of alcohol detox and long-term rehab includes medication assisted treatment. During medical detox, medications can ease alcohol withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Doctors will also prescribe antipsychotics, anti-anxiety, and anticonvulsant drugs to avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms like seizures and delirium tremens (DTs). Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are also useful in treating co-occurring disorders that are often present for weeks and months after stopping alcohol use. Part of relapse prevention plans can include medications that serve as deterrents for drinking, for example, Disulfiram will make you really sick if you consume alcohol on it and Naltrexone is used to reduce the effects of alcohol on the brain.

How Much Does Alcohol Addiction Treatment Cost in Los Angeles?

Alcohol rehab centers in Los Angeles will greatly vary in cost. There are several publicly funded substance abuse treatment programs that are free of charge. However, state run rehabs often have a long waiting list and very rarely offer personalized treatment plans. Privately owned alcohol rehab centers can range from $2,000 to $25,000 for a 30-day program. Several factors will determine the cost of addiction treatment in Los Angeles including:

  • Type of program needed (i.e., medical detox, inpatient treatment, or outpatient treatment)
  • Length of addiction treatment program
  • Location of facility
  • Medications needed
  • Amenities offered (some rehab facilities can feel like a 5-star resort, but come with a high price tag)
  • Size of recovery program (smaller rehab facilities are often more expensive)

Although private alcohol recovery programs can be costly, that should never stop you from getting the help you need. The cost of continuing with alcohol addiction can be greater in the long run and only gets worse. Alcohol addiction is not only expensive to keep up with, it can also cost you your health, relationships, your job, and your life as you know it. Rehab centers in Los Angeles can help those paying out of pocket with financing options, scholarships, and other methods. Your health insurance plan may also cover some or all of your alcohol rehab expenses. You can call your health insurance provider to verify your benefits and how much it covers addiction and mental health treatment.

Alcohol Recovery Statistics

When alcohol recovery programs are the right fit for the person, they can be highly successful. However, most people with alcohol addiction do not get the help they need. According to the 2019 NSDUH, only 7.2% of individuals aged 12 years and older with an alcohol use disorder received treatment in the previous year. For those who do get treatment, statistics have shown that the longer an alcoholic stays sober, the better their chances are for long-term sobriety. About 30% of individuals who attempt to stop drinking in the first year of sobriety will relapse. However, relapse rates go down over time with 21.4% of recovering alcoholics relapsing in the second year and only 9.6% in years three through five. Relapses are a part of recovery and does not mean you failed. What is important is to put your relapse prevention plan into place and return back to sobriety. If you were able to do it once, you can do it again.

Why Choose The Detox Center for Alcohol Addiction Treatment

The Detox Center of Los Angeles offers comprehensive treatment plans that can help break the cycle of addiction. Our in-house alcohol detox program can assist you in safely and successfully ridding your body of harmful substances and go through the withdrawal process much more comfortably. Our licensed medical staff will monitor your vitals around the clock and administer medication assisted therapy whenever needed to ease alcohol withdrawals. Treatment programs at The Detox Center will include holistic therapies, nutritional meals made by a private chef, evidence-based addiction therapies, and luxury facility amenities. You can also easily transition into inpatient rehab at the facility which will address the unique underlying causes of your addiction.

If you or your loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction, please give it a call today and learn more about our same day admission process.


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The Detox Center of L.A. accepts most major insurance providers and private healthcare policies. We offer free insurance verification as well as eligibility and benefits for both behavioral and mental health treatment services. Please fill out our insurance verification form here to verify your insurance.

What happens in addiction

Effective addiction treatment programs are tailored to each individual. Because of this, it will be a different experience for everyone. However, it generally involves a combination of detoxification, group and individual therapy, educational presentations, and aftercare planning in order to ensure long-term recovery. Upon arrival at The Detox Center of L.A., you can expect our professionally trained staff to create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs and treatment goals.