What is Alcoholism?

Because alcohol is legal, socially normalized, and commonly used, many people assume that it is not dangerous. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Alcoholism is among the most common substance abuse problems among U.S. adults; it’s estimated that more than 15 million Americans struggle with an alcohol use disorder today.

Despite how normalized drinking alcohol is, it’s one of the most dangerous substances to detox from. For this reason, it’s important that you seek medically-supervised alcohol detoxification.

“What’s one more drink?” The spirit behind this question has launched countless people into a perilous spiral of alcohol abuse. Alcohol can be one of the most dangerous substances because of its availability, and it can be hard for sufferers of alcohol addiction to know when enough is enough.

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Safety & comfort are key to the detoxification programs at Concise Recovery. Through the detox process, clients will experience withdrawal management without pain and discomfort.

Residential Inpatient

The residential programs at Concise Recovery are based on core foundations that treat the entire person’s mind, body, and spirit through a personalized treatment plan.

Outpatient Programs

From partial hospitalization to intensive outpatient and our alumni program, Concise Recovery offers a full continuum of care so you can continue your journey to recovery surrounded by familiar faces.

What Happens When You Abuse Alcohol?

The Consequences of Alcoholism

Alcohol has the capacity to be very dangerous if being misused. Almost every area of life can be affected by alcohol abuse. Physically, alcohol abuse can cause medical issues such as fatty liver, alcohol induced hepatitis and cirrhosis. Alcohol has also been known to cause high blood pressure and has been linked to heart disease. Mentally, alcohol abuse is linked to conditions such as anxiety and depression and can make the symptoms of these conditions worse in individuals who have been previously diagnosed. In individuals who consume a heavy amount of alcohol for a significant amount of time, it can lead to a condition of the brain called  Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. This serious condition causes symptoms of confusion, eye movement paralysis and issues with the coordination of muscles. Also, this condition can cause psychosis and difficulty in memory and learning. 

Most individuals using alcohol in an unhealthy manner also experience issues in their social life. Significant others and family members may begin to distance themselves from the individual due to behavior while under the influence, friends may come around less and less and the individual becomes isolated from a social support system previously in place due to these factors or because the drinking has become so frequent that they choose to be alone. Unfortunately, this isolation typically contributes to an increase of anxiety and depression leading to more consumption of alcohol. 

Unfortunately, the most extreme consequence of alcohol addiction is death. This can be due to an overdose, incidents that occurred while drinking due to poor judgement or withdrawal symptoms from trying to stop drinking on your own.


Concise Recovery offers evidence-based therapies from CBT to Medication-Assisted Therapy, we provide all who enter our program with customized addiction treatment plans.

Community Focused

Our program is a community of like-minded, caring treatment professionals who aim to support our clients throughout every step of the treatment process at Concise Recovery in Los Angeles.

Multiple Locations

Concise Recovery is proud to offer 2 unique locations throughout Southern California with residential programs in Van Nuys and La Crescenta, giving clients multiple paths to recovery.

How to Know If You Have an Alcohol Problem?

There are many warning signs to help you evaluate whether you may be abusing alcohol or have an alcohol abuse disorder. The most common “warning signs” that you may be in danger of alcohol abuse include:
  • Having blackout or lapses in memory when under the influence
  • Irritability or extreme mood swings that can happen under the influence or when alcohol is not available
  • Drinking instead of taking care of other responsibilities
  • Using excuses for why you drink, such as to deal with stress or relax
  • Drinking when you’re alone or being dishonest about how much you are drinking
  • Experiencing hangovers
  • Loss of interest in enjoyable activities
  • Continue drinking despite negative consequences

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Alcoholism: Signs, Symptoms & Withdrawals

In layman’s terms, alcohol abuse is the self-destructive pattern of drinking in excess. This is often clearly demonstrated by an uncontrollable urge to drink, drinking even when it’s inappropriate to do, and drinking even when it’s clear that it’s damaging your life and delivering negative consequences. In its purest definition, alcohol abuse is the inability to control drinking due to a physical and emotional dependence. Alcohol abuse can critically ruin your mental and physical health, while also destroying every facet of your personal life, including your relationships and career outlook. 

Alcoholism can happen to anyone, and it can be caused by numerous reasons— as a coping mechanism for an unbalanced mental state, as a byproduct of a negative environment, or as a consequence of unaddressed habits. Whatever the root cause is, our alcohol detox center in California gets to the bottom of it and starts the recovery process through detoxification.

Withdrawal Symptoms

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Medically-Supervised Alcohol Detox in Los Angeles

We can’t stress the importance of detoxifying while in a medically supervised setting. Many sufferers of alcohol addiction have attempted to detox at-home, but this often leads to failure. From a medical standpoint, you are likely to experience some level of withdrawal, and if your alcohol abuse was severe, these symptoms can pose a significant danger to your health. Beyond your physical health, detoxifying unsuccessfully can lead to feelings of inadequacy, which can set up mental roadblocks when you attempt to detox in the future. The safest, most proven way to detox is under the medical supervision of experts who can help you navigate the detox process. This is why an alcohol detox in Southern California at our facility can be one of the keys to your recovery.

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Quit Drinking & Detox from Alcohol at Concise Recovery

When you arrive at our facility, our clinical team will run a thorough evaluation to determine the level of toxins in the system. We then construct a detox protocol based on this information. Our luxury inpatient alcohol rehab’s mission is to fully cleanse the system of any toxins and to set you up to thrive in our post-detox recovery programs. Our entire treatment philosophy is based on what you need. You’ll meet with a dedicated case manager who will work with you to better understand the context behind your addiction and to construct a personalized program.

If you or a loved one are struggling with drugs or alcohol, there is hope. Our expert team is standing by 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. It’s fully confidential, noncommittal, and toll-free. Call today and save a life.

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You can begin the first step to healing by reaching out to Concise Recovery. Our staff is made up of addiction treatment specialists who are dedicated to your recovery journey. Contact us today at 1-866-256-3464 to learn more.

Most insurance will pay for rehabilitation. Concise Recovery works with most PPO & POS insurance policies that offer out-of-network benefits. We currently do not accept Medi-Cal or Medicare. Contact our staff today to learn how you can verify your insurance.

Dual disorders, or co-occurring disorders, happen when a person suffers from a mental health disorder alongside a substance use disorder. The two disorders often feed into one another, creating a vicious cycle that may feel impossible to break. Dual diagnosis is the process of diagnosing both disorders and creating a treatment plan to address them simultaneously. Since a mental health disorder can contribute to addiction and vice versa, both issues must be addressed together to achieve lasting recovery.

After patients have completed the rehabilitation process with Concise Recovery, they have the option of residing in our sober living community. Sober living allows a person to transition back into daily life while living in a safe location free of addictive substances. Residents in sober living communities are expected to look after themselves and keep up with responsibilities such as paying rent, completing chores, and abiding by a curfew.

Relapse is a very common part of the recovery journey. Research has shown that more than half of those who complete rehab treatment for drug or alcohol addiction will relapse within the first year. However, relapsing does not mean you have failed, and with Concise Recovery’s continuous care through our sober living program, you can achieve long-term recovery and keep control over your lifestyle.

Inpatient rehabilitation, or residential treatment, means that patients reside at an addiction treatment facility for a set length of time. With inpatient care, patients have 24/7 access to recovery specialists and can heal in a safe and controlled environment. Outpatient care is when patients receive addiction treatment services but can still return to the comfort of their own homes at the end of the day. Outpatient care allows patients to have a more flexible schedule and still live their daily life outside of a treatment center.

The rehabilitation process can vary depending on your needs and the best timeline to suit your healing. Most addiction rehabilitation programs vary in length from 30-day programs to 60-days to 90-days. Contact us to learn more.

At Concise Recovery, you will start your healing journey with one of our accredited sub-acute detox programs, which take place in luxurious, private facilities, staffed by industry experts. From there, our team will create an individualized treatment plan to best fit your recovery needs. Addiction recovery can include inpatient care, outpatient care, therapies, and aftercare through our sober living program.