Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Addiction and Abuse Treatment

Alcohol Detox & Residential Treatment

At Serenity at Summit, we recognize that every person struggling to overcome their addiction has different needs. Depending on an individual’s history, physical health, type of addiction, and phase in the recovery process, different types of treatment may be necessary. Because of this, it’s important that every individual have their own recovery plan. Serenity at Summit takes an individualized approach to substance addiction assessment and treatment. Our team of medical and clinical professionals helps each individual get the specific treatment necessary. When an alcohol detox program is required, we have the team and programs in place to help.

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When Is Entering an Alcohol Detox Facility Necessary?

Alcoholism, Abuse & Addiction

When addiction has become severe, for an individual to safely overcome their addiction, it is often necessary for them to have direct medical supervision during the initial withdrawal period. This step is not required for everybody but can be a critical first step in the addiction recovery process. Supervision can last from a few days to more than a week, and typically takes place in a hospital or a specialized alcohol detox facility facility.

Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous. Symptoms vary in severity and can include:

  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shaking
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

Compassionate Care in Alcohol Detox Facilities

Personalized Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs

At Serenity at Summit, we have helped countless people begin their path to recovery. We see each person as a unique individual going through a struggle that could affect any one of us. Our team of professionals provides compassionate care and support, and we respect each and every person that seeks out one of our alcohol detox facilities for help.



Continuing Care in a Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center

From Detox to Residential and then Outpatient Programs

Serenity at Summit is an addiction treatment center that focuses specifically on providing alcohol detox treatment.

While detox is an important first step for some people in overcoming the addiction, it is important to have continuity in the recovery process after the detox treatment is finished.

Serenity at Summit is a part of the Delphi Health Group network of addiction treatment centers. No matter what point in the recovery process a person is in, we have addiction programs to help along the way. We make sure that each individual has the care that they need for every step of recovery.


Advanced Alcohol Addiction Rehab in NJ, PA, and MA

Alcohol addiction rehab at Serenity at Summit is approached in a comprehensive and integrative way. We believe in treating the entire person – mind, body, and spirit.

Our experienced team will assess at all of your medical and clinical needs and come up with an individualized program to address your specific issues.

Serenity at Summit provides each client with a licensed and skilled physician and clinician. Our physicians will help guide you through the detoxification or acute treatment services stage all the way to full recovery and relapse prevention. Our clinicians will help you gain insight into the causes of your addiction plus how to cope with the feelings associated with use.

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What We Provide at our Alcohol Treatment Centers

One of the Northeast’s Emergent Alcohol Abuse Treatment Networks

Not only do you have a certified and skilled team of professionals by your side at all times in the Serenity rehab program, but you also have access to a diverse range of treatment services.

Our treatment centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania offer:

  • Rehabilitation and Detoxification Support
  • Medical Support
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Educational Programs to Teach Optimal Stress Management and Coping Techniques
  • Integrative and Holistic Service Options
  • Peer Support and Mediation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Ongoing (Continued Care) Support
  • Family Counseling

Alcohol Addiction Defined

What Is This Harmful Disease?

Alcohol addiction, commonly called alcoholism, is one end of a spectrum of substance abuse. Binge drinking, excessive drinking and using alcohol to cope with daily stress are all forms of  abuse. Standard use may be considered a drinking problem once alcohol begins to negatively and overtly affect the drinker’s life.

The transition from casual use to abuse is often a gradual one, and may not be immediately evident. Many people will escalate through phases of abuse before developing a full addiction.

Alcohol addiction is characterized by:

  • Loss of Control
  • Preoccupation with Consumption
  • Continued Consumption, Despite Negative Life Consequences
  • Reduction in Motivation Outside of Consumption

When someone exhibits the above signs, they may be an alcoholic. In the U.S., there are an estimated 18 million adults who struggle with alcohol abuse or addiction annually.

Alcoholism vs. Problem Drinking

Is there a difference?

Alcohol abuse, or problem drinking, refers to drinking habits that are self-destructive, but do not necessarily interfere with basic functioning. Someone who is a problem drinker may regularly drink in excess without risking their job, relationships or safety.

Signs of problem drinking include:

  • Binge Drinking
  • Lying about Drinking Habits or Otherwise Hiding Consumption
  • Legal Consequences as a Result of Drinking
  • Interference with Professional and Personal Relationships
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  • Habitually Drinking More Than Initially Intended
  • Drinking to Cope with Emotions and Stress
  • Legal Consequences as a Result of Drinking
  • Interference with Professional and Personal Relationships

Though not every problem drinker develops a more serious habit, continuing to abuse the substance can lead to dependence, or alcoholism. If you are a problem drinker, you may not require the same extent of medical assistance as an alcoholic, but you could still benefit from treatment.

What Causes Alcohol Addiction?

Physical & Environmental Factors of Alcoholism

Alcohol addiction develops gradually. Repeated consumption will cause fluctuations in the standard balance of chemicals in the brain.

As use continues, one’s judgment and perception of pain and pleasure may become skewed.

Consistent substance exposure will cause your body to build a tolerance to it.

The effects originally delivered through minor consumption will later require double the initial level, if not more, encouraging further consumption.

There are certain lifestyle and environmental factors that will increase a person’s risk of developing an addiction. They include:

  • Family History of Alcoholism
  • Stressful Work Environment
  • Social Atmosphere Conducive to Drinking
  • Introduction to Alcohol at an Early Age

Those with mental health concerns, especially anxiety or mood disorders like depression, are at an especially high risk of developing this addiction.

Alcohol Addiction Rehab and Detox in NJ, PA, and MA

Several Locations that Can Help You Start Recovery

Serenity at Summit offers individualized outpatient addiction rehab and detox programs in multiple locations in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

We also have clinical stabilization services (CSS) for Substance Abuse treatment available at our newest facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Acute Treatment Services (ATS) are available at the Massachusetts location and detox is offered at our facility in Union, NJ.

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Find out if Alcohol Addiction Treatment is right for you. Begin the path to a lasting recovery! Call us to speak to an addiction treatment specialist at 844-326-4514



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Serenity at Summit employs a diverse staff of writers that share a common passion for helping those who are struggling with substance abuse find the care they need. With years of experience in the substance abuse treatment industry and decades of experience in writing and research, our team of writers constantly strive to present accurate and helpful information that is easily digestible and encourages people to seek help.