Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Addiction and Abuse Treatment

Detox & Residential Treatment

At Serenity at Summit, we recognize that every person struggling to overcome their alcohol 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 alcohol 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 Alcohol Detox Necessary?

Alcoholism, Abuse & Addiction

When alcohol 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 detoxification facility.

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

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

Compassionate Care During Alcohol Detox

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 us out for help.



Continuing Alcohol Addiction Treatment

From Detox to Residential and then Outpatient Programs

Serenity at Summit focuses specifically on providing alcohol detox treatment. While detox is an important first step for some people in overcoming alcohol 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 alcohol 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 Rehab in NJ, PA, and MA

Alcohol addiction treatment 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 Substance Abuse Treatment Networks

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

Our alcohol 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
Individual and Group Therapy

Alcohol Addiction Defined

What Is This Harmful Disease?

Alcohol addiction, commonly called alcoholism, is one end of a spectrum of alcohol abuse. Binge drinking, excessive drinking and using alcohol to cope with daily stress are all forms of alcohol abuse. Standard alcohol 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 alcohol abuse is often a gradual one, and may not be immediately evident. Many people will escalate through phases of alcohol abuse before developing a full addiction.

Alcohol addiction is characterized by:

  • Loss of Control
  • Preoccupation with Alcohol Consumption
  • Continued Consumption of Alcohol, Despite Negative Life Consequences
  • Reduction in Motivation Outside of Alcohol 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 Alcohol Consumption
    • Habitually Drinking More Than Initially Intended
    • Use of Alcohol to Cope with Emotions and Stress
    • Legal Consequences as a Result of Drinking
    • Interference with Professional and Personal Relationships
    Binge Drinking

    Though not every problem drinker develops a more serious habit, continuing to abuse alcohol can lead to alcohol 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

    Alcohol addiction develops gradually. Repeated consumption of alcohol 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 alcohol 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 of alcohol, if not more, encouraging further consumption.

    There are certain lifestyle and environmental factors that will increase a person’s risk of developing alcohol 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 alcohol addiction.

    Rehabilitation and Alcohol Detox in NJ, PA, and MA

    Several Locations that Can Help You Start Recovery

    Serenity at Summit offers individualized outpatient alcohol treatment programs in multiple locations in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We also have clinical stabilization services (CSS) for alcohol 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.

    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