In the U.S., drinking alcohol is common. It’s a socially acceptable practice. Serving and consuming alcohol is at the center of many of our social and recreational activities: happy hours, wine with dinner, drinks after the theater, beer at weekend events – the list goes on.

However, when alcohol consumption gets out of control and interferes with relationships, work, school, and overall health and wellbeing, it’s time to take action.

Crownview Co-Occurring Institute offers comprehensive, evidence-based treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD), a.k.a. alcohol addiction or alcoholism. Patients in alcohol use disorder/alcohol addiction treatment program receive expert, individualized medical care and a full range of the latest, most effective, evidence-based therapeutic options available.

We know addiction can take control of your life. If you’re ready to move past the cycles of alcohol use, misuse, and disordered use, we can help you today.

Our clinical staff will design a personalized mix of medical, psychiatric, and integrative therapies that promote healing, growth, and long-term addiction recovery. We use an integrated, holistic treatment model to support the whole person, not just the address the symptoms and patterns of negative behavior associated with alcohol use disorder. If you choose treatment at CCI, we work with you to identify the root cause of your alcohol use, manage the emotional and physical consequence related to long-term addiction, and give you the practical tools you need to manage restore balance and regain control of your life.

Prevalence of Alcohol Addiction and Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol is everywhere in our culture, but is it really a problem? Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health report the following statistics on alcohol use, misuse, and disorder use in the U.S.

Alcohol Use: Current Use, Binge Drinking, and Heavy Drinking

  • Current alcohol use: 133.1 million
  • Binge drinkers: 60.0 million (45.1%)
    • 18-25: 29.2% (9.8 million)
    • 26+: 22.4% (49.3 million)
  • Heavy drinkers: 16.3 million (5.8%)
    • 18-25: 7.1% (2.4 million)
    • 26+: 6.3% (13.9 million)
  • Alcohol use disorder (AUD): 10.6% (29.5 million)
    • 18-25: 15% (5.0 million)
    • 26+: 10.7% (23.6 million)

Note: in the NSDUH, binge drinking is defined as drinking more than five drinks a day on more than one occasion, while heavy drinking is defined as three or more drinks a day for males and two or more drinks a day for females.

Alcohol Addiction, Alcohol Use Disorder, and Co-Occurring Disorders

Evidence shows that people with alcohol addiction/alcohol use disorder also experience high rates of co-occurring mental health disorders. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) indicates that, among people with alcohol use disorder, the most common co-occurring disorders are:

  • Anxiety disorders:
    • Around 30% of people with anxiety disorders have AUD
  • Depressive disorders:
    • Around 34% of people with depressive disorders have AUD
  • Trauma-related disorders, including PTSD:
    • Close to 50% of people with trauma-related disorders have AUD

In addition, data shows that having an alcohol use disorder increased the risk of developing addiction to other substances of misuse, called substance use disorder (SUD): people with AUD develop SUD at four times the rate of people without AUD.

How We Can Help with Your Alcohol Addiction/Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

Crownview Co-Occurring Institute offers specialized, fully integrated treatment for alcohol addiction/alcohol use disorder. Our multidisciplinary team is experienced in assessing, diagnosing, and treating alcohol addiction and alcohol use disorder. Every patient at CCI receives a comprehensive mental health and addiction evaluation upon intake an admission. Once we complete an evaluation and arrive at or confirm a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder, we create a custom treatment plan and work with clients to uncover the root of their alcohol use and give them the tools they need to manage emotions, handle cravings, prevent relapse, and start their journey to lifelong, sustainable recovery.

The Benefits of Treatment for Alcohol Addiction/Alcohol Use Disorder

  • Patients learn about the situations and people that might influence or increase their alcohol use
  • Patients work closely with their counselors to identify the underlying cause of their alcohol use disorder
  • Doctors monitor medication (if needed) and make the appropriate adjustments while keeping a close eye on patient progress
  • Patients learn practical skills to manage their symptoms
  • Staff members can offer consistent support when it’s needed most

Learn More Today

If you or someone in your family experiences the acute symptoms of alcohol addiction/alcohol use disorder, Crownview Co-Occurring Institute may have a program that meets your needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help.