Alcohol is one of the most used substances that brings students to the John Volken Academy. Over the years, we’ve developed an unparalleled and affordable alcohol recovery program.
Recognizing the Signs of Alcoholism
How do you know if you or your loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction?
Take this quiz: Self Test: Are you Addicted to Alcohol?
We’ve also outlined some key signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction below:
What are the signs & symptoms of alcoholism?
- Drinking alone or in secret
- Irritability when the usual drinking time comes around, especially if alcohol isn’t available
- Having legal problems or problems with relationships, employment or finances
- Experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, i.e. shaky hands, headache, sweating, vomiting, etc.
Learn more about our Therapeutic Community approach to alcohol addiction recovery and learn how to maintain lasting sobriety below.
Effective Alcohol Addiction Recovery Takes Time
In our alcohol treatment program, we use the Therapeutic Community model for treatment of drug addictions and alcohol addiction. This model embraces community and connection as the main healing mechanism, along with professional counseling to address root causes of alcohol addiction.
I started with drinking… it progressed from there. I was living in squalor. I started butchering the relationship with my parents. I started selling everything I had. I looked around my room, it was empty. That’s when I knew I needed help.
A Holistic Approach to Alcohol Addiction Recovery
The John Volken Academy ensures that every graduate achieves all four essential elements of Addiction Recovery and is set up for lasting sobriety：
- Address the Root Cause – Let’s discover the “why” behind using alcohol.
- Sufficient Time for Healing – JVA is a long term recovery program because true alcohol recovery and healing takes time.
- A New Life-Style – Being a part of the JVA community teaches a new way of living and helps shift perspectives towards self and the world.
- The Necessary Tools for Lasting Sobriety – Through education and work experience, students grow the skills they will need to kick the alcohol dependence and stay sober.
Learn more about our Therapeutic Community approach to alcohol addiction treatment and recovery and learn how to maintain lasting sobriety. Ready to begin alcohol rehab? Scroll down for our phone number or to fill out a contact form.
One-Time Intake Fee. That’s it.
The program is free.
No Monthly Fees! The John Volken Academy is sponsored by private charitable foundations, friends of the Academy, supporting businesses and government.
There is a one-time intake fee for the alcohol rehab program, after that the program is free.
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Alcoholism & Alcohol Addiction FAQs
What should I look for in a loved one I suspect might be an alcoholic?
Warning: Alcohol is a drug that kills more teenagers than all other drugs combined!
Some of the common things to look for in someone you suspect is drinking may include:
- Inability to limit drinking on any given occasion
- Feel a strong need or compulsion to drink
- Will often say that he/she can stop drinking whenever he wants to, but just doesn’t want to
- Shaky hands
- Rosy cheeks/ red face and glossy eyes
- Chews mints or gum all the time and carries around mouth wash
- Gets the sweats
- Displaced agitated and aggressive behavior
How is Alcohol made?
The alcohol that is produced and sold as beverages is made by fermenting grains and fruits. It is a chemical process where yeast acts on various ingredients in the grain and fruits to produce alcohol. The percentage of alcohol is different in all alcoholic beverages.
What does using Alcohol feel like?
Alcohol is a depressant and often comes with a feeling of warmth. The alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream by blood vessels in the walls of the stomach and small intestine and within minutes, people feel the depressant effect. People often say the effect helps them “loosen up”. However, if they drink more than they can handle, the alcohol will begin to slur speech, lead to unsteady movement and disturb perceptions. That is why drinking and driving is so dangerous. It impairs the ability to react quickly, meaning the person loses coordination. Other short-term effects of alcohol may include flushed skin, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, anxiety, headaches, impaired judgement, blackouts, alcohol poisoning, distorted vision, hangovers, and may lead to injuries from car crashes, falls, violence, etc.
What are the long-term effects of alcohol on the body?
Alcohol poisoning, increased rate of liver disease, nerve damage, cancer of the mouth and throat, brain damage, sexual problems, ulcers, birth defects due to damage to the unborn fetus, damage to relationships, loss of job, violence, etc.
What are some alcohol withdrawal symptoms?
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms may include sleeplessness, poor appetite, sweats, jumpiness, convulsions, and more.