San Diego Alcohol Residential Detox & Treatment
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disabling addictive disorder. It is characterized by compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol despite its negative effects on the drinker’s health, relationships, and social standing. Like other drug addictions, alcoholism is medically defined as a treatable.
The term “alcoholism” is a widely used term first coined in 1849 by Magnus Huss, but in medicine the term was replaced by “alcohol abuse” and “alcohol dependence” in the 1980s by the DSM III. Similarly in 1979 an expert World Health Organization committee disfavored the use of “alcoholism” as a diagnostic entity, preferring the category of “alcohol dependence”. In professional and research contexts, the term “alcoholism” sometimes encompasses both alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence and sometimes is considered equivalent to alcohol dependence.
At our Southern California residential alcohol treatment & detox center, we have never called alcoholism a disease because, technically speaking, it is not a disease entity. For example, there is no such thing as heart disease. Instead there are many separate heart ailments, or combinations of them. It is something like that with alcoholism.
Our San Diego alcohol rehab is small by design, accommodating only 12 clients in a luxury rehab setting to give you the best opportunity to recover.
The admissions team at our Southern California alcohol treatment center is ready to hear from you, with same day admissions available in both our treatment center and detox.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you recover. Contact us 24 /7 on our confidential line.