15th July 2019 in Addictions Life

Alcohol Addiction: Do You Need A Sober Summer?

Many people in Southern California who are struggling with an alcohol addiction or dependence, view the summertime as a very challenging time to stay sober. 

Dr. Harry is president and founding director of Harry Haroutunian, MD, with offices in Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Harry knows very well about the challenges of staying sober in summer, and delivers alcohol addiction treatment services designed to help people who are not well served by the traditional treatment model. Dr. Harry L. Haroutunian (or simply “Dr. Harry” to his patients) provides private luxury detox, treatment and rehabilitation for all substance abuse and addiction to extremely successful and accomplished clients. His approach is discreet, focused, intense and confidential. Dr. Harry works with only a limited number of patients at any given time so his attention is focused on the preparation and follow-up required for successful sobriety outcomes. Because of the nature of his concierge addiction treatment model it’s possible to continue with your daily lives and summer schedules and work a program of recovery and addiction treatment.

Do You Need A Sober Summer?

Summer is the time of year when people like to kick back, relax a little bit, and enjoy the warm weather. That mindset often sets the stage for overconsumption of alcohol. From block parties, float and boat trips, weddings, and lazy days at the beach, these activities can easily become temptations for alcohol-fueled events. Alcohol addiction treatment represents the best chance for addicts who are serious about getting clean and sober and who are willing to put in the effort necessary to make it happen.

With Dr. Harry you can immerse yourself in an intensive alcohol addiction treatment and recovery program, and continue with your regular summer routine throughout treatment. Not only will this help provide you with the necessary life skills that are needed to stay sober but also it will remove the usual sobriety shock typically experienced from other in patient residential programs. With Dr. Harry you can learn to have a fun sober summer and increase your odds for lasting, long-term recovery with the best alcohol detox and treatment in Southern California.

Dr. Harry Sober for Summer

So, why are you thinking that you may need a sober summer? Why does alcohol consumption tend to increase during the summer months, making a “So Cal Sober Summer” so difficult? Although the Holidays like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day may play a role, recent research in the ‘Journal of Studies on Alcohol’ shows that nationwide the summer months are the most popular in terms of annual seasonality in alcohol use (excluding December of course) Although heavy or “problem” drinkers are likely to continue those damaging drinking habits year-round, there are some individuals who may be influenced to start drinking more heavily during the summer months when their peers are all doing the same.

One survey also showed that people tend to associate summer alcoholic drinking and party time with socializing, having fun and a way to “unwind” or have downtime. The summer months are full of all of those things, so naturally, the drinking habits of many people may increase during this time. For people who already have an alcohol addiction, the summer months in Southern California can represent a very big problem. 

Alcohol Addiction: Do You Need A Sober Summer?

Have you been wondering if you are addicted to alcohol? Maybe you’re not entirely ready to say, “I’m addicted, and I need help.” Perhaps you’re just wondering what to do if you may possible need help with alcohol and are thinking about having a sober summer?

It’s not always easy to diagnosean alcohol use disorder, or addiction, especially in someone you love who may be hiding it and certainly not in ourselves once our denial has taken over. However, taking an honest look at a person’s behaviors and drinking habits is essential to their overall wellness and the well being of those around them. There are several tell tale “signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder” that you can look for to see if you relate, they are:

  • Drinking more alcohol or for a longer period of time than you intended
  • Wanting to stop drinking but not being able to
  • Getting into situations while drinking that increased your chances of being hurt
  • Having to drink more than you once did in order to achieve the same effects
  • Continuing to drink despite the fact that it causes social, physical, and emotional problems
  • Spending a lot of time thinking about drinking, drinking and then recovering from hangovers
  • Neglecting your obligations to family, work, and friends as a result of drinking habits
  • Giving up your hobbies, likes and leisure activities to drink alcohol instead
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when the effects of alcohol are wearing off

If you can relate to some of these signs and symptoms of alcoholic drinking, maybe it’s a good time for you to start over and have a sober summer? Staying sober “one day at a time” has become a happy success story for hundreds of clients thanks to Dr. Harry Haroutunian and his team. The million-dollar question for any of our newly alcohol free clients is, how in the world will they achieve long-term sobriety? The simple answer is that recovery is a simple solution for complex people! Addiction is an illness, but sobriety and recovery from addiction is a lifelong medicine and a one-day-at-a-time process.

Alcohol Treatment: Have A Sober Summer With Dr. Harry

Dr. Harry’s alcohol addiction treatment practice has been created for people who desperately need relief from an addiction lifestyle—whether it’s for the first time or after many attempts in treatment. Board-certified in both addiction and family medicine, Dr. Haroutunian has worked with thousands of patients in treatment, ranging from high-profile celebrities and CEOs to stay-at-home moms and older adults, and as a physician in recovery himself he knows from first hand experience how to treat people who are trying to get sober.

Dr. Harry and his team offer a full-continuum of care and multiple pathways to recovery. Your private treatment for substance abuse can be delivered through Dr. Harry’s Outpatient Center, in-home care with 24-hour staff, locally in accommodations of the client’s choosing and even remotely via tele-health. They provide the best treatment for alcohol addiction with:

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Detox In Privacy and Comfort
  • Personalized Addiction Treatment Plans 
  • Aftercare & Distant Care Services

Dr. Harry and his team can create a solution for you and will use any resource available, and all aspects of care, to bundle the ultimate service delivery that can condense months, or even years, of treatment into a shorter timeframe.

Do you need a sober summer? Don’t delay, contact Dr. Harry today.