While you take part in a residential recovery program, you will begin to feel comfortable in your new “home” and may even forget about the vices that plagued you in the outside world. However, once the walls come down and you are cast out of the nest (again), you may realize the battle isn’t that easy to fight, especially if you live in a city where alcohol is extremely popular. Imagine the torment people face when they see ad after ad promoting a new beer, just after they have successfully undergone withdrawal. In many cases, alcoholics and alcohol abusers may wish to visit a place that provides some relief, but which places are the best? Which cities offer the best escape? Let’s take a closer look at some sober capitals of the United States.
1. Delray Beach, Florida
Situated between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Delray Beach ranks supreme as the soberest city in the United States, and it might possibly be one of the prettiest overall. Regarded as the Recovery Capital of the World and appraised by The New York Times, Delray Beach offers a huge collective of addiction recovery centers, with attendees ranking at 5,000. Even more interesting additions include a recovery motorcycle club and a coffeehouse/therapy studio.
2. Los Angeles, California
Ranking in the number two spot is an unlikely candidate, our very own Los Angeles. Although the urban streets are crawling with insanity during the night, our sparkling city does offer some of the most high-end recovery centers in the country; some of the best in the U.S., in fact. Add to that a beautiful golden coastline, pristine Pacific weather, fun tourist attractions, and a year-round temperate climate, and you can see why so many people are attracted to Walt Disney’s old stomping grounds.
3. Twin Cities: Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota
If you live in the Heartland of America, the chances are high that you will not have to venture far to get some of the best therapy in the country and the most wonderful escapes. Minneapolis and St. Paul tie for third place for this very reason, as both cities offer some amazing alcohol rehabilitation programs. In fact, the twins have been referred to as the Land of 1,000 Treatment Centers. Let’s also not forget that, if you visit Minnesota, you will have an opportunity to escape to the winter weather, if you are the outdoorsy type.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism
Alcohol withdrawal can easily be one of the most frightening aspects of healing. During the course of the recovery process, you will suffer from minor to severe symptoms that may include night sweats, hallucinations, fevers, anxiety, and sadness, but always remember that you can find the strength to overcome these problems. However, you must always seek medical attention when you have decided to cut ties with alcohol, as the withdrawal process can be notoriously dangerous. Never attempt to do this without the supervision of a trained specialist.
If you are suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.