Alcohol Treatment and Rehab
Treatment options for alcoholism vary and the “right” choice depends on the individual. Whichever path you choose, you can overcome this debilitating but common disorder.
Treatment for Alcoholism
Alcoholism is the most common addiction in America. There are many types of treatments and methods available for recovery.
With counseling which targets the reasons behind the addiction, alcohol addiction treatment programs guide the former user through a safe and effective medical detox.
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A qualified treatment center that addresses the underlying and co-occurring disorder begins the process of overcoming an alcohol addiction. Recovering alcoholics are constantly faced with triggers. A treatment center must be equipped to provide the abuser with effective ways to manage their triggers and cravings.
There are many treatment centers for alcohol addiction recovery throughout the United States. Some of these include:
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The First Step of Recovery from Alcohol
The first part of recovery is getting alcohol out of the addicted person’s system. This step will cause people with a severe alcohol addiction to experience intense withdrawal symptoms. A supervised alcohol detox is usually necessary for people addicted to alcohol to prevent potentially fatal complications. Shaking, sweating, seizures, and hallucinations are possible alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
A medical detoxification can prevent discomfort and complications during alcohol withdrawal.
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Alcohol Addiction Medications
Inpatient treatment has the benefit of medically being able to manage the physical aspects of addiction. The use of prescription drugs in combination with treatment boots the recovery success rate to 50%.
Inpatient treatment facilities may use medications to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal in order to avoid relapse or to create a negative physical reaction to alcohol that helps eliminate the desire to drink. Common drugs used in alcohol detox and recovery include:
- Acamprosate– Used to reduce alcohol cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
- Naltrexone– Used to reduce cravings for alcohol as well as its pleasurable effects.
- Disulfiram– Causes severe negative effects when alcohol is consumed.
Inpatient Rehabilitation for Alcoholism
Inpatient rehabilitation allows for round-the-clock care and personalized support from medical staff.
To focus completely on recovery without the stress or distractions of work, school, or school obligations, inpatient treatment is a good choice. Inpatient treatment allows for a thorough immersion in the recovery process and may prove to be more successful for people who have tried other types of treatment.
Treatment at an inpatient facility may last anywhere from 30 days to six months or longer. The recovery time depends of the individual and the amount of work the individual puts into the treatment program.
Many treatment centers include behavioral therapies as part of the program. The most popular is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT encourages participants to change the way they react to external stimuli and promote healthy ways of coping. Many inpatient treatment centers offer group and individual counseling, experiential therapies, and training in proper nutrition and health.
Ongoing Recovery from Alcohol Addiction
After leaving rehabilitation, one of the best things you can do is find a support group to assist you in continuing in your recovery. It is extremely important for you to share your struggles with other people, whether it is in the company of other recovering addicts or in your personal network of family and friends.
Asking family and friends to support you in the recovery process is important. They will more than likely be proud of you for taking control of your life back and be willing to support you. External support groups are also a good choice. Such support groups include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which developed the 12-Step program and now has approximately 2 million members. The 12-Steps emphasize the need for the participant to ask for help and encourage calling on a “higher power” for this help. The higher power does not have to be religious in nature. Some participants seek their higher power from within.
Take Control of Your life
Hundreds of thousands of people are seeking treatment each day to overcome their addiction to alcohol. You don’t have to struggle alone. There are many options for a successful recovery.
If you are ready to take back control of your life, call us now to learn your treatment options.