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Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol abuse can start without realizing it. You may begin by having a few drinks with friends on the weekend.

This can spiral into drinking on weekday evenings, and if it is not managed the right way, drinking can quickly become an alcohol addiction.

 

At New Breath Recovery, we offer highly effective treatments and therapies for alcohol addiction. Our team understands the problems of alcohol addiction and what it takes to overcome them. We are committed to helping you overcome your alcohol addiction and providing you with the best chance of long-term recovery.

Alcohol addiction and substance abuse are much more common than you’d think. More than 6% of Americans have an alcohol use disorder or alcohol addiction. In addition, the United States has around 88,000 deaths caused by alcohol each year. Since alcohol is so widely accepted in our society, it can be challenging to recognize an alcohol addiction. For many people, drinking alcohol is a normal part of their life. Here are some of the most common signs that it may be time to get treatment for alcoholism:

Common Signs

  • You drink frequently and/or consume large amounts of alcohol.

  • You isolate yourself from drinking alcohol, hide the amount you drink from others, or choose to drink alone more often than not.

  • You drink alcohol at unusual times, such as when you first wake up or before work or school.

  • You have a high alcohol tolerance and need to drink more alcohol to get the same effect as before.

  • You experience withdrawal symptoms as soon as you’ve gone too long without drinking or have to drink throughout the day to function.

  • You have lost romantic relationships, family, or friendships due to excessive drinking.

  • You have experienced a significant financial strain or had to sell personal belongings to fund alcohol purchases.

  • You have lost your job or housing due to your drinking.

  • You have experienced additional or new mental health symptoms that you did not have before drinking.

  • You are missing out on activities you once enjoyed, to drink alcohol.

There are many treatment methods to treat alcohol use disorder successfully. At New Breath Recovery, our treatment specialists will work with you to determine the best treatments and therapeutic methods based on your unique situation and lifestyle. We offer several proven therapies and treatments, but we will often start with detox to rid the body of alcohol.

Depending on the amount you’ve been drinking and if you suffer from any other medical conditions, the detox recovery process may look different.

Supervised Detoxification

 

Generally speaking, before entering a treatment center for alcoholism, you will need to complete supervised detoxification. During this, our specialists will determine if medication-assisted treatment is right for you. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves using specific medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and decrease cravings. 

During the detox process, a medical professional will monitor you around the clock to ensure your symptoms do not escalate and that you remain comfortable. Following alcohol detox, we inspire clients to enter inpatient rehab to explore the root causes of their alcoholism, as this is a necessary next step in long-term recovery. If left untreated, alcohol abuse can lead to long-term health issues such as damaged organs.

There are a variety of treatment programs that help users recover from alcoholism. Some of the most common treatment center models include:

Detoxification

Detoxification is generally the first step toward lasting recovery from alcohol addiction. During alcohol detox, you will receive 24/7 support and medical care from professionals to ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective withdrawal process.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment provides a safe and structured environment where clients live at our treatment facility. The length of stay at an inpatient rehab center depends on factors such as substance abuse history and other medical or therapeutic concerns. During inpatient treatment, clients partake in various treatment therapies such as individual, group, and family therapy while attending support meetings such as AA, educational courses, and more to gain the tools needed for long-term recovery from alcohol addiction.

 

Partial Hospitalization Program

Generally, the next step after inpatient rehab is partial hospitalization. Partial hospitalization is a type of outpatient treatment that involves a patient attending treatment for a specified number of hours per day and days per week, after which they return home. 

For example, patients may attend our alcohol addiction treatment program for 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. While attending PHP, they will participate in various approaches to addiction treatment, such as 12-step programs, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy, holistic therapies, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and more.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment/Outpatient Treatment

Following the completion of inpatient treatment or partial hospitalization, clients are encouraged to participate in intensive outpatient treatment or standard outpatient treatment. Both levels of care offer ongoing support and therapy while an individual settles back into the “real world.” The main difference between intensive outpatient and standard outpatient treatment is the time an individual spends in therapy. Standard outpatient treatment is similar to intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization (PHP), except participants spend less time in treatment and have more flexibility.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment is used to address mental health disorders coupled with alcohol addiction simultaneously. Mental health disorders can include anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and more.

Depending on the program you attend, you may be offered some combination of the following therapy options:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, clients meet with a therapist to address their alcohol addiction and associated disorders head-on. During individual therapy, counselors address the underlying causes of alcohol addiction, triggers, tools to overcome it, and more.

Group Therapy

In group therapy, clients meet with other individuals in varying stages of recovery (whether suffering from alcohol addiction or other substances) to discuss their substance use and behavioral health conditions. During group therapy, clients get the chance to develop a support network to help strengthen their alcohol recovery.

Family Counseling

Those who struggle with alcohol addiction often have loved ones impacted by their disease. During family therapy, a therapist will help resolve conflict and work through issues between the individual struggling with alcoholism and their family to restore the family unit to a healthy/balanced place. This is also an excellent approach for those who need additional family support or whose family members need help understanding alcohol addiction.

Therapeutic Activities

Therapeutic activities offer a creative outlet to develop coping skills for alcohol addiction recovery. Some therapeutic activities include nature therapy, animal therapy, art therapy, meditation therapy, music therapy, and more.

At New Breath Recovery, we understand that sobriety is vital to long-term recovery. Our team works with your specific recovery needs in order to adjust a special treatment plan.

If you are ready to make the next step towards an addiction-free life, give us a call today at (805) 800-8708. If you are not ready to make the call, you can fill out our contact form, and one of our specialists will call you back.

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