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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

As the most common addiction in America, alcoholism has many available treatments and methods for recovery.

Alcohol addiction treatment programs guide the former user through a safe and effective medical detox, followed by counseling that targets the reasons behind addiction.

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Overcoming an alcohol addiction starts with a qualified treatment center that can help address underlying and co-occurring disorders. Because of alcohol’s prevalence throughout our culture, recovering alcoholics are constantly bombarded with triggers. Treatment centers have to be equipped to help the recovering user find effective ways to manage triggers and cravings.

There are many treatment centers for alcohol addiction recovery throughout the United States. Some of these include:

Amethyst Recovery

Port St. Lucie, FL
30-90 day program

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Hope Changes Everything
AKUA Mind & Body

Newport Beach, CA
30-60 day program

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Comprehensive Addiction Treatment
Rally Point

Palm Beach, FL
30-90 day program

Rally Point
Addiction Recovery for Life

To get in touch with these or other treatment centers, call us right now and we’ll help you get connected.

The First Step of Recovery from Alcohol

Getting alcohol out of the addicted person’s system is the first part of recovery. People with a severe alcohol addiction can 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 detox can prevent discomfort and complications during alcohol withdrawal.

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Alcohol Addiction Medications

One of the benefits of inpatient treatment is medical management of the physical aspects of addiction. Using prescription drugs in combination with treatment boosts the recovery success rate to 50 percent.

Medications can be used 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 rehab allows for round-the-clock care and personalized support from medical staff.

Inpatient treatment is a good choice for anyone who wants to focus completely on recovery without the stress or distractions of work, school, or social obligations. It allows for a thorough immersion in the recovery process and may be a good choice for people who have tried other treatments unsuccessfully.

Inpatient treatment for alcohol rehabilitation may last anywhere from 30 days to six months or longer — recovery times depend on the needs of the individual.

Treatments at inpatient centers may include behavioral therapies, the most popular of which is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). These therapies encourage participants to change the way they react to stressful external stimuli (like failing a test or losing a job) by promoting healthy ways of coping. Many centers also offer group and individual counseling, experiential therapies and training on proper nutrition and health.

Ongoing Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

After rehab, the best thing you can do to overcome your alcohol addiction is to find support for ongoing recovery. Whether you seek out the company of other recovering addicts or find support in your personal networks, it is imperative that you share your struggles with other people.

Ask for friends and family to support you in the recovery process; chances are, they’ll be proud of you for taking control of your life again. External support groups include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which originated the 12-step program and now has approximately 2 million members. The 12 steps emphasize the participant’s ability to submit to a “higher power” to ask for help. The higher power doesn’t have to be rooted in religion, though that is the case for many. Others look for a “higher power” within.

Take Control of Your life

Of the millions of people struggling with addiction to this powerful substance, hundreds of thousands are daily seeking treatment to overcome it. There are many options for recovery, and many people who have found success.

If you are ready to take your life back from alcohol, call us now to learn your treatment options.

Sources & Author Last Edited: September 26, 2016

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2012). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition). Retrieved on February 9, 2014, from: http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/evidence-based-approaches-to-drug-addiction-treatment/behavioral
  2. Harvard University. (1998). Five Years Is Magic Number for Recovering Alcoholics. Retrieved on February 9, 2014, from: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/1996/03.14/FiveYearsIsMagi.html
  3. National Institutes of Health. (2014). Alcohol Withdrawal. Retrieved on February 9, 2014, from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000764.htm
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