One thing that you should know regarding alcohol addiction treatment programs is that the methods used in the rehabilitation process, and how alcoholism is viewed, can vary widely. While there may be some standardized actions in the areas of detox for serious alcoholics, the rest can be very different.
At Addiction Treatment Services, we work with alcoholics and their family members to help them find the best rehabilitation programs to fit their needs, which in turn helps to give them the best chance at a full recovery. Contact us today for immediate assistance.
What is alcohol addiction treatment?
The goal of a successful treatment program for alcohol addiction should be that the person can lead a healthy life without suffering the effects of alcohol abuse or alcoholism. In many cases, this means a longer-term treatment plan that includes several therapies designed for the individual to understand that he or she doesn’t need or even desire to have alcohol.
Sometimes removing this desire can be the result of an educational process, while other times it may include many individual and group counseling sessions. It can be as simple as making a decision, or as difficult as having to take medication to fight the urges. We believe that people are able to make a full recovery from alcohol addiction, and strive to work with the best facilities across the country to help individuals achieve that.
In addition, we specialize in helping people find rehab centers that accept their insurance so that they can get as much of their treatment covered by their benefits as possible. This usually maximizes both the time and intensity of each therapeutic path.
Who needs alcohol treatment?
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), there are about 17 million Americans who qualify as having an alcohol use disorder (AUD). There are multiple levels of drinking problems that range in frequency and volume of consumption as well as the severity of associated circumstances.
We have seen that many alcoholics and alcohol abusers will claim that they aren’t like other addicts. They may think they are somehow better than someone abusing drugs, or at least try to minimize and deny the severity of their problem. However, it is absolutely important to understand and realize the nature of any addiction and how it can be effectively addressed with proper treatments applied to individuals.
Someone does not have to be “an alcoholic” to need help to reduce or stop their drinking. Alcohol abuse through binge drinking and heavy drinking is every bit as dangerous as daily-drinking alcoholics. How does someone know if they have an AUD? Here are a few signs to look for:
– Times when the person wound up drinking more, for a longer time or couldn’t stop drinking.
– Unable to reduce or stop drinking on one’s own.
– Spends a lot of time drinking or recovering from the affects of consuming alcohol.
– Experiences strong urges or needs to drink in the form of alcohol cravings.
– Drinking has interfered performance or relationships at home, at work or in other settings.
– Stopped participating in groups or activities because of alcohol where they were once important.
– Operates a vehicle or heavy machinery after drinking.
– Feels depressed, anxious or other mental or physical health problems.
– Has violent mood swings as a result of drinking.
– Experiences signs of alcohol withdrawal, which can include sweating, vomiting, irritability, anxiety, shakiness and even seizures.
If you are exhibiting one or more of these signs of alcohol abuse or someone you love is, contact us today to talk about your treatment options. We will do our best to help you locate the resources you need in order to achieve lasting sobriety.
Addiction Treatment Services has professional counselors to help you find the best treatment and rehab options for your alcohol addiction. Call us, we’re here to help.