An Alcohol Addiction Treatment Can be Easier than You Think

Posted on: January 16, 2018

Make 2018 the year that you schedule an alcohol addiction treatment and regain control over your life. Addiction can be an incredibly consuming and destructive cycle that is difficult to break without help. We understand that and provide our patients with the assistance they need to recover.

If this is one of your New Year's resolutions, we encourage you to start the process of recovery by calling our office and scheduling an appointment today.

Reasons to schedule an alcohol addiction treatment

1. Addictions are hard to break

Too many people believe that they can break the cycle of addiction on their own, without support or help. Typically, this is untrue. Addiction is a powerful thing and most people who will try to quit without help, end up failing. Even those who succeed for a short time, often relapse and go back to behaviors that initially led to their addiction.

Rather than letting this be discouraging, this fact should be an opportunity to ask for the help to successfully break the addiction. After all, it is necessary to have a realistic expectation of what it will take to break the addiction and remain free from it.

2. This is the right way to begin the rest of your life

Breaking the addiction can be the start of a whole new chapter in life. Regardless of how old a person is, it is never too late to make important life changes. This is especially true when it comes to breaking an addiction. Doing so can positively influence the rest of a person's life. There is no better time to start than today.

Types of alcohol addiction treatment

Fortunately, there is more than one type of alcohol addiction treatment. This allows patients to have the flexibility necessary to select a treatment option that is going to work best for them in the near and long-term. Two of the most popular options are:

1. In-patient therapy

This is where people check themselves into a clinic for treatment. How long a person is there will depend on their individual treatment plan but it can be anywhere from a month to several months. During that time patients talk and typically undergo some type of individual or group therapy and work towards taking important steps to change their life.

This can be a positive experience but it is also something that most people do not have the ability to engage in. Since the majority of people need to continue working, this type of therapy may not be possible unless a family member can step in to help pay for the cost of treatment and bills while a person recovers.

2.Outpatient therapy in our clinic

We offer patients the option of outpatient therapy. With our solution, we use a combination of prescription medication and one-on-one therapy sessions to help patients through this difficult time. The medication makes it easier to stop drinking alcohol and detox because it reduces and sometimes prevents the symptoms associated with detoxing. For example, most people will go through terrible withdrawal symptoms which can include:

  • Fevers
  • Sweat
  • Vomiting
  • Shaking
  • Headaches
  • Generally feeling awful

Since the withdrawal symptoms are so bad, many people will give up during the detox phase. Our medication makes it easier to handle the detox stage.

We also believe that therapy is important since it will be necessary to identify some of the things that lead to the alcohol addiction and ways to change their thinking or behavior in order to prevent a relapse. If this is not part of an alcohol addiction treatment, it is likely that a person will relapse because their life will not change.

Learn more about our alcohol addiction treatment

Fortunately, it is possible to break the addiction and to live a better life. The key is getting the right type of help that will work with your lifestyle and budgetary concerns. In many cases, the solution is our outpatient treatment. To learn more about this option, call and schedule an appointment today.