Addressing the Problem
The first step to recovering from an alcohol addiction problem is recognizing and establishing that there is one. It’s important to know the signs of alcohol addiction when making the decision to check into an alcoholism treatment plan.
Some key symptoms of an alcohol addiction include:
- Craving alcohol
- Repeated attempts to stop drinking without success
- Problems with work, school, or relationships as a result of alcohol
- Experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms (sweating, tremors, anxiety, etc. )
- Drinking more alcohol to subdue withdrawal symptoms
Once you recognize these signs, it’s time to take the next step and find an alcoholism treatment facility. But what exactly is involved in alcoholism treatment?
Types of Alcoholism Treatment
Everyone deals with alcohol addiction differently. Since people have different needs during recovery, there are several types of clinical rehabilitation options to suit those needs. Rehab centers have a variety of options for patients depending on the level of care they need. Treatment centers will generally offer some or all of the following:
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Dual diagnosis program
In addition to the type of care centers offer, treatment options can also be specific to other requirements. For example, many centers offer programs specifically for men, women, young adults, or the LGBTQ community.
Within these facilities, they’ll also offer many kinds of counseling to suit the person’s needs. Some examples of these types of therapy include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Adventure-based therapy
- Grief and loss counseling
Drug rehab centers design the perfect treatment program to help you address your addiction and work through any other underlying problems. For a successful recovery, it’s vital for you to feel safe, comfortable, and connected during the journey.
Recovery and a Sober Life
One of the main components addiction treatment centers address in alcoholism treatment is how to integrate back into everyday life once leaving treatment. Often alcoholism disrupts a person’s quality of life, work, and relationships. Reestablishing sustainable living habits and learning healthy ways to deal with stress are important parts of recovery.
In order to integrate these healthy habits and alternative means of dealing with stress into a client’s everyday life, treatment facilities will offer programs and activities such as:
- Nutritional education
- Art therapy
- 12 step philosophies
- Life skills training
Implementing these strategies and activities into your life can prevent relapse after treatment and facilitate a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, a sober life is a continuous and constant effort, but it’s not one that you have to do alone. Facilities like ours exist to teach you the skills you need to handle everyday stress and become a support network you can rely on throughout your life.
The path to sobriety starts with you. If you’re ready to face your alcohol addiction head on, contact Red Oak Recovery® in Leicester, NC at 866-457-7590 so we can start working along that path together.