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How to Treat Alcohol Addiction

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Humans have fermented plant matter since the dawn of history. The process preserves calories and nutrients and produces mental and physical effects that humans enjoy. Alcohol is considered a normal way to celebrate, whether it’s a successful mammoth hunt or closing an important deal at the office. It also eases stress, dulls emotional and physical pain, and lowers inhibitions. Unfortunately, it is also highly addictive. Aside from tobacco, alcohol has the highest addiction and abuse rate among all addictive substances, resulting in the death of over 95,000 people annually. If you fall into alcohol addiction, remember that help is available. Consider an alcohol addiction treatment program to get you started on your recovery.

Just because overconsumption of alcohol is typical in the American media does not mean it has to define your choices. At Ashwood Recovery, we specialize in treating alcohol use disorders and other addictions. Our outpatient treatment program for alcohol addiction offers evidence-based therapies and the highest professional and compassionate care level. Call today at 888.341.3607 or complete our online contact form to get started. `

Do I Need an Alcohol Abuse Program?

Because of the normalization of alcohol use, it’s not always easy to recognize the signs of dependence or addiction in yourself or those you are close to. If you purchase meth on the street, part of you may understand the risks of your actions. But stopping for a fifth of vodka on the way home from work does not send up flares or wave red flags.

Use the list below to examine your behaviors and symptoms to decide if you have an alcohol use problem.

  • Are your recycling bins overflowing with empties, or do you hide bottles and cans?
  • Do you drink to intoxication most days?
  • Is drinking at inappropriate times a regular occurrence?
  • Are your relationships taking a hit because of your alcohol consumption?
  • Have you missed work or school because of drinking due to hangovers or deciding to drink instead of showing up?
  • Do you spend excessive amounts of money on alcohol?
  • Have you lied about your drinking? Or, conversely, made excuses for it?
  • Do you need to drink to feel better due to withdrawal or hangovers?

Alcoholism Treatment Programs Can Help

There are countless reasons for choosing a treatment program for alcohol addiction. The positive impact a reputable, professional alcohol rehab can have on your life and recovery is hard to quantify.

  • When you enroll in an alcohol abuse program, you can expect the following fundamental pillars of all substance use treatments.
  • Education – Learn about alcoholism and your addiction in particular. Be empowered with the knowledge about how alcohol affects your body, impacts mental health, and interferes with your well-being. You’ll learn coping skills and how to recognize and avoid triggers and thus minimize your risk for relapse.
  • Support – Peers and staff alike offer support across the board. You’ll find that your peers in group sessions and 12-step programming help you feel less alone, offer hope, and keep you accountable.
  • Evidence-based therapies – Receive the treatment you need and deserve from experienced therapists and counselors trained in evidence-based practices. You’ll experience individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, art therapy, support groups, mindfulness opportunities, and more.
  • Personal treatment plan – You’ll have an individualized treatment plan that considers your personal medical and addiction history, preferences, comfort levels, and needs. Reliable alcoholism treatment programs do not offer cookie-cutter solutions to complex substance use disorders.

Treatment for Alcoholism at Ashwood Recovery

At Ashwood Recovery, we offer alcohol treatment in an outpatient program, intensive outpatient program (IOP), and a partial hospitalization program (PHP). These options enable you to live at home and receive the level of care you need.

Treating alcohol and other addictions is our mission. Let us help you. Find out more by reaching out today with our online form or simply calling us at 888.341.3607.