It can feel as if there’s no end in sight when you’re dealing with alcohol abuse. The truth is there are people and resources out there to help you get back to living a safe and fulfilling life.
Each person who is admitted for treatment at Alpine Recovery Lodge will undergo an evaluation by our medical staff to determine which, if any, medications are appropriate to assist with withdrawal symptoms, detoxification, and any co-occurring disorder or disorders.*
Throughout alcohol rehab treatment, relapse-prevention tools and techniques are employed to help the resident recognize the situations or events that may trigger cravings for alcohol.
Alcohol addiction can happen to anyone–get help for yourself or a loved one by calling our admissions team at (801) 874-3387.
Goals of Alcohol Rehab:
The goals of alcohol rehab are very similar across treatment modalities. No matter what type of treatment you choose, you can expect to find caring, trained professionals who have these goals for your future in common.
Starting with detox and continuing with psycho-therapeutic treatment, the highest priority is helping the patient learn how to stop drinking and avoid picking it up again.
Treatment of co-occurring disorders
In about 37 percent of alcoholics in recovery, mental health disorders are also an issue, according to an Epidemiologic Catchment Area study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The best way to stay sober is to honestly and actively work toward recovery. Treatment is not a passive experience, and honest communication is key to success.
Patients must be taught to stick with the program through challenging times: showing up to therapy and 12-step meetings is the best way to demonstrate perseverance.
All these goals add up to relapse prevention, the second-largest goal of alcohol rehab after abstinence. Learning actionable choices to make when faced with temptation will help patients avoid falling back into old behavior patterns.
Recovery during alcohol rehab can depend on several factors including your own medical history, the support system available to you, and your level of motivation. When you work with Alpine Recovery Lodge, your treatment will be supervised by our team of experienced addiction specialists at our rehab facility who will guide you through every step of the process from initial alcohol detox to your life post-rehab.
Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Treatment
Inpatient rehab allows for constant care and customized support from our medical staff. Inpatient treatment is the right choice for those who need to concentrate on recovering from alcohol abuse without the added stress of work, school, or their social obligations.
At Alpine Recovery Lodge, inpatient care can last anywhere from 30 to 90 days depending on the needs of the individual. This treatment can include behavioral therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. SUch therapies encourage the patient to alter the ways in which they tend to react to stressful situations by promoting healthier ways of coping.
When Intervention is Needed
Some who have watched the slow progression of alcoholic behaviors in their friend or family member may be uncertain as to when the time has come for alcohol rehab. Those who are becoming alcohol-dependent may be convinced that they “don’t have a problem” or have their drinking “under control.” They may even believe that their alcohol abuse is unnoticed by others and that it has no effect on their home or family life.
The fact is, few alcoholics are as good at hiding their addiction as they think they are. Family members who believe they see a problem with their loved one’s drinking habits may be recognizing the beginning of a serious disorder that requires professional help at a medical treatment facility.
An intervention may be necessary when certain warning signs appear such as:
- Acts of violence or crime
- Perpetual shifts in mood
- Frequent binge drinking
- Decreased interest in hobbies
- Denial of excessive alcohol use
- Poor performance at work or school
- Excuses for neglecting responsibilities
Ignoring signs of alcoholism or otherwise leaving it untreated can result in a wide range of other problems including health complications, financial issues, relationship harm, and disruptions in your professional life.
Keep in mind that overcoming alcohol abuse is a long process, and many of those who undergo alcohol rehab experience a relapse after a year of sobriety. After 5 years of sobriety, that number falls to under 15%.
Your greatest chances of experiencing long-term sobriety after rehab will come through participating in local support groups and continuing with your counseling.
*In most cases, we are equipped to handle the detox process safely and comfortably in our facility. However, if alcohol abuse has been combined with prescription drug abuse, the detox process may be much more difficult. In these situations, the patient may have to be transferred to a hospital during the detox process for added medical support.
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