There is no denying that when alcohol abuse crosses over into alcohol dependency it can take complete control over your life. Each and every day is defined by drinking—looking forward to drinking, lying about the drinking, hiding the alcohol, and trying to manage life as an alcoholic. Waking up each day feeling wretched or trying to hide tremors is yet another reminder of the hold the addiction has over one’s life.
When the day arrives that the individual decides to get help, it is helpful to understand what treatment for alcohol dependency entails so preparation for the recovery process can begin on solid footing.
Treatment for Alcohol Dependency at Grace Hope Treatment & Recovery Centers
The alcohol treatment program at Grace Hope Treatment & Recovery Centers is fully immersive, providing 24-hour support and a variety of therapeutic activities that will guide you into a new life of sobriety. Generally, the inpatient treatment program includes the following elements:
Intake and Assessment
The first stop is at the admissions office where a thorough intake process will be conducted. A clinician will gather important information through an interview and with clinical assessment tools to help design a tailored treatment program that is specific to your needs.
Residential Detox and Withdrawal
Alcohol residential detox and withdrawal can sometimes pose unpredictable health risks. For this reason, Grace Hope Treatment & Recovery Centers offers a supervised residential detox program where your vital signs, withdrawal symptoms, and progress will be monitored throughout the process. Detox health professionals will provide medications to ease the withdrawal symptoms, making you as comfortable as possible.
Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Therapy
Therapy underpins the treatment experience, using evidence-based models that have been scientifically proven to be effective in treating individuals recovering from alcohol dependency. In many cases, underlying pain from past trauma, abuse, loss of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, or other sources of emotional pain are a contributing factor in the alcohol addiction. For recovery to succeed, these sources of pain must be examined and processed through psychotherapy.
Individual therapy sessions and group therapy are based on cognitive behavioral therapy, which provides useful assistance in identifying disordered or irrational thoughts that may have triggered the alcoholic behavior. Once these maladaptive thought-behavior patterns are examined, the therapist will guide you in creating new healthy thoughts and responses when confronted by triggers or stressors in the future. By practicing these new responses, eventually they become habit and help you stay on track in recovery.
Addiction Education and Relapse Prevention
Most people are unaware of the powerful impact that alcohol addiction has on the brain. Learning about the changes the brain has made to accommodate the constant exposure to alcohol, and how brain health needs to be restored for normal functioning, is an important element in the treatment program. In line with that knowledge, developing a well-defined relapse prevention plan can help solidify resistance to drink with clearly stated steps to take to prevent relapsing.
Treatment is enhanced when there are enjoyable activities that promote relaxation and compliment the therapy sessions. Grace Hope Treatment & Recovery Centers offers a wide array of recreational and holistic activities, such as golf, massage therapy, yoga classes, mindfulness training, equine therapy, art therapy and more.
Continuing Care Planning
Treatment does not end upon completion of the inpatient program. You have been given a clear head, recovery tools, new personal insights, and information to get you on solid footing for early recovery….but that is not enough. Following the treatment program up with sober living for a few months can offer a chance to transition safely back to regular life after reinforcing the new sober lifestyle habits. Weekly outpatient therapy sessions offer continuing emotional support in the early phase of recovery. And some individuals enjoy participating in 12-step or alternative non 12-step recovery groups for peer support and fellowship.
High Quality, Effective Treatment for Alcohol Dependency
When you place your health and well-being into the care of the compassionate, highly trained professionals at Grace Hope Treatment & Recovery Centers you are receiving the very best treatment and support available while recovering from alcoholism. Our treatment team will walk alongside you during the recovery journey, offering their knowledge and expertise while treating you with respect and dignity. Contact our admissions specialist today at 1-866-618-0016 and begin your new life.