Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Partial hospitalization programs are a form of intensive addiction treatment. They help patients struggling with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), mental health disorder, or a dual diagnosis overcome their addiction.
Residential treatment centers are inpatient facilities that offer 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day addiction treatment programs.
Many teens struggle with alcohol abuse, which can lead to an alcohol use disorder (AUD) over time. Rehab for teens isn’t necessary for every young adult who tries alcohol, but many of them benefit from these programs.
Inpatient rehab is an effective treatment method for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Inpatient treatment takes place at a licensed residential treatment center. These centers offer 24-hour comprehensive and structured care.
Outpatient treatment helps people with mild to moderate alcohol use disorders (AUD). Unlike inpatient treatment, outpatient rehab works around a person's schedule, and they do not stay overnight.
After someone successfully overcomes an alcohol addiction, they will create a relapse prevention plan. This plan helps the individual stay sober after treatment.
Therapies and Detox Information
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) incorporates the use of medications to help someone overcome alcoholism.
Holistic addiction treatment incorporates unique therapies to help an individual overcome their addiction. These therapies include, but are not limited to:
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Massage therapy
- Animal therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Exercise and nutrition
- Yoga and meditation
Detoxing from alcohol is the first step in the treatment process. Mild cases of alcoholism may not require medical supervision, while severe cases always require medical supervision.
The side effects of alcohol detoxification can be severe, depending on how long the person has been abusing alcohol. Serious withdrawal symptoms can also occur. So, people detoxing from alcohol should always be monitored by a medical professional.
Groups and Other Resources
12-step programs were created by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). They are considered the treatment standard for many addiction facilities and programs.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are informal gatherings attended by those struggling with alcoholism. AA offers open, closed, and/or online meetings. Anyone can attend open meetings, while closed meetings are only for AA members.
SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. Like AA, the primary goal of SMART Recovery is to support people that choose to stop alcohol use.