It’s Time to Stop Drinking

Published on May 27th, 2013

Alcohol has controlled your life for far to long. It is time to take back control and stop drinking. You are not alone in this, entering into an alcohol treatment facility will give you all the help you need to work through your addiction and focus on your sobriety.

Get The Help You Need

If you are ready to stop drinking then entering into an alcohol treatment facility is the best choice for you. When entering into a treatment facility you will go through an intake assessment that will help Doctors and staff to get a full understanding of your addiction. This will also help them to create an individualized treatment plan that will help you through your addiction.

Detox

The first step in your treatment plan will be detox. It is important to cleanse your body of the chemicals and toxins related to alcohol abuse. This is done during the withdrawal period. It can be overwhelming and painful, making you desperate to turn back to the bottle for comfort. Do not worry, a prescription medication can be given to ease these symptoms of withdrawal and help you to get past your physical addiction, preparing you for the remainder of your treatment.

Counseling

Individual and group counseling sessions will help you to get to the cause of your drinking problem. You will be able to work through the emotional and mental strain drinking has caused in your life. Each session will help you to develop the tools that you will need when returning home to prevent relapse.

Any strain your drinking has put on your family will come out during family counseling. There your friends and family will be able to express their feelings and concerns for your drinking problem. You will have the opportunity to apologize and work through these issues, making amends with your loved ones. This will also help you to develop a strong support system for when you return home.

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy will help you identify the dysfunctional thoughts, behaviors and routines associated with alcohol abuse. You will be encouraged to change them to ones that promote healthy, sober living. You will too gain important tools to keep your new healthy life style on track, preventing you from falling back into your alcohol abuse ways.

Chemical Dependency Education

It is important to fully understand your addiction. In recovery knowledge is power. Chemical dependency education will help you reach a full understanding of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. You will be aware of exactly what you are doing to your body with each drink and encourage to make the choice of sobriety.

 

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