You Can Find Success in the Right Alcohol Treatment Center

Published on March 15th, 2013

When making the choice to seek help for an alcohol addiction it is important to know what your treatment options are. Not all alcohol treatment centers offer the same type of treatment and approach but all have the same goal of helping you through the beginning stages of your recovery; helping you to get sober and stay sober. It is your choice where you go, you can start your recovery in a safe and secure alcohol treatment center that meet your treatment needs.

Types of Alcohol Treatment Programs

There are many different types of alcohol treatment programs that will help you to work through the beginning stages of your recovery. The treatment you receive will help you get sober and stay sober in a healthy way.

Residential Treatment Centers

When entering into an residential treatment center you will be housed there during your treatment, this is a full time stay within the facility. Typically this treatment program last 28 days but can last longer depending on your treatment needs. Some residential treatment centers are locked facilities that will prevent you from leaving, others allow to leave if you choose but you will not be welcomed back.

Half Way House

When you have completed a traditional treatment stay in an alcohol treatment center you will continue onto an half way house. You will be a full time resident within this house but you will be able to leave for work, school and other activities when given the ok by the director of the program.

Outpatient Treatment

When attending an outpatient treatment program you are able to work through your recovery in the comfort of your home with daily visits to the outpatient treatment center. This will allow you to keep up with your routine life, work, school and family obligations.

Treatment Approaches

Each Alcohol Treatment Center will have its own treatment approaches. You need to decide what you want in your recovery to determine which treatment approach will be best to meet your treatment needs. Treatment approaches include:

  • Holistic
  • Faith-based
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Pharmaceutical Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy

The treatment approach will be tailored towards your individual recovery needs during you intake assessment. This is where your individual treatment plan will be put in place to help you get sober and stay sober.


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