Your problem with alcohol did not just come to be over night. Years of alcohol abuse has lead you to the overwhelming disease known as alcoholism. Drinking alcohol has been a way you experience joy, numb the pain and escape from reality. Without alcohol you are left in the shambles of what is your life now. Alcohol has controlled you for too long, start your recovery today.
Where Do I Start?
Its great that you are ready to start your recovery, now you need to figure out where to start. Most who are ready to stop drinking will go to their primary care doctor. There you will receive a head to toe examination to uncover any health issues as well as determine the severity of your addiction to alcohol. Your Doctor will help direct you to a treatment facility that will meet all of your recovery needs.
Entering Into Treatment
When entering into a treatment facility you will go through an assessment process. This will allow the staff at the facility to have a full understanding of your addiction to go along with your Doctors referral. Then the staff will put together and individualized treatment plan that will hold many different treatment aspects, all tailored to your individual needs.
Aspects to Your Treatment
- Detox will cleanse your body of the chemicals and toxins related to alcohol abuse. A prescription medication may be prescribed to relieve symptoms of withdrawal and control cravings.
- Cognitive Therapy will help you to recognize the dysfunctional thoughts, behaviors and routines associated with alcohol abuse and change them to ones that promote sober living.
- Individual Counseling allows you one on one time with a counselor to work through the mental and emotional strain alcohol has had on you. You will be able to get to the root cause of your addiction and work through it while developing the key tools needed to maintain your sobriety when returning home.
- Group Counseling will allow you to work through your addiction to alcohol in a setting similar to a self help group, AA. You will share you experience with alcohol and what has helped you to maintain your sobriety, helping others in their recovery while helping yourself.
- Family Counseling will help you to mend broken relationships and develop a support system for when you return home.
- Chemical Dependency Education help you to fully understand your addiction to alcohol and what it is doing to your life and body. In the world of addiction knowledge is power.