The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are the basis for many alcohol treatment programs. This is the first method that comes to mind when most people think about alcohol treatment. The set of principles helps alcoholics achieve and maintain sobriety. However, a 12-step program is most successful when rehab centers like Crestview Recovery combine it with other types of alcohol addiction treatment.
Alcohol Treatment Programs Start With Separate Medical Detox
Detox is a vital first step in addiction treatment. The process eliminates all alcohol from the body, which takes seven to 10 days for most people.
Withdrawal symptoms are common during this process, and they’re often painful. People who want to recover from alcohol addiction through alcohol addiction treatment can visit a separate medically managed detox center for help to get through the withdrawal. The medical staff will likely prescribe medicines to relieve the symptoms and then refer them back to an addiction treatment facility.
Detox isn’t something you want to do on your own. It’s important to be under the care of professionals with experience in detoxing from alcohol addiction. They can monitor your condition and ensure that you are safe and comfortable during the process.
Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Treatment
After detox, patients have a choice between an outpatient rehab center and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) treatment programs. It’s essential that they choose the best program for their addiction to improve their chances of success. Upon enrollment, professionals will discuss what they think the best course of treatment is for prospective patients.
Outpatient programs are ideal for people who want to continue school, social, work, and family duties during treatment. Most outpatient programs are low intensity and offer minimum education and oversight. However, intensive outpatient programs offer more structure, similar to partial hospitalization programs. Either way, patients usually travel to and from the rehab center for counseling, therapy, and other support.
Partial hospitalization programs are ideal for people with severe addictions. The programs involve living at a sober home for intensive treatment. While short-term programs can last for as little as 21 days, long-term programs can last 90 days or longer.
Partial hospitalization programs are very structured. Individuals participate in different types of scheduled counseling and therapy sessions. During their free time, they enjoy amenities that help them relax. The main purpose of partial hospitalization treatment, however, is to allow clients to focus on recovery away from the stresses of life.
After a slow transition to normal home life, it’s hard for some people to cope with the stress of change. Even when the transition is smooth, it’s vital for recovering alcoholics to have support outside of rehab. Family members are just one means of support for those in recovery.
Finding an addiction recovery support group sometimes means the difference between sobriety and relapse. AA is the most well-known of these groups. Its members gather for meetings that other members host on a regular basis.
However, there are many alternatives for people who have special needs or other interests. Some groups are gender-specific and offer specific treatments and therapies only for women or men. Others are more for people who need dual diagnosis treatment or who would like to incorporate religious backgrounds into their treatment.
Treating Alcohol Addiction at Crestview Recovery
Crestview Recovery is a rehab center where individuals can get the help that they need for alcohol addiction. Our alcohol treatment programs include outpatient and partial hospitalization options. Our staff of qualified professionals makes sure that each client receives individualized attention, care, and support throughout the program.
At Crestview Recovery, we understand that addiction is a disease and that traditional 12-step methods on their own don’t always work for everyone. That’s why we offer evidence-based therapies to treat both the physical and psychological components of addiction. These therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-informed care, and other forms of psychotherapy.
During treatment, each patient gets access to amenities and activities such as:
- A gym
- White water rafting
Finally, we offer an aftercare program that offers continued support and guidance as our clients transition back into their lives.
Take the Next Step
Stop letting alcohol addiction control your behavior. You can beat the addiction when you enroll in a quality rehab program. At Crestview Recovery, we have the expertise and resources to treat alcohol addiction and help people achieve long-term sobriety. Call our rehab center at 866.262.0531 today for more details on how to start your journey with us. Our experienced and caring staff is ready to help you live the life you want to live.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.