Alcohol Treatment Programs
Alcohol Treatment Programs That Meet Your Unique Needs
With alcohol being a common element in most parties and a must at most social gatherings, it’s no wonder that many Americans either struggle with alcoholism or are deeply affected by its effects through a relative or loved one. Alcoholism is a pervasive illness, eating deep into a person’s life and livelihood, often affecting their mind as well as their body.
At Prosperity Haven, our alcohol treatment programs employ a variety of different methods depending on the circumstances and factors surrounding an individual’s addiction. We believe that rather than there being one way, addiction treatment requires a multi-modal approach that considers a person’s lifestyle, relationships, history, and more.
Treating an alcohol addiction begins with the detoxification process and the withdrawal phase. Unlike many other drugs, withdrawal from alcohol can be very dangerous. Because of the way the body responds to heavy alcohol use, quitting can lead to a series of symptoms including potential seizures and heart issues. Medically-supervised withdrawal is important for very heavy drinkers, to ensure that they safely live through the withdrawal period. It is ill-advised to go through detoxification or withdrawal without professional help.
After withdrawal, treatment can go one of several different ways, depending on a patient’s circumstances and their response to certain approaches. At Prosperity Haven, our alcohol treatment programs place a premium on developing recovery plans that correspond to each individual patient.
Our Treatment Programs & Process
The first step in treating alcohol addiction is abstinence, and medically-supervised detoxification. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant, and in extreme cases, a person may struggle with a collection of symptoms known as delirium tremens (DTs), with symptoms ranging from shaking and shivering to confusion, psychosis, and seizures.
After a successful and safe withdrawal, the recovery process begins. Because alcohol is an addictive drug, it’s common for recovering addicts to experience cravings and be tempted to drink. Residential treatment can help provide recovering addicts a safe haven to be away from tempting places to drink and maintain their total focus on recovery and making the right changes. Therapies that can help a person recover from alcohol addiction include:
- Group treatment
- Process therapy
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy (talk therapy)
- Lectures on addiction
- Physical therapy
- Therapeutic activities (including outdoor activities and hiking)
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- And more
At Prosperity Haven, our alcohol treatment programs can help you or a loved one manage and overcome addiction. The road to recovery is long, but an approach built around care and compassion together with the knowledge and expertise afforded by modern addiction medicine can help a person prepare themselves for the challenges that lay ahead.