Alcohol Rehab

Americans drink alcohol at an astonishing rate leading to a significant number of individuals being diagnosed with alcohol use disorder (AUD). According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a 2019 survey reported that “85.6 percent of people ages 18 and older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime.” Social drinking and normalization of binge drinking contribute to the development of alcohol misuse. 

Alcohol Rehab

Young people are at a high risk of being diagnosed with alcohol use disorder. NIAAA published research that stated in 2019, approximately “14.5 million (nearly 15 million) people ages 12 and older (5.3 percent of this age group) had AUD.” Many stigmas and stereotypes make it difficult to recognize when someone is abusing alcohol. However, everyone who drinks is at risk of alcohol misuse regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or education level. 

AUD Rehabilitation and Co-occurring Disorders

A large percentage of clients are diagnosed with alcohol use disorder alongside other active substance and mental health disorders. Co-occurring disorders can make it more challenging to recognize alcohol addiction, lead to more severe symptoms, and often require additional treatment. Common co-occurring conditions involving AUD include: 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and other anxiety-related disorders
  • Major depression or other depressive disorders 
  • Bipolar disorder (BD)

The NIAA reported that individuals who misused alcohol “were two to three times more likely than non-alcoholics to also have an anxiety disorder.” In many cases, alcohol misuse is a form of self-medication used to counter symptoms of mental health disorders or stress. 

We Incorporate Aspects of 12-Step Philosophy 

12-Step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) can facilitate healthier lifestyle changes and long-term sobriety. The Family Place encourages clients struggling with alcohol misuse to take advantage of the peer support and community that 12-Step groups provide. A few benefits of regularly attending meetings include: 

  • A sense of fellowship and community 
  • Decreased risk of relapse 
  • Increased sense of accountability 
  • Access to sponsor or mentor relationships 

All rehabilitation programs offered at The Family Place include daily or weekly 12-Step meetings. You will attend these meetings as part of your treatment. Your case manager will provide you with information about local groups and organizations to prepare you for maintaining sobriety during continuing care. Learn more about the services we offer by visiting our Aftercare page. 

We incorporate aspects of the 12-Step philosophy into daily treatments, community events, and social interactions between clients and clinicians. We want you to succeed at maintaining sobriety, and the more tools you have at your disposal, the easier it will be to accomplish that goal. The Family Place ensures an intimate environment that encourages healthy routines, including following The Twelve Steps in a way that works best for you. 

Family Support and Resources 

In addition to 12-Step group meetings, you can take advantage of other resources we offer, including: 

  • Our sober living community 
  • Peer support and group therapy
  • Individual trauma-focused therapy 
  • Aftercare and alumni referrals 
  • 12-Step facilitation 

Every client follows a tailored treatment plan that provides healing and relief from symptoms. Long-term recovery is not sustainable unless you address the root cause of the addictive behaviors. The 12-Step philosophy encourages accountability and positive changes. We offer a variety of therapeutic tools to help you increase self-awareness and confidence in your recovery. Addictive behaviors involving alcohol can have far-reaching consequences. 

The Devastating Effects of Alcohol Misuse 

Alcohol misuse affects all areas of your life. The devastating effects often damage personal and professional relationships, family dynamics, and communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the last year, over 25% of all adults in the country “had at least one heavy drinking day (five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks for women).” Socially acceptable binge drinking can lead to dependency and addiction. The side effects of AUD include:

  • Increased risk of developing a mental health disorder 
  • Lower lifespan expectancy and higher risk of health-related issues like heart disease and liver disease 
  • Short-term, long-term, or permanent disability and health side effects 
  • Increased risk of accident, injury, or death 
  • The babies of pregnant women who misuse alcohol may experience developmental issues

The people most directly impacted by alcohol misuse are often loved ones. The children, siblings, parents, close friends, and significant others of individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) have an increased risk of developing a substance use or mental health disorder. You can decrease the risk to your family by getting help and replacing maladaptive behaviors with a healthier lifestyle. 

Abstinence in Everyday Life 

Daily stressors can trigger cravings or intrusive thoughts. Individuals in early recovery are especially vulnerable to relapse or setbacks when faced with highly emotional or distressing situations. Total abstinence from alcohol in everyday life can be challenging to maintain but often produces the best outcome. Many people use alcohol to ease emotional pain or cope with unwanted thoughts and feelings. The Family Place uses evidence-based therapeutic methods to help you learn how to overcome those challenges by addressing the following: 

  • Skill development 
  • Relapse prevention
  • Emotion processing and regulation 
  • Development of social skills
  • Stress management

To avoid falling back into old behaviors when you complete rehabilitation, we offer aftercare services to keep you moving forward in your recovery every day.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

After you complete our treatment program, you will have access to alumni and aftercare services that include information and referrals to the following:

  • Therapists and doctor’s offices
  • Community clinics
  • Community resource centers
  • Recovery programs or organizations
  • Housing, financial, or job placement services
  • New mother classes and resources for mothers who are expecting

All clients receive extensive relapse prevention resources, information, classes, and support during treatment and continuing care. You can learn more about how we lower the risk of relapse by reading our Levels of Care page.

You can overcome the effects of alcohol use disorder. Contact The Family Place for treatments we provide to address AUD. Our expert intake counselors are ready to answer your questions. Call us at 1-800-501-7796.

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