Alcohol abuse and addiction are more common in the United States than any other drug problems. People who have alcohol use disorders might feel like it’s impossible to stop drinking. However, Santé Center for Healing offers customized alcohol addiction treatment to those who want to live sober lives.

What Is Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Alcoholism treatment guides people through safe medical detox. Afterward, therapists guide them through counseling so that they can discover and deal with the root cause of their addiction. Addressing the cause is the most effective way to help people avoid relapse after treatment.

Treatment starts at a qualified rehab center like Santé Center for Healing. We help people deal with the cause of alcoholism. Sometimes the cause is a traumatic event. Other times, it’s may be a mental health disorder. We include trauma therapy and dual diagnosis in treatment programs for those who need them.

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When People Need Treatment

Before people can start alcohol treatment, they have to recognize that they have a disorder which requires help. Sometimes they can see it on their own, but many times, friends or relatives might need to intervene. In an intervention, they express their concerns to open the discussion about treatment.

Some signs of alcoholism include:

  • Binge drinking
  • Recurring changes in mood
  • No interest in hobbies
  • Poor job or school performance
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Participation in criminal or violent acts

The sooner that people get help for alcoholism, the greater chance that they have for lasting recovery. Seeking help early also reduces the severity of the effects that alcohol causes. These range from health problems and financial trouble to damaged relationships and career disruptions.

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The Stages of Alcoholism Treatment

At Santé Center for Healing, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all treatment plan to help people overcome alcoholism. Just like no one has the same DNA, all addictions are different. We customize the treatment for every person’s specific needs. We get to know our clients during a three-day evaluation so that we know how to meet their needs.

Despite creating custom plans, our addiction treatment program follows a general guideline of stages. However, individuals may begin our program at any point during the recovery process. People with alcoholism don’t have to start with the first stage, which is detox, if they’ve already gone through the process.

Generally, though, after evaluation, Santé Center for Healing begins the detox process. On average, this part of the program lasts for four to 10 days. During this time, we provide 24-hour monitoring of vitals, withdrawal assessments and medical care. Our goal is to make clients as comfortable as possible as their bodies cleanse away the alcohol toxins.

When our clients are stable enough for therapy, we transition into the rehab phase of alcohol treatment. This part of the program lasts an average of two to three months. We don’t put a limit on the duration, though, and base the length of treatment on behavioral changes. This method allows some people to stay in treatment for 100 days or longer.

During rehab, we provide a range of therapies to help people address the root cause of their addiction. They also learn to overcome urges and triggers to drink, which help prevent relapse.

Aftercare is the final stage of treatment. It could be a step down from rehab to intensive outpatient treatment, which lasts about six months. Another option is transitional living, which can last from three months to two years. In these programs, we continue providing education, therapy and support.

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Santé Center for Healing Can Help You Overcome Alcoholism

Alcohol addiction affects women and men of all ages. Santé Center for Healing understands the impact that this drug has on every aspect of people’s lives. Our approach to alcohol treatment integrates evidence-based and holistic techniques such as:

These techniques allow people to address the underlying cause of addiction and their well-being. We also offer therapeutic social activities such as softball tournaments. Our goal is to help clients achieve long-term healing and sobriety.

Get the help that you need to overcome alcohol addiction at Santé Center for Healing. Our quality rehab center will be with you through the entire process and continue to offer support in aftercare. Call us now at 866-238-3154 to begin your journey to recovery.