The journey from to alcohol addiction to sobriety and health is a long and hard one. Often, the journey can last a lifetime. It's important to remember, however, that it's always worth it, because for as long as you are ready to keep fighting, you do get your life back, an immeasurable gift. At our alcohol rehab in Georgetown, we tell our patients that they are lucky — modern alcohol rehab science is well-developed, and makes escape from addiction far more certain than ever before. All you need to do is to trust in it, and decide to begin the effort.
The standard path that alcohol rehab centers take is a straightforward one. There are four major steps that the rehab process goes through. A lot changes, however, in the way these steps are tweaked for each individual patient. Tweaking and personalization are very important to successful treatment. Rigid plans rarely work well in conditions as complex as alcohol addiction.
If you have any questions about these steps are about how personalization is done, you only need to call us at our alcohol rehab in Georgetown.
A very important step, intake requires many diagnostic tests, screenings and interviews, in which rehab professionals try to determine the specific challenges that affect each patient. Since alcohol addiction adversely affects the health, physicians on the intake panel make sure to investigate for kidney, liver and cardiac health to determine fitness for the medications involved in treatment.
The patient is also screened for psychiatric disorders, psychological fitness and for a possible family history of addiction. The patient is told about the cost of the program, and about possible ways to make financial arrangements.
At intake, patients get to choose between accepting treatment by checking into a residential facility for several weeks or months, and accepting treatment on an outpatient basis, where attendance is required no more than a few hours each day.
In general, inpatient treatment makes far more sense than outpatient treatment. It offers a greater amount of personal supervision by addiction professionals, greater emotional support, and more therapy. It usually adds up to a better chance at long-term sobriety.
If you do wish to choose outpatient care because it costs less, you should look into the possibility of outpatient care together with daytime residential treatment programs in Georgetown. This type of combination can be far better than standard outpatient treatment.
The best way to end an alcohol habit is to simply stop. In most cases, however, alcohol addiction treatment specialists will taper a habit off, rather than make abrupt changes. In either case, terminating an alcohol habit comes with very serious alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The brain takes time to get used to functioning without having to account for alcohol.
In the intervening period, the it tends to react violently to the absence of alcohol. Seizures and cardiac disturbances are common. Our inpatient rehab in Georgetown benefits patients with very close supervision and care by treating medical professionals, who ensure that these symptoms do not cause any harm.
If you are particular about avoiding pain, you should make this clear at the very beginning of the program. If you have any questions, you should call us at our alcohol rehab in Georgetown. We would be happy to answer them.
It's important to understand that detox only helps the brain get over the immediate difficulties of alcohol withdrawal. It doesn't help with long-term freedom from cravings. They are bound to reappear. The only way to keep those cravings at bay is to learn the right psychological hacks.
In recovery, patients work hard on therapeutic approaches. These help them learn healthier, more constructive ways of thought, learn to avoid situations where they might think of drugs, and learn to gain new friends and interests in life that take them away from thoughts of drugs. A number of therapeutic approaches can help greatly, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy and family therapy.
The rehabilitation phase can take many months. In the end, addicts may be healthy enough to return to their lives. They may need to pass through a sober living facility or halfway house on the way out, and they may need ongoing therapy, and participation in AA meetings.
It's important to understand that none of these steps can be skipped. Rehabilitation and recovery tend to be the most important parts of the rehab process. If you have any questions about the process, you only need to do is to call us at our alcohol rehab in Georgetown (512) 521-3895.