Alcoholism and Treatment Options
Have you found yourself struggling with alcoholism? Or, have you and a loved one looked into alcohol rehab but aren’t sure which way to turn? Alcoholism help.
One of the most difficult aspects of getting help with alcoholism can be not knowing which way to turn. If you find yourself in this situation, be assured to know that you are not alone.
In fact, the sheer number of people looking for help with locating alcohol treatment centers is the very reason our treatment center is open. At Creekside Ranch Treatment Facility, you will find all the help you need concerning what types of treatments are available and what the different types of treatments offer.
To ensure that you or your loved one is receiving the care that best fits your needs and budget, it is important that you understand what the different treatment options have to offer. Treatment options are available 7 days a week. Creekside Ranch Treatment Facility offers a 16-bed treatment center, where 6 beds are reserved for detox treatment, and 10 beds are reserved for intensive residential care.
Alcohol Detox: This initial stage of your treatment will typically last 3 days. During this time, you will be under medical supervision while your body clears away alcohol-related toxins. It can be critical to have professional assistance during this time in order to understand the withdrawal process and cope with withdrawal symptoms that can sometimes pose health risks.
Inpatient Programs: Inpatient treatment involves living at the facility for a time of intensive therapy and to acquire the necessary recovery skills. Typically these programs last 30 days but can be 90 days or longer in some situations.
Outpatient Programs: Sometimes due to lifestyle circumstances, or a lessened severity of addiction, outpatient treatment is opted for in the recovery process. The patient lives at home and may continue with many aspects of normal life. Treatment sessions are then scheduled to fit in with obligations such as work and school. Patient cases are reviewed every 7 days to ensure the treatment program is consistent with the patient’s ongoing needs.
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Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Often referred to as IOP, this option has many of the benefits of both inpatient and outpatient. You will stay at home while in IOP, but there will be group meetings several nights per week, as well as one-on-one sessions with a therapist.
Medication and Alcohol Rehabilitation
In some cases, certain medications may be prescribed during the course of your recovery from alcohol addiction. Some of these are used to help curb cravings, while others lessen the impact of withdrawal symptoms. There are also medications designed to create a negative reaction when alcohol is consumed. You will work with an addiction specialist to determine what medications might be right for you.
Common alcohol rehab medications
Disulfiram: Known as an “alcohol antagonist,” this medication is designed to produce headaches, nausea, or even vomiting in the event of alcohol consumption
Naltrexone: Also an antagonist, Naltrexone reduces alcohol cravings
Acamprosate: This medication works by restoring the natural balance of signaling compounds (neurotransmitters) in the brain. It reduces alcohol cravings and can lessen withdrawal symptoms
Inpatient or Outpatient
There are many factors in deciding whether inpatient or outpatient is the best choice for you. Some important considerations are issues such as the duration and severity of your addiction, and if you have made failed attempts at recovery before. It’s important to note that Creekside Ranch Treatment Facility focuses on the treatment of adults (over the age of 18) who have experienced continued chronic relapse.
For those who have an otherwise relatively healthy lifestyle and are confronting an addiction for the first time, outpatient may be the best course of treatment. Outpatient care will allow you to continue with work or school obligations uninterrupted, while still receiving the treatment you need for your alcohol problem through Creekside Ranch Treatment Facility.
However, if your alcohol addiction has persisted for an extended length of time, many years, and/or you have relapsed after previous attempts at sobriety, then the structure and constant care of an inpatient program might be better suited to your needs. Creekside Ranch Treatment is pleased to be able to offer a low staff-to-patient ratio: for every 3 patients, there are 2 staff, including primary counselor, social worker or case manager.
Another factor is the financial aspect. It is important, however, that you not allow financial considerations to completely guide your thinking. The most critical aspect is getting the level of care that you need for a full recovery.
Finding the facility that is right for you
Now that you have made the commitment to get help, you’ve crossed a really big hurdle on your way to a lifestyle of sobriety. You also understand the various treatment options that are available and consulted your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage.
Now is the time to make the call to Creekside Ranch about our alcohol addiction program. At Creekside Ranch Treatment Facility, our philosophy is based on individual treatment, ensuring that every individual that needs help gets the help that is specific to them.
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Creekside Ranch Treatment offers a safe and supportive environment to help you get well. We are pleased to offer our patients the use of our gym, swimming pool, hiking trails and more as part of their treatment plans.
We invite you to ask questions and get the answers you need so that you feel comfortable with your decision.