If you or someone you love is addicted to alcohol, professional alcohol treatment may help. Whether the problem is chronic drinking, binge drinking or alcoholism, professional alcohol treatment is designed to help you take back control of your life. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment program, but a customized plan can be created for your unique needs. There are several steps involved in conquering substance abuse, but our specialist can help you through each one.
Stopping drinking is just the beginning. You may also need help staying sober for the long term. Some of the important benefits of a professional alcohol treatment program that you will not get if you attempt to go through detox and recovery at home include the following:
Help with detoxification – when you stop the intake of alcohol after a period of heavy drinking, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. If you have any underlying health or emotional disorders, the withdrawal can be even more severe. In a professional program, a physician who can prescribe medication to help you through this time will attend you. Detox may take from three to 10 days.
Medical supervision – when you choose our program, you can rest assured you will receive both counseling and medical supervision. This allows us to help you beat your alcohol addiction with Vivitrol injections or Revia pills. Vivitrol and Revia prevent the patient from feeling any high from alcohol, which makes it easier to slow down and stop drinking.
Counseling – after detox is completed, you may feel insecure and unsure of what to do because your life has been focused on getting enough to drink. Counseling will help you learn new behavioral skills and recognize the triggers that make you want to drink. You may develop a new perspective on life without alcohol and the skills and tools to change your previous lifestyle. Counseling may be individual or include other people fighting the same battle and may include your family. There are several possibilities for helping you stay sober after detox.
Family support – it is important that after going through an alcohol treatment program, your family understands how to help you stay sober and not fall into behaviors that may trigger drinking when you go back home. When they attend counseling for families, they will learn about the disease and how the treatment works.
After recovery – We understand that conquering alcohol addiction isn’t a quick fix. It may take a long time to replace your old lifestyle with your new one, but we aim to help you through every step of the way with personalized counseling and Vivitrol injections.
Our professional alcohol treatment program offers you or your loved one the best chance to leave the addiction behind and live an alcohol-free life. Innovative Medicine provides comprehensive alcohol treatment among our many wellness services. Contact our office in Lafayette to schedule your first appointment and learn more about our program.