Treating AlcoholismEffectively Starting Today - Harmonyrecoverygroup

There are many myths about alcoholism and alcohol addiction treatment. One of the main myths is that there is only one type of treatment that works – inpatient rehab treatment. This type of treatment is great for helping people to overcome alcoholism. However, it is not the only route someone can take if they are struggling with alcohol abuse issues. For example, someone could choose to attend an intensive outpatient program along with going to support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Someone else might only go into an outpatient treatment program and not attend support groups at all. It really does depend on the person and what they need to effectively treat their alcoholism. 

With this being said, if you or someone you know is looking for a way to treat alcoholism effectively, our Harmony Recovery Group has a range of alcohol addiction treatment options for you.

Types of Treatment Available to Treat Alcoholism

As noted above, there are many different types of alcohol addiction treatment options that can be used to help someone overcome alcoholism. Some of the best options include one or more than one of these treatments:

  • Inpatient rehab treatment
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Outpatient rehab treatment
  • Support groups 

Some people will only go through one of these types of treatments while others will go through a range of them. The exact combination is going to vary depending on your needs at the time. 

In addition to these treatment options, there are many services that can help you to overcome alcoholism, too. Learning about these services before you go into an alcohol addiction rehab program can help you to be more prepared. However, if you are already in recovery from your addiction and are looking for more services, this list is a good place to start, as well. 

Services Provided to Help People Overcome Alcohol Addiction

Are you looking for alcohol addiction treatment options? If so, there are various services that are offered through the treatment programs mentioned above. Some of the top services provided that can help you to overcome an addiction to alcohol include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Motivational interviewing 
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Community reinforcement 
  • Self-change processing 
  • Self-control training
  • Social skills training
  • Nutritional or exercise-based therapy
  • Art or music therapy
  • Marriage counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • 12-step facilitation therapy

This is just a starting list of the services you can receive when trying to overcome an addiction. If you want more details on each one of these services, don’t hesitate to contact our Harmony Recovery Group team today. 

Approaches to Alcoholism Treatment

In addition to the treatment programs and alcohol addiction treatment services noted above, there are some treatment approaches that have been found to be quite effective, as well. Some of these approaches include:

  • Educational tapes
  • Educational films and lectures
  • Generalized counseling
  • Confrontational counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relaxation training
  • Self-confrontation via videotape
  • Milieu therapy
  • Various medications
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 
  • Other 12-step groups 
  • Non-12-step groups
  • Sponsorship
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Art journaling 
  • Journaling
  • Fitness training
  • Brain exercises
  • Stress-relieving exercises 
  • Building a coping toolbox
  • Relapse prevention strategies

These are just some of the different approaches that you may learn about and use during your recovery. They may first be taught to you while attending an inpatient or outpatient alcohol addiction treatment program. Then, you may start using them more on your own while working your recovery at home.

If you have more questions about how these approaches could benefit you during your recovery, reach out to our Harmony Recovery Group team today. Someone from our team would be glad to talk with you about these approaches. 

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Signs of Alcohol Addiction

What if it is someone in your life that has the addiction to alcohol? Maybe, you aren’t even quite sure if they have an alcohol addiction or if they just drink a bit too much or too often. Well, there are some signs of alcoholism that can help you to identify this type of addiction in your loved one or friend. If you identify these things, you should hold an intervention, as that is one of the best ways to help someone in your life to get the treatment they need. 

Some of the signs of alcohol addiction include:

  • Having blackouts
  • Throwing up drunk
  • Having hangovers 
  • Drinking more than intended
  • Drinking for longer than intended 
  • Higher tolerance for alcohol
  • Cheating on their significant other while they are drunk
  • Lying or stealing from family members or from stores
  • Hiding their alcohol use (ex. bottles hidden in cupboards or under their bed)
  • Being loud, obnoxious, or extra social when drinking alcohol
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol
  • Walking off on their own or getting mouthy when they are drinking 
  • Going home with strangers while drunk
  • Buying drinks for everyone, even people they don’t know
  • Standing on tables when drinking
  • Stumbling when they walk 
  • Stuttering or mumbling their words when drinking

These are just some of the many different ways that you can tell if someone in your life has an alcohol addiction. Now that you are aware of these things, you can start looking for them in your loved one or friend. If you do recognize these issues, especially if you do for multiple of these, it is time to schedule an intervention for your loved one or friend. If you aren’t quite sure if you are ready to do that or you aren’t sure how, reach out to our team here at Harmony Recovery Group today and we can talk you through it. There are even professional interventionists who can help with this process. 

Getting Yourself the Treatment You Need

Now that you know how to help someone else who has an alcohol addiction, it is time to learn how to help yourself, as well. Do you recognize the signs above in yourself? Do these things happen to you regularly? Even if they only happen every so often, you could still have an alcohol addiction. It is important that right in this moment, you take a sigh of relief. Let yourself admit to the addiction or alcohol abuse and realize that you aren’t alone. Here at Harmony Recovery Group, we have an amazing team that is ready to help you on your journey into and through recovery. 

From here, you can take the following steps:

  • Take a deep breath
  • Call our Harmony Recovery Group team
  • Open up to us about your alcohol usage and past history
  • Let us help set up a treatment plan that will fit your needs in recovery
  • Come to our treatment center on the first day of treatment (whether that be inpatient or outpatient)
  • Commit to your recovery program and treatment plan as laid out between you and our team
  • Enjoy your substance-free lifestyle

Now that you know what you can do to help you overcome an alcohol addiction, you can breathe easier knowing your future is paved with more happiness and healthiness. 

Get Into an Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program Today

Whether you or someone you know has an addiction to alcohol, there are treatment programs as you read above that can help to overcome that addiction. There are also various alcohol addiction treatment services and approaches that can help with this process, too.
Contact us today, here at Harmony Recovery Group, to start treating alcoholism effectively.