When you imagine addiction therapy, you probably picture sitting in an office with a therapist and a small group of your peers. However, not all...Read More
Alcohol use disorder (AUD), commonly referred to as alcoholism or alcohol addiction, is a serious mental and physical health condition that requires detox and rehabilitative treatment. However, treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Everyone who experiences alcoholism is unique and has their own needs when it comes to recovery. The goal of alcohol addiction therapy is to identify and treat the causes of your drinking so you can recover successfully.
Arise Treatment Center offers a number of evidence-based alcoholism therapies, each of which is custom-tailored to your circumstances.
Psychotherapies, also known as talk therapy, are at the core of alcohol addiction treatment. These therapies can be facilitated in a group or individual therapy sessions. Psychotherapies help you understand the circumstances that lead to your drinking problem so you can begin to develop practical coping skills to overcome those issues. Some of the most common alcohol addiction therapies include:
CBT is a clinically proven method for reducing drinking behaviors. The goal of CBT is to help you identify negative thoughts and behaviors so you can replace them with positive thoughts and behaviors. This is a solution-focused approach that focuses more on personal improvement and change rather than a particular diagnosis. CBT can also help you develop relapse prevention strategies that support your sobriety.
DBT is a type of CBT that focuses less on thoughts and behaviors and more on radical acceptance and positive coping skills. The goal of DBT is to help you live in the present moment, regulate emotional distress in a healthy, constructive way, and encourage positive communication.
MI is a behavioral therapy method that aims to help patients commit to change and get motivated about quitting drinking. Many people who come to rehab have had several unsuccessful attempts at getting sober, so they get discouraged and feel powerless. MI is intended to help you move past these feelings of ambivalence so you can embrace a sober lifestyle.
During group and individual therapy sessions, your counselor will incorporate 12-Step ideologies into the discussions. This is done with the intention to teach you the importance of therapeutic communities in alcoholism recovery. Therapists will also help you get familiar with the format of 12-Step meetings.
While talk therapies help you work through the psychological, emotional, and mental aspects of your alcohol use disorder, holistic therapies enable you to heal your mind, body, and spirit simultaneously. The most widely used holistic therapies for alcohol recovery include:
Yoga and meditation are two examples of holistic alcohol addiction therapy that can help you heal outside the bounds of talk therapy. Yoga is a collection of mental and physical exercises and can be considered a type of meditation, while meditation is any kind of practice that helps you maintain emotional peace and clarity.
These strategies are clinically proven to improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. They can also help you cope with cravings and prevent relapse.
Alcohol abuse affects the mind and spirit in devastating ways, but it also affects the body. When you first get sober, you may feel tired, irritable, and weak. You may even be malnourished. Exercise and nutritional therapy are often used during alcohol rehab to help your body recuperate from years of alcohol abuse. When your body is healthy, you will sleep better, have more energy, and improved mental clarity–all of which can support your recovery.
Alcohol recovery is a lifelong journey for most people. That means recovery doesn’t stop when you leave rehab. After rehab, you can benefit from participating in support groups. While support groups are not a formal type of alcohol addiction therapy, they are therapeutic in nature by promoting healthy lifestyle habits and interpersonal connections.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-Step program dedicated to helping people stop drinking and enjoy life in sobriety. It is free to attend and participate in. You simply attend meetings and work with a sponsor to go through the 12-Steps. AA is attended by many alcoholics in recovery and can be a great place for spirituality and fellowship.
Arise Treatment Center’s alumni group provides program attendees with a place to come together, support one another, and stay accountable. Alumni groups consist of people in all phases of recovery, so it can be a great place to get support for yourself or provide support for others.
Arise Treatment Center provides a personalized approach with a highlighted focus on inpatient residential rehabilitation, alcohol detox, trauma therapy, AA programs, and AA alternatives, experiential therapy, dual diagnosis, and family therapy programs. We truly believe that recovery is possible, and we continuously strive to provide those in need with the necessary steps that are required to properly treat and heal from alcohol addiction.
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