As of 2019, alcohol abuse disorder affected more than 14.5 million Americans ages twelve and older. As staggering as those numbers are, there is real hope and help available to individuals with this problem and for their families, too. Read here about the types of therapy used in alcohol abuse treatment, as well as where you can go for compassionate alcohol abuse treatment near you.
Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol abuse disorder involves much more than occasionally having too much to drink. Rather, this problem involves a repeated pattern of excess, including:
- Risky behaviors, such as driving while under the influence and going to work drunk
- Needing more and more alcohol to feel the desired physical and emotional effects
- Trying to quit drinking repeatedly and failing
- Having physical and mental withdrawal symptoms when abstaining from alcohol (hallucinations, tremors, and more)
Professional addiction intervention helps many individuals and their loved ones identify these symptoms and to seek treatment which is a long-term solution to the problem. The goals of treatment are recovery from the physical and psychological effects of alcohol addiction, improving day-to-day functionality and sense of well-being, and strengthening interpersonal relationships with friends, family, coworkers, and others.
Types of Therapy for Alcohol Abuse Disorder
Successful recovery depends on the severity of the problem and on the individual’s recognition of the problem and commitment to resolving it. Our professional team focuses on as much independence and accountability as possible while the individual remains in the community. (This makes no sense, in what community? EHP? NC? )
Our ARTS program–Addiction Recovery and Treatment Services–is run on an outpatient basis and includes one on one counseling, as well as group and family therapy as needed. Our providers help people to identify their life stressors and alcohol consumption triggers and to develop healthier and better-functioning behaviors at home, on the job, and in the community.
Additionally, our providers can refer for treatment of co-existing mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression, or prescribe medications to suppress alcohol cravings as necessary.
When symptoms of alcohol abuse are very severe, patients may qualify for inpatient detoxification programs in the Richmond area. Individuals learn to control their cravings using cognitive behavioral therapy and medication that helps suppress the desire to consume alcohol. Following inpatient treatment, patients are referred to community services to improve their ability to live independently after inpatient treatment.
Alcohol Abuse Treatment at Epic Health Partners, LLC
To learn more about the ARTS program and how we help those with alcohol abuse disorder, contact our compassionate and experienced providers for a confidential consultation. Our team has helped numerous individuals get back to full, productive lives and maintain their sobriety and their health long-term.
We have locations in Richmond, Martinsville, and Danville, VA. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (434) 835-4601. If you have thoughts of self-harm, please call 911 immediately, or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988. Real help is always available right away.
At Epic Health Partners, LLC, your health and independence are our top priorities. We look forward to treating you!