Alcohol Therapy San Diego
Once alcohol detox has been safely accomplished, APEX Rehab’s Alcohol Therapy Program involves an intensive, integrative program that allows clients to get to the root of their out-of-control drinking and increase their chances of maintaining sobriety.
The rehabilitation can be done inpatient (residential rehab) or outpatient, depending on what suits the individual best. Inpatient programs can last for one, two, three months or maybe even more and they are best suited for patients who don’t have a good support network in their life (family, relatives and friends). During residential rehabilitation, the patient has constant and personalized professional supervision, which also aids the process if the patient has a history of unsuccessful abstinences.
Rehabilitation can be supported in a number of ways, with counseling and medication being fundamental. Proper nutrition is extremely beneficial because alcohol addicts tend to be deficient in vitamins A, B and C, folic acid, magnesium and zinc, selenium, carnitine, fatty acids and antioxidants. Appropriate exercise ensures the body gets a “natural high”. Finally, there are massages, acupressure, yoga, holistic healing and experiential therapies to complement the treatment and strengthen the effects of counselling and meds.
At the base of counseling programs are two approaches: motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. These perspectives are then built upon to address the underlying and co-occurring disorders that contributed to the patient’s dependency on alcohol.
Medication which is administered under the strict supervision of our addiction physician consultant eases the abstinence symptoms, reduces the alcohol craving and/ or conditions negative reactions of the body to consumed alcohol. These meds are intended to eliminate physical distractions and allow the patient to focus on the core treatment. They can also target mental disorders the patient may be suffering from.
The final, third stage is maintenance of sobriety. This is a much longer process, which may take place for the rest of the patient’s life. Enlisting help and finding continuous support is vital, because alcohol is difficult to avoid in the modern society and temptations abound.
Alcohol is a huge, extremely serious and pervasive problem in the American society. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), around 12 percent of American adults can be classified as alcoholics and even more engage in binge drinking. It is also among the top 3 lifestyle-related causes of death among Americans.
If you are looking for a safe environment that will provide you professional, personalized and caring guidance through your alcohol recovery in San Diego, APEX Rehab is your best choice
Alcohol Therapy Program