What Aspects of an Alcoholism Treatment Program Are Tailored to the Individual?

How will an alcohol treatment program be tailored to your needs? Many people who are thinking of entering an Indiana substance abuse program ask that question. It is a valid one, and learning more about what takes place at a treatment center will help lessen your anxiety about beginning recovery.

Upon entering treatment, you will meet with a counselor who will discuss a course of treatment with you. There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to recovery. A program for recovery will be tailored to your needs and history.

Your program may include the following:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient care or partial hospitalization
  • Outpatient care
  • Aftercare

Each Individual is Unique

You will first begin with a detox program to get the alcohol from your system. Medical assistance is available 24/7 to help with any withdrawal symptoms. During the detox phase, you will be monitored to ensure that your health is not at risk. Individualized patient care is the mark of our detox program; we know that everyone experiences withdrawal differently.

It depends on how long you were abusing alcohol, your age and physical condition as well as other factors. As your body becomes adjusted to freedom from alcohol, you will begin counseling to explore the mental aspects of your addiction. You will be assigned counselors and therapists who can help to discover causes and reasons for your alcohol abuse. This therapy will be tailored to your needs and recovery.

Different Therapies For Different People

Those who have experienced trauma, emotional or sexual abuse in their past may have a different therapy program from the person who used alcohol to escape the tensions of the workplace or home. Behavioral treatments may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Experiential Therapy and other options that have been proven to be beneficial for addiction and alcohol abuse. You may be involved in group or family therapy as well as individual, depending on your particular case.

Your treatment might involve identifying the “cues” or feelings and situations that lead to heavy drinking. It may also involve learning to manage stress that can lead to relapse. There will also be other ways to manage stress, as your life becomes free of alcohol. They might even be fun and a means of discovery for a future happier life. A treatment plan may give you a choice between other types of therapeutic activities, such as yoga, meditation, art and music therapy, nature walks, physical activities, time spent in the gym and more. Your goal is now to learn how to cope with the situations and stress that you held responsible for your drinking.

As you have explored reasons for your addiction, you will have learned to:

  • Develop the skills needed to not drink
  • Build a strong support system
  • Set reachable goals
  • Cope with triggers

These are the goals for your recovery and freedom from alcohol abuse.

A Goal of Recovery

Leaving behind former drinking friends and gathering places, you will be making new friends through the recovery process. Group therapy or 12-step meetings may be part of your program for change. As you meet and make friends with people who have had an experience similar to yours, you will become stronger and on the road to recovery. When you become an outpatient, you will still be attending therapy sessions to meet your needs and goals.

Aftercare is also geared towards you. Perhaps you will need help with re-entering the working world or assistance in finding a job. You may need to explore transportation to your workplace or find assistance with family needs. You may want to explore volunteering as a means for growth. Whatever your goals for recovery are, the possibility of relapse will always be addressed. This will be according to your life, health, and goals for life with freedom from the abuse of alcohol.

Becoming well and living a life of positive emotions, through insight and coping skills, will have been the result of a unique plan that was prepared for you when you entered treatment. If you are over 18 and are seeking an Indiana alcohol program that is tailored to your specific needs, give us a call at 833-762-3739. Our counselors are standing by to answer your questions 24/7. Take the first step on a brighter road to recovery.