Alcohol Addiction Treatment
What is alcohol addiction?
Alcohol addiction, also called alcohol use disorder (AUD), occurs when a person can no longer control their drinking at a healthy level, often due to the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when alcohol is not present in the body.
Typical withdrawal symptoms from alcohol can include:
- Depression or anxiety
- Anger or confusion
- Difficulty sleeping
At its worst, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can lead to delirium tremens, a condition where people can suffer from seizures or fever and require medical intervention.
Withdrawal is not the only danger associated with alcohol addiction. Each year, alcohol contributes to an increased rate of fatal traffic accidents, violence-related injuries, and preventable falls and other physical harm.
How do we treat alcohol addiction?
Alcohol addiction is typically treated through a combination of physical detoxification (commonly known as “detox”) and psychological recovery through individual and group therapy alongside ongoing treatment and support.
At Midwest Recovery Centers, we use a unique multi-phasal recovery for alcohol abuse that incorporates:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Daily 12 step meetings
- Physical fitness and recreation
We help clients through a series of treatment stages based on their recovery needs and goals, as well as their relevant history of addiction. Our goal is always to assist our clients overcoming alcohol addiction to develop responsible, safe and positive behaviors for life.
What is a multi-phasal recovery and how does it work?
Multi-phasal recovery refers to a unique treatment program offered at Midwest that leads clients through a series of customized therapies designed to move them towards a life free of alcohol dependence. Unlike other one-size-fits-all treatment programs, multi-phasal recovery ensures that our clients transition through three distinct phases of treatment and therapy that help them reach recovery safely and sustainably.
The three phases included within Midwest’s unique multi-phasal program are Detox & Residential, Phase 1 and Phase 2. This extended care model offers structured housing and support for the entire first year of recovery for the client. Detox & Residential comprises the first 30 days of medically supervised detox and 56 hours per week of clinical therapy. Clients then have the option to continue their programming with Phase 1, which consists of another 60 days of structured housing, individual and group therapy alongside with 12 step, wellness, and family programs. Phase II, which can last up to nine months, includes structured housing and ongoing group therapy and 12 step recovery as clients transition back to everyday life.
By allowing clients to experience gradual “step-down”-style recovery, Midwest Recovery Centers ensures that clients have the skills, resources, and experiences necessary to overcome substance abuse as they re-enter their daily routines.