If you are suffering from early stage alcoholism then your affliction is easier to treat. You can usually be treated in an outpatient alcohol rehabilitation that does not require that you stay in the facilitated. If you are in advanced or early stage alcoholism then you may need to detox or be enrolled in an inpatient facility.
There are many different types of outpatient alcohol rehab treatments including –
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – This type of therapy helps alcohol dependent people get the skills they need to change their problem-drinking behaviors. The therapist helps the patient find out what the payoff is to drinking and then suggests ways the person can modify dependence on it. This type of therapy also helps the person manage emotional problems and moods that might be causing the problem as well as gives the person the courage to change friendships and activities that might encourage drinking.
Behavioral Couples Therapy – This type of alcoholic addiction rehab therapy is for couples when one of the partners has a drinking problem that is affecting the other. The program helps provide the non-afflicted person with communication and support strategies that help everyone stay sane and support the recovery of the alcoholic.
Twelve-Step Therapy – Outpatient alcohol rehab treatment is available at groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Women for Sobriety and other groups. These groups complement other treatments and take care of the spiritual care of the alcoholic.
Prescription Drugs – Drugs such as naltrexone, acamporsate and disulfiram can help the alcoholic reduce the desire to drink. The drawback to these medications is that they can have severe side effects if the drunk decides to drink while on them. These drugs don’t cure the problem; only therapies and a willingness to quit can.
This article only discusses just a few of the alcohol rehab treatments that can help you or a loved one get sober. There are also many other types of outpatient alcohol rehab recovery options.
If you are unsure what type of outpatient rehab treatment is right for you then you should consult with an alcohol-abuse counselor in your area that can help you determine which type of treatment is appropriate for you.