Alcohol addiction is a serious disorder that is often referred to as “alcoholism.” Fortunately, alcoholism is a treatable condition. Through a variety of interventions that may include detoxification, education and/or counseling services clients can learn to lead successful, sober lives.
At New Bridge Foundation®, our therapists and addiction counselors offer a wide variety of treatment options to aid in the addiction recovery process. We understand the impact that alcoholism can have on a person’s life, and how it affects families, finances, and ability to work. For more than 50 years, people in Northern California and throughout the U.S., have turned to our compassionate team for help and guidance for drug and alcohol recovery, and you can too.
Areas of specialization include treating individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, active-duty military personnel and their dependents, veterans, and those individuals who are suffering form co-occurring disorders. At New Bridge Foundation® we provide programs and services that assist individuals begin the process of alcohol addiction recovery. Find out how we can help you or a loved one today by calling 866.772.8491.
What Does the Alcohol Addiction Process Look Like?
The process of addiction recovery requires several steps that, in combination, will improve your chances of success and long-term sobriety.
Detox is the process of removing all of the alcohol from a person’s body. As alcohol is withheld, a person is likely to experience mild to severe withdrawal symptoms that are best handled through a monitored detox program. Medications used in alcohol addiction recovery programs are geared toward minimizing withdrawal symptoms and reducing alcohol cravings.
Because alcohol detox can be dangerous the detoxification process should not be attempted at home but rather should be conducted under the supervision of trained medical and clinical personnel. At New Bridge Foundation®, we provide clients with the proper care and supervision to ensure that they detox safely and comfortably.
After detox, the process of recovery starts with a series of therapeutic options designed to help clients remain clean and sober as they embark on the road to recovery.
Holistic Treatment Options
Alcohol addiction recovery programs that take a holistic approach focus on healing the body, mind, and spirit. In addition to traditional evidence-based treatment options, a holistic program may include:
- Recreational therapy
- Music therapy
- Guided meditation
Alcohol addiction recovery programs should rely on evidence-based treatment options. Evidence-based treatment practices are those approaches that have been scientifically proven to be effective. These options include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Relapse Prevention
- Motivational Interviewing
- Brief Interventions
- 12-step Facilitation Therapy
When choosing an alcohol addiction recovery program it is extremely important to choose a program that embraces evidence-based practices.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
It is common for alcoholism to coincide with a mental health disorder. Clients with co-occurring disorders often face unique obstacles during the process of recovery, such as anxiety, depression, low motivation, and poor concentration. Dual diagnosis treatment addresses the client’s mental health condition, which may have contributed to the alcohol addiction, simultaneous to their alcohol use disorder. This approach is an effective way to achieve recovery and ensure long-term sobriety.
Start the Process in Northern California
Alcoholism is a progressive disease that will continue to get worse without intervention and treatment. However, you don’t have to try to overcome alcoholism on your own.
At New Bridge Foundation®, we use detox, an evidence-based approach, and holistic treatment options to address alcohol addiction with a variety of programs, including:
If you or someone you love lives in Northern California or anywhere in the U.S. or abroad and could benefit from an addiction recovery program, contact us using the online form or calling 866.772.8491. The recovery process can start today.