Alcohol abuse is a significant problem for many individuals in today’s society. This is partially because alcohol is a part of normal life for many people; it’s legal and considered acceptable to use. The majority of people who drink do so socially, however for some, the ability to limit their drinking can become a problem. Alcohol is used frequently as a means to relax and can become a coping strategy for dealing with life stress, which can be a route to addiction.
While treatment for alcohol abuse is often thought to be relegated to support groups, a number of effective treatment options have been developed in the past decade. These treatments help the individual learn to handle stress properly, use problem solving skills to cope with difficult situations, and learn ways to repair or build relationships and social support networks. These strategies recognize that while sobriety is an obvious goal, the problems don’t end there. People with alcoholism experience many negative consequences that far outlast the addiction. These techniques understand that each individual with alcohol-related problems has unique needs for treatment.
At Delta we know how difficult it is to decide to seek inpatient treatment for your alcohol abuse. Perhaps you worry there may be a stigma associated with your disorder, and that others might judge you. Our trained staff have experience helping people fight their addiction and determining the best ways to handle any concerns you have. Most people find that the problems that most concern them can be easily handled with the proper skills and approaches. One of the benefits of inpatient care is that in addition to learning skills for future problems, you have the opportunity to practice these new skills before using them in real life.
Why Should You Consider Treatment at Delta?
Delta is a service-oriented hospital committed to meeting all the needs of each individual who comes through our doors. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive behavioral health services and complete medical services under the same roof. For those suffering from addiction, any complications or withdrawal symptoms can be safely handled by medical professionals. Medical care is provided for long-term physical consequences that result from alcoholism.
We are also experienced in treating common co-occurring disorders including depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, and occupational problems, as well as improving life skills. It’s our goal to treat your symptoms and provide you with the skills to enhance your quality of life.
Our Philosophy and Benefits
We believe that no matter what the primary problem is, the best treatment is providing comprehensive care for the entire person and their loved ones. We use a systems-approach that focuses on treating your needs and incorporates your strengths into your treatment and recovery. We know how critical the support from your family and loved ones can be during recovery, so we work hard to include them in your recovery. Our unique integration of medical and behavioral health services offers the most comprehensive treatment available for alcohol addiction.
Treatment for Alcohol Addiction at Delta
We are strong advocates of comprehensive evaluation services prior to initiation of treatment. Many times, there are additional underlying problems that are contributing to alcoholism. We continue to assess your situation throughout your stay to ensure that we are helping you recover from all issues you may be struggling with. After your evaluation, your treatment team will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that includes all of your needs.
Detox: Our detox clinic is for individuals in active withdrawal or in danger of active withdrawal to detox safely and effectively before stepping down into the addiction treatment program.
Medication Evaluation and Medical Monitoring: At Delta we understand that many people struggling with alcohol abuse may have co-occurring mental illnesses or medical conditions. If it is determined that you have co-occurring medical conditions, you’ll have the benefit of medical management under the same roof.
Family therapy: We include family members in many aspects of treatment throughout your stay and offer family therapy sessions to best allow you to educate your loved ones about alcoholism and your recovery process.
Group Therapy: Group sessions are our primary therapeutic approach at Delta. We have two types of groups for you to participate in during your recovery. Our psycho-educational groups provide information on special topics and teach skills for dealing with life stress, understanding triggers for abuse, and preventing relapse. Our process groups help you work through issues contributing to your alcohol abuse with peers who can provide feedback and support based on first-hand knowledge.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): We use CBT techniques in our different types of treatment options to address maladaptive thinking related to your alcoholism. We help you identify irrational thinking, challenge these thoughts, and replace them with rational thoughts, eliminating justifications you may have given yourself in the pastas permission to continue drinking. CBT also helps individuals recognize how their negative thoughts relate to their mood states and behavioral responses.
We also provide several additional services to help you return to your highest level of functioning. These include:
- Recreational therapy
- Nutrition and wellness counseling
- Therapeutic activities
- Spiritual guidance
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
As you approach discharge, your treatment team will work with you to decide upon the best next step for you. We know that this can be a scary time and are committed to helping you maintain your sobriety and continue to progress toward your goals. We provide two intensive outpatient programs to provide you the level of support you need.
Many individuals leaving our inpatient program prefer the higher level of structure offered by our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) which meets five days a week, providing a minimum of 20 hours of services. We also offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) which meets three days a week, providing a minimum of 12 hours of services each week. If you feel as though you’ve made enough progress to return home, we will provide you with a referral to our outpatient therapy program and connect you with local area resources such as A.A and N.A.
At Delta, regardless of which program you participate in, we are committed to assisting you in reaching your goals and helping you to see the hope and possibilities your future holds.