Alcohol Addiction Treatment
It’s possible to overcome alcohol abuse and addiction. The Ranch’s treatment programs have helped thousands of clients and their families.
Alcohol Abuse Treatment at The Ranch
The Ranch’s alcohol abuse treatment program eliminates substance use as a coping mechanism. We address the reasons why you abuse alcohol and teach you healthier coping skills. Inpatient alcohol rehab begins with medical detox. Detox is followed by a whole-person approach to recovery. We help you repair the physical deficiencies caused by alcohol while also attending to your emotional and spiritual needs.
Inpatient rehab at The Ranch includes:
Safe and Comfortable Detox
We make sure alcohol detox is safe and as comfortable as possible. You’ll be cared for by compassionate medical professionals trained in alcohol treatment. We’re with you around the clock and swiftly attend to any discomfort.The Ranch’s detox specialists administer medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and monitor vital signs regularly.
It’s important to undergo alcohol detox in a medical setting for many reasons:
- Dangerous alcohol withdrawal symptoms – Trying to stop drinking “cold turkey” puts you at increased risk for life-threatening alcohol withdrawal symptoms like delirium tremens. It’s imperative you undergo alcohol detox with the oversight of medical professionals who can make sure you’re safe.
- Medications for discomfort – Medical professionals can administer prescription drugs that ease painful withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox.They know the most effective medications and the safest doses.
- Prevent relapse – Many well-intentioned alcoholics and alcohol abusers return to substances before completing alcohol detox when they try to “go it alone.” Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be intense without detox specialists to ease the process. Alcohol detox in a treatment facility makes it more likely you’ll stay the course and complete detox.It also makes it more likely you’ll continue treatment with alcohol rehab, which helps you learn critical relapse prevention skills.
- Complex detox situations – People with alcohol use disorders often abuse other substances. This can make detox more complex. Commonly abused drugs used with alcohol include heroin, prescription drug painkillers and marijuana. Detox specialists have special training in polysubstance detox. They can help you eliminate all substances safely and effectively.
You’ll emerge from alcohol detox feeling more ready to take part in addiction treatment. Without the distraction of withdrawal symptoms, you can focus on yourself and getting better.
We don’t just treat the symptoms of alcohol abuse we help you get to the root causes of your destructive behaviors. People who struggle with addiction are often trying to numb emotional pain. The Ranch’s inpatient rehab includes individual sessions with a trained counselor. You’ll explore situations that fuel substance abuse. These sometimes include:
- PTSD and complex trauma
- Challenging relationships with caregivers during childhood
- Growing up with alcoholics and alcohol abusers
- Poor self-worth
- Mental health issues like anxiety and depression
- Socioemotional factors
It isn’t necessary to relive every situation that brings you pain. Even just honoring the impact these experiences have on you can be a transformational process. A therapist can help you give voice to difficult feelings. Identifying and working through these emotions may lessen the urge to numb them with drugs and alcohol.
Group Counseling With Peers
In addition to individual behavioral therapy you’ll attend several small groups everyday. Group therapy offers a safe, supportive setting to develop relapse prevention skills and connect with others in recovery. Group therapy helps you:
- Get solutions to your problems – Peers in recovery provide a sounding board for challenges you’re facing. They’ve often experienced similar problems. They may offer new insight into difficult situations.
- Improve interpersonal skills – Sharing with others about difficult topics helps build communication skills. You’ll discover the power of open, honest communication. Relationships in group therapy may mirror relationships in your personal life.This helps you practice working through similar issues in relationships outside of alcohol rehab.
- Feel less isolated – Hearing from people with similar struggles helps you feel less alone in yours. Group therapy can help you heal from shame surrounding your addiction.You’ll learn that others have been where you are and accept you despite your missteps.
- Develop supportive friendships – Long-term connections with other people in recovery can be a critical part of maintaining sobriety. Many people make lifelong friendships in treatment and rehab.These relationships encourage accountability and camaraderie in sobriety.
Attention to Co-Occurring Disorders
People with substance use disorders frequently struggle with mental health disorders.This is known as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. Some research shows up to 80% of people with alcohol use disorders have depression. Other research finds people addicted to alcohol are at four times greater risk of having anxiety.
You may have started to abuse alcohol to help ease psychiatric symptoms. Drugs and alcohol may take the edge of off issues like anxiety and depression at first, but overtime substance abuse backfires. Psychiatric symptoms ultimately get worse and dependency on alcohol develops.
We’re trained to treat the wide range of psychiatric issues that accompany drug and alcohol abuse. These include mental health issues like:
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Personality disorder like borderline personality disorder
- Anxiety disorders
At The Ranch, you’ll learn how to manage mental illness symptoms. Our psychiatric staff will meet with you regularly. We’ll assess the effectiveness of any medications and adjust dosage as appropriate.
Alcohol addiction and abuse impacts the entire family. Loved ones’ involvement in addiction treatment paves the way for support after drug rehab. The Ranch provides family therapy as appropriate. We also offer family programs, which are opportunities for education and connection. Family involvement helps loved ones learn how to support each other and communicate better.
Repairing Physical and Mental Health
Abusing alcohol affects your physical and behavioral health. We help you stop drinking and begin repairing the damaging effects of alcohol abuse. In addition to individual and group therapy, we offer treatment options that support physical and spiritual well-being.These may include:
- Adventure therapy
- Attention to nutrition
- Creative therapies
- Trauma therapies
- Native American healing traditions
Learning relapse prevention skills is a critical part of addiction treatment. You’ll spend a lot of time at The Ranch preparing for life after treatment. You’ll practice self-care activities to replace drinking alcohol. We’ll help you build a toolbox of resources and practices you’ll draw upon in difficult times. You’ll also learn to manage mental health disorder symptoms and other issues that can lead to substance abuse relapse.
Our treatment facility feels more like home than an addiction center. Extra touches help you feel relaxed and cared for. Some of these include:
- Comfortable furnishings
- Warm decor
- Welcoming gathering areas
- Well-balanced meals
- Fitness areas
- Soothing views of nature
Preparing for Life After Treatment
You’ll learn relapse prevention skills during treatment. You’ll also work with a therapist to create an aftercare plan that supports sobriety when you leave. Aftercare plans often include:
- Appointments with therapists skilled in treating alcohol addiction
- Appointments with psychiatrists to manage medications
- Support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery®
- Outpatient rehab (if step-down care is needed)
- Sober-living residences
- The Ranch alumni group events
Stop Drinking. Start Living.
Recovery isn’t easy, but it’s well worth it. Live the life you’ve always wanted. We’ll help you rebuild what substance abuse has taken away. Call The Ranch treatment centers today: 844-876-7680