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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Atlanta, GA

In Atlanta, Georgia, more than 600,000 residents 12 and older reported drinking in 2010. That number continues to rise. Approximately 15% of Georgia residents reported binge drinking regularly in 2015. There are around 2,500 alcohol-related deaths each year. The Summit Wellness Group's alcohol treatment centers in Atlanta use the latest and most effective therapeutic techniques, medications, and technologies to help our clients heal from alcohol addiction.

Chronic alcohol use can wreak havoc on the mind and body, and alcohol withdrawal alone can be dangerous. Once safely through the withdrawal and detox process, our staff will work with clients to develop individually tailored treatment plans.

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Fact about Drinking in Atlanta, Georgia

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), over half a million adults in Georgia have an alcohol use disorder (AUD).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 2,500 people die in alcohol-related deaths in Georgia each year. Another 80,000 are involved in incidents that could have ended in death.

Even though there are more than 350 locations for alcohol addiction treatment in Georgia, 10% of adults never attend an alcohol treatment center in Atlanta, GA.

If left untreated, an alcohol addiction can lead to a mental health disorder. This is a co-occurring disorder that requires a dual diagnosis.

$5.8 billion was spent by the Georgia government on alcohol addiction-related matters. This includes healthcare, employment and staffing issues, and criminal justice system costs.

To combat alcohol addiction in Georgia, disorder treatment, drug addiction support groups, and substance use disorder (SUD), resources have been developed around the state.

The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) now offers 24/7 support for drug rehab, individual therapy, and mental health treatment resources. They can also point individuals toward local substance abuse treatment facilities in your local area.

Why Choose The Summit Wellness Group

There are a lot of rehabilitation services and facilities out there. How do you know which one is right for you?

The Summit Wellness Group provides a supportive environment with our client’s needs in mind. Our treatment team has combined decades of experience in addiction treatment.

Our facility has current accreditation, licensing, and qualified staff. We understand your needs and provide the care you need. Our wide range of services provides the resources you need to overcome alcohol symptoms and withdrawal.

While our clients receive treatment, our clinicians ensure they are comfortable and in a calming environment. We support each person’s physical, emotional, and mental recovery. Therefore, we want our clients to know they are well cared for. Our amenities promote relaxation and privacy as needed.

At Summit Wellness Group, we practice core values for our clients to work toward improving their behavioral health.

  • We treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • We are committed to integrity through ethical and quality care.
  • We value honest and open communication.
  • We give clients the tools to practice self-care and personal growth.

We have two locations in metro Atlanta, midtown and Roswell. Our luxury treatment facilities have been designed to create the ideal environment for healing. Our alcohol treatment centers in Atlanta are genuinely one-of-a-kind environments for our clients to heal.

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Our Approaches to Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Atlanta

Alcohol addiction is dangerous because it is so widely accepted. Many people don’t realize they have a problem until the brain and body have already developed a dependence. Someone working towards recovery will need to develop new coping skills and habits.

Our approaches to alcohol addiction introduce clients to positive coping mechanisms. This makes it easier to reduce cravings healthily.

Below are some of the modalities we use for alcohol addiction treatment.

Holistic Therapy

Our holistic approach to alcohol rehab takes the perspective of treating the person as a whole, not just as a set of symptoms. Using a combination of health and wellness practices, physical and mental exercises, and social or community-centric therapies, we can provide our clients with a more comprehensive and well-rounded treatment program. This equips our clients with as many tools as possible to help their recovery. Some of the holistic techniques we use include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Guided Meditation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Nutritional Classes
  • Therapeutic Fitness
  • Yoga
  • Adventure Activities

Much of the mental stresses of early recovery from alcohol addiction are expressed as anxiety, depression, and disorganized thinking. These symptoms can be lessened through the practice of different expressive and mindfulness therapies. Long-term coping habits can be formed for continued treatment beyond our programs.

Evidence-Based Therapies

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) examines the relationship between behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Our clients will work with their assigned therapist to address negative thought patterns. Active steps are then taken to reframe those thoughts into more positive behaviors. The benefits of CBT include:

  • Support From a Therapist
  • Increased Self-Esteem
  • Ability to Turn Negative Thoughts into Positive
  • Anger Management
  • Increased Effectiveness in Communication
  • Development of Coping Skills
  • Relapse Prevention

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) equips clients with coping mechanisms for triggers. Therapists help clients see the difference between effective and ineffective thinking patterns. Mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness are used. DBT is going to:

  • Decrease risk-taking and self-harming behaviors
  • Decrease behaviors that decrease quality of life
  • Decrease symptoms of trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Improve self-esteem and self-respect
  • Develop goal-setting behaviors
  • Help clients replace negative thoughts with positive ones at the moment

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can lessen withdrawal symptoms depending on our clients’ addiction severity. MAT uses a combination of prescription medications and counseling to help people continue their recovery. Research has shown that this level of service is practical for working toward long-term recovery and teaches our clients how to build a recovery lifestyle. 

We use several different medications for addiction treatment:

  • Antidepressants are used to control the nerves that send messages throughout the body. They also regulate serotonin, which stabilizes mood.
  • Mood stabilizers prevent manic or hypomanic episodes. Examples of mood stabilizers include Liithobid, Depakene, Depakote, Tegretol, Equetro, and Lamictal.
  • Anti-anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines help with anxiety and improve sleep. These are used on a short-term basis.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention is a set of techniques our therapists use to prevent our clients from returning to destructive behaviors and thinking. The therapist assists the client with identifying triggers and exchanging them for positive behaviors. The goal for this component of a treatment plan is long-term recovery by preventing addictive behaviors. 

Our Program for Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Atlanta

Our treatment teams develop individualized programs and goals for each client. We understand that a program that works for one person will not meet the needs of another. Our clients participate in one or a combination of the following programs.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers structured care during the day, allowing you to return home at night. It provides intensive treatment, including medication management and counseling, tailored to alcohol addiction. This is not a full-time residential treatment.

PHP closely watches symptoms, establishes routines, and builds a supportive community. Research shows that PHP significantly improves symptom management and overall quality of life for individuals with alcohol addiction 

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a flexible treatment option without an inpatient stay. You get to maintain your daily routines while still addressing your bipolar. IOP is a day treatment that stabilizes mood swings, manages symptoms, and improves functioning.

Our clients can participate in family therapy, group therapy, and other forms of individual counseling. During family therapy, specified family members are invited to join a session to get at the root of family dynamics and their role in addiction. Group therapy extends individual therapy, where you learn coping skills with others with the same addiction.

Sober Living Homes

Our sober living homes offer structured housing that provides additional accountability through drug tests and curfews. Sober living is often used in conjunction with PHP and IOP. We offer four levels of sober living.

  • Peer-Run: Residences composed of individuals who are friends or acquaintances in recovery. Peer-run homes are usually governed democratically by their residents and may or may not feature periodic house meetings, drug screenings, and a senior resident holding other residents accountable. There are no paid clinical positions provided in the homes. Peer-run homes prepare individuals for aftercare and returning to daily living outside for long-term recovery.
  • Monitored: Typically, single-family homes or apartments are supervised by a senior resident or a house manager. House meetings and drug screenings are generally mandatory, and house rules are often well-defined.
  • Supervised: Facilities usually licensed and feature organizational hierarchies, administrative oversight, and policies and procedures. Life skills development is emphasized, and clinical services are provided outside sober living services. The staff is certified, and drug screenings are standard.
  • Integrated: Services tend to be provided in a more clinical environment and are often transitional services for those completing an addiction treatment program. Clinical services are provided in-house with a strong emphasis on life skills development. Staff are credentialed, and drug screening is mandatory and administered frequently.

What are the Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction?

If you suspect you have a problem with alcohol or need help with addiction to alcohol, seek support. A healthcare provider can assess any impact on the physical body. An addiction therapist can determine a recovery treatment approach and program. Both steps will get you back on track to wellness and improve your quality of life.

Some notable signs can help you recognize whether alcohol is preventing you from living your best life:

  • A high tolerance means a person needs more alcohol to achieve the desired effects.
  • When an individual doesn’t consume alcohol, they may feel nauseous, anxious, sweat, and tremble.
  • Ignoring harmful consequences indicates an addiction. These include feeling sick, broken relationships, and problems at work or school.  
  • An intense desire to drink when alcohol is unavailable is a warning sign of a substance abuse disorder. 
  • If an individual attempts to limit alcohol intake and has trouble, it’s time to consider an addiction. 

Get The Help You Need Today

The benefit of seeking professional treatment for alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorders is a critical step towards a better quality of life. These symptoms are entirely manageable with help at our rehab centers.

At The Summit Wellness Group, our compassionate and experienced staff members are dedicated to helping you or a loved one regain your life. The level of care and treatment we provide can help someone throughout their life and is not limited to the time they spend with us. Our care extends into long-term recovery.

Make the first step and call 770-299-1677 to begin your treatment at one of our alcohol addiction centers in Atlanta, GA.

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