The Summit Wellness Group’s alcohol rehab program in Georgia utilizes the latest and most effective therapeutic techniques, medications, and technologies to help our clients return to a full life after alcohol addiction. Chronic alcohol use can wreak havoc on the mind and body, and alcohol withdrawal alone can be extremely dangerous. Once safely through the alcohol withdrawal and detox process, our staff will work with clients to develop individually tailored treatment plans to provide the highest quality care and help our clients find a life free from alcohol addiction.
Our Approach to Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Addiction of any kind can and does destroy lives. Alcohol is especially dangerous in this regard since it is so widely acceptable to drink and many people don’t realize they have a problem until it’s too late and the brain and body have already developed a dependence upon alcohol. Someone working towards recovery will need to develop new coping skills and habits in order to deal with being around alcohol as it is unavoidable. Our long list of holistic treatments introduces clients to these more positive coping mechanisms, making it easier to reduce cravings in a healthy way.
We also utilize a network of detox centers alongside our programs, psychotherapy, and medication management to ensure that our clients receive the highest possible level of care during their time through detox and into recovery. We want to help make this transition into sobriety as safe as possible, and we understand the effect withdrawal has on our clients. By integrating these programs with our holistic therapies, we are able to provide clients with the resources needed to assist and accelerate the recovery process.
Step #1 – Walk Clients Safely Through Alcohol Detox
It is important that individuals wanting to get sober seek professional guidance as withdrawal symptoms from long-term alcohol addiction can be deadly. At The Summit Wellness Group, we immediately work to stabilize our clients and walk them through the detox process. We partner with a network of Georgia alcohol detox centers that are experienced at helping people through the worst and most dangerous first stages of alcohol withdrawal.
Withdrawal symptoms for alcohol addiction can vary in severity and may include:
- Anxiety, Nervousness, Irritability
- Depression, Fatigue, Insomnia
- Mood Swings
- Sweating, Clammy Skin
- Loss of Appetite, Nausea, and Vomiting
- Hallucinations and Severe Confusion
Step #2 – Craving Management Through Medication
Cravings are a common issue for many people recovering from alcohol addiction, and during the detox phase, managing those cravings and preventing relapse is extremely important. Our doctors are able to prescribe a variety of medications that can be used to help reduce the frequency and intensity of these cravings.
- Naltrexone: An FDA-approved medication for treating alcohol dependence, helping to reduce cravings for alcohol.
- Nalmefene: Similar to Naltrexone, this medication is used to reduce cravings for alcohol and can reduce the rewarding effects produced by drinking alcohol.
- Baclofen: Works on the major neurotransmitters that are disrupted through alcohol addiction and may reduce discomfort and cravings once detox has been completed.
- Carbamazepine: This is an anticonvulsant that is also used off-label to treat alcohol withdrawal syndrome and may reduce discomfort.
- Acamprosate: Another FDA-approved medication that may prevent relapse into alcohol use by reducing cravings for alcohol.
- Disulfiram: FDA-approved for treating alcohol use disorder by increasing the body’s sensitivity to alcohol. It causes a very unpleasant reaction when combined with alcohol, acting as a relapse deterrent.
Cravings are to be expected in early recovery. When somebody has come to rely on alcohol every day, it takes time to change that habit. Though it can be frustrating, these medications may aid in reducing those cravings during the detox process, allowing clients to put more focus on building new habits to deal with the absence of alcohol as a coping mechanism. Maximizing the time our clients spend focused on treatment and building a solid foundation for their recovery is a high priority at The Summit Wellness Group, and these medications may help.
Step #3 – Creating An Individualized Treatment Plan
At The Summit Wellness Program, we treat each of our clients specific to their individual needs. Upon coming to one of our facilities, you will meet with a team of treatment experts to discuss your needs and goals, allowing us to cater our programs to you. Some of this will depend on:
- How long and how much someone drank
- The intensity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms
- Possible co-occurring drug abuse or mental health issues
- Health complications that might be present or develop
- Level of commitment to recovery
- Specifics of current living situation
- Insurance or self-pay
- Suitability for either inpatient or outpatient treatment
Why Choose Our Alcohol Rehab Program?
On-Site Holistic Treatments
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 are able to 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
- Adventure Activities
Much of the mental stresses of early recovery from alcohol addiction are expressed as anxiety, depression, and disorganized thinking. Through a practice of different expressive and mindfulness therapies, these symptoms can be lessened and long-term coping habits can be formed for continued treatment beyond our programs.
Admitting that you might be struggling with addiction can be frustrating and scary, especially when you don’t know where to turn or what to do next. Each of our locations was designed with your comfort in mind, and we hope that from the minute you walk through those doors, you feel at home. Each detail is meant to foster a sense of safety and peace, and we work to maintain that same feel throughout all of our programs.
We are Gold Seal Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) certified. We also hold certifications with the Georgia Department of Community Health and are part of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers.
FAQ Alcohol Addiction Treatment
When Is It Time To Get My Loved One Help?
If excessive drinking has caused any form of interference with your loved one’s life, talking to them about seeking professional treatment could save their life. As a person becomes more and more dependent on alcohol, their tolerance increases, and this could lead to an overdose and possibly death. The long-term health consequences of drinking only get worse as the addiction continues, and knowing the signs of alcohol addiction is the first step in opening up communication.
Should I Seek Treatment For Alcohol Addiction?
Seeking professional treatment for alcohol addiction is the most effective method for reaching long-term recovery. The discomfort of withdrawal symptoms can often lead to relapse, and if withdrawal is severe it can land a person in the hospital. Our team of professionals is equipped with the tools necessary to help walk you through this process as safely as possible.
Warning of Alcohol Withdrawal and Overdose
The more a person drinks, the higher their tolerance becomes. The brain requires an increasing amount of alcohol before the feelings of pleasure are met, but that also means overdose is more likely as more and more alcohol is consumed. And because the body continues to metabolize alcohol even after a person stops drinking, an overdose can occur suddenly and without warning. On the other hand, a person trying to get sober alone may either relapse or experience life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. Seeking professional help is the only safe, effective way to get sober and stay sober.
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