Many people in recovery wonder whether alcohol is off the table for good. Here we examine what drinking in recovery looks like and see what some recovery resources have to say. Then, we invite your comments and feedback at the end.
alcohol addiction treatment
While most cases of acute detox are over within about a week, detox from alcohol can last anywhere from a few hours to several months. We review the common symptoms that can occur, their risks, and the complete time it takes to go through alcohol detox here.
Detox from alcohol includes assessment for dependence, use of medications (when necessary) and medical supervision to address symptoms of withdrawal. More on the protocols and treatments during alcohol detox here.
Doctors recommend that anyone detoxing from alcohol get a full medical assessment first. In fact, going cold turkey off alcohol can put you at risk of harm. More on cold turkey alcohol detox here.
Descriptions of speaker meetings, Big Book study vs. step studies, and topic/discussion meetings. Plus, a description of specific A.A. groups and their functions here.
The best way to determine if you are alcoholic is to try to go without alcohol for 30 days. Abstaining for this long can manifest symptoms of psychological dependence on alcohol. More on where to get help for alcohol problems and how to assess substance use disorders here.
There are thousands of addiction treatment centers in the U.S. alone. How do you know which is the right place for you? We help guide your process here.
The regular course of a typical alcohol detox is about three (3) days, but alcohol detox can be prolonged for up to two (2) weeks after cessation of drinking. An alcohol detox timeline here.
Men seeking addiction treatment can have low self esteem and difficulty with vulnerability. Great lessons, suggestions, and what can work for men in recovery for drug or alcohol addiction here!
Neurofeedback therapy involves monitoring the brain via electroencephalography (EEG). During addiction treatment, neurofeedback can train the recovering addict to recognize brain states and to “correct” them. How does it work, exactly? More here.