When you're addicted to alcohol, or even if you think you might be addicted to alcohol, your entire world seems to revolve around whether or not you're able to drink. Perhaps you've been living in that state for quite some time, and to be honest, you're ready for a break from it. Or, it's possible that you are in denial that alcohol is a problem for you at all, and you'd prefer to think of it as something that takes you away from all of your cares and worries. Either way, if you're reading this, you either suspect that you have an alcohol addiction, or someone has told you that you do.
While it's wonderful to live in such a close-knit community as Spokane Valley, you're not always able to get as much out of life as you wish you could. Fortunately, there is a way out as long as you're ready to take the proper steps to get help.
Alcohol rehab can change your life dramatically. It can give you back the freedom you wish you had, that you once lost when alcohol took control of your life. If you're doubtful about whether or not you are someone who would benefit from going to alcohol treatment, you're in the right place to get that information. In fact, you might have a lot of questions about alcoholism rehab, such as:
At Northpoint Washington, we want you to know that we believe each and every one of your questions is valid. Getting the answers you need will help you understand what you should do next to help yourself get the professional assistance you require.
Alcoholism can be very lonely, but if you have a problem with alcohol, you're certainly not alone. In fact, King County statistics state that about 20% of all people in King County regularly participate in binge drinking. Even so, you still might wonder whether or not you have your drinking under control, or if you should seek out professional help.
There are certain signs you can look for within yourself to help you know whether or not you're an alcoholic. These include:
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, any one of these is an indicator that you might be an alcoholic, and you should seriously consider getting professional help.
There are a number of different methods of treatment that are traditionally used to treat addiction. However, please keep in mind that while some components might be the same for most patients, each patient should receive his or her own individual treatment plan because addressing each patient's needs is so important.
Types of treatment during alcohol recovery might include:
Getting the right aftercare is so important when it comes to rehab for alcoholism. Your stay at the inpatient facility will only be for approximately 28 days, but your recovery from alcoholism will be ongoing for the rest of your life. You may have heard it said that alcoholism is a disease. This is very true. Alcoholism is something that will always be present within you, and it doesn't take much to relapse back into drinking again. For that reason, getting the right aftercare is crucial.
There are a number of different options that might be presented to you for aftercare, but usually people choose between two. Intensive outpatient treatment is an excellent idea if you're someone who would benefit from having a higher level of care without having to stay in an inpatient clinic. This option is usually chosen as a way to step down into traditional outpatient rehab.
Outpatient rehab will allow you to come to your appointments on a regular basis and meet with a therapist. You might come once a week at first, and then eventually, you might only need to be seen once a month.
In addition to these choices, you will also be prompted to find a local AA group that you can join for additional support.
Please do not allow the cost of alcohol rehab to deter you from getting the help you need. Your health insurance will assist you by providing you with benefits to help pay for it, and so, the cost of rehab doesn't really need to be a concern for you. Many health insurance companies today will even cover these costs completely, leaving you with nothing to pay out of your pocket.
This might sound a bit different from what you've always known to be true about alcohol rehab. However, new healthcare laws have made it possible for anyone to get alcohol treatment when it is needed.
There are a number of factors you might want to consider if you are considering going to alcohol rehab. First of all, it will greatly benefit you to choose a smaller facility. Alcohol rehab centers like the Betty Ford Clinic might have a great reputation, but it's difficult to say just how much personal attention you would receive with so many patients there. You also want to be sure that you're given a treatment plan that was designed specifically for you, to meet your unique needs.
Here at Northpoint Washington, it's been a pleasure to help so many people find the freedom from alcohol that they've been looking for. We know how hard that first step can be, which is why we make it easy for you to get started with alcohol rehab. Our caring and attentive staff will be there to answer any additional questions you might have, and we can also check your insurance benefits for you too.
Are you ready to change your life with alcohol rehab at Northpoint Washington? If so, we'd like to hear from you. Please contact us.
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Outpatient drug and alcohol rehab and addiction counseling located in Washington State.