Malibu Alcohol Rehab Programs

Admitting you have a problem with alcohol takes an enormous amount of strength and courage, and is the first step to recovery. The second step is getting help for your addiction and treating the physical and mental consequences of your abuse. If you have a problem with drinking, a Malibu alcohol rehab program can help put you on the road to recovery.

Types of Malibu Alcohol Rehab Programs

Most alcohol rehab centers base their programs on the 12-step model, the most widely recognized model of success in recovery. The 12-step program uses a set of guided principles (the 12 steps) to help a person obtain and maintain sobriety. When combined with other forms of alcohol addiction treatment, the 12-step program increases the chances of long-term sobriety.

The following are the most common types of alcohol treatment programs:

* Residential treatment. Residential treatment varies from 30-90 days and involves living at a treatment facility in order to undergo intensive treatment.

* Detox. Detoxification takes place in a hospital and varies from 7-10 days. During detox, all traces of alcohol will be eliminated from your system while simultaneously controlling withdrawal symptoms.

* Counseling. Counseling can involve individual, group, couple or family therapy and is usually used in conjunction with other types of treatment or as follow-up support. In counseling you’ll be able to identify the root cause of your alcohol addiction and learn how to make better decisions in your life.

* Sober living. A sober living home is a group of recovering alcoholics who live together in order to support each other and provide an environment free of alcohol and drugs. Sober living is recommended for people who have just completed residential treatment and are at risk for relapsing if they return home.

Alternatives to the 12-step program include holistic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and dual-diagnosis therapy.

* Holistic therapy: A holistic approach to alcohol rehab treats the entire individual, including their body, mind and spirit. Holistic therapy is gaining in popularity for its ability to help patients stay in recovery. It includes alternative treatments such as massage and yoga.

* Cognitive behavioral therapy. As part of an overall program of recovery, cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective in treating alcoholism. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy in treating alcohol dependence is to teach the person short-term coping skills for obtaining sobriety and long-term skills for maintaining sobriety.

* Dual-diagnosis therapy. Oftentimes a person with a co-occurring disorder such as depression or anxiety will become addicted to alcohol after trying to self-medicate their symptoms. Dual-diagnosis therapy treats the underlying disorder so that long-term sobriety is possible.

Alcoholism Recovery at Casa Palmera

At Casa Palmera, we believe that alcohol dependency is more than just a physical problem. We recognize the need for mental and spiritual recovery and strive to treat our residents’ entire well-being. Our focus on individualized alcohol treatment also helps make Casa Palmera a valuable, rare and life changing experience.

Some specific alcohol treatment goals include: managing control over alcohol, avoiding circumstances in which one might be tempted to drink, identifying and dealing with various stresses that may trigger the impulse to drink and helping to cope with any past trauma or abuse. All of our programs are here to assist you in the rehabilitation process and to help you overcome the urge to relapse.

Through our ability to create a specialized program for you, we believe that together we can help you overcome your addiction and make a change for the better. Casa Palmera does not merely want to put a “band-aid” over your problems; we seek to heal every aspect of your life.

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This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for medical advice. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique, and this content is to provide an overall understanding of substance use disorders. These disorders are very complex, and this post does not take into account the unique circumstances for every individual. For specific questions about your health needs or that of a loved one, seek the help of a healthcare professional.