Alcoholism affects nearly 12% of the population. Unfortunately, only one in 10 addicts is seeking treatment. While there is a stigma attached to addiction and rehab, it can be the difference between a fulfilling future and an endless cycle of alcohol abuse. Taking the first step towards recovery is the most difficult as seeing the truth through the fog of addiction is not easy. By seeking professional help, you give yourself and your loved ones the best chance of a happy, healthy life.
Rehab provides a structured, safe environment for people suffering from addiction to work towards a sober lifestyle. Alcohol use disorder doesn’t just affect your body; it changes the way your brain functions and often significantly alters your lifestyle. These changes don’t have to be permanent — with the guidance of doctors, therapists and support workers, your mind and body can be healed.
Addiction is a chronic illness, so recovery is an ongoing process that doesn’t end with rehab. Attending an alcohol treatment center provides the foundation for sustained sobriety by providing you with a blend of group, individual and experiential therapy, as well as education to give you the tools you need to develop healthy coping mechanisms and stay sober.
During rehab, our staff takes into consideration your individual circumstances and creates a treatment plan customized to your needs. Recovery at the Crossroads is an alcohol rehab in New Jersey with three levels of care programs: partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP) and general outpatient (GOP). You attend the clinic every day with PHP, 10 hours a week for IOP and one to three hours for GOP.
Outpatient treatment can be used as a step-down from inpatient (residential) rehab, and it’s also effective for clients whose addiction is at the level where they don’t require a medical detox. It can also help you if you’ve been through recovery before and are worried about or have experienced a relapse.
Rehab involves a series of therapeutic interventions that help you to address the root causes of your addiction. Counselors aid you in understanding the thoughts and beliefs that drive you to use unhealthy coping mechanisms and show you ways of cultivating effective, positive ways of dealing with stress and emotion. You’ll learn how to identify your triggers, identify positive relationships and formulate a long-term plan for maintaining abstinence.
It’s also vital that people in recovery gain an understanding of how addiction affects the brain and body. When you fully comprehend the long- and short-term impacts excessive alcohol consumption has on you, avoiding a future relapse becomes much more realistic.
If you or someone you love has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, speak to one of the experts from Recovery at the Crossroads at 888-342-3881 about how alcohol rehab can change your life.