Alcohol addiction is one of the most common and most dangerous substance use disorders. Alcohol is legal and widely available, and its accessibility has made it especially challenging to treat. If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, you know firsthand how difficult it can be to avoid alcohol. However, the outpatient alcohol addiction treatment program at A Better State can provide you with the support you need to finally break free from the cycle of addiction. Through evidence-based approaches to treatment like medication-assisted treatment as well as holistic approaches like yoga or mindfulness meditation therapy, we work to give our clients the tools they need to avoid relapse. And at A Better State, a trauma-informed perspective informs all we do, as we know the role that past trauma can play in substance abuse issues.
If you’re ready to overcome alcohol addiction and work towards lasting, sustainable sobriety, connect with A Better State today at 781.412.1488 or reach out to us online.
How Alcohol Addiction Develops
Signs That Someone Might Be Struggling With Alcohol Addiction
If you’re worried that you or someone you know might be struggling with alcohol addiction, look for the following signs:
- Drinking more than intended or drinking to get drunk
- Unsuccessful attempts to cut back on drinking or stop drinking altogether
- Spending a lot of time drinking or thinking about drinking
- Giving up important activities in favor of drinking
- Continuing to drink even though it’s causing problems in your life
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop drinking, such as shaking, sweating, or nausea
- Needing more and more alcohol to feel the desired effects
If you’re struggling with any of these signs, it’s important to seek help. Alcohol addiction is a serious problem, but it is treatable. The sooner you get help, the better your chances are of making a full recovery.
Benefits of Alcohol Addiction Treatment
There are many benefits to getting treatment for alcohol addiction. Some of the key benefits include:
- Getting help from a professional team of experts who can provide you with the support you need
- Having access to medication-assisted treatment, which can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms
- Participating in holistic therapies like yoga or mindfulness meditation therapy, which can help you learn new ways to cope with stress and triggers
- Receiving support from others who are also struggling with alcohol addiction, which can provide validation and encouragement
- Learning about the signs and symptoms of relapse and how to avoid them