Just like no two alcoholics are alike, no alcohol detox program is like another. Alcoholism is a complicated and tricky disease. Our qualified First Step® treatment staff creates an individualized treatment plan for every client who comes to us. We develop a customized alcohol detox treatment plan that meets each individual’s needs and gives them their best opportunity to achieve long term sobriety.

Attending a long term alcohol detox and rehab center helps alcoholics by removing them from their environment for a period of time with fewer distractions. We can recommend treatment facilities for you or your loved one to attend right after completing the First Step® detox process. Any such treatment facility should be a safe place that is removed from the places where our clients drank and, in some cases, also used drugs. There is no quick fix for alcohol addiction. Recovery is a process. The skills one learns during intensive inpatient program must be integrated into everyday life, and this takes time.

Any alcohol treatment plan should include the following goals: managing your cravings, avoiding circumstances in which one might be tempted to drink, identifying and dealing with various triggers, helping to cope and heal from any past trauma or abuse. , and learning the tools to avoid relapse.

Some additional points to note:

  • Alcoholism Is a disease
  • Alcoholism can be caused by factors unique to each individual:
  • Genetics play a role in determining who is more susceptible to this disease. An individual whose parents or biological relatives are alcoholics has a much higher risk of developing the disease.
  • For people under high levels of stress, alcohol can be used as a way of coping with their problems. Someone who is shy, depressed, or anxious may drink in order to hide behind the confidence they perceive alcohol gives them. People also turn to alcohol to numb the pain and fear that can, at time, feel unbearable.
  • The social prevalence of drinking tends to increase the likelihood of alcoholism. The influence of peers, and the general societal norms associated with alcohol encourage far too many people to drink excessively. Each person’s family and the availability of alcohol in the home is also an important factor to consider.
  • Society itself has an impact on susceptibility to alcoholism. For a culture that frowns upon drunkenness, rates for alcoholism are lower. In a society with little or no boundaries regarding excessive drinking, alcoholism rates will be much higher.
  • Those suffering from trauma or sexual abuse are also prone to using alcohol to self-medicate, which in turn, can develop into alcoholism.