Alcohol addiction, sometimes known as alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, or alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a complicated, chronic brain disease. It affects not only the person who drinks, but also family and friends. It can cause problems at home, work, or school. And it can be incredibly hard to stop.
What we really want you to know about alcohol addiction is that it’s treatable.
The treatment programs at our Austin, TX-area facilities will help you quit drinking and stay sober. We offer medically assisted detox treatment to help you withdraw safely from alcohol, along with psychiatric support to address dangerous behaviors and habits. We’ll help you identify triggers — people, places, and things that prompt you to drink — and learn strategies to change or avoid them.
At our facilities, we treat the whole person, not just the illness. Your treatment plan will be unique to you, focused on your short-term and long-term goals for recovery. It may include medically supervised detox, talk therapy, and recreational therapy. You’ll also have opportunities to participate in peer support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous.
Get the Alcohol Addiction Help You Need
Depending on the severity of your alcohol addiction, treatment may begin with inpatient services, so that we can closely monitor your physical response to withdrawal. Medication may help you physically and emotionally through the detox period as your body and mind adjust to not having alcohol in your system.
In addition to medication, you’ll have opportunities to participate in a variety of individual, group, and family therapy sessions that discuss topics important to you and your recovery. We also offer alternative therapies like yoga, art, music, and pet therapy. You’ll have many active choices to fill your day in a healthy and productive way.
Learn more about our inpatient rehab program.
You may continue your alcohol rehab as an outpatient, or you may start your treatment in one of our outpatient programs if you don’t require inpatient care. Outpatient services may include medication management, behavioral therapy, expressive therapy, and peer group support.
To meet a broad range of needs, we offer two types of outpatient treatment. Our short-term Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed for people who need comprehensive care while they maintain a work, home or school schedule. This program typically lasts two to four weeks and meets during the day or evening. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) meets for a minimum of nine hours per week to help you focus on long-term change. Both of these options provide medication management, therapy, and relapse prevention strategies.
Learn more about our outpatient rehab program.
How Alcohol Addiction Treatment Works at Our Facility
Your recovery starts with a no-cost assessment. Assessments can be scheduled 24/7 by phone or chat, and we also take walk-ins 24/7.
Our assessment team will talk to you about your concerns, challenges, and physical symptoms, as well as answer any questions you may have. Our first priority is to make sure you are safe and stable. We’ll also ask you about any other mental health issues you may be experiencing, such as depression or anxiety.
Based on your assessment, our team of doctors, nurses, therapists, and specialists will work with you to develop a treatment plan specifically for you. If you decide to get help with us, your treatment plan will evolve over time as your needs change. Your personal care team will be with you every step of the way. Your treatment plan will likely include a combination of recommended therapy, medication management, and health and wellness education.
After completing your inpatient or outpatient treatment, we also offer Alumni Support Groups to help you continue your recovery.