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Understanding Alternative Alcohol Treatment Programs
Seeking treatment for alcohol dependence can be daunting, especially if there only seems to be only one avenue for recovery.
As the most traditional form of alcohol recovery is not right for everyone, it may also not be right for you.
Luckily, more and more alternative alcohol treatment programs are becoming available, including SMART Recovery.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, “This international nonprofit organization offers free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups for abstaining from any substance or activity dependence.”
Read on to learn more about SMART recovery and how we use this program at Resurgence.
All About SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training.
According to smartrecovery.org, SMART Recovery teaches “scientifically validated methods designed to empower you to change and to develop a more positive lifestyle.”
A science-based, 4-point program, the ultimate goal of this non-profit is to provide an alternative alcohol treatment program for those who don’t resonate with Alcoholics Anonymous or other conventional programs.
Specifically, the four points of this alternative alcohol treatment program include:
1) Enhancing and maintaining motivation for abstinence
2) Coping with urges
3) Managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
4) Balancing momentary and enduring satisfactions
The Effects of Alternative Alcohol Treatment Programs
If you think SMART Recovery might be right for you, you are in luck, as it’s known to breed success.
Realizing that a religious approach is not effective for everyone struggling with alcohol dependence, SMART Recovery may help you explore an alternative form of sobriety success.
This program is specifically built around a community-based approach to studying and applying research findings on the science of dependence. And a number of research studies have shown SMART Recovery to be an effective form of alcohol rehab for most who try it.
We are happy to speak to you further about this alternative alcohol treatment program if you think it may work for you.
Alternative Alcohol Treatment Programs and Mental Illness
As an alternative alcohol treatment program, SMART Recovery puts a large emphasis on accounting for mental health. The scientific aspect of the program lends itself to also exploring mental health.
While some of the more traditional alcohol treatment programs dissuade participants from using any prescription drugs, SMART Recovery encourages taking psychiatric drugs if you need them. Also, the program can be integrated with a dual diagnosis.
This is because addiction science research stresses simultaneously treating co-occurring disorders. Many SMART Recovery groups also host discussions and workshops surrounding combatting mental illness.
During these, you will hear tips and tricks on maintaining mental health and alcohol abstinence from psychiatric doctors.
Alternative Alcohol Treatment Programs at Resurgence Behavioral Health
At Resurgence Behavioral Health in California, we understand the difficulty in dealing with alcohol dependence. That’s why we offer evidence-based groups like SMART Recovery through every stage of recovery.
These are also run in-house, so you can attend while completing your alcohol rehab. We are here to ensure you will beat any addictions you come in with. That is why, along with SMART Recovery groups, we offer a whole range of treatment: detox programs, rehabilitation programs, and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) post-recovery.
We also have a variety of counseling options to treat any mental health issues you express, including our dual diagnosis program.
SMART Recovery at Resurgence
We highly encourage support groups during rehabilitation. Whether a faith-based approach such as Alcoholics Anonymous or an alternative approach like SMART, you can participate with us. We regularly hold 90-minute SMART Recovery meetings led by trained facilitators during every step of alcohol rehab.
Even if you want to see if it’s right for you, we encourage you to attend a SMART Recovery meeting while with us. You can do this while also attending other forms of support groups. And if you like it, you can become a trained SMART facilitator while in alcohol rehab.
Inpatient and Outpatient Programs
We understand that everyone’s rehabilitation from alcohol dependence is different. Our outpatient alcohol treatment is an alternative option for those who cannot attend our residential program.
It is ideal for employed people who cannot leave their jobs or those who cannot leave their families. It is also a more affordable option. Each inpatient facility provides close supervision by highly trained staff, 24-hour medical care, individual and group therapy sessions, healthy meal options, and a relaxing environment.
You can participate in SMART Recovery groups in whichever program you choose.
Our Approach to Rehabilitation
We take a customized, patient-centric approach to rehabilitation. We understand addiction needs special attention. If you come to us trying to understand your addiction, we will begin by completing an assessment to devise a plan for your full recovery.
Our treatment programs address all the underlying conditions for addiction to allow you to take ownership of your recovery. Our customized approach, coupled with our staff of highly motivated and well-trained professionals, ensure that you or your loved one will receive excellent care during and after treatment.
Some of the rehabilitation treatments we offer include:
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
-Medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings
Intensive Outpatient Program
If you complete recovery with us in an inpatient or outpatient setting or trying to continue fighting addiction, please check out our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
Breaking an addiction in your brain for the long-term can be especially difficult for anyone. In IOP, you will have the flexibility to maintain much of your normal daily routine while working on maintaining sobriety.
IOP is a good treatment option if you do not have the means to leave your job or if you have to stay home for any other reason. You will receive support from therapy groups and gain the ability to apply the skills you learned during treatment, all while maintaining your normal lifestyle.
Resurgence Payment and Insurance
We firmly believe that every patient should receive the best care possible to treat your addiction. And this means not having to worry about the cost, especially while trying to understand addiction and the brain.
At Resurgence, we will build your treatment plan at an affordable cost while still providing the best care possible. For our services, we accept most PPO insurance as well as private forms of payment for treatment.
We will also communicate with your insurance provider on your behalf to ensure that you or your loved one is provided with a custom recovery program for your situation without the high cost.
We are here to help and support you through finding your truest self while leaving your most destructive self behind.
We understand what it takes to get you through your addiction and the emotional and psychological support you will need from us to become your best self.
Please, contact us today with questions or concerns.