The beginning of a new year leaves most people with “New Year Resolutions,” to improve themselves and their quality of life, to take full advantage of the year ahead. Along with losing weight and quitting smoking, another big resolution is to cut back or quit drinking altogether.
While this resolution may be easier for others, it is not an unachievable resolution, even for alcoholics. Many people believe that addicts must hit rock bottom before they can get better, that is not true. See the related blog post here. Those suffering from alcoholism and addiction can successfully find and complete treatment at any point, the sooner the better.
Just because Utah consistently ranks as one of the lowest alcohol consumption states in the U.S. does not mean that alcoholism doesn’t affect us. Those who consume alcohol in Utah are just as at risk as those who drink in other states to become alcoholics. Millions of people seek help with rehabilitation every year and many of them end up relapsing. To avoid relapse or avoid it happening again, the best thing to do is find the right alcohol treatment center for you and your goals. When you know what to ask and what to look for in a treatment center you can more accurately choose the right one for you.
Choosing the Right Alcohol Rehab Center
There are many different programs available for alcoholics, including but not limited to, inpatient and outpatient programs. Many people need more round-the-clock treatment that allows them to concentrate on getting sober without the worries of everyday life. Others need to maintain their career and family obligations. Some people cannot decide what the best course of action will be for them and their long-term sobriety. Any treatment center being considered should be readily available to discuss their treatment programs as well as able to discuss the benefits the programs have on sobriety and any concerns. To go with their programs, you will want to ask them what their approach to care is and if they have studies measuring the effectiveness. You should be wary of facilities that claim extraordinary success and ask to see any studies measuring the effectiveness of their programs. Find a facility that treats patients on a psychological, physical, and a spiritual level. No treatment is “one-size-fits-all” experience and there is no “quick-fix.” Find a facility that can treat patients according to the existence of co-occurring illnesses, age, gender, cultural backgrounds, and other variables.
Finding Alcohol Rehab in Utah
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To make sure that you receive quality care it is important to find a center that is state-licensed and what, if any, accreditations they may have. It is important to look at the credentials of the staff and find out if a 24/7 nursing staff is available. Another good thing to look for is the counselor to patient ratio, to ensure that you receive the quality care and attention you need to maintain your sobriety. Rehabilitation facilities should allow you to come in and see where you will be spending your time. You will want to make sure they are hospitable and clean, either yourself or through references. Detoxing from alcohol can be dangerous and any facility being considered should offer a supervised detox period. This is the first step in the recovery process and will allow you to withdraw safely, ensure your health, and increase the chances for commitment to sobriety. You will want to find a program that teaches some type of life skills program, to help you deal with the stress and problems of everyday life after treatment. There is no way to avoid stressors or temptations after treatment, the best way to maintain sobriety is by having the skills to recognize the situation and find something other than alcohol to solve the problem. The life skills program will also help reteach basic responsible thinking, morals, problem solving, and healthy ways to deal with emotions that may have been compromised during times of alcohol abuse.
If you decide that you are going to participate in an inpatient program you will want to consider if the treatment center has a nutritional component for their patients. Alcohol abuse can leave the body with many problems including anemia and even brain disease from nutritional deficiencies. To make sure that you recover safely and stay healthy throughout treatment and after, the benefits of a nutritional element are limitless. Reviews of rehab programs have showed that patients from those with nutritional support were able to maintain sobriety more than those without. One of the biggest aides in maintaining sobriety after treatment is finding ongoing support. Look for facilities that offer aftercare or alumni programs that allow you to find new sober activities and support systems. Using this extended care can be the difference between relapse and sobriety.
Addition Resources for Finding Help in Salt Lake City
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