When you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, simply waking up each day after yesterday’s bender is a struggle. The warmth of yesterday’s booze has worn off, your body feels achy and dehydrated, and you’re left to clean up whatever mess was made while you were drinking–both literally and metaphorically. If you’re in late-stage alcoholism, you may even wake up feeling sick, with your hands trembling nonstop until you take another drink.
Living with alcoholism is no way to live–especially when there are resources for recovery available to you. Anyone can get sober and stay sober, no matter how far they’ve fallen.
At Moving Mountains Recovery, we meet you exactly where you are with compassion and understanding. We can not only help you get sober, but we can help you achieve long-term alcoholism recovery so you never have to go back to the way things are right now.
How Can I Stop Drinking For Good?
If you’re like many other people who struggle with alcohol use disorder, you’ve made multiple unsuccessful attempts to stop drinking. You’ve tried everything. You’ve sworn off alcohol for good, tried to taper yourself down, switch your beverage of choice, and even tried “controlled drinking” only to find yourself on the other end of a binge.
You may feel hopeless and discouraged, as though you’ll never be able to stop drinking for good. However, we’re here to let you know that recovery is possible for anyone. All you have to do is admit you have a problem, ask for help, and follow the professional guidance set forth for you.
When you call our team at Moving Mountains Recovery, a staff member will evaluate your situation and help you choose the right treatment program. Alcohol addiction treatment programs typically involve:
- Physical and mental health evaluation
- Medically-supervised alcohol detox
- Inpatient rehab or partial hospitalization (PC)
- Outpatient rehab
- Aftercare support
- 12-Step/12-Step alternatives participation
While alcohol addiction recovery isn’t always easy, our staff and alumni are here to support you every step of your recovery journey.
Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol
Convincing yourself that you are worthy and capable of quitting drinking isn’t always easy. Although it may help you temporarily forget about your problems, unwind, or have fun, the benefits of giving up alcohol are even better.
The truth is, alcohol abuse and addiction impact all areas of your life, including the people you love. It can lead to serious health problems down the line, harm your personal relationships, cause mental health issues, and so much more. But, when you get professional help and stop drinking, you have the opportunity to live a happier, healthier life.
Physical benefits of quitting drinking:
- Improved sleep
- Increased energy levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced risk of liver and heart problems
- Weight loss
- No hangovers or alcohol sickness
- Clearer skin
- Reduced inflammation throughout the body
- Increase your immune system
Emotional benefits of quitting drinking:
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced depression
- Fewer mood swings
- Mental clarity
- Improved cognition and memory
Psychosocial benefits of quitting drinking:
- Improved relationships
- Reduced risk for alcohol-related accidents
- Improved sexual function
- Better decision making
- Enhanced productivity at work
If alcohol is affecting any area of your life in a negative way, you can benefit from seeking treatment or counseling and trying to get sober.
Finding an Alcohol Rehab Center
Everyone who goes with alcohol use disorder is different, meaning everyone has their own unique needs when it comes to treatment and recovery. At the same time, not all alcohol rehab centers have the same approach. Here is a list of things to consider when choosing an alcoholism recovery program.
- Level of care – People with severe drinking problems will benefit the most from a residential treatment program where they have access to around-the-clock care and support. However, if you are in the early stages of alcoholism or have a mild alcohol use disorder, you should seek an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or an outpatient program (OP) where you are able to receive treatment discreetly while living at home.
- Location – People prefer to go to an alcohol treatment program near them so they can be close to friends and family. However, other people prefer to travel for rehab, so they can separate themselves from the triggers in their daily lives and start new. Consider whether or not you will be successful at a local rehab or if leaving your city or state is a better idea.
- Insurance coverage – It’s no secret that rehab can be expensive, but all insurance providers all required to cover substance abuse treatment. Be sure to choose a treatment facility that is in-network with your health insurance plan to maximize your coverage benefits and reduce your out-of-pocket costs.
- Program specialties – Some alcoholism rehab programs focus strictly on treating alcohol use disorder. Others have specialties such as trauma recovery, dual diagnosis treatment, eating disorders treatment, or gender-specific care. Consider your unique needs, consult with a doctor or admissions coordinator, and choose a program that can provide you with the individualized services you need.
Here at Moving Mountains Recovery, we take a holistic and individually-tailored approach to addiction recovery. By treating co-occurring mental and behavioral health conditions alongside alcohol use disorder, we are able to provide each patient with comprehensive, integrated care. We are also in-network with many major insurance providers.
Call now to speak with an admissions coordinator to see if our alcohol rehab program in New Jersey is right for you.
Alcoholism Recovery: Staying Sober After Rehab
Alcoholism is a complex disease and recovery doesn’t stop when rehab ends. To stay sober, most people have to continue treating their alcoholism on an ongoing basis. Before you leave rehab your therapist will talk to you about your aftercare recovery options. Like treatment, aftercare may look a little different from one person to the next. However, your aftercare program, like treatment, should also consider your unique circumstances and needs.
Types of aftercare programs that can support long-term alcoholism recovery include:
- Alumni community – An alumni community consists of former patients who all completed treatment at the same program. Members regularly come together to hold 12-Step meetings, recovery-related workshops, team-building activities, sporting games, guest speakers, community outings, and more. Participating in your rehab center’s alumni community can help you stay connected with the program and a network of sober individuals as you grow in your recovery.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) – AA Is a 12-step Fellowship designed to help people who struggle with alcoholism achieve sobriety. AA is free to attend and operates on the volunteering of its members. The fellowship involves regularly attending meetings and working the 12 steps with a sponsor. This can be a great way to build a sober support network and receive guidance on staying sober.
- 12-Step Alternatives – AA does have a spiritual aspect, so if that isn’t right for you, there are 12-step alternatives that are also designed to help participants stay sober. Examples of these include SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, Refuge Recovery, and LifeRing.
- Group or individual counseling – Anyone can benefit from attending ongoing group or individual counseling sessions. Counseling can help you stay focused on your recovery and dedicated to personal growth.
An important part of aftercare is also practicing self-care healthy coping skills and applying the behavioral techniques you learned during rehab in your everyday life. Embracing positive behaviors will help you stay away from alcohol.
Start Your Alcoholism Recovery Journey With Moving Mountains Recovery Today
At Moving Mountains Recovery, we understand the seriousness of alcohol addiction, especially since it is the most common addiction that our clients struggle with. The objective at Moving Mountains is to help clients recover in a safe and comfortable environment, with an abundance of peer and clinical support.
We have therapies available to empower clients through their own recovery while uncovering their passion in life without the use of drugs or alcohol. Our staff is equipped and ready to help with any questions or concerns. Make the life-changing phone call today.