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5 Questions Answered About Alcohol Rehab


Asking Questions About Alcohol Rehab When it comes to getting into an alcohol rehab facility we understand that you can have some questions. As a provider of this type of treatment, we encourage you to ask them! The best way to determine the right addiction treatment program and services needed for you or a loved one is to get better acquainted with the facility. At the Cirque Lodge, we will do our very best to give you honest answers about alcohol abuse, alcoholism and how our treatment services can help. Your long-term recovery from the problems of alcohol and drinking is what is important here.

We do get a lot of questions and we want to answer them for you. Below are 5 very common questions that are asked by folks who are seeking an alcohol program. You will find an informed general answer for each questions followed up by a personalized answer pertaining to the addiction treatment facility at Cirque Lodge. We hope that you find the answers you are looking for to your questions. If you have any additional questions about rehabilitation, by all means ask us at 1-877-997-3422 or at info@cirquelodge.com.
  1. Do I Need Alcohol Rehabilitation Program?



    This can be different for each individual on whether their drinking has become a problem or not. With the stigma that follows alcoholics, many don't even realize that they have a problem at all. Meanwhile their life and drinking problem escalate out of control. You can gauge the seriousness of your alcohol problem based on answering a few yes/no questions.

    1. Do you drink every day?
    2. Do you drink to excess?
    3. Would you rather drink than participate in other activities?
    4. Is your home, school or work life being affected by your alcohol consumption?
    5. Have others expressed concern about how much you drink?

    Have you also tried to cut back on drinking with little success? This could be an indicator that you need professional treatments or alcohol rehab programs for your problem. Try cutting back, if you haven't already, to see if you are dealing with binge drinking / alcohol abuse, or if you are dealing with dependency. If you cannot control the amount of alcohol you drink it may be time to look into professional treatments to help you with alcoholism.

    Cirque Lodge: We can help you with determining if you need an alcohol rehab facility. Our trained admissions professionals can help you with assessment and information right over the phone. They can help you determine if treatment is needed. If you are dealing with a loved one who is struggling with alcohol addiction, they can help with contacts and information for an intervention if needed.

  2. How Long Does Alcohol Treatment Take?



    Typically alcohol rehab treatments do not have a set duration of time. This is based on the individual nature of alcohol addiction and treatment. Effective treatments should provide enough care over time to meet the personal requirements of the alcoholic. Studies have shown that a longer duration of addiction treatment programming has yielded better outcomes. This can be a combination of residential / inpatient treatments and intensive outpatient programming. The Center for Disease Control recommends a 90-day program to thoroughly treat someone struggling with an alcohol addiction.

    One thing that you must realize is that alcohol dependency is a chronic condition that requires a long-term effort to recover from. It is a process and not an event. If you or a loved one is in need of treatment to help with an alcohol struggle, be prepared to be involved in programs over a long-term to help you fully recover.

    Cirque Lodge: We offer short-term and long-term programs for individuals struggling with alcohol dependency. A short-term program is 30-days, with the opportunity to extend inpatient treatment to a more appropriate duration if needed. Our professionally licensed counselors can help with making decisions on extending treatment when needed. 90-days or longer is also available to help you or your loved one recover at the Cirque Lodge drug and alcohol rehab facility. In conjunction with addiction treatment, a continuing care program is implemented to facilitate a long-term recovery based on outpatient resources and programs.

  3. What's Involved in the Treatment Program?



    One thing that you must understand is that there is no one treatment that is the magic fix for drug or alcohol addiction. Experience in treating dependency has shown that it takes many different approaches of cognitive and behavioral therapies in conjunction with other programs to fully treat an individual who is struggling with an addiction. Another thing you must understand is that treatment facilities and programs are not all the same. While they may have similar approaches or mission statements, you should look for alcohol rehabilitation programs that offer the following:

    • Licensing or Accreditation
    • Medical Services
    • Individualized Therapy (Private Sessions with a therapist in addition to group based therapies)
    • Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Treatment (services to diagnose and treat mental health disorders, which are common among those that struggle with alcoholism)
    • Family Treatments
    • Continuing Programs or Aftercare

    Inpatient or Outpatient? - Inpatient facilities require you stay on campus for the duration of treatment. Outpatient programs have you stay at home and meet in regular intervals. Both have advantages. Inpatient care tends to be more intensive, supportive and involves different areas of physical and emotional treatments. Outpatient programs focus more on providing the therapy, but allow the individual to stay at work or school during programming. Studies have shown that long-term inpatient treatment is more effective with lower relapse rates. You should choose the type of program that will best suit your needs.

    Cirque Lodge: We are considered by many addiction treatment professionals as the preeminent inpatient facility for individual struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction and prescription drug abuse. We are licensed through the state of Utah and health care accredited by the Joint Commission. Treatment is individualized to meet the needs of each client. If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, the program will be tailored to address your specific needs with alcohol rehab and therapy. We offer multiple individual therapy sessions each week and medical sessions to assist with treating co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety, depression or PTSD.

  4. Is Family involved in Treatment?



    Family Treatments in Alcohol Rehab Family involvement in the alcohol rehabilitation program can be central in helping a loved one recover. As family members become immersed with the struggles and behaviors of drinking, they can negatively enable and build codependent relationships. This is not healthy. Effective addiction treatment programs must involve the family as a part of the treatment process if only to educate the family on the nature of addiction and their relationship with the alcoholic. Family members then can recognize what is going on in their life and can establish boundaries in the home. This education can also teach family members how to be involved and supportive in the recovery process without enabling negative behaviors.

    Cirque Lodge: When it comes to family programming in an alcohol rehab facility, we believe we do not have an equal. The Cirque Lodge Family Program is an immensely powerful aspect to our addiction recovery effort. It is so central to the treatment process that family involvement takes place every three weeks at our facility. It is a four-day program of lectures, engaging workshops and intimate therapy sessions. It helps to address the concerns of addiction in the home. It educates all involved to prepare themselves for life after treatment. It provides the right kind of supportive environment for helping family involved through their own struggles. We often receive comments from residents and family about the healing power that comes from the efforts of family programming at Cirque.

  5. Are There Ongoing Programs After Alcohol Rehab?



    As stated earlier, recovery from alcohol addiction or alcoholism is a long-term process. Typically individuals are in treatment for just a short amount of time. So how does one continue on after treatment and maintain their sobriety? It is through ongoing programs. An alcohol rehab program should provide you with additional resources to help you continue these efforts. There are a number of resources to assist in this process. One can enroll in a sober living home, continue with outpatient programs and receive additional personal therapy. This is often referred to as aftercare.

    Treatment based upon a recovery-oriented system will also involve attending 12-step or self-help meetings. For the Alcoholic, this will most commonly be A.A. From humble beginnings Alcoholics Anonymous has expanded into a worldwide fellowship of men and women who help and support each other through the drinking problem. An addiction treatment program can begin this process during rehab. Many inpatient facilities will introduce the 12-steps and meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous. This can help to ease the transition upon completion of inpatient treatment.

    Cirque Lodge: Continuing Care is an important and key part of successful recovery. Prior to discharging at Cirque Lodge, residents work on a continuing care plan with their counselor. These matters are coordinated to be in place before the resident returns home. Some choose to stay close to Cirque Lodge after treatment to help them with their transition. We offer weekly aftercare meetings for alumni and daily 12-step meetings at our Studio Facility. We also feel that a solid foundation of the 12-step program plays a central part in staying in recovery. The residents of our facility receive a very involved and effective introduction to the 12-steps and begin work on their own program. Treatment is where you start recovery, through 12-step meetings and working with a sponsor is how you live it.
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    We also encourage our alumni to stay connected. A number of alumni programs and activities have been created to keep Cirque a part of the lives of our alumni. We schedule and hold alumni gatherings and dinners throughout the year. The highlight of which is our Annual Reunion held here at the facility. Such continued efforts help former residents to keep their fire for recovery burning strong in their lives. Many of us at Cirque Lodge are in successful recovery ourselves. We understand that together we can help one another achieve a long-term and productive sobriety.

  6. Other Questions about Rehabilitation



    If you have other questions about treatment for alcohol abuse or addiction, you should ask the professionals. You can contact facilities directly, or field questions about alcoholism to your personal doctor or medical advisor. We always encourage you to call us at Cirque Lodge to learn more about our program and alcohol rehab facility. We can even help you with assessment over the phone and can send you information that you are seeking about treatment. Getting help for an alcohol problem can be a big decision and step. We would love to assist you or your loved one in making these changes in your life.