1. Halting Alcohol Abuse
The first step is to bring an end to drinking. Different measures of care and intervention are supplied to bring this about. For individuals faced with severe alcoholism, the first measure is detoxification. Alcohol detox gets the harmful toxins out of the system and addresses any dangerous withdrawal effects that can happen when the alcohol is out of the body.
We strive to provide the highest levels of care from our alcoholism facility at Cirque. Detoxification is provided at our Studio facility, with medical offices, lounge, and detox rooms located on the ground floor. The detox process can be a difficult time for an alcoholic. We are committed to meeting individual’s needs with comfort and medical care within our provided services. After alcohol detox, we employ a rigorous assessment and diagnosis process. This helps us to delve deeper and address any underlying concern that can be influencing or even leading to this behavior. We are a dual diagnosis rehab facility. This means we treat co-occurring conditions like mental health concerns in conjunction with addiction problems.
Over time, alcohol can make significant changes to the brain and the behavior process. It can change thought patterns and emotional responses. That is why an alcoholic person will need this type of specialized treatment and therapy. At Cirque we use different levels of cognitive and behavioral therapies which take a much closer look into why these responses are brought about. Coping mechanisms and strategies are developed which can be utilized in response to these behaviors. It can help an alcoholic to take a closer look at why they drink and what can be done to help them stop.
2. Education Elements to Alcohol Rehab
When we get to rehab for the first time, yes it can be a pretty eye-opening experience, but it also is a learning experience for sure. People usually do not think of rehab as a place for education, but really that is one of the founding pieces of the treatment process. Treatment is the place where the alcoholic gains an understanding of the drinking effects after detox and what it is doing to them. Through our alcohol treatment program, education is actually the experience. We not only use group sessions and workshops to teach about the subject matter. We also use our beautiful and serene mountain venues as places of learning.
Perhaps one of the most important pieces that are discussed and worked on in alcohol rehab is recovery through the 12-step program. We are a leading facility for abstinence and 12-step based recovery. We want our residents to have a firm and solid footing with these steps prior to leaving treatment. It is something that they can take with them and utilize time and time again in their lives. And just like other elements of education at Cirque, these steps are learned in many fun and engaging ways to help with retention.
3. Making Changes to Recover
“Nothing changes if nothing changes.” If a person does not make changes to their lives and behaviors and does not take any steps to remove alcohol from their life, they just will continue to drink. It will get even worse and possibly fatal. To recover from alcohol dependence, a person has to make necessary life changes to their behavior and thought processes. Part of our treatment experience is to bring these changes about. Through education elements, a person can learn the science and reasons behind the dependency. Through alcohol recovery that the same individual can get inspired to do something about taking back control.
Addiction treatment and alcohol detox strive to be a positive experience. With alcoholism, a person can be struggling, isolated, and feeling hopeless. To bring about changes for recovery, our program provides things that are inspiring and healing for the soul. It removes the thoughts of hopelessness and introduces positives for recovery. With such changes to an individual long-term recovery becomes a reality. People can and are recovering every day.