When you choose Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you can get the comprehensive care you need to achieve long-term recovery from alcohol addiction. Your path towards an alcohol-free future starts here.
Learn more about alcohol addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Alcohol is prevalent in many modern cultures. Many people are able to safely consume moderate amounts of alcohol without incurring any long-term harm. For others, though, alcohol use quickly turns into abuse, which leads to addiction.
The clinical term for alcohol addiction is alcohol use disorder. This condition is commonly referred to as alcoholism.
Regardless of what you call it, this condition is not merely a failure of self-discipline or evidence of poor character. Alcohol addiction is a progressive disorder that robs a person of the ability to control their behavior. While alcoholism can be devastating, it is a treatable condition. With proper care, your life can get much better.
Conway Behavioral Health Hospital offers comprehensive programming for adults whose lives have been impacted by alcoholism. With our help, you can free yourself from your dependence upon alcohol.
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for alcohol addiction
If someone you care about is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, you may feel as though you are incapable of helping. However, the situation is not hopeless. You cannot “cure” your loved one, but you can play an important role in getting them the help they need. Please consider the following:
- Learn all you can about addiction, especially alcoholism. As you increase your knowledge, you’ll gain a better understanding of what your loved one is experiencing. This will help you provide more meaningful support.
- Research treatment options, and identify programs that look like they are a good fit for your loved one. Remember: There’s no such thing as a perfect alcohol treatment program. Your focus should be on finding the program that best meets your loved one’s needs and goals.
- Talk to your loved one. Express your concern. Emphasize your love and support. Share what you’ve found about treatment opportunities.
- Listen to your loved one. If they’re willing to enter a program, you can focus on setting up appointments and getting them into care. If they’re hesitant, you may need to research interventions or learn more about how to help someone who is opposed to getting treatment.
- Get help. Don’t try to bear this burden alone. Get a few trusted friends or family members. You can support each other while you’re working together to get your loved one into treatment.
Remember that treatment is just one step on the long path of recovery from alcoholism. Your loved one will have successes and setbacks along the way. Manage your expectations, and plan to support your loved one every step of the way.
Why consider alcohol addiction treatment at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Untreated alcoholism can have a devastating impact on your life. Your physical, mental, and socioeconomic well-being can suffer.
Chronic alcohol abuse can damage your liver, kidneys, and pancreas. It can also elevate your risk for certain types of cancer. Physical injuries due to slips, falls, auto accidents, and other alcohol-influenced behaviors may also become more common.
Alcohol’s impact on your brain can cause diminished cognitive functioning. This means that you may have problems with functions such as memory, judgment, and problem-solving. You may also experience mood swings, aggression, and the onset or worsening of various forms of mental illness.
With your mind and body weakened by alcohol use, you may struggle in school or at work. This can lead to academic setbacks, job loss, and chronic unemployment. These outcomes, in turn, can lead to financial problems. You may find it difficult or impossible to maintain a productive independent lifestyle.
When you get help at an effective treatment program like Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, your life can get much better. You can reduce your risk for continued harm, and begin to heal from past damage.
Types of alcohol addiction treatment offered at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital
Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, located in Conway, Arkansas, provides treatment for adults who are suffering from mental and behavioral health concerns. Our treatment center offers a respite from the stresses of daily life, with care offered in a serene, calming environment. Here, patients feel the utmost sense of comfort as they start their journey to wellness.
If you or a loved one is battling an addiction to alcohol, Conway Behavioral Health Hospital is an optimal environment in which to begin the recovery process. We recognize that addiction affects each person differently and that everyone deserves to have all of their needs addressed. For this reason, we provide individualized treatment plans for each patient in our care, which may include the following:
Detoxification: If you have alcohol or other substances in your system, you may receive detox services prior to starting the therapeutic aspects of treatment. Our staff will assess your need for detoxification at the time of your admission.
Medical care: Should any medical concerns arise during your time at Conway, we have physicians, licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs) on staff to provide medical services.
Medication management: If you are suffering from symptoms of a mental health disorder in addition to an addiction to alcohol, our staff will assess you to determine whether medication may be beneficial. Patients who are prescribed medication will receive medication management services as needed.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions allow you to process the challenges and successes that you experience while recovering from alcohol addiction. These one-on-one meetings with a therapist occur at least once during your time in inpatient treatment, but you have the option to request additional meetings when needed.
Group therapy: There are a minimum of four group therapy sessions held each day. Skills rehearsal groups, psychoeducation groups, process groups, and recreational groups give you a chance to explore a holistic approach to recovery from alcohol addiction. There are many topics covered in these groups, including:
- Adapting leisure skills
- Distress tolerance skills
- Substance abuse
- Emotional regulation skills
- Medication management
Family therapy: Family support can be extremely beneficial for those in recovery from alcohol addiction. At Conway, licensed therapists and counselors lead family therapy sessions once a week. During this time, you and your loved ones can process how your addiction has impacted the family unit and begin to repair relationships.
Continuing care after inpatient treatment for alcohol addiction
Inpatient treatment for alcohol addiction is meant to be a short-term experience, typically lasting around seven days. This level of care allows for stabilization and alleviation of crises so that patients can move to less intensive programming. Because your time in inpatient care is so minimal, it is important that you have a plan in place for when you’re ready to discharge.
On your first day of programming at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, your treatment team will begin creating a discharge plan that will serve as a guide for when your time in inpatient care comes to an end. Your treatment team will find resources and continuing care options that will be of greatest benefit to you. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and where you are in your recovery, you may receive a recommendation to participate in one of Conway’s step-down levels of care, partial hospitalization programming (PHP) or intensive outpatient programming (IOP). Your treatment team will also provide you with other resources, which may include referrals to outside treatment providers and information on support groups in your area.
In choosing to come to Conway Behavioral Health Hospital, you are making a decision to better your future. Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you or your loved one.