Alcohol Rehab in Sacramento
There are two stages of addiction treatment for alcohol abuse: acute and chronic. Acute treatment focuses on managing withdrawal symptoms.
Alcohol withdrawal is dangerous; the first step in treatment is safely transitioning someone off of alcohol. Once a person is past the withdrawal stage, the next phase of recovery is maintenance or preventing recurrent alcohol use. Our alcohol treatment center in Sacramento can help.
Inpatient alcohol addiction treatment is often the first step in a person’s recovery process. Because alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous (life-threatening even), some people require care at inpatient detox centers to safely transition off of alcohol.
This involves administering medications to manage the detox process and involves the short-term use of medications. The withdrawal phase generally lasts 3-7 days and is sometimes followed by a stay in a “drug and alcohol rehab center.” Often, withdrawal management and early recovery are bundled together.
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Our Alcohol Treatment Center in Sacramento
Alcohol Rehab in Sacramento
As WC Fields said, “Quitting alcohol is the easiest thing in the world. I’ve done it a thousand times.” While we work with people to stop drinking, our real focus is on long-term recovery services– relapse prevention.
We view alcohol abuse as a chronic, relapsing, remitting disease and treat it accordingly. After a person has stopped drinking (or after discharge from inpatient care or residential treatment), we focus on how to maintain sobriety and how to help our patients live healthy, happy, meaningful lives.
While an individualized treatment plan is critical, there are a few things to think about with long-term management for addiction recovery. Alcohol rehab centers are a starting point– to change direction; however, this is a long-term problem that requires long-term care and support– that’s what we do at our alcohol treatment center in Sacramento, California.
Our Approach to Alcohol Rehab in Sacramento
There are several medications that substantially lower the risk of relapse for patients with alcohol use disorder and boost the chances of a successful recovery.
Several options exist, including naltrexone (Revia, Vivitrol), acamprosate (Camprol), and disulfiram (Antabuse), among others. While medication-assisted treatment is not required, long-term use of medication substantially improves the chance of a successful recovery from a substance use disorder, including alcohol.
There are many definitions of addiction, and many ways of viewing the problem. We view addiction as a chronic, relapsing, remitting medical problem, for which excellent treatments exist. Addiction recovery is possible.
Behavioral Changes & Counseling Services
If medication is the first pillar of treatment, behavioral changes are the second. There is no one behavioral strategy that works for everyone.
Anonymous meetings or group therapy sessions, such as AA, are helpful for many people. Others do much better in one-on-one therapy sessions. Family therapy is often part of a successful recovery journey, and the involvement of family members generally improves alcohol treatment outcomes.
For others, individual therapy works better or is a better fit. Counseling services, regardless of which form, play a key role for most people in recovery from substance abuse.
Recovery is a process – not an outcome – and each individual’s recovery is different. For many people, the initial period after the substance use stops is focused on stabilization. As the chaos associated with addiction begins to fade, things improve dramatically.
Many patients who develop drug and alcohol problems also have other mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. Patients use drugs in part in an effort to treat an underlying mental health disorder diagnosis.
The subsequent addiction usually ends up making underlying mental health difficulties worse. These patients, who have both a mental health diagnosis and a substance abuse problem, are often said to require dual diagnosis treatment.
At Sequoia MD, we really focus on the substance abuse part of dual diagnosis in our addiction treatment programs. Depending on the person and what mental health services are required, some of those we provide in our clinic, and sometimes we connect our patients to other mental health services in the Sacramento community.
Paying for Treatment & Getting Started
At our alcohol treatment center in Sacramento, we operate on a subscription model. Similar to Netflix or a gym membership, our patients pay us a fixed monthly charge for being our patients.
All the services we perform as your Sacramento addiction treatment provider— office visits, phone calls, text messages, emails, and phone calls— are bundled into that price. Because we structure care as a monthly subscription and do not accept private insurance, we are not in the network.
By eliminating the insurance provider, (commercial insurance, military insurance), we can structure our services to focus on quality treatment and recovery rather than health insurance requirements. Sequoia MD is an outpatient treatment program, which means that we work with people to maintain recovery and minimize drug abuse over time.
Some detox treatment can be provided on an outpatient treatment basis, but sometimes, alcohol detox treatment needs to be handled in an inpatient program or inpatient treatment center.
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5025 J St #206,
Sacramento, CA 95819