Alcohol Addiction Rehab Services
Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems.
At Aware Recovery Care, our outcomes show that we effectively treat alcoholism in the home, by transforming the home into the treatment center. Our innovative alcohol addiction treatment program offers families and loved ones an opportunity to understand what it means to be a part of the healthy support system in the real world, and active participants in their loved one’s healthy life.
THE AWARE RECOVERY CARE ALCOHOL ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM:
- Frequent and regular visits in the home, delivered by our specially trained multi-disciplinary care teams
- Teams comprised of experienced and compassionate healthcare professionals, who are in long term recovery themselves.
- Evidence-based curriculum that is truly person-centered and individualized with no groups, just one on one
- Education on the effects of alcoholism and the ability to practice what is learned in the real world, with healthy support
- Family systems component that transforms the home into the treatment center
- Helps clients maintain sobriety as they navigate their lives in the comfort and privacy of their homes and in their surrounding communities.
- Maximizing recovery capital while building a strong and supportive recovery network
- After identifying and establishing goals, we walk with our clients as they achieve them in the real world
Who We've Helped
PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRIED TO RECOVER ON THEIR OWN THROUGH 12-STEP MEETINGS OR GROUPS AND NEED MORE INTENSIVE SUPPORT
► A parent facing severe life stresses – the dissolution of a marriage, young adult children leaving home, bankruptcy – became dependent on alcohol and extremely isolated, and was then was hospitalized three times for severe liver disease.
Following the doctors’ recommendation, the parent began participating in local Alcoholic Anonymous meetings and stayed sober for several months, but relapse followed. Desperately concerned that the parent was drinking heavily despite a diagnosis of cirrhosis and at risk of death, the family contacted Aware Recovery Care.
An Aware Recovery Care Addiction Psychiatrist met with the parent for a one-hour evaluation, then met with the adult son and daughter to understand more fully the family dynamics. The full Aware Recovery Care team began working with this client the next day.
For clients who have previously tried participating in 12-Step meetings, such as Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), the Aware Recovery Care team works with the client to understand the difficulties the client encountered in using the 12-Step approach. Too often, a negative experience at a first 12-Step meeting convinces a person in need of recovery support that 12-Step meetings won’t help. In these cases, the Aware Recovery Care Certified Recovery Advisor (CRA) always selects meetings in the client’s area that are best suited to the client’s age, gender and stage of recovery. Because walking into a 12-Step meeting for the first time –acknowledging in front of strangers a problem with alcohol or other drugs – is typically a frightening prospect, our CRA accompanies our clients to the first few meetings.
To help our clients prepare our CRAs helps the client understand beforehand what to expect - how many people will be there, the things that might be said at the beginning and end of the meeting, how best to participate. On the drive home, the CRA and client discuss what the client got out of the meeting, as well as anything that was concerning or confusing, and whether to return or to try another.
The parent who had previously tried AA says going back with an Aware Recovery Care CRA was extremely helpful. “I could not have gone back on my own again. Having you go with me and sit next to me made all the difference.” After that first meeting, this client worked with the CRA to create a schedule of two meetings a day, tailored to the client’s schedule and convenient to the client’s home. The client, who prior to starting care had been utterly isolated, now attends up to a dozen AA meetings a week, participates very actively in the fellowship, is forming close friendships, and has been continuously sober for a year, as verified by random alcohol tests.
STUDENTS WHO FIND THEMSELVES HAVING DIFFICULTIES WITH ALCOHOL AT SCHOOL
► A young college student was struggling through freshman year at college, unable to control his drinking.
The student’s family and the college's counseling office pulled him out of college in an attempt to save his life after he had been found drunk on the side of a road. The family contacted Aware Recovery Care and a psychiatric evaluation occurred immediately. Over the year, our team stabilized the student without detox and began helping him developing a myriad of life skills to bring back to school.
The student’s Certified Recovery Advisor encouraged attendance at 12-step meetings both at home and in the community where the college was located. Aware Recovery Care accompanied the student to the meetings so he could build a support network. The Certified Recovery Advisor also identified and accompanied the student to several young person’s support groups both on and around the campus, as well as identified clubs that cultivated the new interests of the student.
The Aware team found a therapist both at home and in the college community to allow for a seamless therapeutic transition when the student went back to school. The Aware team provided the college with frequent record of drug and alcohol testing results, providing assurances to the school that the returning student was remaining abstinent. The counseling office required that the student abided by certain standards, and the Aware team helped the student meet and exceed all expectations.
At the conclusion of the year with Aware Recovery Care, the student returned to college as a new person and continues to thrive and succeed academically and socially in a life of recovery.