Alcohol Assessment Results

You do not have an apparent alcohol use disorder. Enjoying an alcoholic beverage every once in a while does not mean you are addicted. If you think you may be drinking too much or that your drinking is negatively affecting your life, completing our alcohol addiction quiz is a great way to assess if you have cause for concern. Even if our assessment does not indicate that you need professional addiction treatment, you may still need to talk to someone about your overall mental health, lack of coping skills, or underlying fears about a loved one’s alcohol addiction. Your doctor or counselor may be able to provide recommendations for professional counseling that can address issues related to your alcohol consumption.

How to Help an Addicted Loved One

If you are concerned about a loved ones’ drinking habits and believe that he or she may be addicted to alcohol, only that person can decide to get help for themselves. However, they may be receptive to a one-on-one conversation about their drinking if you express your concern without judgment and offer to help them find treatment options. Otherwise, working with a professional interventionist to plan and host an intervention may be an effective way to communicate your concern and help your loved one enter treatment. If your loved one decides to enter a rehab program, family members are often encouraged to participate. Since alcoholism in the family can have devastating effects on everyone involved, family members may be asked to attend family therapy sessions, workshops, and community support group meetings such as Al-Anon. Being a partner of an alcoholic also puts you at risk for developing mental health issues or substance abuse problems of your own, so if your spouse or significant other is addicted to alcohol, it is important to prioritize your health and well-being first.

Treatment Options for Alcohol Addiction

  • Medical detox: Medical detox can help you adjust to a sober lifestyle as your body rids itself of the harmful toxins left behind by alcohol use. Detox also provides medical and clinical management of alcohol withdrawal symptoms to enhance your comfort and reduce your risk of relapse.
  • Residential rehab: Residential rehab is an inpatient rehab program that offers structured addiction treatment programming with behavioral therapy, life skills development, and relapse prevention strategies. Gender-specific treatment also allows for more effective and individualized care.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): IOP is an intensive outpatient program that provides group therapy, peer accountability, and individualized support in recovery to help you overcome your alcohol addiction. Since it is an outpatient program, IOP gives you the flexibility to attend work, school, or tend to other personal responsibilities while you’re in rehab.
  • Sober living: Sober living homes are furnished, gender-specific recovery-focused living environments for people in all stages of recovery. Each home offers safe, sober housing and recovery support services like employment assistance, drug testing, peer monitoring, and sober social activities for residents.

Recovery Is Possible

Watching a loved one suffer from alcohol addiction is heartbreaking and can make you feel like you’re completely helpless. Fortunately, there is always hope for recovery and healing but having the right support is essential. If you’d like to learn more about alcohol addiction treatment options for a loved one, please call (512) 605-2955 today for more information. We accept most insurance and can also provide additional information about alternative payment options.
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