Treatment For Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse
Embrace A Life Free From Alcohol
Alcohol abuse remains the number one drug problem in the United States, and the impact of the abuse is never limited to the individual. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse affect personal and business relationships, families, and the individual’s long-term health. In some cases, it can be fatal.
Alcoholism and alcohol-related disorders, while widely recognized by medical communities as chronic and progressive diseases, are characterized in SMART Recovery as maladaptive behaviors. Behaviors that, with expert treatment and support, can be changed. We encourage clients struggling with alcoholism and alcohol abuse to not consider themselves as powerless or at the mercy of a disease but instead to see themselves as empowered individuals ready to overcome their problematic behaviors.
Understanding The Problem
It is essential to understand that the only way treatment for alcohol and alcohol abuse can be effective is when the client admits that they do have an alcohol addiction and realize they need help in establishing and maintaining long-term sobriety.
Recovery from alcoholism and alcohol abuse requires an understanding of both the causes and the consequences of the addiction. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), coupled with SMART Recovery and other clinical treatments employed as part of the Residential Treatment program at Retreat at Sky Ridge, takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Our goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior unique to the individual’s difficulties, thereby changing how they feel.
Alcohol Use Disorders
Our luxury alcohol addiction treatment program was designed for those who are dependent on or addicted to alcohol. At Retreat at Sky Ridge, we treat the following alcohol-related disorders:
- Alcohol Abuse
- Alcohol Dependence
- Binge Drinking
Signs of alcoholism include:
- The development and build-up of tolerance: To feel the effect, more alcohol or specific alcohol types are required. As the tolerance builds, the individual continues to require a significant quantity to obtain the same feeling.
- Loss of drinking control: The individual no longer controls their drinking habits, drinking more and more out of need vs. want.
- Withdrawal symptoms appear when not using alcohol: When someone drinks regularly and consumes large amounts of alcohol and then stops suddenly, their body will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. Any extended period of withdrawal can be extremely dangerous without medically supervised detox.
- Wants to stop, but is unable: Drinking has become such a routine habit that the body requires it, has become tolerant of it, leaving the individual to believe quitting is not possible.
Signs of alcohol abuse include:
- The use of alcohol to cope with emotions: Alcohol use to “relax” and relieve stress.
- The use of alcohol has led to life consequences – legal or otherwise: When alcohol abuse is present, legal consequences are sure to follow.
- Alcohol use starts to take over daily responsibilities: Work or scheduled appointments are missed, and alcohol is probably a factor.
- Relationship issues begin to arise: Issues with family members, spouses, co-workers, and friends will start to develop when an individual is drinking excessively. These issues most often get worse before they get better.
Recover In Rustic Luxury
When clients arrive at Retreat at Sky Ridge, they immediately feel a sense of calmness and peace. Located in the heart of the Ozark mountains, our 130-acre campus and the surrounding area showcase the beauty of mother nature. While surrounded by nature, our facility also provides clients with access to all of the comforts of modern amenities. Personal electronics, including phones and laptops, are welcome and encouraged alongside the responsibilities of our programs. Secure, fast WIFI and satellite TV are available throughout the property.