If you live in the Boston area or Massachusets and have been thinking about sobriety, you’re in the right place. Millions of Americans need help to quit drinking, but most never receive it. Keep reading to learn how PsyClarity Health Boston has helped thousands of men escape the shackles of alcohol use and how they can help you.
What Is Alcohol Rehab Like?
The rehab process is unique to every individual, and that’s because we know that every person and their situation is different when we help them assemble a plan for their recovery. When you contact our admissions team, a history of your alcohol use and other factors like your age and family history will be taken. An interview helps your team make treatment recommendations.
If you use alcohol daily, you may have developed a physical dependency, which requires a medical detox before rehab can begin. Although terms like detox and rehab are used interchangeably, they differ. A detox is the physical process of withdrawing from alcohol use and must be completed under medical supervision. Detox can be hazardous due to the risk of seizures and must never be attempted alone. A detox program is usually 5-7 days but may be longer, depending on the individual.
When participating in our rehab program for an alcohol use disorder, you can expect to take part in treatments like
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). A talk therapy session that aims to reduce symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily depression and anxiety disorders.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT skills). A modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Its primary goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.
- Interpersonal psychotherapy. Brief, attachment-focused psychotherapy that centers on resolving interpersonal problems and symptomatic recovery. It is an empirically supported treatment that follows a highly structured and time-limited approach.
- Nutrition Health & Wellness Groups.
- Goal setting & Obtaining.
Often those with a substance use disorder or other co-occurring disorders isolate themselves from family and friends as their disease progresses. Group therapy is crucial for reminding them they are not alone in their fight. You can expect to take part in group therapies such as
- Daily Goals. A daily group focused on assisting you in identifying alternatives to negative patterns or behaviors.
- Life Skills. This group encourages you to identify and practice the skills to live your life independently. You’ll discuss everyday and essential skills like cooking food, cleaning your personal space, balancing a personal budget, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, finding work, succeeding in a job, mastering interpersonal skills and communication techniques, and exercising proper behavior within social, relationship, and vocational spheres.
- Seeking Safety. A weekly group focused on the Seeking Safety Model, which is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, substance abuse, and other problem behaviors that stem from emotional dysregulation.
- Healing through Creativity. A weekly Creative Expression group focused on exploring how we experience life, pain, and healing by integrating art and creativity.
- Psycho-education. A group focussed on receiving education about their disorders and different coping methods.
- Distress Tolerance Skills. A group focusing on learning the necessary skills to tolerate and survive crises and accept life as it is in the moment, improving impulsive/self-destructive decisions.
- Denial Management. A group focusing on identifying the thoughts, feelings, urges, actions, and social reactions associated with denial patterns.
- Relapse Prevention. A group focusing on developing the skills to manage relapse triggers, increasing awareness of personal relapse warning signs, and learning to manage them.
- Anger Management. A group focusing on learning and practicing the necessary skills to prevent and control anger.
How Long Is Alcohol Rehab?
Rehab for alcohol use disorder lasts as long as you need it to. Addiction is a treatable illness, much like cancer or diabetes. With rest, medication, and support, anyone living with this terrible disease can achieve recovery. Studies show that the longer you spend in treatment, the less chance of relapse. Relapse is a normal part of recovery from a substance use disorder, so don’t beat yourself up if you relapse. Contact a trusted friend or physician, and get back into treatment. For administrative purposes, rehab is divided into 30-day sections. Your care team will work with you to determine what length of stay would benefit you the most and review this regularly.
30 Day Rehab
After your body has metabolized alcohol out of your central nervous system, you will begin the rehab portion of your treatment. A 30-day inpatient stay at our men’s facility in Boston is a fantastic way to kick-start your recovery. Inpatient treatment is intensive and allows you to focus solely on healing, away from distractions like work, relationships, and family.
60 Day Rehab
At the end of your first 30 days, your case manager and support team will work with you to determine if a more extended stay is needed to give you the best chance of avoiding relapse. Inpatient treatment during the day and transitioning into sober housing at night may be considered, or outpatient programs may be recommended if you have a safe home environment. You may not feel ready to transition fully into society, and that’s ok. PsyClarity Health is here to support you as long as you need and may recommend a further 30-day stay.
90 Day Rehab
A 90-day rehab program is a great way to ensure you have given yourself time to heal and process everything you have learned in treatment. Often, this time is enough for most people to form and stick to new, healthy habits. If you require even more time, it’s nothing to feel ashamed about; we are all unique and have different treatment needs. Your case management team will advocate for you when dealing with your insurance company to ensure you get what you need from treatment.
Why Choose PsyClarity Health for Alcohol Rehab
PsyClarity Health offers cutting-edge, evidence-based therapies for drug and alcohol use disorders alongside treatment for other mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. Our experienced team are expert in addiction medicine and would be honored to help you navigate change toward sobriety. We know that addiction is not a choice but rather a terrible disease that kills tens of thousands of Americans every year. We proudly offer a luxurious, safe environment to heal and gender-responsive treatment at our men-only facility in Boston. A different way of life is waiting for you here at Psyclarity, one you may not have even thought possible. The time for change is now; call us at (1) 855-924-5350 to unlock your true potential.