Recovering from a dependency on alcohol is a lifelong process, but it starts with the right rehab program. Whether it be residential or outpatient, choosing an alcohol recovery center with the proper combination of service and support is the key to achieving long-term success. Understanding the proper steps to recovery can help you achieve and maintain sobriety. Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis is here to help. Our proven rehab programs combine scientifically backed behavioral therapy with individual and group counseling to provide our patients a path to total physical and mental wellness.
According to recent results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, alcohol is the most frequently abused substance in Indiana. More than half of all Hoosiers over the age of 12 currently drink and nearly 1 in 4 have engaged in past-month binge drinking. Binge drinking is defined as a deadly pattern of excessive alcohol use defined as drinking five or more drinks (for males) or four or more drinks (for females) on the same occasion. 1 Binge drinking is especially common among Indiana’s young adults, including 1 in 3 college students who report recent binge drinking within the past month. 2 Alcohol abuse is also an issue among Indiana teenagers, as 1 in 6 Indiana high school students report binge drinking. 3
People who drink too much over a long period of time can develop alcohol addiction (also called alcoholism or alcohol use disorder), a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by an unhealthy pattern of uncontrolled and problematic alcohol use. 4 Approximately 1 in 20 Indiana residents suffers from alcoholism, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 1 Alcoholism is most prevalent among young adults, with 1 in 10 Hoosiers aged 18-25 years meeting the criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of Indiana residents struggling with alcohol addiction do not seek or receive the necessary treatment. Although more than a quarter of all individuals in substance abuse treatment list alcohol dependence at their admission to Indiana facilities, 5 less than 1 in 20 Hoosiers in need of support services from an alcohol addiction recovery center actually receive any form of treatment. 1
It is very difficult to overcome an alcohol addiction on your own. At times, it may even feel impossible. Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis can help you quit drinking and get started on the road to recovery. Our alcohol addiction recovery center offers an evidence-based rehab program that is tailored to your specific needs. Depending on the length and severity of your alcoholism, the stability of your living situation, and the presence of any co-occurring mental health issues, your personalized treatment plan may include residential care, partial hospitalization services, or an intensive outpatient program.
Before you begin the rehab process, you must first stop drinking and go through alcohol detoxification to eliminate all traces of alcohol from your body. If you suffer from alcohol addiction your body is likely physically dependent on alcohol and you will go through withdrawal when you suddenly stop drinking. For many people, detox represents the most difficult step in recovery from alcohol addiction due to the extremely uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal that can include: 6
Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis’s alcohol addiction recovery center offers a medically supervised detox program to help you deal with the pain and discomfort associated with alcohol withdrawal. Our trained clinical specialists will keep you safe and monitor you around-the-clock for any signs of potentially life-threatening physical or mental complications that may arise, including seizures, extreme hallucinations, and delirium tremens. 6 We may also prescribe certain medications to you that can help prevent medical complications, minimize cravings, and relieve withdrawal symptoms.
After successfully completing detox, you will be ready to begin the therapy phase of rehab. Scientifically-backed behavioral therapies and individual, group, and family counseling will help you identify the root causes of your alcohol addiction, repair broken relationships, and learn the coping skills needed for dealing with triggers that can lead to relapse. Treatment may also include support meetings, medication management, health and wellness education, mindfulness and meditation-based therapies, and a variety of exercise and recreational activities.
Recovery from alcohol addiction is not a quick or easy process. Regardless of the type of treatment you receive or the length of your treatment program, long-term follow-up care through outpatient services will be crucial for a successful recovery. Landmark Recovery understands this and our care and support does not end the day you leave our facility. We will help you transition to a self-directed rehab plan by providing you with a comprehensive discharge plan, a dedicated recovery coach, and access to a wide array of aftercare services and alumni programming.
Are you in the Indianapolis area seeking help for an addiction to alcohol? Please call Landmark Recovery at 317-449-8029 to learn more about the proven medical detox and residential, and outpatient alcohol addiction recovery programs available at our local Indianapolis treatment facility.
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1) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Tables 39-40. Indiana.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2017-2018-nsduh-state-specific-tables
2) Institute for Research on Addictive Behavior, Indiana University School of Public Health (2020). Results of the Indiana College Substance Use Survey 2019.https://iprc.iu.edu/publications/icsus/ICSUS_Survey_2019.pdf
3) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance —United States, 2015.https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf
4) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (2020). Alcohol Use Disorder.https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-use-disorders
5) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020). Indiana TEDS admissions aged 12 years and older, by primary substance use and gender, age at admission, race, and ethnicity: Percent, 2019.https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
6) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131