The problem with drinking is that it is so common. Many people drink socially, but there are also many people who struggle to handle their alcohol and can develop a dependence on this substance. When this occurs, the person may need an addiction treatment center to stop, but before you can get yourself or a loved one help, you need to know when drinking has become problematic.
It can be hard to differentiate between someone who drinks frequently and someone who qualifies as an alcoholic. In order to get yourself help or to get your loved one help for drinking, you need to be able to recognize when drinking has developed into alcoholism.
Some common signs of alcoholism include:
- Drinking at all hours of the day
- Drinking alone
- Frequent blackouts
- Withdrawal symptoms when not drinking
- Drinking to self-medicate or cope
- Secrecy about drinking habits
- Neglect of responsibilities
- Legal issues from drinking habits
If you or someone you love is showing these signs of alcoholism, our alcohol outpatient programs in Naples may be able to help.
Our Alcohol Intensive Outpatient Program
For those people looking for an addiction treatment program that allows them to maintain part of their normal routine, an alcohol IOP does just that. Patients will participate in therapy and programming for several hours each week while also continuing some of their everyday activities outside of treatment. While being exposed to aspects of their normal lives, they will have support and treatment programs like group and individual counseling sessions to help them overcome their alcoholism and learn how to move forward without alcohol. One of the best parts about an alcohol intensive outpatient treatment is that patients can address any relapse triggers that they came in contact with outside of treatment immediately. This system allows patients to work through their alcoholism in a normal setting, making it easier to transition back into everyday life.
Our Alcohol OP in Naples
Our alcohol outpatient program is less intense than our IOP. For people who already have a good support system or those who have already completed an IOP for alcoholism, an alcohol outpatient program can be a good option. Patients can maintain their normal routines, but a few hours of programming each week offers them reassurance for their recovery journey. An OP also presents flexible scheduling options for patients so they can fit the programming into their already busy lives. Patients will be able to stop their drinking habits without having to interrupt their normal lives too much.
Patients in either of our alcohol outpatient programs will participate in various therapies and programs in order to help them overcome their drinking. At Cypress West Intensive Outpatient, we understand that alcohol addiction treatment should be comprehensive, so we offer dual diagnosis treatment in Naples for patients struggling with mental health issues alongside their drinking.
Stop letting alcohol control your life or the life of a loved one, contact us today to get started on your road to recovery with our outpatient alcohol programs.