Is It Possible to Come Back from Years of Alcohol Addiction?

The good news is that yes, it is possible. It is possible to recover from years of alcohol addiction with the right treatment and support. Recovery from alcohol addiction typically involves a combination of medical treatment, therapy, and lifestyle changes.

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Medical Treatment

The first step in alcohol addiction recovery is usually the detoxification phase. Detoxing and withdrawal from all forms of alcohol involve safely withdrawing from alcohol under medical supervision to manage withdrawal symptoms. Detoxing from alcohol is dangerous. Never attempt to do this on your own. A reduction in alcohol withdrawal symptoms begins on days 5-7.

Detoxing from alcohol is dangerous. Never attempt to do this on your own.

During the detox phase, sedation may be prescribed by a medical provider by using medications to prevent withdrawal symptoms. Detox should be done in a controlled environment, with medical staff present. This ensures that the detox phase is completed, and the patient does not relapse. Inpatient treatment centers or hospitals can provide this support. 

Therapy and Treatment

The detox phase is often followed by treatment. This can include behavioral therapy, group counseling, and medication-assisted treatment.

This treatment can be either inpatient or outpatient. Field of Hope offers a thorough evaluation to enable us to create a tailored plan to meet your individual needs right away.

At Hope House, we offer inpatient treatment. This is a supportive environment that is safe, clean, and conducive to recovery. Our clients can focus on the healing process in this environment.

It’s important to note that recovery from alcohol addiction is a lifelong process. Ongoing support is often necessary to maintain sobriety. Support can take many forms. Attending support groups, continuing individual therapy, and building a strong support network of family and friends are all beneficial.

Lifestyle Changes

Field of Hope offers additional levels of support that follow the inpatient treatment. This provides our clients the time needed to identify roadblocks and triggers that could cause a relapse. Our goal is to help our clients effectively use the resources we provide to achieve an independent life. On average our clients are able to achieve this goal within 6 – 9 months. 

While recovery from alcohol addiction can be challenging, it is possible with the right resources and commitment. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible.

Faith-Based Treatment

We offer opportunities to engage in 12-Step related activities, community involvement, as well as life and job skills training. Studies and data show that faith-based treatment has the highest success rate in recovery from addiction. A recent analysis by an independent contractor gave Field of Hope a 95.7% success rate for clients struggling with alcohol and other drug addiction. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) published a report titled Belief, Behavior, and Belonging: How Faith is Indispensable in Preventing and Recovering from Substance Abuse that reports that a person’s effective use of spiritual resources contributes to better addiction recovery outcomes. Examples of positive religious coping (PRC) may range from prayer to convictions of religious faith and belief itself.

As a faith-based facility, we believe in God as our Higher Power and utilize Bible studies and prayer. Our clients are welcome to attend Vinton Baptist Church on Sundays if they choose. Vinton Baptist Church has been a strong supporter of our community and our vision to help those suffering from addiction.

To go back to the original question “Is It Possible to Come Back from Years of Alcohol Addiction?”. Yes – it is possible but it is not within a day, a month, or a year. It is new beginning for you and your family and that takes commitment and resources to make this new chapter the best one yet.

Organizations such as Field of Hope and Gallia-Jackson-Meigs ADAMH Board work to try to help those who are lost in addiction and unsure where to go or who to turn to. At Field of Hope, we understand that there can be many obstacles when rebuilding a new life in recovery. You will not do this alone. We provide services for drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction recovery and mental health care. Caring staff will walk alongside you to help you put the pieces together from start to finish. Call us today at (740) 245-3051

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