If you believe you are drinking excessively, or your family and friends have called you out on your drinking-related actions or if you have reasons to believe that your drinking is causing problems —then it is time to realistically start thinking about how you want to make some changes in your life and your lifestyle. You can imagine how your family and friends will be affected if you don’t make the necessary changes you need to make.
Changing the relationship you have with alcohol before things get out of control may be a difficult task. You, like many others who rely on alcohol for stress-relief, see drinking as part of normal daily life. Though it may seem unrealistic at this point that you will need to make this change, the important thing is to recognize if you have a drinking problem so that you can address it.
You can reach out on your own and look for treatment options or you can enlist the help of family and friends. Generally, those who have shown you they care will be more than glad to help. Going “cold turkey”, especially if you are a heavy drinker, should not be an option for you. In this case, medical detox is the first step in getting you sober. In addition, working with a trained therapist may be an option. Depending on your level of alcohol addiction, inpatient alcohol rehab programs would be the most recommended path as these programs offer an array of therapeutic services that will help you in finding better ways of coping with issues that may have caused you to resort to alcohol as your stress-reliever.
As one of those highly reputable and qualified inpatient addiction rehab facility, Florida Center for Recovery has helped thousands to take control of their drinking problem and get their life back. For chronic relapses, our 21 Day Relapse Treatment Program addresses the most common issues that cause relapse and prepares those who have gone through the program to face the challenges life throws at them and yet still stay on course for their recovery. Our treatment plans incorporate the latest research findings in evidence-based practices from medicine and psychology with historically proven methods such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), 12-Step integration, Motivational Interviewing, and positive peer culture. Based on a whole person assessment, a customized treatment plan for an effective recovery is produced which provides unified support using the assistance of family and other support systems a client may have.
We also utilize The GORSKI-CENAPS® Model of Relapse Prevention Therapy. This model heavily emphasizes affective therapy by focusing upon the identification, appropriate labeling, communication and resolution of feelings and emotions. The GORSKI-CENAPS® Model integrates a cognitive and affective therapy model for understanding emotions by teaching clients that emotions are generated by irrational thinking (cognitive theory) and are traumatically stored or repressed (affective theory). Emotional integration work involves both cognitive labeling, expression of feelings, and imagery-oriented therapies designed to surface repressed memories.
If you would like more information about our all-inclusive detox and inpatient addiction treatment program or have a question regarding insurance, private pay, financing and admissions process, CALL US AT: (800) 851-3291
Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.