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Treatment Options Overall treatment plans consist of three components: medical, psychosocial, and support from loved ones and people who have experienced alcohol dependence or abuse. Each patient will require a combination of resources to suit their individual treatment needs. These are not competing assets but complementary to one another. See Treatment Option Brochure.

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What kind of help is there?

Medication Assisted Treatment Medication-Assisted Treatment is pharmacotherapy relating to substance misuse. It combines pharmacological intervention with counseling and behavioral therapies. This provides the patient with a comprehensive approach in the treatment of substance misuse disorders. Read More.
Psycho-Social Therapy Professionally conducted talk therapy, aimed at modifying behavior. This provides patients with the coping skills to not only get through the initial treatment but also provides tools that can be used throughout the patient's life. Read More.
Peer Support Peer-to-peer groups are groups such as AA, NA, Smart Recovery, and online forums. Peer support by itself does not constitute treatment, but is one of the many tools that make up a treatment plan. Read More.
28-Day In-Patient Programs These are highly structured and supervised programs that isolate a patient from the people, places and things to which they are accustomed. Oftentimes, in-patient programs employ both individual and group therapy. Read More.
Intensive Out-Patient Programs Usually conducted by an addiction specialist or primary care physician, this type of treatment allows the patient to remain with family while getting treatment. Read More.
Brief Interventions Brief interventions generally aim to moderate a person's alcohol consumption to sensible levels and to eliminate harmful drinking practices, rather than to insist on complete abstinence from drinking. Unlike traditional alcoholism treatment, which lasts many weeks or months, brief interventions can be given in a matter of minutes, and they require minimal follow-up. Read More.

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