Certain prescription medications, such as benzodiazepines, can be effective in managing the more severe symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal and preventing medical complications.5,6
However, not everyone needs or receives Rx medications during alcohol detox. At Sunrise House, our treatment team assesses each incoming patient to determine whether the use of medication is appropriate.
Depending on the individual, we may also administer different “comfort medications” during alcohol detox. These include:
- Anti-nausea medications.
- Anti-anxiety medications.
- Pain relievers.
- Muscle relaxants.
Patients in alcohol detox meet with a medical provider daily to monitor their progress and see if any changes are needed.
What Types of Therapy Are Used in Alcohol Treatment at Sunrise House?
Therapy is an essential part of alcohol addiction rehab at Sunrise House. No single treatment is right for everyone, which is why Sunrise House uses multiple therapies for alcohol addiction including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Patients work with a therapist to identify and unlearn harmful thinking patterns and behaviors. They learn to develop problem-solving skills to face their fears and handle difficult situations.7
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT): Patients learn to articulate and maintain healthy goals. This therapy emphasizes creating a life worth living and promotes abstinence from alcohol and drugs.8
- Motivational Interviewing (MI): A person-centered counseling style designed to enhance a patient’s internal motivation to change. This therapy can assist patients in eliminating any hesitation or uncertainty surrounding addiction treatment.9
- Psychoeducational therapy: Usually in groups, patients learn about substance use disorders, consequences of addiction, and the process of recovery.10
These therapies may be delivered in a group or private setting. The majority of a patient’s time in treatment is spent in group settings; however, individual counseling is available on a weekly basis.
Alcohol addiction rehab at Sunrise House also includes holistic therapies, such as mindfulness, meditation, and music therapy. In addition, we host daily Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings for patients and local residents looking to join a chapter in the area.
Throughout the program, patients will see a doctor and a therapist weekly to evaluate their progress and make any treatment adjustments.
How Long Do I Stay in Alcohol Detox & Treatment at Sunrise House?
The length of stay in Sunrise House’s alcohol detox program varies by patient, depending on their individual situation and needs.
On average, alcohol detox at Sunrise House is 5 to 10 days. However, many patients opt to continue their stay by transitioning into our inpatient rehab program.
Following detox, we have different short-term alcohol rehab, month-long alcohol rehab, and long-term alcohol rehab options available.