Alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction continue to run rampant. Fortunately, alcohol addiction treatment is available, but many people do not realize that they should consider rehab. Some type of support is necessary, and more often than not, the best option is an alcohol addiction treatment program in Seattle. Northpoint Seattle understands that alcohol use disorder or alcohol addiction is a disease and does not go away on its own. If your drinking is harming your health, family, or work life and you still can’t stop, it’s time to consider getting help by enrolling in a substance abuse treatment program.
Signs of Dependency and an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
At Northpoint Seattle, we believe that once someone’s drinking has destructive effects on their relationship, social life, work, or finances, then they are drinking too much. Regardless of binge drinking on weekends or drinking every day, they have a problem that can worsen and do irreparable damage.
Experiencing the symptoms below indicates that your drinking may already be a cause for concern. The more symptoms experienced, the higher the likelihood of alcohol dependence:
- Tolerance: After prolonged heavy/excessive drinking, people begin to tolerate alcohol. This means that they need to consume more alcohol to feel the same effects they were once used to when they drank less. In other words, they no longer feel anything from drinking normal amounts. If you’re concerned, don’t ignore the signs, our professional clinicians can conduct a formal assessment of your symptoms and create a plan to get your help.
- Withdrawal: Refers to the symptoms/side effects when a heavy drinker suddenly stops or reduces their alcohol intake. These can be both physical and emotional symptoms. Avoiding painful withdrawal symptoms is often why people suffer from alcohol use disorder.
- Impaired Control: You drink for longer periods than intended or consume larger amounts than intended.
- Unsuccessful attempts to stop drinking: You’ve tried to stop drinking, but you can’t go more than a couple of days without drinking again
- Continued use despite problems: You continue drinking although you’re aware that it’s causing you physical, psychological, financial, or relationship.
- Neglect of Activities: You’ve lost interest in or motivation to do activities that you once liked doing. You’ve been neglecting important responsibilities.
- Time spent on alcohol-related activities: You prioritize activities where drinking is involved over others
Benefits of Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Outpatient treatment is a less disruptive and more confidential form of treatment than inpatient care. It gives individuals the opportunity to get help for their drinking problems without interfering with daily responsibilities like work, school, and family obligations.
Other Advantages of Outpatient Treatment
- Continue living at home but go to a facility for treatment a few hours every week
- Usually a cheaper alternative to inpatient rehab
- Apply what’s learned in rehab every day in real-life scenarios
- Regularly scheduled meetings with therapists, doctors, and psychologists
- Ideal for people who don’t need physical separation from their home environment
Whether you’re personally struggling with an alcohol problem or you’re a family member or close friend of someone who is, support groups have proven to be very beneficial in the recovery process.
Support groups come in many different formats so that you can choose the best suits you. Many small groups of people meet in a rehab facility, community center, or church. They can be age, sex, or religion-specific. They are generally free to join and keep their membership anonymous.
- They are usually made up of people in all stages of recovery
- Meetings normally last about 90 minutes
- Members can empathize with each other’s situation in a way that others who don’t have a problem with alcohol cannot
- They help people to minimize and reduce relapse
How Much Does An Alcohol addiction treatment program in Seattle cost?
Our recovery plans are completely individualized, so the cost of treatment is different for everyone. However, we work with most insurance providers in the country to help minimize how much you’ll have to spend. Some providers may even cover 100% of the treatment costs.
Individuals below the age of 25 may be covered under their parents’ insurance plan. If you have your insurance provider, we can see how much coverage they offer.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment is Available at Northpoint Seattle
At Northpoint Seattle, we know just how serious alcoholism is. We also know how hard it is to come to terms with that you need to get help. We want you to know that we will provide you with the support you need.
Our outpatient rehab is known as one of the best in Washington. It is a comprehensive program that is tailored to meet the needs of every client we serve. We offer varying levels of treatment based on what our clients need. We have a more traditional outpatient program, an intensive outpatient program, and partial hospitalization.
At Northpoint Seattle, we have two locations – one in Bellevue and one in Seattle, Washington. We also accept many different health insurance plans. That allows us to keep costs as low as possible for our clients. We know affordable treatment is important, and we want to offer it to you.
Do you have more questions about alcoholism or alcohol abuse? Are you interested in learning more about our outpatient program? Please contact us today by calling 425.414.3530.