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alcohol addiction treatmentAlcohol use disorder is common in the US. People from all ways of life live with alcohol dependency and addiction. Although alcohol is legal, it can be just as addictive as illicit and prescription drugs. In fact, alcohol addiction can creep up quite slowly. Casual drinking and social drinking can become a habit, especially when paired with stress, life changes, and past trauma. Habits can become addictions when the brain becomes dependent on alcohol for various chemical processes.

At Athens Addiction Recovery Center, we pair medically assisted detox with a range of therapies for successful alcohol addiction treatment. Our family-owned clinic in Athens, GA offers a variety of outpatient alcohol rehab options. Therefore, if you or someone you love needs support for alcohol use disorder, call us today at 844.959.4998 to learn more about our substance abuse treatment programs

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol may seem benign to many of us because it’s easy to get. Unfortunately, alcohol can be addictive and cause long-term health effects. Today, many people around the country live with alcohol addiction and may not have access to the care they need. Our LGBTQ-friendly programs can help.  Like other addictive substances, alcohol alters a person’s brain chemistry. Over time, this results in dependency. This happens when the brain relies on alcohol for chemicals like dopamine and GABA instead of producing its own. With alcohol consumption, it’s hard to realize when social drinking becomes a habit and later an addiction. Some signs of alcohol dependency include:
  • Irritability
  • Erratic behavior
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Alcohol cravings
  • Blatant drunkenness
  • The inability to stop drinking after one serving
  • Other drug-seeking behavior
  • Lying
  • Change in sleep
  • Changes in appetite
  • Manipulating
  • Financial changes
Social drinking is one of our most ancient social practices. Unfortunately, the stress of modern life, unresolved trauma, and underlying co-occurring disorders have made alcohol addiction common. 

Outpatient Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Athens, Georgia

Located near the University of Georgia, Athens Addiction Recovery Center offers PHP and IPO outpatient programs for alcohol addiction. We support students, professionals, and families across Athens. Our programs for alcohol treatment depend on individuals’ needs. Outpatient rehab requires clients to visit the clinic daily for therapy, detox, and group support. Unlike residential rehab, however, outpatient clients sleep at home. Our programs may be right for you if:

  • You have a support system at home
  • Your home life is stable
  • You live in the Athens area
  • You’re looking for local addiction support
  • You have other local obligations (work, school, family, etc.)
  • You are looking for a non-judgmental, inclusive, sober community

At Athens Addiction Recovery, we provide comprehensive addiction treatment with a focus on trauma-informed therapy to help clients uncover and heal unresolved trauma. Our programs include:

  • Dual Diagnosis
  • DBT
  • MET
  • CBT
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Art therapy
  • Anger management
  • EMDR
  • Experiential therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy

We believe everyone deserves lifelong care and support for addiction recovery. Our programs focus on reducing relapse throughout the Athens community. 

Why Start Alcohol Rehab?

For many, alcohol addiction is a symptom of something else. Many people turn to alcohol or other substances to self-medicate and self-soothe. In fact, nearly half of people living with addiction also live with co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.

While alcohol can temporarily soothe and provide an escape, in the long run, it does not heal underlying illnesses. As a result, some may turn to alcohol to avoid feelings related to past trauma, PTSD, or daily stress. The team at Athens Recovery uses a range of therapeutic techniques to diagnose co-occurring disorders and help clients resolve addiction triggers. 

Some people may attempt to quit using alcohol cold turkey. However, this is often unsuccessful and may even be dangerous. Fortunately, our programs can help clients detox safely by monitoring vital signs, restoring hydration levels, and preventing reuse. 

Get Support for Alcohol Addiction Today at Athens Recovery Center

Don’t wait. If you or a loved one in the Athens area needs support, call us. Reach our compassionate staff at 844.959.4998 to learn more about our programs.