What is the best way to bring up alcoholism with a loved one?
Talk about specific consequences of their drinking.
Choose a time soon after the person experiences a drinking-related problem (missing a shift at work, for example).
Do not threaten, guilt, lecture, preach, or use negative labels.
Do not try to discuss alcoholism when the person is intoxicated.
Can a therapist diagnose and treat alcoholism?
Therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists who specialize in the condition can all diagnose and treat alcoholism. People with alcohol-related concerns can also consult their general practitioner, who will refer them to a specialist.
How does detoxing work?
Detoxification is a medically supervised period of alcohol withdrawal to allow the body to purge itself. A doctor or treatment specialist closely monitors a patient to ensure the symptoms of withdrawal do not cause harm.Side effects of alcohol detoxification include:
Elevated heart rate
High blood pressure
Paranoia or anxiety
How much does alcohol addiction treatment cost?
The cost of addiction treatment varies depending on the type of facility, amenities offered, treatment provided, and size and length of the program. Detoxification ranges from $1,000 to $15,000. Inpatient facilities cost anywhere from $6,000 to $30,000 for a 30-day program and include detoxing. Outpatient programs can cost $500 per session.
What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient alcoholism treatment?
Outpatient alcoholism treatment is a part-time form of rehabilitation. Patients continue their normal lives during the day and return to the treatment facility several times per week. Outpatient treatment is generally cheaper than inpatient and can be helpful for people with less severe addictions.Inpatient treatment programs require patients to stay at the facility 24/7 until the completion of the program. They provide a highly controlled environment for patients to overcome their addictions without the distractions or temptations of everyday life. These clinics provide round-the-clock medical care and often include hours of group and personal therapy. Inpatient programs are beneficial for people with severe addictions or those who have overdosed.