Once you realize you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, the next step is deciding how and where to get sober. The good news is that there are many options available. As you explore the options, you will hear terms such as inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient. While learning the language of treatment can be confusing, you’ll quickly learn that the terms indicate how many hours you’ll spend actively in treatment. As you might guess, inpatient treatment requires you to live at the facility, outpatient does not, and partial hospitalization is in the middle. Inpatient treatment and partial hospitalization require a larger time commitment and may not be the best fit for everyone. Being able to continue caring for your children and maintaining a job are just some of the benefits of outpatient alcohol help. If you find that you or your loved one has a problem with alcohol, Nashville Treatment Solutions is here to help. We have a full range of programs that allow us to develop individualized treatment plans.
Signs of Alcoholism
The only person who can honestly know if someone is an alcoholic is that person. There is no lab test for alcoholism. It’s not a question that can be answered by a physician, a counselor, or a loved one. All of these folks can have input, but only you know the truth. The chances are that if you are wondering if you might be an alcoholic, you have a problem with alcohol. Take an objective look at your drinking and its effects on your life. You’ll need to ask yourself some hard questions. Even if you can’t be honest with anyone else, now is the time to be honest with yourself. Start by asking yourself if your use of alcohol is serving you. Other questions might include:
- Have I tried to cut down on my drinking and been unable?
- How often have I ended up drinking more or longer than I intended?
- Are my friends and family hassling me about my drinking?
- Has my drinking affected my relationships or my job?
- Have I continued drinking even though it’s causing problems in my life?
If you find that you can answer yes to many of the questions above, you likely have an alcohol problem, and that’s okay. You’re not alone. About ten percent of people in the United States have an alcohol or drug problem. So, instead of spending any time shaming yourself for having a problem, you can work on getting help. Whether you choose partial hospitalization or outpatient, Nashville Treatment Solutions is here to help you carve your path to sobriety.
Benefits of Outpatient Alcohol Help
Attending outpatient rehab can be instrumental in your recovery. Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) include many of the same elements as partial hospitalization or inpatient treatment programs. You will still participate in therapy, skills groups, and more. The benefits of outpatient alcohol help include remaining present for your family and maintaining your employment. Rather than removing yourself from your life, you will learn how to navigate your life while attending treatment. As you encounter difficulties with work or family, you can bring those issues to outpatient treatment and learn how to work through them. Conversely, if you find that remaining in your current home is not conducive to your sobriety, you can also explore a sober living home while attending treatment. Outpatient rehab also allows you to explore and incorporate other avenues of recovery while you are in treatment. While attending outpatient treatment, you can also participate in peer support recovery groups such as 12-step programs. Being able to receive treatment and build a support network simultaneously is just one benefit of outpatient alcohol help.
How Nashville Treatment Solutions Can Help You Overcome Alcoholism
At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we believe that everyone’s recovery journey is unique, and we tailor treatment plans for you or your loved one. Our multifaceted treatment modalities will help build a solid foundation for your recovery journey. We have a wide range of programs to meet your or your loved one’s needs, including a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which can be followed with our Outpatient Counseling (OP). Connect with us today to see how we can best support you and your loved one in the journey to sobriety.