Alcohol Addiction Treatment Planning: 5 Tips

An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year making it the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. If alcohol addiction is affecting your family these statistics likely come as no shock. But they do underscore the importance of alcohol addiction treatment planning to help guide your loved one on the path toward healing and recovery.

The Maze of Treatment and Recovery Options

With over 40 years of combined experience in addiction, we often find families identify the need for help, but they don’t necessarily know what that help looks like for them. As a result, they may not move forward at all or put recovery at risk in the wrong addiction treatment center. And it’s no wonder with all the options out there and no clear cut way to identify the right solution. We can help.

5 Tips When Considering Alcohol Treatment

  1. Every individual is unique and their treatment plan should be too.

There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment or environment that is best suited for everyone. That’s why it’s so important to understand the full gamut of needs first.

  1. Start the conversation.

When an individual is in crisis it can be overwhelming not only for them, but also their friends and family. Talk with them about getting treatment; if they are unwilling to discuss it and/or refuse to get help consider a crisis intervention with a professional.

  1. Carefully screen each center’s resources.

Treatment centers can differ vastly by areas of specialty, capacity, training, approach to care; you name it.  Narrow your list by evaluating which ones tailor to your specific needs and what’s important to your family.

  1. Credentials do matter.

The sad fact is, not all treatment centers have the high ethical standards and professional integrity you and your family deserve. So, consider only licensed and accredited programs that you have personally visited; and check reviews and references where possible.

  1. Advocate, advocate, advocate.

The complexities of recovery don’t end with the check-in to the treatment program. It’s crucial to advocate on behalf of your loved one throughout the process: educate yourself, ask questions, stay involved and be their voice when necessary.

A Partner for Alcohol Addiction Treatment Planning

You don’t have to do this alone. As experts in crisis interventions and alcohol addiction treatment planning, we follow a strict code of ethics and offer an independent approach to clinical guidance to connect you with the right treatment center.

We work directly with families to assess needs, develop a plan to meet them and continue to work closely with you at every point along the way from pre-treatment throughout recovery.

For more information on our alcohol addiction treatment planning services, call 800-219-0570 or email info@heatherhayes.com today.