Is it possible to beat alcoholism without going to rehab?
It is a significant investment of time, money and energy to get into rehab. It's normal to wonder if recovery can be achieved without it. Some may be concerned that the treatment center's approach might not make sense for them. Others may wonder if they need rehab.
It is possible to become sober without having to go to rehab. This is the short answer. Is it enough to live a happy and connected life?
Some people find self-help and AA to be effective, while others spend many years in therapy that doesn't produce the life changes they desire. You might be wondering if you should seek rehab.
Are you looking to just be sober
or do you want to dig deeper, make changes and create a new life
We'll show you that there is a distinction between being sober
or being rehabilitated
. Let's examine how spontaneous sobriety works and the reasons why some people doubt rehab. In some cases, residential treatment might be a good idea.
Some people get sober without undergoing rehab
The most recent National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol & Related Conditions found that 75% of respondents said they had recovered from alcohol addiction without ever having to attend treatment. In this instance, however, recovery was based on participants not drinking at high risk levels and did not measure their emotional or physical health.
An entire school of recovery thinks in the concept of "spontaneous sobriety". This means that you can recover from your alcohol addiction without any formal therapy. This idea is based on the fact that AA is statistically less successful than do-it yourself alcohol addiction recovery. People who are unhappy with the effects of their drinking habits and decide to quit can often achieve spontaneous sobriety.
Why Some People Fear Rehab
Rehab is a major step and many people have reservations about it. Some of these might be:
- They don't identify as an Alcoholic
Alcoholism is still stigmatized and stereotyped. Many people have an image in their minds of what an "alcoholic" is like. It may not be the same as their actual life. The truth is that alcohol addiction is more about the consequences and behaviors it causes than the alcohol itself.
Many people who have a high level of alcohol abuse are able and able to raise their children, work, and live a successful life. It can be difficult to know how much alcohol you are drinking when it is socially accepted.
It is not how you look at the outside that determines if alcohol is a problem, but how you feel inside. Are you using alcohol as a coping strategy? What are you using your drinking to cope with?
- They are concerned about alcohol withdrawal
You may need to detox if you have been drinking for a long time. Perhaps you have tried to quit drinking but found withdrawal symptoms so severe that you resorted to drinking again. You're not the only one who feels this way. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are the leading reason that people relapse after trying to quit. This is a legitimate concern as severe alcohol withdrawals can prove to be deadly.
There are many detox centers that can safely and quickly help you get rid of alcohol. Medically supervised detox will keep you safe and sound. You'll be accompanied by professionals who can assist you with managing your symptoms and providing support. We help clients enter detox at a partner facility and arrange transportation to our campus.
- They feel that rehab is not right for them
Based on what you know about the available options, you may have preconceived notions of how rehab will look. It might look like this:
- Bad or deficient status
- Following strict guidelines
- Being treated as if you're incapable of managing your own affairs
- Living a life of abstinence is and not doing what you once loved
These scenarios are often used in mainstream treatment of alcohol addiction. However, there is a wide range of options available. It doesn't matter if you have been to 12-Step meetings in the past and decided they weren't right for you. There is no rule that says you must do it correctly the first time. It is important to keep moving forward in your recovery.
The Holistic Sanctuary believes that everyone should be able to take control of their recovery. This is:
- You will be treated with respect and trust by our team
- We empower you to take control of your healing journey
- Our goal is to make sure that you get the most from your time with us
- Therapy is not something you passively receive; it's something you actively create.
Success is not just sobriety. It's about creating a life that is exciting, passionate, and fun for you. Once you have cured the fear and hurt that kept you in an alcohol addiction, you can do anything you want.
Rehab can be more effective than going it alone
An addiction to alcohol is often the result of trauma. Your brain will essentially rewire itself to drink alcohol to survive if you use alcohol to deal with the trauma. It's not a matter just of willpower to quit drinking. It's also why you are more likely to succeed if you have a supportive environment that works in your favor and a comprehensive program.
Here are some reasons why people find rehabilitation useful in fighting alcohol addiction.
An Immersive Substance-Free Environment
A few things can be done by the all-encompassing environment that rehab offers:
Recovering from Alcohol Abuse
- This allows your nervous system and brain to relax. If you are in survival mode it is impossible to make or change any changes. You can dive deeper into the roots of your addiction by relaxing your mind and body.
- This reduces the likelihood of you relapse during difficult times and provides skilled support.
- It supports all of your systems to store the changes that you are making. The Holistic Sanctuary's natural surroundings, restorative diet program, and complementary therapies all help you through this intense process.
Addiction is a condition in the mind and body that leads to addiction. To heal from this condition, we need to make changes in our eating, thinking, and feeling habits. Recent scientific breakthroughs have shown that science has revealed that we are more capable of doing this than we thought. It is possible to create new brain pathways and networks without addiction. The Holistic Sanctuary uses the most recent understanding of the gut-brain link to accomplish this.
Research has shown that inflammation is a key factor in all mental health conditions. This includes alcoholism. This pattern of cause-and-effect is largely due to the role played by diet. For example, alcohol cravings are caused by microorganisms in the gut that crave sugar from the alcohol you drink. This means that we have the opportunity to improve our health by simply changing our diet.
The alcohol addiction program is designed to focus on your nutrition. It's based on the best research in this area. To help you understand the science behind the changes that you are experiencing on a cellular level, we offer weekly nutrition classes. A functional medicine doctor will meet with you regularly to discuss your individual needs and prescribe a supplement program. Our nutritionist can give you advice on how to maintain a healthy brain when you return home.
Completeness and Continuity
Many of our clients have been successful after years of therapeutic work. Any type of healing is possible. It can be difficult to get real momentum if the healing is not done in a cohesive way. It is possible that you have tried many healing modalities, and experienced some breakthroughs, but they didn't last. If that is true, you may need to go deeper into your healing.
Many alcoholics who have not been sober for a while will develop a new addiction. This could include a new craving for food, sex or shopping. Because they haven't found a healthy way of filling the void left by alcohol," Sarah Benton, author Understanding High-functioning Alcoholics, says. This causes them to envy others who drink or to have mental or emotional health problems.
Sometimes, when we feel good about an experience, it is a sign that we have completed our work. Residential rehab allows you to see the whole experience. It takes a lot of work to change lifelong patterns. It is one of your greatest gifts to yourself to commit to that work.
The Holistic Sanctuary offers non-12-Step Alcohol Rehabilitation: A Journey All Yours
You can quit drinking even if you are not in rehab. The real question is, can you actually overcome the root causes of your addiction?
offers a chance to make a fundamental change
in the way you think and feel. This allows you to transform your life. Rehab does not have to mean giving up your power or following rules you don't like. It can be a difficult journey, but it can also prove to be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life. You can have some fun on the way.
The admissions coordinator will be happy to help you with the first step in your recovery process: Showing up. For more information, please contact us.