Outpatient Alcohol Rehab: When Your Drinking Becomes a Problem

Rally Point Palm Beach Outpatient Alcohol Rehab

Outpatient alcohol rehab is a popular type of rehab program we offer in West Palm Beach, FL for clients who are transitioning from a higher level of care or whose addictions are milder and don’t require intensive support. While alcoholism affects all demographics, men are more likely to binge drink and develop alcoholism than women. If you or a loved one has been drinking more heavily or often, outpatient alcohol rehab can help. It’s flexibility, freedom, and costs make it an attractive option for our clients, however, a higher level of care like inpatient rehab may be more appropriate depending on the client’s needs. Learn more about how alcohol impacts men’s health, signs of alcoholism, and what outpatient alcohol rehab is all about.

Men and Alcoholism Statistics

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), men are more likely than women to drink excessively which increases their health and safety risks. Furthermore, these risks increase when drinking increases. Men are also more likely than women to take other risks (e.g., fast driving; not wearing a seat belt) when drinking excessively which can lead to injury or death. The statistics paint a grim picture – according to the CDC’s “Excessive Alcohol Use and Risks to Men’s Health” fact sheet:

  • Men are 2x more likely to binge drink than women
  • Men have higher rates of alcohol-related hospitalizations and deaths than women
  • In fatal traffic collisions, male drivers are almost twice as likely as female drivers to have been intoxicated
    • i.e. A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher
  • Excessive drinking increases aggression which increases the risk of injury
  • Men are more likely than women to die by suicide and more likely to have been drinking prior to their suicide

Alcohol is one of the most common substance use disorders (SUD) and also one of the more challenging ones to treat because of its widespread availability and its place in our culture and social activities. Military service members and veterans are particularly vulnerable to developing alcoholism due to the challenges of deployment, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), civilian readjustment problems, and more. However, by recognizing that there is a problem is the first step to reducing or quitting drinking altogether.

5 Signs of Alcoholism

When does being the life of a party or unwinding after work go from being fun to something darker? It’s easy to dismiss or deny our drinking problem because our culture encourages drinking to have a “good time” or relax. Excessive drinking, however, has serious negative side effects and when left untreated, can cause relationship problems, injury, or even death. If you or a loved one has one or more of these signs, treatment should definitely be sought.

  1. Experience strong cravings
  2. Find it hard to stop drinking once started or cut back
  3. Withdraw from relationships, work, school, or interests
  4. Experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety after stopping drinking
  5. Find it takes drinking greater amounts of alcohol to feel the same effect

It’s hard to admit when we have a problem, but what happens when we don’t get help is far worse. We understand that it can be scary and overwhelming to make that decision but once you’re in our outpatient alcohol rehab, you’ll see that you’re not alone and a different way of living is possible.

What Happens In Outpatient Alcohol Rehab?

Our outpatient rehab programs typically include individual therapy sessions, group therapy, 12-step communities, medication-assisted treatment (only when needed), and whichever other services are best for the client’s needs. Thanks to our South Florida location, we’re also able to offer more unique therapeutic activities like fishing and adventure therapy for a holistic approach.

Rally Point’s outpatient alcohol rehab services:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Lectures and Presentations
  • 12-Step Meetings
  • Life Skills Training
  • Employment or Educational Support
  • Nutrition Education and Guidance
  • Personal Time
  • Recreational Activities

Although our programs follow a similar formula to each other, we believe that outpatient treatment for alcohol is most effective when it’s personalized to the client’s needs while working with their schedule. Whether you choose Rally Point for outpatient alcohol rehab or not, below are some tips to help you with your search.

Tips For Selecting an Outpatient Alcohol Rehab

When searching for a rehab, you should think about what’s most important to you when receiving treatment. For example, it can be a certain specialty, amenities, types of therapies and activities, and aftercare support. Even if you’re not sure what you want, these tips will help you find a reputable rehab instead of a shady one. Here are some questions to keep in mind on your search:

  • Is the rehab staff properly trained and certified?
  • What types of treatments and therapies do they offer?
  • Does insurance cover it? Or does the rehab offer healthcare financing, financial assistance, or self-payment?
  • Has the rehab been successful for other recovering alcoholics?
  • What types of services and amenities do they have?
  • Can family and friends be involved in some therapy sessions?
  • What’s the program structure? Is it flexible?
  • What happens after the program is done? Will you be referred to recovery support groups?

Choosing a rehab is a personal decision but you should make sure that whichever one you go with is reputable and fits for your needs because it can make a big difference in your recovery.

Outpatient Alcohol Rehab in West Palm Beach, FL

While there are outpatient alcohol rehabs across the country, what makes West Palm Beach a great area for alcoholism recovery is its diverse after-care support communities and numerous resources. And it doesn’t hurt that we have year-round sunny weather and diverse tropical ecosystems for our backyard. In addition to outpatient alcohol rehab, we also have more intensive rehab programs, like day or night treatment with community housing and partial hospitalization, if outpatient treatment is determined not to be enough. Take back control of your life by contacting us today or taking our online assessment to see which type of alcohol rehab is right for you.

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