Alcohol Addiction Rehab Center Serving Albuquerque & Santa Fe, NM

Those who abuse alcohol rarely begin their use of it with the intention of becoming addicted. When a person regularly drinks, that individual’s body develops a tolerance to the amount of alcohol that is consumed. Once tolerance for larger amounts of alcohol forms, the risk for alcohol poisoning increases exponentially. Alcohol poisoning is the result of drinking alcohol to a degree that a person’s body has a physical reaction to the amount of alcohol that has been consumed. Chronic abuse of alcohol, whether it occurs in episodes of binge-drinking or done on an ongoing basis, can lead to other medical concerns that can include vital organ damage that could be irreversible. In addition to the costs to a person’s health, the abuse of alcohol can result in a number of devastating effects in other areas of an individual’s life as well. What is important to know, however, is that these effects of alcohol abuse do not have to be a person’s fate. Seeking treatment for an alcohol abuse problem can prevent these consequences and help individuals battling an addiction to alcohol regain control over their lives without the powerful grips of such a chemical dependency concern.

At Life Healing Center, we recognize the trials and tribulations that lie in front of individuals who are battling an addiction to alcohol, and we understand how intimidating rehab can seem. For over 20 years, we have provided a safe, serene, and supportive environment for those who need help, encouragement, and guidance in overcoming their chemical dependency concerns, including concerns relating to an addiction to alcohol. With specialized programming that is also catered to meet the needs of individuals who may be warring against additional struggles, such as healing from a traumatic past or struggling a psychiatric condition, Life Healing Center is proud to be a rehab center wherein each individual is fully supported as he or she taps into the natural process of healing that we believe is inherent in everyone. Let the skilled, caring, and empathic staff at Life Healing Center help you start your life anew.

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Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment

Close friends and family members who bear witness to a loved one trapped in the insidious pattern of alcohol abuse frequently experience a variety of emotions. Fear, sadness, apprehension, and even anger are common feelings felt by individuals who wish to help someone they care for who is grappling with an alcohol abuse problem. And while it may seem as though efforts to help this person have proven fruitless, there are some things that can be done to help a loved one get the treatment he or she needs to become sober:

  • Talk with your loved one about his or her alcohol abuse problem, conveying your concerns in an empathic manner.
  • Refrain from getting rid of alcohol in your loved one’s home or making attempts to prevent your loved one from drinking. While these actions can delay a person addicted to alcohol from drinking, this will likely anger your loved one and will not fully prevent him or her from drinking.
  • Research rehab centers that care for more than just addiction. All-encompassing treatment that includes care for a myriad of concerns will be more effective than rehab that just cares for addiction alone.
  • Offer to assist your loved one in engaging in a treatment program and agree to accompany him or her to any schedule assessments.
  • Try to play an active part in your loved one’s treatment.

Finally, it is important to remember that an addiction to alcohol is difficult to overcome. There may be setbacks, though via your encouragement and support, your loved one can recover and achieve a healthy, sober life.

If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Types of Treatment Offered at Life Healing Center

At Life Healing Center, we pride ourselves on being a premiere rehab center that provides clinical excellence in the treatment of substance abuse concerns, psychiatric conditions, and trauma-related distresses. We strive to offer patients a therapeutic environment wherein they will be treated with understanding, compassion, and respect. With specific residential treatment programming options, designed for men and women, aged 18 and older, Life Healing Center is proud to be able to offer truly culturally-sensitive care that meets the unique needs of every individual who participates in rehab at our treatment center.

The core programs at Life Healing Center include our Empowerment Program for mood and mental health disorder treatment, our Serenity Program for trauma treatment, and our Hope Program for the treatment of substance abuse. When patients come to us battling an addiction to alcohol, they will embark on the path to recovery through participation in our Hope Program which was created to provide comprehensive chemical dependency treatment. While engaged in the Hope Program, patients who are struggling with psychiatric disorders or traumatic distress will receive appropriate therapeutic interventions to address those concerns as well.

Life Healing Center is dedicated to treating complex cases and our staff is trained to and excels in treating multiple concerns at one time. Patients who are dealing with multiple concerns will be provided with an individualized plan of care that will address the full-spectrum of issues with which they present. Patients engaged in our Hope Program will take part in a variety of appropriate verbal and experiential therapies that are designed to facilitate intervention on dysfunctional coping strategies related to substance abuse and chemical dependency. The methods for care offered in this innovative programming options at our rehab center include the following:

Detoxification services: Individuals who arrive at our treatment center, located in Santa Fe, NM (near Albuquerque), with alcohol or other types of substances in their systems will go through a medical detoxification process prior to beginning treatment. The medical detoxification process at Life Healing Center utilizes symptom-driven evidence-based protocols that assist patients in remaining safe and comfortable as their bodies become rid of any toxic substances. Patients who are actively detoxing may not attend groups, depending on their physical and cognitive status. However, once they are deemed medically stable enough to do so, patients will become fully immersed in the full treatment experience.

Medication management: All patients will receive an evaluation by a board-certified adult psychiatrist following his or her admission into programming. If, during this evaluation, it is determined that there is a clinical need for medication interventions in order to treat a patient’s distressing symptoms, he or she will then continue to meet with the psychiatrist on an as-needed basis for consultations and follow-ups in order to ensure that any medication that may have been prescribed is effectively helping him or her. Nurses and medication technicians will also assist in monitoring a patient’s medication needs.

Individual therapy: Those struggling with an addiction to alcohol will be assigned to a primary therapist who will conduct one-to-one therapy sessions with him or her throughout his or her time spent in treatment. At a minimum, patients meet twice with their therapist for individual therapy sessions during their first week of rehab and then at least once per week thereafter. However, patients may also meet with their therapist more frequently depending on assessed need.

Family therapy: While Life Healing Center believes that family involvement is an important part of successful recovery, there are a number of factors that are considered when determining whether or not family therapy sessions will be an appropriate part of each patient’s individualized rehab. The number of family therapy sessions that will be held is determined by assessed need, permission of the patient to have his or her family members participate in such sessions, and the clinical advisability of the inclusion of the family in the patient’s treatment process. There are times where family inclusion is contraindicated and a patient’s therapist will ensure that the patient’s well-being is considered first and foremost before such sessions occur.

Group therapy: Group therapy is a major component to the rehab offered at Life Healing Center. When patients engage in these sessions, they are afforded an opportunity to both give and receive support from peers who are facing similar struggles to their own, while also benefiting from psycho-educational opportunities that can help them learn information that is necessary for developing confidence in moving forward in their recovery. There are a variety of topics discussed in the various groups that are held, but some of the most common include the following:

  • Emotion regulation
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Trauma resolution
  • Healing shame
  • Self-expression
  • Disease Model of Addiction
  • Relapse prevention
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Living in balance
  • Trust
  • Acceptance
  • DBT
  • Preparing for discharge

Experiential therapy: In order to offer a truly holistic and comprehensive approach to the care and treatment we offer, Life Healing Center is proud to supply patients with the following options for experiential therapies:

  • Group art therapy
  • Group equine therapy
  • Movement therapy
  • Psychodrama

Ancillary therapies: Selected with the patient on the basis of his or her presenting issues, men and women engaged in the Hope Program are given the opportunity to participate in the following therapeutic activities, of which are led by contracted ancillary therapists:

  • Hakomi
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • EMDR
  • Individual equine therapy
  • Individual art therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Reiki

Discharge Planning and Continuing Care

Knowing how important discharge planning and continuing care is to a patient’s ability to be successful in lasting recovery, the staff at Life Healing Center begins to plan for a patient’s discharge as soon as they become engaged in treatment. Once it is deemed clinically appropriate, planning will be initiated with the patient as well. Discharge, transition, and continuing care is all completed by a patient’s primary therapist with the active involvement of the patient and other interested parties as appropriate and as agreed to by the patient. This plan will identify the support that is needed to prevent a recurrence of symptoms or a reduction in functioning. A projected transition date is established and is revised during the course of treatment based upon the patient’s progress in relation to his or her rehab.

There are a number of components included in a patient’s discharge and aftercare plan, which, at a minimum, should include the following:

  • The family’s plan for continued self-help involvement
  • The patient and/or family’s plan for continuing care services, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, etc.
  • The patient’s plan for maintaining recovery, including specific referrals to 12-Step and other support groups, sponsorship, and a relapse prevention plan

It is the policy of Life Healing Center that all patients be referred to appropriate services capable of providing continuity of care based on each individual’s specific needs. This plan will be formulated with the patient for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the gains and successes made in treatment.

At Life Healing Center, we want to help you or your loved one rediscover a full, healthy, and happy life. If you or someone you care for is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, look no further than Life Healing Center. You do not have to do this alone, we want to help. Call our treatment center today.

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