Medically Assisted Treatment for Alcoholism
What Causes Alcohol Addiction?
Many factors can contribute to an individual becoming dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism, as it is commonly called, is a complex disease and influences out of your control may determine how your body reacts to alcohol. Risk factors include:
- Genetics: You may have inherited one of the most important risk factors from one or both parents, an excessive release of chemicals in the brain in response to alcohol intake.
- Gender: Although alcohol dependence is increasing in women, men are twice as likely as women to become alcoholics.
- Early-age Drinking: Individuals who start drinking at a young age tend to be at greater risk of developing alcohol dependency.
- Emotional Problems: Depression, anxiety, excessive stress, trauma and other emotional problems may cause an individual to turn to alcohol which may lead to addiction.
- Environment and Background: A person’s culture, friends, family, co-workers, neighborhood… Any of these factors may contribute to an environment where heavy drinking is not only accepted but encouraged so that an individual, particularly one with other risk factors, may develop alcohol dependency.
Signs of Alcohol Dependency
If you or someone you care about answers “yes” to the following questions, it may indicate alcohol abuse—but you are not alone. Approximately 18 million Americans are currently dealing with alcohol dependency.
- Have you felt you should cut back on the amount of alcohol you are consuming?
- Have family, friends, co-workers or acquaintances criticized your use of alcohol or suggested you might be an alcoholic?
- Have you ever felt remorse over your drinking?
- Have you had a drink not long after waking up in order to “cure” a hangover or steady your nerves?
Treatment for Alcohol Abuse
Scottsdale Treatment, Inc., offers education and treatment for alcohol addiction. Throughout the recovery program, we treat our clients with the utmost understanding, empathy and respect. We offer medical assistance with Vivitrol® administered in the privacy of our offices, and we recommend group or one-on-one counseling as part of the treatment program. We encourage counseling for both the client and family members. Our services also include treatment for co-existing conditions such as anxiety, depression and sleep disorders.
Medically Assisted Treatment With Vivitrol®
Vivitrol® is an injectable medication that may help you abstain from alcohol as part of a recovery program. Unlike pills which must be taken multiple times a day, Vivitrol® is injected only once a month. This convenient delivery system makes it easier to fit medically assisted treatment in a normal routine. Vivitrol® will not make you sick if you take a drink like some other medications.
Counseling is strongly recommended during Vivitrol® use. Scottsdale Treatment offers several counseling options on an outpatient basis, and you may take advantage of self-help organizations such as AA, S.O.S. and S.M.A.R.T. We have also listed several INPATIENT detox and rehab facilities, with outpatient aftercare treatment at Scottsdale Treatment to continue your successful recovery.
Scottsdale Treatment, Inc., Service Area
Scottsdale Treatment serves clients in Scottsdale, Arizona, and nearby cities, including Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek, Carefree, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Buckeye and Guadalupe. With our multiple classes, flexible hours and one-on-one counseling, we can also help clients from Tucson, Prescott, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, Yuma and other cities in Arizona.
Out-of-state Clients: We welcome clients from other states and can recommend wonderful accommodations nearby in the Scottsdale area.
To learn more about the services of Scottsdale Treatment or to set up an appointment, please call us, 480-429-9044, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I cannot thank you all enough for everything you have done for me! You saved my life, and I'm truly blessed and grateful for the wonderful people there.—K.
As I live in California, I want to thank you for offering this DUI course online and the ease of connecting with you for counseling. Your counselors treated everyone with courtesy and respect, asked the right questions and make it comfortable and easy to listen and learn. I did come away from these sessions with more knowledge and helpful advice for my future of sobriety.—GT
Thanks for letting me attend the men’s group meeting yesterday. I was really up against a drink and needed to be around fellow alcoholics. You do a lot of people a big service as you are real with them and call them on their lies. It’s a tough disease and you can’t lie yourself through it. I needed a real meeting and so glad I was able to attend. Thank you… I feel so much better today!—R.