Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol is readily available at convenience stores, parties and other spaces, which can make it easy to develop a dependence on this substance. If you believe you may be dealing with alcohol use disorder, there are treatment options available to you. Middlesex Recovery offers office-based treatment for patients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

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Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder

If you’re not sure whether you exhibit signs of alcohol dependence, here are some common traits to keep in mind:

  • Increased alcohol tolerance: Continued use of alcohol over time may result in the need for larger amounts to achieve the former effects.
  • Withdrawal symptoms: Going a short time without alcohol results in insomnia, tremors or mood swings.
  • Cravings: The desire to drink is present, whether others know of it or not.
  • Lack of success cutting down: Alcohol use increases over time, and attempts to quit or drink less are unsuccessful.

If you are experiencing substance use disorder, recovery is possible. Middlesex Recovery offers resources near you, along with caring and understanding treatment.


What to Expect in Alcohol Addiction Treatment

If you’ve chosen to seek alcohol addiction treatment, you should know what to expect during recovery. You may feel uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms for the first few days. Symptoms present during withdrawal may include:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors
  • Headache
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures

You don’t have to go through withdrawal alone. Middlesex Recovery can help you navigate the process and limit your discomfort.

Our addiction treatment process begins with a brief phone assessment. When you visit us to discuss your situation and medical history, we can begin developing an outpatient medication-assisted alcohol treatment program tailored to your needs. We’re here to give you the treatment and support you need through every step of recovery.

Medication-Assisted Alcohol Treatment

Middlesex Recovery offers evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT can help lessen withdrawal symptoms and cravings, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recommends it as an effective treatment approach.

Naltrexone is the most common medication used to treat alcohol use disorder, and it is FDA-approved for this purpose. It helps patients remove the association between alcohol and euphoric feelings and experiences. The medication can be administered as a tablet (ReVia® and Depade®) or an injection (Vivitrol®). When combined with counseling and a comprehensive recovery treatment plan, medication can be highly effective for achieving recovery.

A Comprehensive Approach to Alcohol Recovery

In alcohol treatment, medication works well in conjunction with new skills and coping mechanisms. Individual and group counseling can be essential resources during recovery. When treatment combines medication and counseling services, patients are more likely to enjoy long-term recovery due to a comprehensive focus on health.

At Middlesex Recovery, we believe healing involves encouragement and kindness. We have six locations across Massachusetts and New Hampshire, offering convenient options to seek recovery.

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Get Help Today!

If you’re seeking an office-based alcohol addiction recovery program, come to Middlesex Recovery. We offer complete care and support. We have a dedicated treatment staff, on-site lab services, support groups and other resources, so patients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts have convenient access to care.

Get help today by contacting us!