After a safe, medically supervised detox from alcohol has occurred under the oversight of our experienced doctors and nurses, Beach House clients then transition to a 35-day inpatient alcohol rehab program. To ensure this next step towards freedom from addiction is as seamless and comfortable as possible for our clients, we have designed an all-inclusive, residential alcohol treatment experience: clients emerging from detox can remain on site for the next stage in their journey to freedom from addiction.
At the Beach House alcohol treatment center, clients immerse themselves in a daily routine, seven days a week, of various individual and group therapies proven effective in treating addiction. Within a caring and supportive community guided by our experienced clinicians, clients learn new life skills, practice spiritual disciplines like mindfulness and meditation, and enjoy fun, recreational ways to deal with stress and build resilience to addiction — all as part of the Beach House pledge: people, purpose and passion.
These so-called best practices have successfully treated substance use disorders in repeated clinical trials and have earned the endorsement of leading, research-based entities shaping the future of addiction treatment, such as the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), among others.
Residential Alcohol Treatment — Best Practices for Addiction Treatment That Works
At Beach House, we tailor these best practices to the individualized needs of each client. They include the following evidence-based interventions, among others:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy found in recent research to successfully reduce the stress, anxiety and depression often at play with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related distress. Many clients seeking freedom from addiction have experienced some sort of trauma or traumatic event. Our highly trained therapists use EMDR to disrupt and disable the trauma-related memories that feed addiction, in essence, retraining and rewiring the brain so that it’s more resilient to this common trigger of addiction (past trauma).
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is another form of psychotherapy that, based on ongoing research into its comparative effectiveness next to other interventions, qualifies as a “best practice” in treating addiction. Our CBT-certified therapists work with clients to change the particular cognitive and behavioral patterns that feed their addiction to alcohol — and to replace them with healthier coping skills, in the way of alternative forms of thinking, relating and acting.
- Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered form of substance abuse counseling that seeks to facilitate positive change and a desire for change on the part of the client. Through motivational interviewing, our experienced therapists help gently steer clients towards freedom from addiction by encouraging greater self-awareness and a self-directed willingness to grow.
- Medication-Assisted Treatment can be very effective during inpatient drug rehab and after, depending on the person and the nature of their addiction. After a comprehensive assessment by our on-site, addictions-certified psychiatrist, clients may receive medication assistance for their particular chemical dependency and medical needs, and for any co-occurring diagnoses such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Mindfulness Meditation has become an important component in alcohol addiction recovery programs across the nation – and rightly so: multiple studies through the years have shown its effectiveness in treating substance use disorders like alcoholism. With the guidance of our experienced staff, clients at Beach House thus learn helpful techniques for practicing greater, non-judgmental attentiveness to their inner and outer worlds. Clients can take these tools with them when they leave, with the result that they become more resilient to relapse.
- Yoga, as another evidence-based practice promoting mindfulness and relaxation, yields great benefits for Beach House Clients. Certified yoga instructors lead clients through exercises that increase bodily awareness and holistic well-being (as the healthy integration of mind, body and spirit). This tool can serve clients well as an effective stress-busting tool — stress is a common trigger of relapse — when they leave our facility.
- Peer Support and Life Skills Groups feature prominently in our daily, residential treatment program. Studies show that participation in 12-Step recovery groups like Alcoholics Anonymous significantly reduces the likelihood of relapse during the first critical year post-rehab. At Beach House, we offer 12-Step and other peer support options to our clients. Within the safety of these recovery groups, our clients learn crucial life skills pertaining to anger management, trauma-based issues, grief and loss, and cravings and relapse prevention.
- Family Therapy is a critical therapeutic dimension to finding freedom from addiction. Our family therapists invite clients’ closest support system into their healing and recovery process, with the understanding that this support network will be an essential safety net post-rehab, one that’s found to be instrumental in preventing relapse. Learn more about our Family Program.