Altruism Counseling

Alcoholism Treatment

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If you’re on this page, you likely know the devastating impact alcohol use disorder can have on lives. 

Maybe you’re living it firsthand: your declining ability to keep up with your responsibilities, the strain your alcohol use is putting on your relationships, and the growing threats to your health, among other factors. Or maybe you’re seeing it in someone you love, and you’d give anything to help but you can’t seem to figure out how. Whether it’s you or someone else, Altruism Counseling Services’ alcoholism treatment can help.

8.1% of Kentucky adults with an alcohol use disorder reported needing treatment but not getting it. We’re determined to make treatment for alcohol use disorder more accessible and lower that number. We take Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, and we offer cash payment options, because we don’t want money to get in the way of you finding yourself and your life again. We are deeply rooted in A.A.’s principles and philosophies and believe anyone can be inspired to achieve a life in recovery. 

What We Treat: The Definition of Alcoholism (Alcohol Use Disorder)

Alcohol use disorder isn’t a moral failing – it’s a diagnosable and treatable condition. In fact, it’s in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), alongside other mental health conditions. There are specific diagnostic criteria someone needs to meet to receive an official diagnosis of alcohol use disorder:

  • You have had times where you drank longer or more than intended
  • You have wanted to cut back on drinking but couldn’t
  • You have spent significant time drinking or recovering from it
  • You’ve wanted to drink so badly that you can’t think of anything else
  • Your drinking habits are interfering with your family life, work, education, or other responsibilities
  • You have continued to drink despite relational problems due to drinking
  • You have given up activities you previously enjoyed to drink
  • You have gotten into situations due to alcohol where you’re more likely to get hurt
  • You have continued to drink through mental and physical health complications
  • You have to drink more than you once did to achieve the same effect (tolerance)
  • You experience unpleasant symptoms once the alcohol wears off (withdrawal)

If you fit two or more of these criteria, you could be diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder. It’s still important to meet with a medical professional to receive a diagnosis based on your unique situation.

At Altruism Counseling Services, we offer treatment for anyone with alcohol use disorder, as well as any mental health complications that come alongside it.

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What to Expect in Alcohol Rehab With Altruism Counseling Services

Before entering one of our alcohol use disorder treatment programs, you’ll receive a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, mental health concerns, and any necessary court-ordered assessments (such as post-DUI requirements). After we understand your unique circumstances and needs, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan curated to your personal goals. We empower you to live an amazing, alcohol-free life, and the most important part of that is you. What you want out of your time with Altruism Counseling Services matters to us, and we’ll listen to you and build your treatment plan alongside you, not just for you.

It doesn’t matter where you are in life, or how much of a grip alcohol has on it. Whether you’re at rock bottom or just becoming concerned about your relationship with alcohol, we have counseling available that will change everything.

Outpatient Rehab Services

We offer outpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs, with IOP requiring more of a time commitment. Both offer flexible options to suit your life and schedule while still allowing for effective treatment.

Our primary treatment modalities draw from 12-step concepts, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and group therapy to aid in your recovery. All of our counselors are licensed professionals who are as kind as they are qualified to guide your specialized treatment plan. They will empower you to recognize triggers, find healthy coping mechanisms, integrate into a healthy community, and live the balanced life in recovery that you deserve.

While outpatient therapy sessions have set hours, how long you participate depends on your circumstances and where you are in your recovery journey. We’ll consistently monitor your progress so we can adjust your treatment to what you need at that moment.

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DUI Classes

Altruism Counseling Services offers a certified DUI program for individuals ordered by courts to complete DUI classes.

You’ll first receive an assessment, which will determine whether you’ll benefit from alcohol use treatment, mental health treatment, or both.

Our DUI classes are state-approved 20-hour “Prime for Life (PRI)” classes. Concepts explored in the classes include the perception of personal risk, learning about alcohol use disorder and your relationship with it, and preparing for behavioral change after the classes.

Causes of Alcohol Addiction: It Can Impact Anyone

There is no single cause of alcohol use disorder, and having certain risk factors doesn’t guarantee someone will develop it. Some risk factors and potential causes include:

  • Biological factors, such as genetics
  • Environmental factors, like being in close proximity to alcohol stores and consistent exposure to alcohol advertisements
  • Social factors, such as friends who party, family members who drink excessive alcohol, and peer pressure
  • Psychological factors, including significant stress and undiagnosed mental health conditions
  • Drinking at an early age
  • Frequent alcohol use over time


Other Treatment Options for Alcohol Use Disorder

While Altruism Counseling Services only provides outpatient programs and DUI classes for people with alcohol use disorder, there are other options we would be happy to refer you to.

Alcohol Detoxification and Residential or Inpatient Rehab Services

Alcohol detoxification is careful, 24/7 medical monitoring while your body processes and gets rid of the alcohol in your system. Painful withdrawal symptoms can surface during this time, and the medical staff running the detox program will help you manage them safely.

Residential treatment consists of living at a facility and focusing on your recovery full-time. You’ll go through extensive therapy during your stay, which will vary based on what each treatment center offers.

How to Know if You Need Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Any reason is a good reason for seeking treatment for alcohol use disorder. If you’re thinking you could benefit from it after reading this page, we’d encourage you to look further into our programs. 

If you still aren’t sure, we recommend revisiting the DSM-5 criteria listed earlier on this page. If you can relate to any of those requirements, or otherwise feel like your alcohol use is taking a toll on your life, you may benefit from treatment.

Get Help for Alcohol Use Disorder Today

Getting treatment for alcohol use disorder is intimidating, and in some cases, scary. It’s hard to take that first step. You may have lots of questions and concerns. We encourage you to reach out to us for anything you need regarding potential addiction treatment. We’d be happy to walk you through any questions weighing on your mind.

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