Alcohol addiction is a widespread, often overlooked problem because drinking is so common in society. Many struggling with addiction might not realize they need help or might be afraid to ask for it. But for those dealing with alcohol addiction in Dallas-Fort Worth, there’s a way to get better. 

ASIC Recovery offers outpatient treatment that addresses alcohol addiction entirely, helping people recover in a supportive environment.

On this page:

  • What is alcohol addiction?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Intensive outpatient treatment programs
  • Getting support
  • FAQs

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What is Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism or alcohol use disorder, affects millions nationwide, including many in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This condition does not discriminate, affecting individuals across all walks of life. Genetic and psychological factors often play a role in the development of alcohol addiction.

Beyond physical health, alcohol addiction disrupts mental well-being, causing psychological distress. From short-term memory and coordination problems to long-term risks like increased suicide risk due to isolation, the impact of alcohol addiction is profound and multifaceted.

Recognizing the Signs of Alcohol Addiction

To better understand and identify alcohol addiction, here are some signs to look for:

  • Increasing frequency and amount of alcohol consumption
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking
  • Concealing drinking habits
  • Spending excessive time drinking or recovering from alcohol use
  • Needing more alcohol to feel its effects (tolerance)
  • Drinking in inappropriate situations
  • Isolating oneself to drink
  • Justifying drinking behavior
  • Legal or social problems related to drinking
  • Continuing to drink despite negative consequences

Effective intervention is critical for those whose lives are negatively impacted by alcohol addiction, enabling a successful journey to recovery.

Break Free from the Chains of Alcohol

Call ASIC Recovery to learn about our Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs in DFW

How Does Intensive Outpatient Treatment Work?

Intensive outpatient alcohol treatment (IOP) with ASIC Recovery Services is a weekly program (9 hours a week — 3 hours a day for 3 days a week) designed to help people struggling with alcohol addiction. You’ll also get one individual therapy session once a week. 

You can choose a day or evening program to fit your schedule. IOP can either be a step down from a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or a residential alcohol addiction program or can be entered into directly before choosing a higher level of care

In our Fort Worth intensive outpatient program, you’ll get individual counseling sessions in addition to programming designed to teach you coping skills for your alcohol issues. You’ll also participate in support group sessions and lectures that help you identify and work through the underlying issues that may be driving your alcohol issues.

Our Alcohol Addiction Programs include:

Focused session of cognitive-behavioral therapy at ASIC Recovery in Fort Worth, Texas, addressing the root causes of addiction with evidence-based strategies

Therapeutic Approaches and Techniques:

  • Combining cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques, our program equips individuals with effective tools for managing thoughts and behaviors that contribute to alcohol addiction. ASIC Recovery also encompasses motivational interviewing, a client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve alcohol use and abuse.

Dynamic group therapy meeting in progress at ASIC Recovery, where individuals share experiences and support each other's journey to recovery in Fort Worth

Group Therapy and Peer Support:

  • Our group therapy sessions provide a platform for individuals to share their experiences and challenges with alcohol addiction, offering mutual support and shared solutions. This supportive environment is enhanced by education on traditional 12-step programs, fostering a community of accountability and recovery from alcohol.

Comprehensive mental health support services at ASIC Recovery, Fort Worth, offering holistic care for individuals battling addiction

Education and Awareness:

  • Educational sessions dive into the nature of alcohol addiction and the mental health issues that can exacerbate substance abuse, such as dual diagnosis treatment. This knowledge empowers individuals to understand the complexities of alcohol addiction and the importance of addressing both substance use and mental health together.

Engaged participants in a relapse prevention workshop at ASIC Recovery, Fort Worth, learning practical skills to maintain long-term sobriety

Skills Development and Relapse Prevention:

  • Focused on developing coping skills and action plans, our program emphasizes the importance of attaining and maintaining sobriety through practical application. This includes mindfulness practices to enhance present-moment awareness and strategies for relapse prevention, ensuring individuals are prepared to navigate recovery challenges.

Christian therapy session at ASIC Recovery, integrating faith-based healing and support for individuals seeking recovery in Fort Worth

Emotional, Spiritual & Psychological Healing:

  • Addressing the deeper emotional, spiritual and psychological aspects of alcohol addiction, our program offers specialized support for grief work, boundaries, and codependency issues. These sessions help individuals heal from past traumas and develop healthier relationships with themselves and others.

IOP After Residential Treatment or During Sober Living

IOP for alcohol addiction is an excellent step down from a residential treatment center. If you’ve recently completed a residential rehab program for substance use disorder (or even a detox program), you might not be able to jump back into your day-to-day life without support. IOP provides that support.

IOP also works well in conjunction with sober living as it gives you an additional layer of accountability, education, and support.

In residential treatment programs across Dallas-Fort Worth, 12-step programs are often seen as the gold standard, but by themselves, they are often not enough to help those struggling with alcohol issues. IOP provides the additional support you or your loved one needs to succeed and maintain sobriety.

Alcohol addiction is incredibly complex and can be overwhelming, especially when you’re expected to participate in life, work, raise children, and just generally live life as usual. IOP can lessen the difficulty of living a sober life and give you the skills you need to succeed in your sobriety journey.

Woman in her husbands arms knowing she needs help to overcome her alcohol addiction

Advantages of Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Over Residential Treatment

Residential treatment, detoxes, and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) all require a large time commitment that simply isn’t feasible for many people struggling with alcohol addiction.

IOP allows you to continue to work, take care of your children, and meet the responsibilities of day-to-day life while still receiving the help and support you need to achieve and maintain sobriety.

Residential treatment isn’t for everyone. Not everyone must drop everything and go into rehab for 30 days or more.

These addiction treatment programs are often necessary for those who cannot function because of their alcohol issues. Still, if you’re at a point where alcohol is becoming a problem but is not necessarily destroying your life, IOP might be for you.

Recover from Alcohol Addiction at ASIC Recovery

Recovery and life are one and the same, and for that reason, daily life is an essential therapeutic component of treatment. If you’re in Fort Worth or the surrounding cities in DFW, contact us today to learn more about our IOP program for alcohol addiction.

Frequently Asked Questions about Alcohol Addiction

The first step in treating alcohol addiction is often recognizing the problem and seeking help. This can involve consulting a healthcare provider, an addiction specialist, or a support group for guidance on beginning the recovery process.

While there is no “cure” for alcohol addiction, it can be effectively managed through treatment and ongoing support. Many individuals recover from alcohol addiction and go on to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous and, in severe cases, life-threatening. Symptoms can range from mild anxiety and shakiness to severe complications such as seizures and delirium tremens (DTs). Medical supervision is recommended during withdrawal.

The duration of alcohol addiction treatment varies depending on the individual’s specific needs, the severity of the addiction, and the type of treatment program. Treatment can range from a few weeks to several months or longer for outpatient programs.

A relapse is the return to alcohol use after an attempt to stop. Relapse common in the recovery journey for many people with alcohol addiction. It does not mean failure but indicates that adjustments in the treatment plan may be necessary.