In the United States, alcohol is by far the most frequently misused and abused substance, partly because it is legal but also because of the cultural saturation of alcohol consumption. There is also the misconception that it is benign compared to other addictive substances, leading many people to misuse it. This is called alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism.
Alcohol substance abuse treatment at Flatirons Recovery is very similar to our drug rehab programs. It involves a medical detoxification program that can last anywhere from two to seven days to ensure a patient is medically stable. Post-detox treatment begins in our PHP/Day Treatment program, lasting for at least four weeks until most patients enter our intensive outpatient (IOP) program for four to 12 weeks. During these months, our therapeutic team works closely with patients to develop a plan for support after the substance abuse treatment ends.