How to Treat Alcoholism

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Alcohol is everywhere. You’ll find it in pubs, restaurants, grocery stores, corner stores, and more.

Because alcohol is so readily available and is used by so many, people may think that their drinking isn’t problematic. However, at Banyan Treatment Center Chicago, we’ve witnessed the devastation alcohol abuse can cause firsthand. Alcohol is highly addictive, and it can rob a person of everything they hold dear. If you or someone you know needs help overcoming alcoholism, our drug and alcohol treatment center in Chicago can help.

Signs of Alcoholism

It’s important to recognize the signs of alcoholism and alcohol abuse in yourself or someone you love. The sooner you spot these signs, the sooner you can seek treatment for the problem. Signs of alcoholism include:

  • Blacking out when drinking
  • Getting into legal trouble due to alcohol
  • Having to drink to have a good time
  • Feeling sick without a drink
  • Drinking to cope with emotions

Even binge drinking can be problematic. Many people have problems with alcohol consumption, but ignore the severity of their issues. Alcoholics aren’t always the textbook image of a person who is drunk all day. Alcoholics of all ages exist, and they may not be intoxicated all the time. The moment alcohol becomes a crutch, or the moment it takes precedence over any other aspect of your life, you may need help to achieve sobriety.

How Alcoholism is Treated

Alcoholism can be one of the most challenging addictions to treat, partially due to the detox symptoms of alcohol. Many patients enter partial hospitalization programs in Chicago to treat their alcoholism. These partial hospitalization programs in Chicago offer the necessary medical and therapeutic approaches for treating alcoholism. Treatment involves programs to address the mental, physical, and emotional factors of alcoholism. For patients who are looking for outpatient care, IOP, or PHP, Banyan Treatment Center in Chicago can help.

Whether inpatient or outpatient, all patients at Banyan Treatment Center Chicago receive comprehensive therapy in group and individual settings. Treatment for alcoholism is centered on helping patients address each facet of the problem. First, safe detox is the focus. Then, treatment includes therapies that help to address the underlying factors that have contributed to alcoholism.


At Banyan Treatment Center Chicago, we offer personalized approaches to alcoholism treatment. If you or someone you love is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, call our helpline at 888-280-4763!

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Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.