The Enterhealth Approach to Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Enterhealth uses a holistic, scientific approach to treat alcohol abuse and addiction. Our team of board-certified addiction psychiatrists, physicians, and psychologists are equipped with the latest evidence-based therapeutic and pharmacological techniques to help those with alcohol addiction regain control, sobriety, and stability in their lives.

Proven to be more effective than traditional addiction treatment programs, our treatments and protocols are based on the latest medical research from the National Institute of Health (NIH) identifying alcohol and drug dependency as a treatable chronic brain disease.

Call today and get help. Our alcohol addiction treatment experts are here for you.

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Treatment options for alcohol addiction

Enterhealth offers inpatient and outpatient services that are highly personalized to each patient and their place in the recovery journey. Our goal is to help people understand all the factors that contributed to their alcohol addiction and give them the tools they need to successfully recover.

Our comprehensive, science-based alcohol treatment programs include the following:

  • Medically supervised alcohol detox without the need for a hospital stay
  • Expert assessment and diagnosis
  • Anti-addiction medications to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • Multiple psychotherapies
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Family involvement

Plus, Enterhealth Ranch is the only drug and alcohol treatment center in Dallas/Fort Worth with exclusively private accommodations.

Our board-certified psychiatrists and high therapist-to-patient ratio enable us to effectively treat those dealing with addiction and co-occurring psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive disorder – what’s known as dual-diagnosis treatment.

Get Help with Alcohol Abuse Today

Inpatient rehab for alcohol at Enterhealth Ranch means your loved ones can move beyond their addicted world and into a supportive, comfortable environment where they can begin a life of sobriety and happiness.

Have Questions About Our Alcohol Treatment Program?

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a personal tour of one of our Dallas-Fort Worth facilities — Enterhealth Ranch or Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence – our intake team is available to help 24/7 at 1.800.388.4601. You can also use our contact page to send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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Inpatient

Healing In Van Alstyne, Texas

Unlike traditional facilities that focus only on counseling and the one-size-fits-all 12-step model, Enterhealth Ranch embraces the latest National Institutes of Health research to take a medical approach to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a brain disease. Under the direction of the Enterhealth Brain Healing Institute, Enterhealth Ranch offers highly personalized, inpatient drug and alcohol rehab that’s on your side, not on the clock. Our attentive, personalized treatment is provided in a unique, peaceful ranch setting – the ideal environment to promote health and healing – designed to provide an unmatched level of privacy, exclusivity and comfort. Treating our patients with dignity and respect, we provide every patient with a private room, top-notch amenities, and 24/7 access to addiction trained specialists who deliver evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care.

Learn More
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Outpatient

Nearby care at our Dallas Facility

Enterhealth is here to help, and we can meet you in the middle. Regardless of insurance or your current financial situation, our experts in mental health and substance use disorders can help you decide the best course of action for you and your family. At our Outpatient Center of Excellence, our master’s-level therapists, physicians and telehealth professionals can assess your situation and suggest practical and proven methods to treat everything from anxiety and depression to co-occurring substance use disorders. Whether in person at our outpatient facility or in the convenience of your home through an online virtual session, rest assured Enterhealth can help you take the first step toward lasting recovery with our comprehensive assessment.

Learn More
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Virtual

Get the care you need from where you are

It goes without saying that the world, post-pandemic, has changed drastically - but Enterhealth's deep level of critical, professional, science-based treatment hasn't. You can now access the same level of dedication and care from our staff of board-certified clinicians virtually from your device that you can from our Residential and Outpatient facilities. Contact us today to find out how you or someone you love can start out on the path to recovery.

Learn More
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Alumni

Keeping you connected to your recovery

Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times. Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their senses of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.

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How Enterhealth makes a difference

 

“FPO – When I first arrived here, I truly believed I would never be able to function without drugs or alcohol, nor be happy in general ever again. My family did not know how to help me. After being here, I’m a happier person. Laughter comes naturally. I’m repairing relationships I thought were irreparable.”

Hanna (former Enterhealth patient)

Frequently asked questions about alcohol addiction

Alcohol dependence, or alcohol addiction, is a chronic and progressive disease that creates a strong need to drink despite repeated social or interpersonal problems such as losing a job, legal trouble, or deteriorating relationships with friends and family.

Because alcohol addiction alters the brain’s chemistry and physically affects the deepest parts of the brain, quitting is difficult without help – even for those who are ready to do so. Alcohol addiction generally has a predictable course, and there are recognizable alcohol withdrawal symptoms, which include:

  • Craving– a strong need or urge to drink alcohol.
  • Loss of control– not being able to stop drinking alcohol once drinking has begun.
  • Physical dependence– alcohol withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety after stopping drinking alcohol.
  • Tolerance– the need to drink greater amounts of alcohol just to get “high”.

Alcohol is what’s known as a Central Nervous System depressant. It affects the areas of the brain responsible for controlling our cognitive and motor functions, inhibiting their function and slowing them down.

In the short term, alcohol causes:

  • Impaired memory, judgment, and coordination
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Slurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Headaches

Long-term use can cause:

  • High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases
  • Liver disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vitamin deficiencies

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal range from mild to serious depending on how much the person drinks and how long they’ve been dependent on alcohol. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms follow a progression, getting more and more serious as with time.

Early alcohol withdrawal symptoms (~6 hours without a drink):

  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating

Later alcohol withdrawal symptoms (~12-72 hours without a drink)

  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Tremors
  • Confusion
  • Racing heart
  • High blood pressure
  • Fever
  • Heavy sweating
  • Seizures

While the most severe symptoms usually subsist after a few days, some patients experience persistent withdrawal symptoms. These usually include problems sleeping, fatigue, and mood changes, and they may last for weeks or even months in some cases.

Because of the health risks involved with the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, treatment needs to begin with supervised medical alcohol detox. Attempting to detox outside of a medical facility could be deadly.

In addition to closely monitoring a patient’s vitals, medical staff may also prescribe medications to mediate some of the more severe and dangerous symptoms. This can include benzodiazepine medications to prevent seizures, anti-psychotics to control hallucinations/delusions, as well as vitamins (particularly B vitamins) and other supplements to make up for deficiencies that commonly accompany alcohol addiction.

Vivitrol makes it easier for patients to stop abusing alcohol by blocking certain receptors in the brain that give users the “buzz” or “rush” by releasing feel-good chemicals such as dopamine into their systems. In other words, if someone taking Vivitrol drinks alcohol, they cannot get drunk.

This makes alcohol less appealing and prevents relapse by decreasing cravings by up to 90% and blocking the euphoria they would normally get from drinking.

*Note that drinking on Vivitrol will still produce symptoms of intoxication, like slurred words or poor balance, but patients won’t benefit from any of the positive (pleasant) effects of alcohol.

Other medications for alcohol abuse include:

  • Disulfiram (Antabuse), which deters people from drinking by making them physically sick if they consume alcohol.
  • Acamprosate (Campral), which diminishes the physical distress and emotional discomfort people often experience after they quit drinking.

Learn more about anti-addiction medications at Enterhealth.

“Functional alcoholic” (or “high-functioning alcoholic”) is not a formal medical diagnosis. Rather, it’s a turn of phrase an alcoholic who is still at a point where they can still function in society. That is to say, their drinking hasn’t reached the point that it causes them to miss work, school, or other obligations and they are still able to manage a job, home, and family life.

It would be more accurate to describe the person as “currently-functioning,” however, as it’s unlikely they will remain “functional” for a long period of time. Eventually, they will have to contend with powerful cravings and obsessive thoughts about their next drink, as well as a host of withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit.

*State standard is 1:10 clinical staff to patient ratio

CALL NOW AND TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR RECOVERY.

1.800.388.4601