Alcoholism Rehabilitation

“Rehabilitation” is a catch-all term used to cover all the different aspects and stages of addiction treatment. Each part of the rehab process addresses a specific need of patients seeking help with alcoholism. Listed below are various phases of the rehabilitation process.


During the detox process, patients address the physiological consequences of long-term substance abuse. While under medical supervision, patients’ bodies expel the alcohol-related toxins that have accumulated over time. No matter what subsequent type of care one chooses, detox is a non-negotiable and critical first step in the treatment process.

Residential or Inpatient Rehabilitation

Anyone who is deep in the throes of addiction is advised to pursue inpatient rehab. During this process, patients reside in a treatment center for a program generally spanning thirty days. Both group and individual therapy are conducted at these facilities, and patients can immerse themselves in their recovery without having to worry about outside distractions or toxic circumstances.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient rehab is an alternative to traditional residential treatment for mid-level alcohol abuse patients. Most of the work in an outpatient program is conducted via group therapy sessions that congregate 3 to 5 times a week for 2 to 3 hours at a time.

PHP Rehabilitation

Partial Hospitalization, or PHP rehab, allows patients to live at home while they travel to a rehab center up to 7 days a week for treatment. Sessions are generally conducted during the morning or the afternoon, and incorporate both group and individual therapies.

Extended Care Rehabilitation

Extended care rehab is designed for patients who need treatment longer than the average 30-day residential cycle. Patients live in a treatment facility for approximately 90 days and attend one-on-one and group counseling sessions.

Sober Living Rehabilitation

Sober living arrangements allow patients access to treatment even as they work to get their lives in order. These programs are designed for patients in the final stages of their rehab process. Residents of sober living facilities, or "halfway houses," are usually required to have a job, attend recovery support meetings and live according to certain rules and guidelines for up to a year.

Contact the National Alcoholism Center anytime toll-free at (888) 515-7704 or through our online form for our recommendations of the best alcohol treatment centers for you or your loved one!

Alcoholism treatment should never be attempted in your home or without medical supervision at a professional licensed treatment facility.