Garden City, New York - USA (Nassau County)
Alcohol Abuse Outpatient Care Center Offers Detoxification Treatment for Garden City and Nassau County, NY, Residents. Part of the process when one is recovering from alcohol abuse is undergoing detoxification, a process whereby the body rids itself of all traces of alcohol. This can cause extreme physical and mental symptoms. Fortunately, Alcohol Abuse Outpatient Care Center located at 395 Oak Street, Ste. F in Garden City, New York, offers detoxification treatment, and provides medical assistance during this phase.
Using medication during the detox phase helps ease the cravings and urges that are so much a part of this stage. It is these feelings that often lead a person in Garden City to consume alcohol again, simply to stop them. This, of course, only adds to the problem that already exists.
By supplying medically assisted detox treatment at Alcohol Abuse Outpatient Care Center, staff members not only ensure that the patient is as comfortable as possible during this time, but they are also starting to familiarize themselves with the patient. This means that when the patient has completed the detox phase, and is ready for the next stage in treatment, both the patient and the staff will already know each other, making the treatment easier and possibly more successful.
Alcohol Abuse Outpatient Care Center operates on an outpatient basis. This means that a person receiving treatment there will remain at his Garden City or Nassau County place of residence while attending individual and group therapy sessions.
For these sessions, the patient will not just be arbitrarily assigned a counselor or "thrown in" to any group therapy session. Rather, staff members at Alcohol Abuse Outpatient Care Center in Garden City will perform a thorough evaluation and assessment on each person. There is no "one-treatment-fits-all" approach.
The group therapy sessions, besides giving the patient an opportunity to communicate with others, are conducted on a 12-step program format. This is a very successful type of treatment protocol that can work especially well with outpatients in Garden City, as part of their aftercare treatment (also provided by Alcohol Abuse Outpatient Care Center) may include attending support group meetings that use this format.
Treatment will also consist of education in how to spot signs and symptoms of relapse, as well as how to determine if a relapse episode may be imminent. This knowledge can empower the Nassau County patient to recognize for himself if this is or might possibly be happening, and take the necessary precautions to see that it doesn't occur.
The most important part of any treatment program is getting it started as soon as it is recognized and admitted that a problem exists. Alcohol Abuse Outpatient Care Center staff members are aware of this, and will work with Garden City residents to get them in as quickly as possible.
For information on the program and to determine if there is space available, Nassau County residents can write or visit 395 Oak Street Ste. F, Garden City, New York 11530. Information can also be obtained by calling 516-252-1229 or 1-888-565-6401. Remember, the sooner treatment is sought, the sooner a Nassau County resident can start living an alcohol-free life again.