Defeat Your Addiction with Alcohol Rehab in Winter Park
The misuse of alcohol is a common problem in today’s society. Many people face addiction to alcohol, relying on it to ease their stress and make them feel better. At Professional Treatment Centers, we have a team of dedicated, caring, and professional staff to help you overcome your addiction. Using the most recent treatment models developed from evidence-based research data, as well as a combination of FDA approved medications, medical management, and cognitive behavioral therapy, we give our patients the tools they need to succeed. In addition to our medication management and therapy methods, our alcohol rehab in Winter Park also integrates other supplementary treatments like acupuncture, hypnotherapy, massage, exercise and nutrition. If you’re ready to break free from your alcohol addiction, call us today at 321-972-4618 to set up an assessment of your personal situation.
The Sinclair Method of Alcohol Extinction
At Professional Treatment Centers, we utilize the Sinclair Method in the treatment of alcohol addiction. This method uses a combination of medications like Naltrexone, Nalmefene, Acamprosate or Vivitrol as well as addiction counseling to help patients overcome their addiction to alcohol. The medications act as antagonists to decrease the craving for alcohol over time, while the patient continues to consume controlled amounts of alcohol.
This treatment was developed on the idea that in some people, alcohol triggers the release of more endorphins than the average person. This extra release of endorphins in the affected person teaches the body to believe that drinking alcohol is an activity that should be repeated and therefore, can result in addiction. Taking one of the prescribed medications at least an hour before drinking allows the medicine to reach the brain and coat the neurons. Then, when the patient drinks alcohol, these neurons cannot fire, effectively removing the reward stimulus of the extra endorphins. Over time, this can completely remove the urge to drink through a mechanism called pharmacological extinction, because there is no reward trigger in the brain.
Start Your Treatment
If you’re ready to take the first steps to overcome your addiction to alcohol or opioids, Professional Treatment Centers is here for you. Call us today at 321-972-4618 to get started on your journey to a better, healthier lifestyle.