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Starting Alcohol addiction counseling

What is Alcohol addiction counseling?

Alcohol addiction counseling in Media can help people manage their urges to consume alcohol. In addition, it can help people manage the challenges that stem from their addiction from relationship issues to problems at work as well as those that their addiction may stem from like trauma.

How does Alcohol addiction counseling work?

Alcohol addiction counseling works by helping one understand the underlying causes of their addiction, teaching them coping strategies, and recognizing their specific triggers. Long-term or ongoing alcohol addiction counseling can also help to prevent relapse.

Is Alcohol addiction counseling conducted in person or online?

Alcohol addiction counseling from our therapists in Media, PA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Alcohol addiction counseling last?

The length of alcohol addiction counseling with our providers at Thriveworks in Media, PA depends on the individual's needs as well as the extent and severity of their addiction as well as the problems that might stem from it. That said, people can make meaningful progress in alcohol addiction counseling in the first weeks to months.

Need more help deciding?

Knowing the line between healthy and unhealthy alcohol use can be tricky. Some alcohol use is a part of a healthy lifestyle. Other alcohol use can be abusive or even addictive. Thankfully, a trained therapist can help you find a balance.

The therapists at Thriveworks Media, PA frequently help their clients assess their alcohol use and treat any abuses or addictions that may have formed—schedule online with us or simply give a call to get started.

What Is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is an illness wherein people can lose control over their alcohol consumption, use alcohol compulsively, and experience a negative effect when not using alcohol. If you experience one or more of these behaviors, you may benefit from a professional’s assessment of whether you may be struggling with alcoholism.

  • Lying or keeping secrets about drinking
  • Using alcohol alone
  • Prioritizing alcohol
  • Waning interest in family, hobbies, work, and friends
  • Experiencing feelings of annoyance or anger when unable to drink
  • Feeling a strong urge to drink
  • Developing a ritual that includes drinking
  • Having relational, monetary, legal, or employment problems that are rooted in alcohol use
  • Sweating, shaking, or vomiting when unable to drink
  • Increasing alcoholic consumption to experience the same effect

Alcoholism and Other Health Problems

Unfortunately, alcohol dependence can result in many other health complication. Although alcoholism is itself a serious health problem, it can damage a person’s body significantly. Some of the health problems associated with alcoholism include:

  • Inflamed stomach
  • Liver disease
  • Damaged pancreas
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes complications
  • Eye problems
  • Bone damage

Treating Alcoholism and Maintaining Sobriety

Alcoholism often causes great harm to those who suffer from it as well as their family and friends. Finding treatment for it and maintaining sobriety is a difficult task, but many alcoholics who are in recovery have testified, it is well worth the effort.

Each person who struggles with alcoholism has a unique story. Why the addiction formed and how it has been maintained varies from person to person, and, therefore, so will treatment of the disease. Because recovery can look different depending upon how alcoholism manifests in a person’s life, it is often a good idea to reach out to a therapist for help treating alcoholism and maintaining sobriety. Addiction counselors regularly help their clients find the treatment that is most effective.

Through addiction therapy, anyone who struggles with alcoholism may have access to the tools they need for healing and recovery. While each treatment plan for alcohol addiction is unique, many plans include one or more of these approaches.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
A counselor who utilizes CBT may be able to treat the root causes of the alcohol dependence. Often, negative beliefs or thoughts led to or contributed to the addiction. A skilled therapists can help people replace those negative thoughts and beliefs with positive, true ones.

Group Therapy
Support groups or group therapy have often played an important role in recovery from alcoholism. They often give people who struggle with alcoholism a place where they are safe, understood, and held accountable. Therapists may ask their clients to attend a support group or group therapy along with their cognitive behavior therapy.

With a medical doctor’s or a credentialed therapist’s oversight, medications may help certain people achieve and maintain sobriety.

Counseling Appointments for Alcoholism

Are you beginning to think that alcohol may be a problem in your life? The counselors who treat alcohol addiction at Thriveworks Media understand the confusion. They have appointments available and are ready to help.

Call Thriveworks Media, PA today or book online to get started with one of our therapists.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Media therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Media is located off of N Jackson St, and our building is in the center of Cooper St., W 6th St., W 7th St., and N Jackson St.

Phone number

(610) 557-1991

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
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