Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers has treated alcohol addiction for 40+ years
Alcohol addiction is one of the most common substance use problems we treat at Kolmac. Working to treat alcoholism is a fundamental part of our history. George Kolodner MD, a leader in addiction treatment, founded Kolmac in 1973. He set out to develop an intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment program for people with alcohol addiction.
Our goal is to help patients with alcohol addiction lead fulfilling, alcohol-free lives
Kolmac treatment offers a three-phase individualized program for patients with alcohol addiction. During treatment, our clinicians work diligently to help patients develop strategies to help them lead full lives without consuming alcohol in any form.
Our research shows that abstinence is necessary if patients want to remain sober, so using alcohol in moderation is not a viable option. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that requires attention and maintenance for life. With our help, patients learn the necessary skills to cope with challenges and triggers now and in the future.
Our staff works closely with the patient to make detoxification comfortable and safe
While not all patients seeking treatment for an alcohol use disorder require detoxification, for some sudden withdrawal from alcohol can have serious consequences and a medical evaluation may be required. If detoxification is required, Kolmac’s pioneered outpatient detoxification protocols make the process as comfortable and convenient as possible.
On the day of detoxification, patients come to Kolmac’s office for their detox appointment, which lasts from four to eight hours. Upon arrival, a member of our medical staff meets with patients to begin managing their withdrawal symptoms.
If patients with alcohol addiction require medication during their detoxification, our clinicians provide the most up-to-date medications, individualized for the patients’ needs. Currently, patients receive either Antabuse, Campral or Naltrexone during their medication-assisted alcohol recovery program. Our clinical staff always works with patients when making decisions about medication, ensuring that they feel comfortable.
Outpatient treatment offers several benefits for patients with alcohol addiction
Patients with alcohol addiction enjoy the benefits of outpatient addiction treatment at Kolmac.
• Patients can live at home and continue working while they receive state-of-the-art care at convenient times.
• Outpatient therapy allows our compassionate staff to help patients with alcohol addiction deal with the real-world challenges they face during treatment.
• When patients detoxify in the hospital, there may be pressure to rush the process or discharge the patient quickly. At Kolmac, patients remain in our offices, if necessary, for up to 10 hours a day. We continue to manage any withdrawal symptoms as they occur.
At Kolmac, our clinicians understand alcoholism
Patients with alcohol addiction are in good hands at Kolmac. From detoxification and rehabilitation to our unique continuing care program, every phase of our treatment helps patients with alcohol addiction and their families cope during treatment and beyond. Patients and their loved ones should contact us for expert help with alcohol addiction.