Alcohol Abuse & Addiction Treatment


If you’re struggling with alcoholism, you’re not alone – 30% of adults in the United States have experienced alcohol abuse or alcoholism. If you’ve been engaged in problematic drinking, you probably know that alcohol abuse comes with numerous problems. Perhaps because you have trouble controlling the amount of alcohol you’re drinking, you are behaving in an uncharacteristically reckless manner when you’re drunk. You may be losing your relationships with loved ones who can’t stand to see you drink. You know you need help, but you may not know how to help yourself and you’re struggling to try and get sober without much success. Let Athletes Recovery help you through your addiction to alcohol and guide you along the pathway toward recovery.

The Athletes Recovery Program is a confidential, private treatment program that has been specifically designed to meet the needs of professional and collegiate athletes – both active and retired. We firmly believe in an individualized approach to treatment of addiction and know the unique challenges facing these men and women. Athletes Recovery understands that a culturally-competent, compassionate, and experienced treatment program is critical to best meet the needs of our clients to provide the best tools for lasting recovery and healing.


Why Seek Treatment for Alcoholism at Athletes Recovery?

If you have been abusing alcohol for a long period of time, you have likely noticed that it has begun to affect your health. If you are still an active athlete you may have noticed that your reaction time is dulled and your body may not be responding as effectively as it used. As a retired athlete you may have slowly begun to isolate yourself from friends and family as you drown your sorrows about the good old days will another beer. Alcohol may have cost you important relationships in your life and caused legal problems. You may have begun to feel as though alcohol – not you – is running your life. Alcohol abuse is a slippery slope, most people who abuse alcohol do not begin to drink with the intention of becoming addicted, but once you’re there, it can be hard to crawl your way out.

A treatment program for addiction based upon the 12-step model for addiction has proved to be one of the most effective ways to manage and maintain sobriety. Our experienced clinical staff will gently guide you through each of the steps in your stay with us, as you learn to build upon the strengths you already have. Athletes Recovery allows you the ability to escape from the stresses of daily life and focus your energy upon recovery in a safe, confidential, and private setting. We understand the unique needs of the current and retired athletes we treat and we’re ready to work alongside you to develop a plan of care that will both meet and exceed your needs.

Program Philosophy and Benefits

Athletes Recovery believes that each athlete who comes to us is a unique person who has an exceptional personal history. We use the talents and skills you have learned throughout your career to build a solid foundation for addiction recovery that will last long after you leave our program. Each plan of care we develop for your stay with us will be done in collaboration with you in order to ensure you’re receiving the type of treatment that works best for you. We teach our athletes the skills they need to successfully engage in a personal transformation on their journey toward recovery as we meet all of their needs – mind, body, and soul.

If you feel that you are in crisis, or are having thoughts about hurting yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Treatment Options at Athletes Recovery

When you first come to Athletes Recovery, our efficient intake staff will perform a number of thorough and confidential evaluations that will allow our multidisciplinary team to gain better insight into the struggles you are facing. Our medical evaluation will allow us to determine if alcohol use has caused any negative health consequences and to begin treatment for these conditions. The psychiatric evaluation will allow us to understand the depth of your addiction and diagnose any co-occurring disorders such as anxiety or depression. We will take the results of these evaluations and work with you to create a plan of care for your stay with us with an added emphasis upon spiritual, emotional, and personal growth.

Detoxification – If you come to us physically dependent upon alcohol, you will likely enter our medically monitored detox program. In detox, we ensure that our clients are comfortable and monitored for safety around the clock as we safely and effectively rid your body of alcohol and prepare you for the next phase in your recovery journey.

Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay with us to manage the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and then slowly tapered down as you develop stronger coping skills. Other people may require more long-term medication management to help control symptoms of co-occurring disorders. The usage and dosage of medication will be determined by you and your treatment team and closely monitored for efficacy.

Individual therapy will be used to discuss the challenges you are facing in a confidential, non-judgmental atmosphere. Your therapist will work with you to find solutions to the stresses in your life, discuss triggers for using, and explore ways you can prevent relapse.

Group therapy is vital for our athletes as we understand the isolation and loneliness that can arise from your career and your struggles. You will work with other athletes to discuss the ways in which addiction has impacted your life, bond through shared stories, and work together to grow, learn, and heal as a team.

Family therapy can be helpful for many athletes as both time on the road and addiction can strain bonds with loved ones and family. Our staff will hold family sessions to allow you and your loved ones the opportunity to work together through your recovery and reconnect in a safe, secure environment.

As Athletes Recovery focuses upon treating the whole person, we offer a range of additional therapeutic opportunities to our clients. These may include:

  • Exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Educational therapy
  • A.A. and N.A.
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Animal therapy

Continuing Care

As the time of your discharge approaches, you’ll work closely with your treatment team to determine the next best step in your journey. Some of our clients find that they’d like to transition from Athletes Recovery into a sober living house to practice the skills they have learned in our program. Others may opt to continue their therapy on an intensive, rigorous outpatient basis in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP). Both PHP and IOP programs allow our clients the opportunity to work on their therapy during the day while slowly reintegrating back into their community in the evenings. Still others may discharge home with a sober coach, traditional outpatient therapy, and community resources. Whatever your decision, Athletes Recovery is behind you the whole way.