Alcohol use disorder affects nearly 15 million people aged 12 and older in the United States. Sadly, only 7.2% of these individuals receive any form of treatment, with millions of people in our country suffering from alcohol addiction without getting help.

Alcohol rehab is the best option for people of all ages from all walks of life who need help fighting and recovering from alcohol addiction. Here’s a closer look at what happens at an alcohol rehab center and how to contact Camelback Recovery about alcohol rehab in Phoenix, Arizona.

What Is Alcohol Rehab?

Alcohol rehab is a treatment program that can help you experience long-term recovery from alcohol use disorder. Alcohol rehab can take place in many different treatment settings using a variety of therapies. Traditionally, alcohol use disorder is treated using a combination of alcohol detox, counseling, and behavioral therapy.

Alcohol Detox

Detox is the first stage of treatment and helps you get safely through alcohol withdrawal. Detox treats alcohol dependence, characterized by the onset of alcohol withdrawal symptoms when you suddenly stop drinking. Medications are often used in alcohol detox to reduce your symptoms and make you feel more comfortable as you go through withdrawal, which takes an average of two to 10 days.

Counseling and Behavioral Therapy

Counseling and behavioral therapy treat alcohol use and addiction, characterized by a set of compulsive behaviors that influence you to prioritize drinking above other significant life responsibilities. These therapies help with mental health by helping you change harmful thoughts and behaviors about alcohol use and replace them with positive thoughts and behaviors that can help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

Sober Living

After alcohol rehab, you can transition into a sober living home like that operated by us at Camelback Recovery to become more independent and continue recovering from the trauma that may have led to your addiction.


We can help you achieve permanent sobriety that gives you your life back. Call to learn more about our therapy options in Phoenix, AZ.

Alcohol Rehab Programs

Alcohol rehab can take place in either a residential or outpatient setting.

Residential rehab and inpatient rehab programs offer the highest level of support, as it provides you with around-the-clock access to addiction treatment professionals. The daily structure of a residential rehab facility is similar to that of a sober living home, but instead of going to work or school during the day, you attend individual therapy sessions and take part in group therapy meetings that help you recover from addiction.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

A PHP is an outpatient program that meets for at least 20 hours a week for four to six hours a day. Also known as day treatment, a PHP allows you to receive treatment during the day while living at home or a sober living facility. A PHP provides nearly the same structure as a residential program but offers more flexibility so you can work or attend school during the evening hours.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

An IOP is a 12-week outpatient rehab program. Intensive outpatient programs meet for at least three hours a day on at least three days a week and can be conveniently scheduled around your work and school hours. The primary goal of an IOP is to help you transition back into independent living outside of a controlled treatment setting. Therapies in an IOP also focus on helping you develop and improve skills that can help you avoid triggers and stay sober.

Services Included in an Alcohol Rehab Program

Alcohol rehab programs and treatment centers offer a variety of services, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication management, medication assisted treatment, and 12-step support group meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous. The same services and therapies you receive may depend on the root causes of your addiction.

For example, if you started misusing alcohol to avoid recurring flashbacks of trauma, you may receive trauma-focused CBT that helps you cope with and recover from the trauma. Or, if you also have a mental health disorder such as depression or PTSD, you may receive dual-diagnosis therapy to learn how to live with both your addiction and mental illness.

Other services in an alcohol rehab program and treatment centers may include mental health services administration and other health services such as:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family behavior therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Relapse prevention training
  • Substance abuse education
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • Community reinforcement
  • Dual diagnosis therapy
  • Medication-assisted treatment

What Happens After Alcohol Rehab?

Recovery from addiction is often a life-long process. After alcohol rehab, you can continue your recovery at a sober living facility where its staff and residents can help you develop a healthier, happier, and more productive lifestyle.

A sober living facility helps you establish a daily routine that requires you to wake and go to bed at the same time every day. Residents are responsible for doing daily chores, eating healthy foods and must spend their days receiving therapy in a PHP or IOP, going to work or school, or volunteering in a community program.

Sober living facilities also help you implement vital self-care techniques related to exercise and hygiene so you can feel more confident as you resume your usual daily activities as a sober individual.

Though sober living facilities offer more flexibility and freedom than residential rehab centers, you will be held accountable for attending regular support group meetings, submitting to random breathalyzer and drug tests, and doing your daily chores. These responsibilities can keep you on track with recovery and help us determine whether you may need additional recovery coaching or treatment in the event you relapse.

Outpatient Rehab in Phoenix

If you live in or near Phoenix and need professional treatment for alcohol use disorder, choose a rehab facility that offers all the substance abuse programs and services you need to experience a safe, long-term recovery from addiction. An outpatient alcohol rehab program is ideal if you are currently working, going to school, or caring for your children or other relatives.

Camelback Recovery offers outpatient alcohol rehab programs for men and women needing alcohol addiction treatment. We also offer drug addiction treatment and rehab programs for those with other addictions such as opioid, methamphetamine, or cocaine use disorders.

Contact us today at (602) 466-9880 to learn more about our treatment facility, alcohol and drug rehab services, or fill out our contact form to hear back from us within one business day. We’ll be more than happy to discuss all your available treatment options and get you started on your recovery today.