If you or a loved one struggle with alcohol addiction, you're not alone.

In fact, the CDC estimates that about 1 in 6 adults abuses alcohol, a habit that can quickly lead to addiction. However, addiction is treatable, and many people go on to live happy, successful, and sober lives after professional treatment for alcohol addiction.

Admitting that you may need treatment, and entering a program, can be scary for some people, but the caring team at Baystate Recovery Center is here to help. We have several programs to treat alcohol addiction, depending on your comfort level or your needs.


Alcohol addiction can be characterized by a strong urge to drink and cravings for alcohol, which can be triggered by stressful situations, emotional events, trauma, or simply as a habit. People who are addicted to alcohol may be irritable or angry if they cannot drink, or may have an inability to control their alcohol use. When drinking behaviors begin to cause harm to the drinker or those close to them, such as family members, friends, or co-workers, then this may be classified as an addiction. No matter how mild or severe the case, Baystate Recovery can help with treatment tailored to the individual.

Characteristics of alcohol abuse

Not everyone who struggles with alcohol abuse will have all of these signs or symptoms, but if you notice that you have several, you may wish to consult a professional for treatment

  • Multiple unsuccessful attempts to stop drinking
  • Spending excessive time drinking or recovering from the aftereffects of drinking
  • Feeling cravings or strong urges to drink
  • Drinking more alcohol than initially planned; inability to stop drinking once started
  • Continuing to drink despite noting the effects on relationships, family, and work
  • Continuing to drink despite health problems from drinking
  • Engaging in risky or dangerous behavior while drinking or after drinking
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms after a session of drinking, such as shaking, nausea, anxiety, restlessness, and sweating
“I tried to get sober on my own and it wouldn’t stick. At Baystate, you learn about taking accountability from the start and closely following The 12 Steps. My advice: take the plunge go all in. Your life is truly just beginning.” – Kevin T.

What to Expect From Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient alcohol treatment is best for individuals without a stable support network at home or those who suffer from a severe or prolonged addiction.  While in treatment, patients will undergo the different therapies listed above, and begin to form relationships with others who are seeking sobriety.

Helping patients learn new ways to cope with stress and safely manage their emotions better equips them to deal with the challenges of sober living.

Day Treatment, An Alternative To Inpatient Care

Day Treatment is a 6 to 8-hour program that encompasses the same therapies and treatments as Inpatient Recovery, but the day patient stays in their own home overnight or in a sober living community. For some people, Day Treatment is the next step down from inpatient care, helping the client safely and gradually transition to sober living while learning how to use the tools they’re given to keep sober. For others, those with a mild addiction or those with a strong support network at home, day treatment is a viable option.

Both Day Treatment and Inpatient Treatment have aftercare, tailored to the needs of each individual, that can include individual and group therapy, help finding a 12-step group and sponsor, and regular drug and alcohol testing.

Let Baystate Recovery Help You

The professional team at Baystate Recovery Center consists of certified medical professionals. We also have a team of licensed therapists and counselors who work with each client individually to examine the underlying causes of alcohol abuse and help redirect circular addiction thinking. Finally, we provide thorough aftercare, to help newly sober clients grow, and develop a support network to reduce chances of relapse.