Alcohol Treatment

A full range of alcohol treatment programs, resources, and helpful guides from Icarus Behavioral Health in New Mexico!

Writing a Goodbye Letter to Addiction

Writing a Goodbye Letter to Addiction: An Example

My Farewell to Addiction Letter and Guidance on Writing Your Own

We all have our own ways of letting addiction go. Addiction wreaks havoc on your personal and professional life and eventually feels like it becomes a part of you. It maybe sounds strange, but one of the most difficult...

Read more...
Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?

A Personal Relapse Autopsy Guide for Returning to Recovery

Why do addicts relapse when things are good? There is no single answer that can explain this. Addiction is such a complicated issue and usually involves many different factors. I've relapsed several times as a result of my drug abuse, and really...

Read more...
Establishing a Sober Support Network

Establishing a Sober Support Network

Cultivating Connections for a Successful and Lasting Recovery

Living with an addiction is a lonely and isolating experience. When I was struggling with substance abuse, I lost contact with a lot of friends and family and even ruined some relationships by choosing drugs over people who cared for me. Rehab showed me...

Read more...
Adult Children of Addicts

Adult Children of Addicts: Breaking the Cycle

Understanding the Effects of Parental Substance Use Disorders

Imagine yourself piloting a boat with a compass that always points towards a storm. That doesn't make much sense. But it is often the reality for adult children of addicts. The path laid out by their upbringing brings them many challenges along with...

Read more...
Choosing Alcohol Over Your Relationship Quotes

Choosing Alcohol Over Your Relationship: Quotes to Inspire Sobriety

Words on Alcohol and Relationships to Motivate Sobriety

Do you live with an alcoholic husband or wife who is choosing alcohol over a healthy relationship? Is your significant other consistently seeking the solace of drinking rather than the rewards of a healthy relationship? You know that your partner is sick. Still, they...

Read more...
Motivational Interviewing - Stages of Changes

Motivational Interviewing: Stages of Changes

A Look at the 5 Stages of Change Achieved in Treatment at Icarus

Are you struggling and looking for new hope? Have you tried to heal your substance abuse disorder to no avail? If more traditional therapies have not brought you long-term success, please don't give up. The next best move...

Read more...
ACEs and Addiction: A Recovery Guide

ACEs and Addiction: A Recovery Guide

Getting Help at Icarus for Childhood Trauma Causing Addiction as an Adult

The burden of traumatic childhood events can linger well into adulthood and often the cause of attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. If you or a loved one have come to this blog, wondering about the connection and perhaps...

Read more...
How Much Does IOP Cost With Insurance

How Much Does IOP Cost With Insurance?

Using Health Benefits to Get Outpatient Services Covered at Icarus

When it comes to dealing with an addiction or mental illness, treatment costs shouldn’t prevent you from getting the help you need. However, a 2011 report found that approximately 37% of people who needed rehab couldn’t afford it,...

Read more...
Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

Developing Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

The Benefits of Learning Life Skills in Recovery at Icarus

Overcoming addiction is challenging, but it is more than possible. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 7 in 10 people with a substance use disorder recover. Learning the right life skills is often...

Read more...
How to Get Insurance to Pay for Inpatient Rehab

How to Get Insurance to Pay for Inpatient Rehab

Using Health Insurance Coverage for Residential Care at Icarus

Residential inpatient treatment is among the more expensive forms of addiction treatment, but that does not mean that it is inaccessible for you or your loved one. Health insurance coverage can pay for a significant portion, or even all, of your treatment...

Read more...
Call Now (505) 305-0902