It’s possible to develop an addiction to alcohol and another substance simultaneously. Being addicted to more than one substance can make addiction treatment more challenging but not impossible.
In such cases, detoxification is highly recommended. The withdrawal symptoms from the two substances can be very uncomfortable. Detox will happen under a 24/7 supervision of a medical team that will ensure the experience is as safe and as comfortable as possible.
Inpatient and Outpatient Care
Inpatient or outpatient treatment can also help treat addiction to alcohol and other substances.
Inpatient treatment is suitable for addressing severe conditions with a highly structured program to offer guidance throughout each recovery step. These programs can vary in length, ranging from 30 days to 90 days, depending on the addiction’s severity and recovery progress. You attend one-on-one and group therapies and receive medication, meal plans, and comfortable accommodation.
Outpatient programs are less structured and are geared towards addressing a mild case of substance use disorder. During outpatient treatment, you continue living at home but attend on-site activities for a few days per week.
This information should not replace a visit to a doctor or treatment center. If you are concerned that you or a loved one might be suffering from addiction to multiple substances, ask for professional help today.