Alcohol Rehab Center

Alcoholism is a complex issue that follows different treatment trajectories for each individual.

For some people, drinking alcohol is a way of self-medicating difficult emotions, experiences, and memories that are often connected to past trauma and other mental health disorders. Please see our page covering dual diagnosis for more information on co-occurring disorders.

For other people, there could be a genetic factor that predisposes them to alcohol addiction. Regardless, the pain caused by alcoholism is widely felt and can result in damage to the person’s relationships, career, health, and leave lasting scars such as feelings of isolation and inability to connect with others.

No matter the cause of alcoholism, each person requires careful assessment and comprehensive treatment for the chance to live a healthy, sober life. If left untreated, alcohol addiction is progressive and potentially fatal.

The Link Between Trauma and Alcohol Abuse

Many people who come to Sabino Recovery do not recognize past trauma as one of the reasons they’re struggling with alcoholism. Several current research studies are uncovering the link between trauma and alcoholism. By some estimates, over two-thirds of people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse and drug addiction report one or more traumatic life experiences. In fact, among men who are diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), alcohol, drug abuse, and addiction are the most common co-occurring disorders, followed by depression. We specifically designed our treatment program at Sabino Recovery to treat alcoholism in conjunction with potential underlying trauma.


This video shows the connection between trauma and addiction.

Why is Our Alcoholism Treatment Program IS Right for You?

At Sabino Recovery, we know that high-quality, effective treatment cannot be improvised. We craft a targeted, individualized treatment plan for you by thoroughly assessing and understanding the ways that alcohol addiction has impacted your and possibly your loved ones’ lives.

When the brain is hijacked by alcohol, it takes more than willpower to combat the effects. Our treatment program and mental health services at Sabino Recovery are designed to take advantage of neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections in order to adapt and adjust to new situations, experiences, and environments. Your brain’s resilience is a powerful force.
Our treatment center uses evidence-based approaches and an emphasis on diet and exercise to rewire neural pathways to enhance self-efficacy and reduce reactions to triggers.

To learn more about Sabino Recovery’s inpatient alcohol rehab program in Tucson, Arizona, visit Our Approach.

12-Step, Or Not

At Sabino Recovery, we believe that not everyone recovers the same way. For this reason, we are not a 12-Step Based program. We offer a variety of recovery methods, including 12-Step for those that are interested. If a resident who is seeking addiction treatment would like support in the 12-Step process, our treatment team has a thorough knowledge of the program and will incorporate its principles into that resident’s therapeutic process.

Additionally, while here at Sabino Recovery, interested residents have the opportunity to attend onsite and offsite 12-Step meetings that focus on alcoholism, drug addiction, and codependency. By offering exposure to 12-Step recovery, interested residents can learn more about the background, format, and principles of 12-Step drug and alcohol meetings. The goal of the Sabino Recovery treatment team is to help anyone who is interested in the 12-Step recovery process, feel comfortable continuing their long-term recovery journey in their hometown. This typically includes finding a “homegroup,” choosing a sponsor, seeking other therapy programs, and completing the steps.

Furthermore, we offer exposure to other peer-based support groups such as refuge recovery and sarpashana.


Because we want to make our residents’ treatment experience as effective, safe, and comfortable as possible, we offer medical detox services for residents who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms that inhibit their initial participation in programming.

As part of the first addiction recovery assessment at Sabino Recovery, our team will determine the most appropriate detox protocol for each resident. In many cases, we provide medication to maintain the safety and comfort of each resident during their recovery process.

Our entire staff works to ensure that our residents remain as comfortable as possible during the detox process. If, however, the severity of someone’s detox requires a level of medical care that we do not provide, we will refer them to an appropriate facility prior to beginning treatment at Sabino Recovery.

If you are unsure if you or someone you know is suffering from alcoholism, see our page with common signs of alcoholism and the corresponding complications of alcohol.