Online alcohol therapy to build healthier habits
Alcohol use disorder is influenced by psychological and societal factors, and can be intensified by mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. That’s where online alcohol therapy comes in. Alcohol therapy is proven to be an effective treatment option for meaningfully reducing your alcohol consumption on your sobriety or moderation journey.Explore my options
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Steps to treatment
How online alcohol therapy works
Match with a specialized therapist
You’ll be matched with a licensed therapist and physician to guide you throughout your alcohol treatment plan. You will meet with your therapist on a weekly or biweekly basis depending on your plan.
Set goals and create a treatment plan
You’ll work with your therapist to align on what success means to you, whether that’s sobriety or moderation. Your therapist will build a curriculum of therapy sessions designed to meaningfully reduce your alcohol consumption.
Make progress with structured guidance
Your alcohol therapy program will include phases of treatment that build upon each other until you reach your goal. Medication to stop drinking can also supplement your therapy.
Why alcohol therapy works
Research shows counseling techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing can empower long-lasting behavioral change and improve your mental health. Your therapist will use these evidence-based strategies to help you achieve your alcohol treatment goals.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you…
- Build coping skills without alcohol
- Manage cravings and urges to drink
- Manage negative thoughts and feelings
- Persevere through setbacks
- Address co-occuring anxiety and/or depression
- Motivational interviewing helps you…
- Identify goals and aspirations
- Build supportive and healthy relationships
- Cultivate your inner motivation
- Develop a commitment to your goals
- Create an action plan to achieve them
Benefits of online alcohol therapy with Monument
In the comfort of your home
Virtual, flexible treatment allows you to do therapy on your terms. Unlike rehab and in-person care, there’s no waiting room with an online alcohol treatment program. Plus, Monument’s platform is 100% secure and confidential.
Guidance & accountability
Your licensed therapist will provide ongoing counseling, and is available via chat for non-urgent questions. They’ll show up for you as you show up for yourself.
A judgment-free environment
We accept you exactly as you are, without judgment. Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition, not a moral failing, and we’re here to help.
Drinking less is just the beginning. What you learn in therapy will better equip you to navigate all of life’s ups-and-downs, and find authentic joy along the way.
The average therapist rating at Monument is 4.9/5
Frequently asked questions
Great question! Our team has put together the following resources about what to expect from online treatment:
While these resources can help set expectations, it’s also important to know that everyone’s journey is unique, and your therapy sessions will be specifically tailored to you and your goals for sobriety or moderation. Your therapist will review your medical history, including your past alcohol use, risk for alcohol dependence, and anything else you choose to share. After getting to know each other in your intro session, you’ll receive counseling that helps you build new skills, manage thoughts and emotions, and reduce the role alcohol plays in your life.
Unlike in other counseling programs and online rehabs, the therapists on our platform have direct experience treating alcohol use disorder. Monument works with licensed mental health counselors and licensed clinical social workers to get you the specialized care you deserve. They’ve dedicated their careers to helping people change their lives through alcohol treatment programs. Every treatment provider has been vetted and background checked, has years of relevant mental health experience treating substance use disorders (like alcohol use disorder), and is proficient in cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management, and motivational interviewing.
Therapy plans at Monument are designed to produce meaningful results aligned with your sobriety or moderation goals. Your counseling sessions won’t begin with ‘tell me how you’re feeling.’ Your treatment provider will offer structure, guidance, and support to help you reduce your alcohol consumption. Additionally, life doesn’t have to stop to make progress. Unlike inpatient rehab or in-person meetings, therapy takes place entirely online, and on your own time.
Monument’s treatment program is unique in that we connect you to evidence-based care entirely online. Unlike other treatment options, Monument treatment plans are led by expert clinicians, and designed to support goals for sobriety or moderation. Monument uses the gold-standard in treatment modalities for alcohol use disorder, including online therapy, medication, and peer support. If a clinician believes their patient is at risk for alcohol withdrawal due to physical alcohol dependence, they will refer them to a detox treatment facility for in-person supervision. If you believe you are currently experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms, please visit your local emergency department, and call 911 in case of a medical emergency.
Yes! Therapy empowers long-lasting behavioral change and improves overall mental wellbeing. While medications such as naltrexone and disulfiram are effective evidence-based tools to treat alcohol use disorder (AKA ‘alcohol dependency’), it’s beneficial to also address the psychological and social influences on your relationship with alcohol through online therapy. Engaging in multiple treatment options provides additional accountability and support throughout the sobriety or moderation journey.