Treatment received at a rehabilitation center may include behavior modification and/or medication. Three of the most common behavioral treatments for alcohol rehabilitation are cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivation enhancement therapy, and a 12-step therapy program. These therapies have proven to be quite effective and often significantly reduce and/or eliminate drinking following treatment. When medication treatment is provided, the types that are provided include anti-craving medications such as naltrexone (ReVia™), which has proven to be effective, especially when used in conjunction with a behavior therapy.
For drivers with multiple California DUI/DUID convictions or unresolved issues with alcohol and/or drugs, alcohol and drug rehabilitation can be a good alternative to alcohol-education classes and/or incarceration.