Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Addiction Helper has both the knowledge and resources to help you overcome alcohol related problems. Whether its binge drinking a weekends, drinking in the evenings after work or when the children have gone to bed, or drinking throughout the day and evening ; we can provide a structured treatment plan to help your overcome your drinking problem and tackle the issues underpinning it.

We Treat Binge Drinking and Evening Drinking

Many who are caught in the binge drinking or regular evening drinking cycle feel that their problem does not warrant professional treatment. Maybe you are still going to work every day, or attending to your family’s needs. Maybe you have developed a pattern of drinking a bottle of wine every night or a few beers before bed, but never exceed this amount or touch alcohol during the day. Perhaps you don’t drink for days or even weeks, but once you start find yourself frequently over doing it or going on a binge that causes pain and disruption to yourself and your family. Or maybe you find that once you have taken a drink your personality changes, you become volatile, aggressive or even violent.

The first thing to recognise is that alcohol addiction can come in many forms. You don’t necessarily have to be physically dependant on alcohol to suffer from alcoholism.

Alcohol Dependency

You may be wondering if you are drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol to need a detox. Individuals can be physically dependent on alcohol even if they are only drinking a few hours a day. Not everyone who is physically dependent wakes first thing in the morning needing a drink. Some may not start drinking until the afternoon or the evening, but they find it impossible if not physically and mentally painful to go without alcohol for more than 48 hours. There are many symptoms of dependency varying from feeling a distinctive need for alcohol, through to full blown delirium tremors or seizures. If you are alcohol dependant, the safest way to detox is with a medically assisted detox

 

What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism can affect different sufferers in many different ways, but the following questions may help you to decide if you are an alcoholic

1. Once you have taken a drink of alcohol, do you find it difficult or impossible to control the amount you drink?

2. If when you want to reduce your alcohol intake or quit entirely, do you find it impossible to reduce or leave it alone completely?

3. Even after a period of abstinence, and with very good reason not to start drinking again, do you find yourself succumbing to the temptation of drinking once more?

If you have answered “Yes” to any or all of these questions, you are probably alcoholic. That being the case, you will need professional treatment to help you overcome your alcoholic problem.

What Treatments for Alcoholism Does Addiction Helper Offer?

One to One counselling – Addiction helper can arrange for your to see a qualified Alcohol counsellor near to your home on a weekly basis. We can also arrange telephone counselling and Skype session counselling to fit in with work or holidays.

Home Detox – Addiction Helper can arrange for you to have a detox at home that is both medically approved and supervised by a qualified health professional

Inpatient Detox – Addiction helper can arrange for you to be detoxed medically within the safe environment of an alcohol detox clinic

Intensive Addiction Therapy – Addiction Helper can arrange for you to receive a bespoke and intensive therapy program near to your home. Each program is tailored to meet your individual treatment needs and work around your commitments. Providing intensive daily therapy and support delivered by a qualified alcohol counsellor.

Inpatient Rehabilitation – Addiction Helper has a vast number of rehab clinics in the UK and abroad. We also specialize in providing treatment in South Africa and Thailand. Inpatient rehabilitation is often the most successful root to long term and permanent abstinence, as it provides a safe and nurturing environment and your treatment will be delivered by a team of qualified specialists.

Day Care Detox and Rehabilitation Programs – Addiction helper has a list of rehab clinics that can provide you with all of the benefits of a full day care program and/or detox. Again this can be as intensive as needed, from 1 day a week up to 7 days a week

Further Information:

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For more information on our treatment services, and to find out which treatment is best suited to you, please call our 24 hour helpline and speak with one of our Addiction Treatment Counsellors