Alcohol Rehab Options for Addiction, Locations and Programmes
While alcohol is a harmless pleasure for most, there are many others around the country for whom alcohol is a major problem. When moderate or social drinking crosses the line to habitual or heavy drinking, there is a high risk of dependence and alcohol addiction developing. This life threatening condition is becoming more and more common; as the pressures of today’s society and day to day life increase, so do an individual’s need for an outlet and relaxation time. Many see their alcohol consumption as an ideal solution to stress and anxiety, but very few understand the risks and long term complications associated with this liquid drug.
Excessive alcohol consumption leads to a whole host of problems including mental and physical consequences, relationship troubles, and financial hardship. Without treatment, those who suffer from alcoholism can go on to develop long-term health problems; for some, the condition can be irreversible and even fatal.
Alcohol rehab options are available for those suffering from alcohol abuse and dependency. Here at Addiction Helper, we have a team of counsellors and therapists as well as a number of support staff with experience in helping those with an alcohol problem. We can help you access the treatment needed to overcome alcohol addiction and become alcohol free.
We know that alcohol rehab is necessary for those who want to get better, but we also understand that not everyone with addiction issues is ready for the next step. Many individuals suffering from alcoholism fail to see they have a problem and do not reach out for help. There are also a number of other reasons why some people fail to get the help they need.
Obstacles to Rehab
Denial is the biggest obstacle to alcohol rehab and is common among addicts, especially those with an alcohol addiction. A large number of people will delude themselves into believing that they have not crossed the line from social drinking to problem drinking. It is not until they try to cut down or quit alcohol, that they experience withdrawal symptoms and realise that something is not quite right.
Others do not realise their drinking has become a problem until a concerned family member or friend raises the issue, or they start to feel the consequences of their addiction to alcohol. Common obstacles to rehab include:
- Fear – many of those with alcohol addiction are afraid of what rehab will mean for them. They might have heard that it is painful and challenging and so they are worried that they will fail. Some would rather carry on with their destructive behaviour than try to quit and fail. Admitting they have a problem with alcohol, means that they then have to consider the options of getting well. Some may not be able to envisage a life without alcohol and it is not until they reach the point that they can no longer live with it, that they become willing to accept treatment.
- Pride – some alcoholics are too proud to admit that they have a problem and do not want to ask for help for fear of appearing weak willed
- Not Ready – some addicts are simply not ready to give up alcohol. They are afraid that a life without alcohol will be boring, and they cannot imagine what it will be like if they cannot drink as and when they want to. For many, it is the fear of the unknown that stops them from getting help.
- Beyond Help – some addicts fear that they cannot be helped. They believe that there is no treatment available that could ever help them overcome their addiction, and therefore, there is no point in trying. They believe their life is too messy to reconstruct, or that they are too complex to recover. This is not the truth, as rehab has helped many a “hopeless case” to recover from alcohol addiction
- Lack of Support – many addicts experience breakdowns in relationships with their family members, and their actions leave them feeling isolated and alone. If they do not have a strong family support network, they may feel there is not much point in giving up the one thing they believe makes them feel better.
- Shame – there is still a certain amount of stigma attached to addiction and this is a major obstacle for those who need help for alcoholism. Many would rather not reach out for help for fear that others will find out they have a problem. They fail to realise that if they carry on with their destructive behaviour, it will not be long before everyone knows anyway. The feelings of guilt, shame and failure keep them stuck in their destructive cycle of alcoholism.
Recognising the Problem
Although it is difficult to admit that alcohol is a problem in your life if you are a sufferer, once you can accept that you need help, you will have taken the first step towards getting better. Overcoming alcoholism is a long process, and despite it seeming an impossible task at the moment, we want to assure you that it is possible to beat your addiction and live a healthy, sober life.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to hit ‘rock bottom’ before you reach out for help. If you believe that alcohol is a problem in your life, now is the time to ask for help. Here at Addiction Helper, we can help you to access specialist and successful treatments designed to help you learn how to live without the crutch of alcohol.
If you are unsure whether you need help, take a look at your drinking habits. It may be time to get help if you are getting into trouble when you drink, if other people have expressed concerns about your habit, or if you constantly feel the need to drink.
Do I Need Alcohol Rehab?
Many individuals make the false assumption that only celebrities or the worst case, everyday, all day drinkers need rehab. Rehab can be helpful to a much broader spectrum of individuals than these two categories. Anyone who has trouble in moderating or stopping their alcohol intake would benefit from alcohol treatment and rehab. You may want to seriously consider alcohol rehab if you are suffering any one, or more, of the following:
- You need to drink in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms
- You binge on alcohol, drinking dangerous levels within short periods of time
- You find you need alcohol in order to relax, socialise or function
- You are secretive about how much you drink and keep the true extent hidden from your family and friends
- Alcohol has impacted on your family life, work, friendships and finances
- You are irresponsible when you drink and have little control over your actions (ie drink driving)
- Your physical and/or mental health are suffering as a result of your drinking
- You have resorted to lying, cheating, borrowing or stealing to fund your alcohol habit
- You cannot control your compulsion to drink and find yourself doing it, even though you don’t really want to
- You isolate in your drinking so as not to be challenged on the amount you consume
When it comes to alcohol detox there are numerous options available. By far the safest and most effective method of detoxing is to have an inpatient medical detox. A medical detox is required when there is a physical dependency. Withdrawing from alcohol can be extremely dangerous and life threatening if not carried out correctly. Having a detox in an alcohol rehab will ensure your safety at all times. You will have a team of medical and therapeutic professionals supporting and caring for you throughout the process.
A medical detox is usually carried out as an inpatient and involves substituting the alcohol for an approved medication. As a patient, you will be gradually withdrawn from the medication over a number of days until you are completely free from it. Undergoing a medical detox drastically reduces the withdrawal symptoms; making the whole process of detoxification much more comfortable. Risks associated with going “cold-turkey” or reducing too quickly are minimised, as the medication supports your brain and body through the readjustment period. All detox medications are prescribed and reviewed by a qualified medical professional such as a Doctor or Psychiatrist. The Doctor will decide on a suitable medical detox regime following a thorough assessment of your physical and mental health needs. Strict health and safety regulations are adhered to by the rehabs staff, to ensure that yours and everyone else’s safety is paramount at all times.
Alcohol Rehab Programmes
Alcohol rehabilitation programmes are strongly recommended in order to safeguard against relapse. There is a very high percentage of alcoholics who relapse, following on from a detox only programme. Relapsing after a detox has been carried out, you would find yourself very quickly in the same position as before, or worse. Unless a complete change in thinking and behaviour is achieved, there is scant chance of you staying sober for very long.
Alcohol rehab programmes address the underlying causes and conditions of your addiction to alcohol. For best results, a minimum of 28 days residential rehab is suggested. The benefits of undergoing a rehab programme are many, here are just a few to consider:
- You will undergo intensive therapy delivered by a team of qualified professionals specialising in the treatment of alcohol addiction and abuse
- You will receive One to One Counselling for more delicate and personal matters relating to your alcoholism
- You will learn ways of effectively managing your emotions without the need or want for a drink to suppress them
- You will build a network of recovery friends whom you can turn to for support
- You will come to understand the very grave nature of alcoholism and receive help to make the necessary changes to stay safe and sober
- You will receive proven holistic treatments to help combat your alcoholism and reduce cravings
- You will be shown the tools to help both yourself and others to stay sober from alcohol
- You will leave rehab happier, healthier and free from alcohol!
Alcohol Treatment Options
As well as inpatient medical detoxes and rehab programmes there are a number of different treatment options available. Addiction helper are the leading authority on alcohol rehab treatment in the UK and so can advise you on the various approved alcohol treatment programmes available. Whatever your budget and specific needs are, we can work with you to provide the perfect alcohol treatment package. Call us now to find out more on any of the following alcohol treatment options:
- Inpatient and outpatient alcohol treatment
- Alcohol rehab in the UK and overseas
- Intensive therapy programmes
- Alcohol detox
- Long-term and short-term alcohol treatment programmes
- Low cost and luxury alcohol rehabilitation
- Emergency alcohol treatment
- Day Care alcohol treatment
- Bespoke intensive therapy programmes in the community
- Online rehab
Does Alcohol Rehab Work?
The short answer to this is yes! Alcohol rehab does work for those that are willing to put the work into their recovery in order to stay sober. Alcoholism is a life threatening condition that stems from the individual’s thinking and subsequent behaviours. These negative and unhelpful, destructive thought patterns are the driving force behind the addiction. Alcohol rehab will help to address these through a number of proven alcohol treatment therapies, such as:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Process Therapy
- Self Esteem Building
- Group Therapy
- 12 Step Therapy
- One to One and Group Counselling
- A range of Holistic Therapies (including Art, Acupuncture, Music, Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga, Fitness, Tai-Chi, )
By adopting healthier behaviours, implementing structure and making the necessary changes, the individual will be provided with a firm foundation to their ongoing recovery
Family members are likely to have concerns as to how their loved one will cope and stay sober following on from rehab treatment. This fear is very natural, and the whole family will need to adapt to the newly sober person standing in front of them. Addiction Helper feel that ongoing support is vital, especially during the early stages of recovery and during the reintegration process. To assist your loved one in those early and vulnerable days, we can ensure an aftercare package is ready for their discharge from rehab. We can arrange One to One counselling sessions in the community, or if they prefer, arrange for them to return to the rehab for aftercare on a regular basis. Please call us to discuss the most suitable options for you.
Finding Rehab Treatment
If you or your loved one are ready to take the next step in arranging rehab treatment for alcoholism, please call us now! We can guide you to the most successful and prestigious rehabs in the UK and Overseas. With a vast number of approved rehabs and locations to choose from, We will find the perfect rehab programme to suit your treatment requirements and budget. Call us today to start the life changing process of recovery from alcohol addiction!