fam1When the shadow of alcoholism falls over family it is not just the problem drinker that is affected. It can be heartbreaking for those close by to watch a loved one sink into the depths of despair as alcohol addiction consumes them. Denial is a major symptom of addiction and any attempts to broach the subject may be met with derision or her hostility. Unfortunately until a problem drinker admits to themselves that there is a problem any attempts at rehabilitation are likely to fail. An alcoholic has to want to give up drinking for their own sake before recovery is likely.

The health implications of heavy or binge drinking are enormous. If a member of your family is having a problem with alcohol then it is imperative to seek help straightaway. Alcohol has degenerative effect on the body and is a known cause of many cancers, heart disease and early death. Drinking affects just about every system of the body. If the president and any short-term boosting properties it may seem to offer are far outweighed by its negative effects. Alcohol addiction can spill over into all areas of the drinker’s life, causing marital problems, job loss and risk of other addictions such as gambling. Drinking also often is synonymous with depression and the two go hand in hand. Sometimes a dual diagnosis may happen when someone seeks treatment and rehabilitation at specialist centre is the best way to treat both at the same time and ensure a safe and healthy recovery.

Getting help for family member who has a problem with alcohol can be difficult but we provide the very best advice to help you find the ideal rehabilitation treatment to suit your loved one. At private rehabilitation centres treatment is tailored to suit the individual and a bespoke plan of care will ensure that your loved one receives the very best attention.

Rehab may be conducted on an inpatient or an outpatient basis. Residential rehabilitation is usually carried out in a specialist treatment centre. The problem drinker will stay the unit for an average of between four and 12 weeks. Spending time in a residential rehabilitation centre gives time out from everyday life and lets the patient focus all their energies on getting better. Away from the distractions of day-to-day life, responsibilities and stress the problem drinker has no access to alcohol and is unable to act on any cravings they may have. They will also received 24 hour care and supervision. There are always be someone for them to talk to on hand-a fully qualified counsellor or therapist is available 24 hours a day to provide a listening ear.

Of course no rehabilitation is complete without counselling and therapy and the reasons behind the drinking must be addressed in order to stop for good. It is often said that addiction cannot be cured but it can be treated and arresting the condition is only possible with quality rehabilitation and family addiction support. Cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling, both in one-to-one and group settings are extremely effective in helping the recovering alcoholic.

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