Enjoying a drink were considered as a harmless pleasure for several years until people realised that continuing with alcohol use frequently made them dependent on the substance. When the individual does not receive the treatment and rehabilitation, necessary dependence on alcohol can cause serious problems within the long-term and may even become fatal.
We are aware that beginning the journey to a sober life can be daunting for you. In order to allow you the chance to deliberate freely on issues concerning your alcohol addiction, you are given free alcoholism assessment by a trained therapist from the Priory. This ensures that we put your mind at ease and help you to understand that the journey will be taking you towards a positive way of life.
To help you to get your life back together, we try to ensure that you get your treatment in an environment that is conducive for healing and where you'll get all the support you need.
When you drink frequently to the point where your body physically depends on alcohol to function as it normally should, you're said to be suffering from alcoholism.
Addiction to alcohol can inhabit your physical and mental state, it can cause drastic problems to relationships and bring about serious issues at home, work and in your social life.
You can reduce the impact left behind by alcohol dependency by obtaining help from alcohol rehab and counselling.
It has a reason, a sign, and it can be cured and also shows all the aspects of a spreading sickness. What are its Causes? Alcoholism Develops when you drink to an extent where chemical changes happen within your brain, which augments the feelings of pleasure, which are associated with alcohol consumption and urges you to have more of a substance. The pleasures of drinking like this are usually temporary and soon vanish. Hostile sensations and sometimes terrible removal symptoms will be evaded with drinking by an alcoholic.
There are many misconception opinions about alcohol dependency, and this can cause a hold up in looking for help.
You may believe that not feeling so many side effects, or that your social life isn't being affected means that a dependency on alcohol is not on the cards. A number of heavy drinkers and particularly women will develop cirrhosis and liver failure caused by their tolerance to alcohol, which will minimise their withdrawal symptoms.
You should study our alcoholism symptoms section if you believe you have a constant alcohol abuse problem.
If you have already begun considerations about seeking help for alcohol addiction, it inevitably means that you have admitted to having the problem which is a significant step. We have a vast nationwide network of contact, from expert counsellors to therapists, who all have a proven track record of helping people overcome their addiction to alcohol.
The personalised programmes which we have also include a free initial assessment along with 12 months of after care and family support. The treatment that will lead to a complete abstinence is possible with our full support and a 12-step model alcohol recovery plan, though it is not easy to achieve.
We use three types of treatment, which will depend on the individual and the severity of the alcoholism. They include abstinence, detoxification and rehab.
When abstinence is required, the treatment to help is often constructed and built around the similar steps and programmes of organisations like the Alcoholics Anonymous. Reducing your drinking is not the main goal, supporting you in giving it up totally is.
The number one treatment process for people that are physically reliant on alcohol (experiencing withdrawal symptoms when alcohol is not consumed) is detoxification or medically aided withdrawal. This would require the medical professional to replace the alcohol you are using with other drugs and thereafter reducing the dosage over 5 to 7 days within the hospital. For outpatient and home arrangements, the number of days may increase. The aim of the detoxification is to reduce the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms which can result when you stop drinking. These symptoms are particularly bad during the first day during the treatment but improve faster over the following days.
Alcohol therapy can be carried out in different ways depending on your case. Treatment in a rehab facility, support groups, counselling etc. are all different forms of rehab. Attaining a successful life alcohol free is what treatment tries to achieve, plus showing you the reason why you drink and other options to it. Through your rehab experience you may be faced with a range of difficult problems and severe emotions distress.
The CAGE test is a test used to find out whether or not you're dependent on alcohol during the rehab process.