For many, enjoying a drink is a harmless pleasure, however, when alcohol use becomes more frequent it can lead to dependency. Without alcohol treatment and rehabilitation this dependency can cause serious long-term problems and may even be fatal.
Treatment for alcohol addiction - Getting you back on track-
When you are dependent on alcohol to function in daily life, this can have a negative impact on the relationships with those people closest to you, and lead to problems in your work and social life. Alcohol rehab and counselling can help to reduce the impact of alcohol dependency.
However, there are common misconceptions about alcoholism, which can lead to a delay in seeking help. You might believe that a lack of withdrawal symptoms or social problems means that your alcohol dependence is not a problem. However, many heavy drinkers, particularly women, can develop cirrhosis and liver failure caused by a tolerance to alcohol that has minimised their withdrawal symptoms.
Free initial addiction assessment for alcoholism treatment-
We understand embarking upon recovery can be an emotionally turbulent time for you. With this in mind, the Priory offers a free initial assessment with an experienced therapist at all of our addiction treatment hospitals and clinics to help you discuss your addiction in confidence.
Continuous heavy drinking can lead to a greater risk of physical illness, intermittent heavy drinking (benders or binges) may also cause severe problems, especially from a social perspective. Even if you are abstinent most of the time, a marked dependence means that when you start drinking, you can quickly revert to your previous degree of dependence and lose control.
Help when you need it most
If you are already thinking about seeking help for your alcohol addiction, then you have admitted that you have a problem and need help, which is a significant first step. Our nationwide network of specialist consultants and therapists has treated thousands of people to overcome their addiction successfully.
Our personalised programmes include a free initial assessment as well as 12 months of aftercare and family support. Abstinence can be a long and difficult journey, but by using the 12-step model of recovery and a comprehensive support network, we have demonstrated that treatment can work.
In addition, we provide specialist programmes to tackle any emotional issues which are hindering your recovery process, such as the trauma reduction programme. As the UK’s largest provider of mental healthcare, we also provide comprehensive treatment for psychological illnesses such as stress, depression and anxiety.
Where necessary, such as for individuals who experience significant withdrawal symptoms, we also provide medically assisted detoxification programmes.
Are you aware of the symptoms of alcohol addiction?-
Alcohol dependence includes both physical symptoms, the effect withdrawal syndrome, along with the more common psychological symptoms. These can indicate that a person is at risk of physical dependence. Psychological symptoms of alcoholism include:
- Inflexible pattern of alcohol use
- Prioritising alcohol over other activities
- Increased tolerance
- Appearance of withdrawal symptoms
- Re-instatement after abstinence
Some more initial help for alcoholics can be found on our symptoms information section.