Consuming alcohol often can turn into an addiction while for many having a drink gives a nice feeling. 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 know that beginning therapy can be psychologically distressful for you. Bearing this in mind, the Priory will provide alcoholics with a free assessment from professional therapists in all of our treatment facilities and clinics to better discuss your alcohol addiction in private. This will give you psychological strength to realise the path ahead of you for a better life.
Priory strive to provide everyone with the kind support and loving nature of assistance they need, we offer a safe environment and medically assisted treatment to ensure your life will soon have purpose.
Alcoholism is a situation where the day to day workings of your body is dependent on alcohol due to the huge volume of alcohol you consume on a daily basis.
Your work and your social life can both suffer as a result of alcohol addiction and you can also suffer both physically and mentally.
The negative effects of dependency on alcohol could be alleviated through counselling and rehab.
All the characteristics of a progressive illness are found in alcoholism, and they include having a cause, symptoms and a treatment. But What Causes it? Alcoholism emerges when you consume alcohol in such quantities that the brain suffers chemical alterations identifying the sensation of pleasure that goes with drinking and pushes you into having more. Initially, the changes caused in the brain seem pleasurable but eventually the feelings will dissipate. After the dependency has set in, a person will start drinking just to keep the withdrawal symptoms at bay.
Procrastinating the search for support can be caused by common mistakes about being alcohol addicts.
You might wrongly think that your alcohol addiction is not an issue because there are no removal symptoms or problems. Alcohol tolerance that reduces the volume of withdrawal symptoms may even cause liver failure and cirrhosis in heavy consumers of alcohol, especially women.
Go through our symptoms of alcoholism section if you believe that you are consuming alcohol heavily in your everyday life.
The most significant step to take towards alcohol abuse recovery is to start searching for assistance for alcoholism, because it means you have accepted that you are sick. Thousands of people have been assisted to defeat their alcoholism completely by our network of specialist consultants with a national spread.
Our individualised programmes involve a one year family support and after treatment care preceded by an initial assessment before the treatment. We have shown that therapy can be effective with the adoption of a 12-step model of alcohol retrieval and an understanding support network, although abstinence can be a lasting and harsh journey.
We use three types of treatment, which will depend on the individual and the severity of the alcoholism. They include abstinence, detoxification and rehab.
An organised treatment that involves different stages like what is obtainable in self-help or Alcoholics Anonymous's counselling is used when abstinence is necessary. In the case of abstinence, the objective is to stop taking alcohol immediately.
Detoxification is usually the first step in treating people with alcohol dependence who experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking alcohol. This includes substituting alcohol with different drugs then decreasing the quantity in about five days to a week in the clinic. The time taken for this process to be completed may become longer if the alcohol detox is conducted from the home to the individual or as an outpatient. The aim of the detoxification is to reduce the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms which can result when you stop drinking. Obviously the symptoms are commonly worse through the first day or two, but gradually get better over the course of treatment.
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. In order to arrive at a comfortable life bereft of alcohol consumption, therapy is used to discover why you drink alcohol and what you can take in place of alcohol. During the process of alcohol rehabilitation, you are likely to face various types of difficult issues and may also experience mood swings, which are intense.
Within the treatments of alcoholism rehabilitation and alcohol dependency a test that is commonly used to understand whether you are alcohol dependent is the CAGE test.