How to Stop Drinking
Giving up alcohol can be a struggle for both those that abuse alcohol and those that have developed addiction. Even if someone wants to stop consuming alcohol, it can be a mental and physical challenge. If this sounds like you, Alcohol Rehabs can help.
Alcohol Rehabs is a referral agency specializing in finding the appropriate programs and treatment options for each client. We work with private rehab clinics, alcohol charities, counselling services and others. As for our clients, our free and confidential referrals are enhanced by a number of other services, including assistance with admissions.
The Self-Help Option
A typical Internet search reveals many different self-help suggestions you might use to stop drinking.
Some of these self-help options include:
- finding friends who will hold you accountable
- setting a goal and slowly weaning yourself off alcohol
- asking your physician for a prescription
- cold turkey abstinence
These suggestions are useful for those wanting reduce alcohol intake, but it’s important to note that they are designed for moderate drinkers trying to stave off future abuse or addiction. They are not beneficial to those who have developed dependence.
Professional Help Is Better
Alcohol Rehabs always recommends professional help for those with mild or chronic addiction. There are a number of reasons behind this. For those that abuse alcohol, professional help offers the best chance of preventing their abuse from becoming addiction. Professional help can include medications, counselling and outpatient programs.
Professional help for someone dependent on alcohol is an entirely different story. Not only does it offer the best chance of success, it also offers a chance at saving their life. Keep in mind that breaking alcohol addiction involves both detox and rehab.
Some experts consider the detox process a medical emergency, as withdrawal symptoms associated with detox can present a very real danger if not managed properly. Detox conducted outside the arena of professional help can lead to serious injury or death.
Where rehab is concerned, it is designed to deal with the mental and emotional aspects of addiction. Professional help is usually necessary because fighting addiction alone is extremely difficult; rehab offers the chance to build trust with others in a similar position and tackle cravings as a team.
In the UK, there are many alcohol treatment options from which to choose. Alcohol Rehabs generally recommends a residential treatment program at a private clinic whenever possible. Because private clinics are focused only on addiction, they tend to have higher success rates.
If a private residential program is not feasible due to finances, there are a number of other options through the NHS, alcohol charities, local support groups, and counselling services. We are able to match you up with the program and facility right for you.
Getting help for abuse or addiction starts by contacting Alcohol Rehabs. We are not here to judge you or give you a lecture over the phone; we are here to listen to you, explain all of your treatment options, and help get you started on the road to recovery.
The first step in this process is realising you need help. Reading our website means that you’ve already taken that step. So, you’re already on the way to a successful recovery. We can help you with the next stage. Call us, send an e-mail, or use our online contact form right now. We promise to provide the help and support you need every step of the way.