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Alcohol Addiction Counseling

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How To Stop Drinking

Alcoholics cannot accurately predict what is going to happen when they put alcohol into their system.

Functioning alcoholics

Alcoholism is a powerful, cunning, and baffling disease. Despite a dependency on alcohol, many alcoholics remain functional in their personal life and at work.

Primary Treatment

Clients remain at home and the specialist therapist will travel to your chosen choice of treatment venue. During your treatment you will begin to work through a personalised tailor-made therapy programme designed to create long-lasting life changes.

Alcohol Relapse Prevention

Working with your specialist therapist, you will build a plan for long-term recovery that includes continuing therapy, contingency planning, relapse prevention, lifestyle considerations and family and social support if required.

Alcohol Addiction Assessments

Highly qualified specialist therapist

You will receive a personal and confidential assessment from a highly qualified specialist therapist to determine the severity and underlying conditions of your alcoholism. Addiction assessments can be arranged by telephone or video call before treatment begins. There is no obligation to pursue treatment if we are not the right service for you. Those seeking treatment will be further assessed at the beginning of therapy. Addiction assessments will be the initial foundation for your customised treatment plan. Addiction assessments provide clients with the opportunity to speak with one of our addiction specialists.

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Alcohol Addiction Counseling Common Questions

The Role of an Alcohol Addiction Counsellor

An addiction counsellor helps individuals struggling with substance abuse, including alcoholism, to overcome their addiction and maintain long-term recovery.

They provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore the underlying causes of their addiction and develop strategies to overcome it.

Addiction counsellors offer personalized treatment plans, which may include individual or group therapy, family counseling, and relapse prevention strategies.

They educate clients about the risks and consequences of addiction, as well as healthy coping mechanisms and lifestyle changes to support recovery.

How can an addiction counsellor help someone with alcoholism?

They conduct thorough assessments to evaluate the severity of alcohol use disorder and identify any co-occurring mental health issues.

Addiction counsellors help clients set realistic goals and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.

They provide emotional support and guidance throughout the recovery process, addressing underlying emotional issues and promoting self-awareness.

Counsellors teach clients effective coping strategies to manage cravings, stress, and triggers associated with alcohol use.

They facilitate support groups or group therapy sessions to foster a sense of community and encourage peer support among individuals in recovery.

Can an addiction counsellor help family members of someone with alcoholism?

Yes, addiction counsellors often provide support and guidance to family members affected by a loved one’s alcoholism.

They help family members understand addiction as a disease and cope with the emotional impact it has on their lives.

Counsellors may offer family therapy sessions to improve communication

What are some common signs of alcoholism?

Increasing tolerance to alcohol, needing to drink more to feel the same effects.

Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop or cut down drinking.

Neglecting responsibilities and engaging in risky behaviors due to alcohol use.

Failed attempts to quit or control drinking.

Drinking alone or in secret, hiding alcohol or making excuses to drink.

Continued alcohol use despite physical, mental, or interpersonal problems caused by it.

How can I recognise if someone has a drinking problem?

Noticeable changes in behavior, mood swings, or increased irritability.

Frequent and excessive consumption of alcohol in various social situations.

Neglecting personal hygiene and appearance.

Frequent intoxication and impaired coordination.

Regularly missing work or school due to alcohol-related issues.

Financial difficulties due to spending a significant amount on alcohol.

What are the physical symptoms of alcoholism?

Red or bloodshot eyes
Frequent hangovers and headaches
Slurred speech and impaired coordination
Tremors or shaking hands
Weight loss or gain
Frequent gastrointestinal problems, such as stomach ulcers

Can alcoholism lead to mental health issues?

Yes, alcoholism can contribute to or worsen mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and increased risk of suicide.

Excessive alcohol use can also lead to memory loss, cognitive impairments, and difficulty concentrating.

What are the long-term health effects of alcoholism?

Liver damage, including fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis.

Increased risk of various cancers, including liver, throat, mouth, and breast cancer.

Cardiovascular problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Weakened immune system, making individuals more susceptible to infections.

Increased risk of pancreatitis, gastrointestinal disorders, and neurological damage.