Alcohol detox and recovery treatment

Alcoholism affects around 9% of men and 4% of women in the United Kingdom, according to an article written by the alcohol charity DrinkAware.  This number does not include people who are regularly binge-drinking, and the statistics do not indicate that 9% or 4% of the respective population groups are constantly tipsy or plastered. Alcohol dependence and addiction is far more insidious than that.

So what is alcohol dependence?

Alcohol dependence and addiction is a mental and physical reliance on alcohol. If you find yourself ‘needing’ a glass of wine with every meal, or constantly thinking about your next drink, you should carefully consider whether you are consuming too much alcohol. Chances are, you have become addicted, even without knowing it.

Alcohol is a poison. Yes, it is indeed a sociable drink which allows us to relax and feel more comfortable with our surroundings, but with over-consumption it will lead to kidney and liver damage, increased weight gain and emotional or mental dependence.

If you are concerned that you suffer from alcohol dependence or addiction, or you think someone you love does, it is imperative that you find help. Addictions are not easy to break; alcohol addictions are possibly one of the hardest, considering how easy it is to get hold of alcohol in our society. Whether it is the media, the shops or even our own friends and family, there are many places where our resolve to stop at one glass or pint weakens, and we find ourselves reaching for more and more.

Fortunately, there are many organisations who can help you get back on track with a healthy lifestyle, free from the chains of alcohol dependency. Alcohol detox and rehab is a tried-and-tested method of treatment, whatever your age and situation.

Alcohol detox is usually performed at a residential clinic over the course of a week or two, with the full supervision of qualified medical staff. Detox can be the most difficult part of the recovery journey, since your body has become conditioned to receiving regular amounts of alcohol, and the sudden shock of denying it that can cause a number of different problems. Nevertheless it remains the only method of treating the addiction, and going ‘cold turkey’ is absolutely crucial before any mental or behavioural work is undertaken.

At Rehab Recovery, we are dedicated to finding the right clinic or treatment centre for you. Call us for free now on 0800 086 66 88 or visit our website at www.rehab-recovery.co.uk. Our lines are open 24/7 where we will offer confidential advice and support. 

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