Alcohol addiction is a serious and potentially fatal problem. It can damage your health, destroy relationships and end careers. Alcohol addiction can affect anyone and often requires professional help to overcome. At Life Works, we provide alcohol addiction treatment, offering help and hope to those in recovery.
Whether you are looking for information on alcohol addiction for a family member or friend, or you are ready to start treatment yourself, Life Works expert staff team can assist. Our doctors, counsellors and nurses can help you overcome your alcohol addiction and put you on the path to recovery. They have years of experience helping people who have abused alcohol and are able to offer treatment tailored to each client’s needs.
The signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction
Alcohol addiction is a mental illness. For some people, alcohol can be a part of many occasions but, like many drugs, it's addictive, both physically and psychologically. Symptoms of alcohol addiction include the frequent use of alcohol despite the negative effects it causes. Other symptoms include feeling like you need a drink to make it through the day, avoiding responsibilities and using drinking as a means to escape negative feelings. People with an alcohol addiction may also push away family and friends which leaves them feeling isolated and alone. This can make it harder to get help and often causes the alcoholic to drink more. You may also have a drinking problem if you feel guilty or ashamed about your drinking, lie to others or hide your drinking habits, have friends or family members who are commenting about your drinking, or regularly drink more than you intend to.
If you would like to learn more about Life Works, or you are ready for alcohol addiction treatment, please call us on 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.
I think I need alcohol addiction treatment, how can Life Works help me?
Our alcohol addiction treatment methods are centred around a holistic approach. We do more than examine and treat a client’s symptoms. Life Works professional staff works to understand and confront the root of addiction in each of our clients. This means anyone who comes to Life Works leaves with the tools they need to recover. Our team also work to make sure each client has recovered in every sense of the word. That means recovering spiritually, emotionally and physically. By treating the whole person, Life Works can ensure that we give the best possible treatment to each client.
At Life Works, our treatment for alcohol addiction often starts with a medical detox. Our team of doctors and nurses assess each client to determine whether a medical detox is needed. If so then the client will go through a medical detox program supported by our nursing team. This makes detox safe and far more pleasant when it comes to managing withdrawals. About 3 days into the medically assisted detox clients will then start a more rigorous treatment regime with our world class counsellors. This includes daily group therapy, weekly individual keywork, and a variety of complementary treatments.
Our alcohol addiction treatment hospital focuses on complete holistic care, where we help you recognise the underlying behavioural mechanisms of your addiction to alcohol. The holistic nature of our alcohol addiction treatment will focus on the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of recovery. Life Works alcohol rehabilitation centre also addresses the role of the family and how valuable it is to recovery. In this way, we insure all our clients leave with the tools and support system they need to beat their alcohol addiction and remain sober for life.
What can I do about my problem with alcohol?
No one chooses to become addicted to alcohol. It is not a moral failing or a lack of willpower. Alcohol affects the brain and when alcoholics drink, they can lose control. Alcohol addiction is an illness that needs treatment not judgement. It is just as serious as any physical illness.
The best treatment program will examine the root of alcohol addiction. It will go beyond the symptoms to look at the underlying cause. Remember, alcoholism is more than just drinking; it is a sign of a deeper issue that must be addressed before recovery can begin. The sooner this issue is treated the better because alcohol abuse can cause serious physical and psychological damage or even death.
We find that many people with alcohol problems often have other pre-existing or co-occurring conditions. These include depression, anorexia, bulimia, behavioural health issues, mood disorders or other mental health issues. Often, alcohol addiction can be caused by another disorder or is linked to another problem. If a treatment does not address both problems it is unlikely to be successful. Life Works' alcohol addiction program does just this. Once a treatment can focus on the entire problem recovery becomes far more likely and much more sustainable.
How can I start Alcohol Rehabilitation at Life Works?
Starting alcohol addiction treatment at Life Works is easy. The first step is calling our enquiries team. They can answer all your questions and help us learn more about your alcohol problem. Our enquiries team can then book you in for an assessment to ensure Life Works can offer you the right treatment. The assessment gives potential clients a chance to see our facility and speak with our enquiries handler about any concerns they may have. Once the assessment is complete, and it is felt that Life Works is the right place for you, Life Works can admit you. This can often happen on the same day so people can access treatment quickly.
Once you admit, you will either go straight into the psychotherapy programme or start off on a medically assisted detox. Detox is required if you are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms or negative effects when you stop drinking. The point is to provide a safe comfortable place that offers medical assistance if necessary. Someone who is experiencing the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal is not going to be able to take part in our intensive therapy. Once a client has all the alcohol out of their system and is deemed stable, they will join the rest of our clients for daily therapy sessions and a whole host of other treatments.
Life Works provides first rate support and guidance in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. To discuss how we can help you, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.