Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation in Surrey

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 Woking-based 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.

Free Addiction Assessment

We understand that seeking help for an alcohol addiction can be a daunting prospect. At Life Works, we are committed to making this process as easy as possible, which is why we offer a freeno obligation addiction assessment. Your addiction assessment will be completely confidential and will begin to identify the underlying triggers for your addiction, thus enabling the development of your bespoke addiction treatment journey.

Book your FREE Addiction assessment today with one of our Life Works specialists at our alcohol rehab clinic in Woking. 

How is alcoholism treated at Life Works?

Life Works’ alcohol addiction treatment methods are centred around a holistic approach. We do more than examine and treat a client’s symptoms; our professional staff work to understand and confront the root of addiction in each of our clients. This means that anyone who receives treatment for alcohol addiction at Life Works, leaves with the tools that they need to recover. Our team also work to make sure that each of our clients 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.

Treatment for alcohol addiction often starts with a medical detox at our rehabilitation centre in Old Woking, Surrey. 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 robust alcohol detox programme, supported by our nursing team. This makes detox safe and far more pleasant when it comes to managing withdrawal symptoms. About three 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 key work, and a variety of complementary treatments.

Our alcohol addiction treatment clinic focuses on complete holistic care, where we help you to recognise the underlying behavioural mechanisms of your addiction to alcohol. Life Works’ alcohol rehabilitation centre also addresses the role of the family and how valuable it is to recovery. In this way, we ensure that all of our clients leave with the tools and support system that they need to beat their alcohol addiction and remain sober for life. 

If you would like to learn more about Life Works, or you are ready for alcohol addiction treatment at our specialist centre, please call us on 01483 745 066 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.

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 on 01483 745 066. They can answer all your questions and help us learn more about your alcohol problem. Our enquiries team can then book you in for a FREE addiction 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. If detox is required, you are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms or negative effects when you stop drinking. The point of this 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.

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 depressionanorexiabulimia, 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.

What is an alcohol addiction?

Alcohol addiction, which is also commonly known as ‘alcoholism’ or ‘alcohol use disorder’, is a serious condition that is typified by an individual regularly consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. This repeated alcohol consumption eventually results in them becoming dependent on alcohol in order to function effectively in day-to-day life.

Addiction to alcohol can cause a range of devastating physical and psychological consequences and often requires intensive, specialised treatment to overcome.

What are 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
  • feeling like you need a drink to make it through the day
  • avoiding responsibilities
  • 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.

Contact us

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 01483 745 066 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.


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