How to get help for alcohol addiction (yourself)
The fact that you are reading this page is an indication that you’re ready to get help for your alcohol addiction. Even if you don’t think you are, just reading this information could be the first step in helping you gain victory over alcohol. It all begins with acknowledging your behaviour and reflecting on how changes can improve your life and the mental wellbeing of those around you.
Alcohol Help is an organisation that exists solely to assist individuals like you looking to recover from alcohol addiction. We want you to know that we care about you and your family. We are here because we know living an alcohol-free life is possible. We want to help you get there.
Admit Your Addiction
Before anyone can help you, you must first take responsibility for your actions. You must admit you are using unhealthy coping mechanisms. If you continue to live in denial, your drinking habits could lead to dangerous physical and mental health issues, as well as negatively impacting those around you.
Seriously consider the following symptoms. If you exhibit any of them, there is a strong likelihood you have an addiction:
- a compulsive need to drink
- needing a drink first thing in the morning
- lying to others about your drinking habits
- planning your activities around alcohol consumption.
There are other symptoms of alcoholism, but these first four are the starting point. If you are exhibiting any of them, please do not continue living in a state of denial. Contact us to start take back control of your life.
When you call Alcohol Help, we will match you up with a residential program suitable for your needs. Then it’s up to you to admit yourself to the program, follow through, and seek appropriate aftercare once it’s complete. We can give you all the details when you call.
Addiction Help believes a residential treatment program at a private rehab clinic is the best option. If there’s no way you can afford it, and getting financial assistance elsewhere is not possible, the NHS does offer some free services. However, understand the NHS will offer a general counselling package, rather than support from those which specialize in addiction and recovery. For this reason, a private rehab clinic gives you a much greater chance of success.
Ask Friends and Family
If you do not think you’re capable of getting in touch with us and enrolling yourself in a residential treatment program, then ask family members or a friend to help you. Believe us when we say they are suffering from your alcohol addiction right along with you. If you ask for help in finding a program, family and friends will likely be more than happy to oblige.
The important thing is that you get in touch with Alcohol Help today.