Alcohol abuse and addiction are common problems in the UK. As a result, there are a large number of alcohol rehab centres offering a variety of services to those in need. The type of centre used, along with the programs taken advantage of, rely heavily on individual circumstances.
Alcohol Help is here to assist you in finding a rehab centre and program right for your circumstances. As a referral service, we specialise in maintaining working relationships with the best clinics in the country. We urge you to call, e-mail, or contact us through our online form if you are struggling with alcohol issues.
Most people struggling with alcohol abuse find themselves at an outpatient centre first. Outpatient centres can be operated by the NHS, an alcohol recovery charity, or a private clinic. The most important thing to understand about outpatient centres is that they are limited in their effectiveness. Someone who has been a chronic alcoholic for number of years will likely not profit from the programs offered by such facilities.
Outpatient centres offer programs that invite the alcohol abuser to visit the facility on a regular basis. Each visit lasts for a few hours before returning home. The visits can be effective for the alcohol abuser or the newly diagnosed alcoholic without a long history.
Chronic alcoholics need more than just weekly outpatient programs and group counselling. That’s why residential programs exist. These programs are the domain of private alcohol rehab centres; they exist in ever-growing numbers around the UK.
The effectiveness of a residential program is based in the principle of completely separating and isolating the alcoholic from the circumstances that enable his drinking. Residential programs can last between 6 and 12 weeks and include therapies like:
- appropriate medical care
- group and one-on-one counselling
- controlled group activities
- appropriate skills training.
Getting the Help You Need
If you are among the many UK residents now showing signs of potential alcohol abuse or addiction, it is time for you to seek help. That starts by contacting us at Alcohol Help or setting an appointment to see your doctor. In either case, the initial consultation will help determine whether you are an abuser or an addict. That determination will guide your decisions regarding treatment.
If it is determined that you are indeed an alcoholic, do your best to take advantage of a residential treatment program at a private alcohol rehab centre. Though such programs do cost money, they are well worth it. Also, keep in mind that private health insurance may cover the cost of alcohol rehab.
Do It Now
Whether you take advantage of private alcohol rehab or services offered by the NHS, it is important that you do something. Every day you are content to live with potential alcohol abuse or addiction is another day you are not living life to its potential. It’s also another day you are harming your loved ones through your destructive behaviour.
Call us or send us an e-mail right now. Our fully trained and compassionate staff are ready and waiting to get working on your behalf. As soon as we hear from you, we will begin the process of matching you with an appropriate clinic and program.