All over the UK, there are alcohol abusers and addicts making valiant attempts to stop drinking. However, here’s the reality: it’s nearly impossible to stop on your own due to the powerful effects of alcohol addiction. Try as you might, success will not come easy. You need the help and support of others.
If you want to know how to stop drinking, your first course of action is to seek guidance. That guidance can come by way of your physician, an alcohol charity, or a referral service like Alcohol Help. The reason behind seeking guidance first has to do with the difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction.
Alcohol abuse is defined as drinking too much, too often. The abuser may not yet have reached the level of addiction, but he or she still drinks more often than they should. Such abuse can lead to addiction if it is not held in check. When you seek advice from Alcohol Help, we can assist you in determining whether you have an abuse problem or an addiction. If your problem is abuse, treatment options will be different.
Of the two levels of drinking, alcohol addiction is by far the worst. It is characterised by physical, emotional, and mental dependence on alcohol. The addict finds it impossible to function without alcohol in his or her system, and suffers very real withdrawal symptoms if he or she is unable to get a drink.
Where alcohol abuse may be manageable through counselling and certain types of medication, alcohol addiction requires detox and rehabilitation. Though the experience can be very unpleasant, it is the only way to break the addiction.
If you or someone you love is suffering from alcohol addiction, we want to help you break it. We are a referral service with connections to the best alcohol rehab clinics and outpatient services in the UK. We even work with clinics located abroad when appropriate. We can help you or your loved one if you contact us today.
When to Stop Drinking
Now that you are familiar with how to stop drinking, the next question is when to stop. The answer to that is very simple: today.
Every day you wait to deal with alcohol abuse is another day closer to that abuse becoming an addiction. Every day you wait to deal with alcohol addiction is another day the lives of the alcoholic and his or her family are being destroyed. There are simply no benefits in delaying the decision to seek help.
You need to know that no alcoholic is beyond help. We have seen them all; we have heard every story; we have counselled every type of individual. One thing common in all our contacts is the fact that those who choose to follow through get the help they need.
What We Can Do
We sincerely want you or your loved one to stop drinking. To that end, this is what we can do for you:
- offer you a complete list of treatment options
- advise you on the best options for your circumstances
- advise you on interventions and interviews
- help you make appropriate arrangements for program admission
- advise you on payment options
- arrange for transportation to a rehab clinic.
All of our services are free and confidential to every client who contacts us. What’s more, our staff are ready and waiting 24 hours a day, every day. Our number one goal is to assist alcohol addicts and their families in getting the help they need. That goal extends to you as well. Just pick up the phone and call us right now.