One thing we all have in common is a desire to see those suffering from alcoholism get the help they need to overcome it. No one wants to witness the devastating effects of alcoholism on an individual or their family. Thankfully, help is just a phone call away.
Ireland covers a total area of more than 32,000 square miles and includes a combined population of more than 6 million people. As the third largest island in Europe, you can bet there are plenty of others in the same situation you find yourself in: dealing with an alcohol problem in your own life or that of someone you love.
The Basics of Alcoholism
One of the biggest problems with alcohol is a cultural acceptance that can lead to turning a blind eye when someone exhibits excessive drinking behaviours. When family and friends do not express genuine concern about the behaviour of an alcohol abuser, that individual is more likely to wind up as an alcoholic.
At Alcohol Help, we hate to see that happen. We are sure you do as well. If you are concerned you or someone you love has an alcohol problem, here are some common things for which to look out:
- lying about drinking habits
- planning social events around alcohol
- unexplained and prolonged absences
- frequent and significant mood swings
- changes in social circles
- drinking first thing in the morning
- consuming progressively greater amounts of alcohol.
These are just some of the signs and symptoms of possible alcoholism. Do not ignore them if you recognise them in yourself or someone else. Instead, pick up the phone and call Alcohol Help today.
Your treatment options for alcohol recovery in Ireland run the gamut from support groups to outpatient programs to residential treatment. Because the range of services is so wide, it may be difficult for you to decide what your best option is. We can help you make that determination.
For the chronic alcoholic there are two main strategies:
- Detox Only – The detox process separates the alcoholic from his or her drinks so their body can clean itself out entirely. Detox is a quick way to be completely alcohol free in about a week. For some people detox alone is enough; for others it is just the start of the process.
- Detox with Rehab – When detox is not enough to achieve long-term sobriety, the alcoholic will usually move into a rehab program. Rehab is generally centred around a 12-step program focused on dealing with mental emotional issues and teaching effective strategies for combating future temptations.
Private and Public Services
As a leading referral service for alcohol rehab, Alcohol Help has connections with both private and public services throughout Ireland and beyond. We believe private services are your best option under most circumstances. Why? Because their concentrated focus allows them to achieve greater levels of long-term success.
Our goal at Alcohol Help is to assist you by assessing your situation and recommending the best options for you. If you need help making the proper arrangements, we can assist you there as well. However, please understand that we cannot help you until you make the choice to contact us.
Please make that choice today. Our fully trained and compassionate staff are waiting to hear from you 24 hours a day. Our mission is to help you by providing free and confidential referral services along with a listening ear.