Alcohol addiction is a significant problem in the UK, with more than 9 million people in England alone drinking more than the recommended daily guidelines, according to the charity Alcohol Concern. And since the alcohol guidelines were recently (January 2016) lowered for men, that number will undoubtedly rise. Alcohol-related illnesses and injuries place an enormous burden on the National Health Service and costs the taxpayer billions each year in healthcare, crime prevention and sick days or reduced productivity in the workplace.
A big problem with alcohol addiction is the fact that many of the individuals affected fail to get the help they need. Many seek help only when they are seriously ill and it is much harder to treat. The reason so many fail to get help is because they are in denial.
Here at Liberty House Clinic, we understand that those who practice denial do not do so out of stubbornness. We know that many of our patients are simply unable to see the truth of their situation. They deny their problems to protect themselves from facing a reality they find frightening.
Facing up to the reality of an alcohol problem can be difficult, but it is essential. It is often the case that the loved ones of alcoholics will do all the research when it comes to rehabilitation. Here at Liberty House Clinic, we work alongside family members when it comes to providing information and advice regarding the treatments that are available.
There are a number of options when it comes to alcohol rehab, including outpatient and inpatient treatment. It is our belief that inpatient treatment is the best option when it comes to alcohol rehab. Patients will need to complete a programme of detoxification to eliminate the alcohol from their body before undergoing an intensive programme of rehabilitation, which will include treatments such as individual and group counselling and therapy sessions.
At Liberty House Clinic, we believe that rehabilitation should include a person-centred approach. Our treatments are designed to treat the mind, body and spirit as a whole and do not solely focus on the addiction. We know that the underlying cause of addiction must be identified and addressed so that the patient can enjoy a successful long-term recovery.
As well as counselling and therapy sessions, we incorporate 12-step work and elements of cognitive and holistic therapies. We also believe that every patient should adopt a healthy diet and exercise regimen and, as such, we provide healthy nutritious meals, offer nutritional advice, and encourage participation in physical activities.
Rehab is a programme designed to help individuals learn to live without relying on chemical substances such as alcohol. Liberty House Clinic offers a superb alcohol recovery programme to clients in a distraction-free environment.
We understand that comfortable accommodation is vital to the wellbeing of our patients and so our clinic has been decorated to a very high standard. It is well known that when patients feel secure and comfortable in their surroundings, they are more focused on their recovery.
Our treatment programmes are tailored to the requirements of the patient and so no two patients will follow the same programme. We understand how difficult it can be to recover from such an addiction and we want to make sure that every patient follows a treatment plan that will work effectively for him or her.
Our programmes are intensive, but patients are fully supported throughout and they will have constant access to medical care and support at all times. We also provide 12 months of free aftercare service so that patients will not feel alone when they return to their normal lives.
If you are concerned about your drinking habit, it could be the case that you have a problem. Consider the following symptoms:
A combination of any of the above symptoms would suggest that you may have a problem and that rehab may be a good idea. If you continue to abuse alcohol, your problem will get worse and you will be putting yourself at risk of developing a number of health issues including high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, and some cancers.
Here at Liberty House Clinic, we understand that asking for help can be difficult for some people. You may not want to admit that you have a problem, but believe us when we say that once you do, you will feel as if a weight has been suddenly lifted from your shoulders.
Alcohol addiction is an illness that will not go away by itself. It requires professional intervention; we have the staff to help in this situation. By calling Liberty House Clinic, you can talk to professional staff, many of whom are in long-term recovery themselves. They understand more than most what you are going through and will be able to offer first-hand knowledge and advice regarding alcohol rehab and what you can expect. Call today for more information on how Liberty House Clinic can help.