If alcohol or drug abuse is having negative effects on your life and you have tried to break the addiction but found yourself relapsing, you are not alone. This is a common cycle for many addicts who often manage to stay dry for weeks or even months at time, but then find themselves returning to drink or drugs when life situations get in the way.
The first step to breaking your alcohol or drug addiction is admitting that you have a problem and that you need help to overcome your addiction. People struggling with addiction often feel that their problem is not serious enough to warrant going to rehab but the truth is, breaking away from an addiction without help is not easy and very few people achieve long lasting sobriety without support.
What type of support do I need?
The type of support you need will depend on the level of your dependency – how long you have been abusing alcohol and how much you drink. Almost everyone will experience withdrawal symptoms to some degree but the severity of the symptoms will vary from person to person as will the level of support required. Many of the withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening at their worst and even at their mildest can make day to day life difficult to manage.
Rehabilitation treatment can take many forms, from stays in treatment centres as an in-patient providing medical supervision to help you manage your symptoms to weekly support meetings or individual therapy programmes. Your treatment will need to be tailored to your specific needs and circumstances to help you overcome the challenges you will face and achieve lasting sobriety.
One of these greatest challenges presented by withdrawing from alcohol is dealing with the withdrawal symptoms that you will experience during the process. Managing a withdrawal under expert supervision will greatly increase your chances of making a permanent success of it.
In addition, there are also other patterns of behaviour that you will need to address, which can be done through cognitive behavioural therapy and support groups. Each person will have key triggers which lead them to drink, sometimes a stressful situation or difficult relationship can make someone seek refuge in alcohol, and identifying these triggers and eliminating them where possible, or changing your response to them, will also play an important part in your recovery.
Alcoholics will often have built a social life up for themselves around opportunities to drink and changing this will also be a key to lasting success. Support groups can help you to meet other people in the same circumstances who understand what you are going through and will help you.
Get help finding the right rehabilitation programme in Berkshire
If you would like help finding the right rehabilitation programme for you, speak to one of our experts. With our knowledge and experience we will listen to your story, understand your particular circumstances and make recommendations on the best rehabilitation treatment and support for your withdrawal from alcohol.
For free independent and confidential advice on choosing the best solution for your alcohol addiction call us today on 0203 955 7700.
Funding Your Rehab: Options Available For BERKSHIRE Residents
We offer three funding routes into rehabilitation, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
Private paying drug & alcohol rehabilitation
NHS drug & alcohol rehabilitation
Private health insurance funded options
If you reside in the United Kingdom, Help4Addiction’s experienced admissions officer can cut through the headache of finding the rehabilitation centre that suits you best. Help4Addiction can even take on funding arrangement administration, particularly if you choose to fund via a private insurance policy