Finding support for Alcohol Addiction in Chelsea
Many people who are struggling with alcohol addiction believe that they are able to give up at any time they want to and do not recognise that they have a problem. However, often these same people will find themselves in a circle of dry periods followed by relapse.
Walking away from an alcohol addiction is not easy and doing it alone can be fraught with difficulties and more often than not will not achieve lasting sobriety. The key to achieving a permanent recovery from alcohol abuse is getting help.
Why do I need to go to rehabilitation?
If you are ready to get help for your addiction the next step is finding the right programme which will enable you to achieve lasting change. There are many issues you will face during the process and being part of a rehabilitation programme will make facing these challenges easier.
Individuals who are addicted to alcohol will often have established patterns of behaviour which lead to alcohol consumption. Often these triggers are stress related and the alcoholic chooses to escape from difficult situations by drinking. Because these negative patterns of behaviour have become so ingrained it is difficult to take a subjective view which allows you to identify what is happening and what needs to be changed. A good programme of cognitive behavioural therapy can help.
One of the greatest challenges presented by withdrawing from alcohol is dealing with the withdrawal symptoms that you will experience during the process. These can vary in severity depending on the level and duration of your addiction, but even the milder symptoms can be difficult to deal with unsupervised and the most severe can be life threatening. Managing a withdrawal under expert supervision will greatly increase your chances of making a permanent success of it.
Finding the right type of rehabilitation programme in Chelsea SW3
The type of rehabilitation programme you will need will depend on a variety of your personal circumstances and the level of your addiction. What works for one person will not necessarily work for another. Some people will almost definitely require a stay as an inpatient in a rehabilitation centre while others can be managed as out patients.
Going to local support groups can also aid the process as you will meet other people in the same situation, which will allow you to create new friendships and help you avoid situations where peer pressure might otherwise make you feel the need to drink.
Cost will also be another consideration when choosing an appropriate rehabilitation programme and speaking with someone who has expert knowledge can help you identify the best course of action for your particular circumstances and find a rehabilitation centre that is right for you.
For free independent and confidential advice on choosing the best solution for your alcohol addiction call us today on 0203 955 7700.