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Suffering from alcohol addiction or know a loved one who is? Here we go into detail about alcohol addiction, various treatments available for you and how you can benefit from going to treatment for your addiction.

Alcohol addiction, or alcohol use disorder as it is also known, is a disease that affects over 14 million adults in the UK. A reason why alcohol addiction is so common is that it is easily accessible to the general population. Alcohol is widely accepted in society, and many people choose to drink alcohol as a means to relax and socialise.

In the short term, consuming alcohol enables people to socialise easily. However, should someone become dependent on alcohol, they often find themselves prioritising drinking over normal activities affecting both themselves and their families.

Although there is help for people who suffer from an alcohol use disorder, 82% of people who suffer from alcohol addiction in the UK aren’t accessing treatment. This can lead to both physical and mental health problems. At Rehab Centres UK, we think this figure should be higher – more people with alcohol use disorder should have access to the treatment they deserve.

If you, a family member or a friend is alcohol dependent, you are not alone. At Rehab Centres UK, we aim to help people who are suffering from alcohol addiction by enabling individuals to access a specialist alcohol rehab clinic to deal with their addiction. This allows you or your loved one(s) to pave a positive future without being dependent on alcohol.

Signs Of Alcohol Addiction

Being able to tell the signs of alcohol addiction can enable you to understand what the addiction actually entails. Below is a list of the common signs that someone is suffering from an alcohol use disorder (AUD):

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If you are looking for rehab for your addiction, contact our 24/7 support line for help at 0808 175 7225 today.

Withdrawal From Alcohol

When someone has suffered from long-term alcohol addiction, it often means that their body has become accustomed to alcohol. Once removed, it can cause a signal in the body that something isn’t right – as the body isn’t receiving the substance it has built a tolerance to and ultimately become dependent on.

The reason for this is that alcohol increases neurotransmitters that help to make you feel calmer, which is the feeling that you get once intoxicated. However, once someone who has AUD suddenly stops drinking alcohol, the body craves the neurotransmitter that it has been receiving which is what begins the alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms can vary in length and severity depending on factors such as your medical history, age, weight, and addiction history. Here are just a few examples of alcohol withdrawal symptoms:

These symptoms are often why a person with relapses – so they can relieve the overbearing symptoms. That is why it is best to detox from alcohol at an alcohol treatment facility – so that you can detox whilst under the careful eye of medical experts who can assist you with difficult withdrawal symptoms.

If an individual is detoxing from alcohol at home, it is vital that they get medical advice in order to make sure that everything is completed safely and without the risk of complications.

Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

We offer various treatment options to help you or a loved one deal with your addiction. In rehab, there are three things you will have the option to complete: detoxification, therapy and aftercare.

During detoxification, your body will be rid of the substance that it craves. This will lead to withdrawal symptoms as previously mentioned, so carrying out an alcohol detox under the careful eye of medical professionals is vital in your long-term recovery.

The next step in the recovery process is therapy. Therapy in rehab generally involves partaking in counselling sessions and group therapy sessions. The aim of therapy is to deal with the underlying issues that cause an individual to drink so that they can create coping strategies for future difficult situations that may be faced.

The final part of recovery from alcohol abuse and addiction is aftercare, also known as secondary treatment. This is where you attend support centres on an outpatient basis, and you can also visit support groups with people who are also in recovery for addiction.

Support groups are vital in long-term recovery as they allow you to have a safe space where you can open up about your addiction to others who are going through a similar experience of living in recovery.

Speak To An Expert Today

At Rehab Centres UK, we understand why people drink and understand the difficulty of admitting that you need help.

We work with alcohol and drug rehab facilities across the UK with the goal of helping people lead a better and substance-free life so contact us today to learn what treatment options are available for you.

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We understand this, which is why we offer free telephone addiction assessments with experienced addiction experts and case managers. If we cannot help, we can tell you where could.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about alcohol addiction and alcohol rehab treatment? Get the answers and learn more about alcohol addiction with some of our frequently asked questions:
Does Rehab Work For Alcohol Addiction?
Rehab does work for alcohol addiction as it provides individuals with a place to detox from alcohol and deals with the underlying issues as to why they abuse alcohol under the careful supervision of medical experts.
How Long Will Rehab Treatment Take For Alcohol Addiction?
The length of time it will take for rehabilitation to treat your alcohol addiction depends on factors including the severity of your addiction and the amount of time you spend in one of our rehab centres. Typically, you can spend either 7 days, 14 days or 28 days in a rehab facility – so the treatment time varies depending on the time you are spending in rehab.


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