Alcohol addiction is widespread and can affect anyone. If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol addiction contact us today on 0844 309 1993. We can arrange interventions, same day admissions and home based treatment options.
A Predator in Disguise – Alcohol Addiction
What is alcohol addiction?
Alcohol Addiction – One of the most common, unnoticed and devastating among the addictions is alcoholism, i.e. alcohol dependence, alcohol addiction, alcoholism. Not every alcohol consumer is an alcoholic, but if you notice yourself or someone close to you start compulsively and uncontrollably use alcohol on a regular basis, be aware that you might have a problem. There are many factors the act as contributors to the alcohol addiction: stress, addictive personality, genetics, mental health, social environment, gender and ethnic group. Long-term misuse of alcohol results in increased tolerance of the substance as well as growing physical dependence. Alcohol misuse also has devastating effects on the consumer like:
- alcoholic dementia
- cirrhosis of the liver
- psychological damages
- social effects
Social stigma can also act as factor to prevent diagnosis, alcohol intervention and treatment.
According to the estimates given by the World Health Organization, around 76 million people worldwide suffer from alcohol dependency. Since research has shown that alcohol is 45% more affordable than thirty years ago with more than 53% of Americans reporting that a family member has a drinking problem. There are over 50.000 reported alcohol overdoses each year. What is even more devastating is that alcohol addiction in young mothers affects around 40.000 babies yearly. Young adults between the ages 18-29 are the most affected group. In England alone there are around 1.6 million people with alcohol addiction, with only 6.4% of the addicts accessing treatment. Still, statistics also give a 90% percent success rate of alcohol intervention followed by an adequate treatment.
Alcohol Addiction – The Treatment Options
We offer many different options for alcohol addiction treatment. This is because every case is different and everyone responds differently to treatments that we offer. The tried and tested method involves attending an alcohol rehab clinic for a period of up to 3 months. Three months treatment is classed as the optimum time to treat addiction as the brain essentially begins to reset its addictive patterns after this time. Its also recommended that a programme is followed after leaving the clinic. Successful recovery percentages change dramatically based on the length of the treatment. Our Alcohol Addiction treatments are outlined below. Please click the links for more information or call us on 0844 309 1993 for free advice and guidance.
- Alcohol Addiction Rehab Clinic
- Medically Supervised Alcohol Detox (Home or Clinic based)
- Home Based Alcohol Addiction Programme
- Rapid IV Alcohol Detox
- Alcohol Intervention
- Neltroxin Treatment (along with effective programme only)
- Traditional Eastern Addiction Treatments