Therapies For Alcoholism

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Alcohol misuse is on the rise in the UK. In a recent report in the Guardian, they stated that “deaths caused by alcohol in 2020 increased by almost 19%, marking the biggest rise since records began, according to the Office for National Statistics.” This alarming information shows that more and more people have an alcohol dependency and require help.

Rehabilitation is the best option for people who have an alcohol problem and coming to that realisation is a huge step on the journey. Rehab Clinics Group is a collection of forward-thinking rehab facilities that provide treatment for drug and alcohol addiction with therapeutic and medical treatment.

Whether you decide to attend inpatient or outpatient rehab, the therapies available to treat alcohol addiction are expansive and effective.


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Therapy Options for Alcoholism

The therapies that Rehab Clinics Group provide come under three groups – psychological therapies, well-being therapies and social activities. During your time in rehab, you will take part in a combination of these to aid your recovery and boost your mental health. The treatment plan is catered towards your circumstances and unique journey.

Psychological therapies are evidence-based treatments that have been proven to help those struggling with alcoholism. The therapies available include:

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT is a talking treatment based on identifying negative patterns and discovering ways to deal with problems so that these patterns can be dealt with. With every counselling session, you will learn to deal with current problems – rather than looking into the past. This will help you change your mindset daily to become more positive.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy – DBT is about finding balance in your life and emotions by learning to live in the present rather than dwelling on what has come before and what may happen in the future. Through DBT you will learn to manage your emotions and stress better and embrace change when it comes, accepting things as they are and searching for ways to make things better.

Group Therapy – The benefits of participating in group therapy are many. Amongst peers, you can see that you are not alone in the struggle of recovery and have people around you that understand your journey and can help you through it. Group therapy also helps maintain a social aspect of life that can be lost within the confines of rehab. You can also engage in family therapy where family members can offer their input and feelings on your addiction and ways to make improvements for everyone.

Well-being Therapies And Workshops – such as art, drama and music therapies, low-level laser therapy and Satori Chair Therapy are part of a holistic approach to addiction treatment. These types of treatments focus on your well-being and put you in a mindset that leaves you at ease. Assuring that you take care of yourself whilst in recovery will decrease the chance of relapse and provide a more fulfilling rehab experience.

Social activities – Group walks, family visits and group outings you will help maintain socialisation despite taking a break from the world. Through activities, you may bond with other people at the rehab and start building a support network that lasts for a long time.


The Detoxification Process

When undergoing treatment for alcohol addiction, therapy will be combined with a detoxification programme to deal with the physical and well as the psychological impact of your problem.

People who have an alcohol addiction and stop will experience withdrawal symptoms. Detox at a facility is medically supervised to help ease the worst of these symptoms. Under the care of medical professionals, medication is administered, and you will be monitored during your detoxification. Detox is an essential part of any treatment plan and sets your body and mind a clearer and healthier platform to begin therapy.

During this time, you can make use of the diet & nutritional supplement therapy that Rehab Clinics Group provide. Eating regularly and consuming a balanced diet is an underrated method to fight alcoholism. As you cleanse your body of harmful toxins you can replace what you lost and begin creating healthier habits for yourself.


Life After Addiction Treatment: Aftercare & Relapse Prevention

AftercareEven after alcohol rehab, you can still access similar resources that are designed to help people in recovery. Rehab Clinics Group understand that recovery is forever ongoing and so offer a free 12-month  package. Through this programme, created by our aftercare specialists, you will have the chance to attend support groups, continue therapy. 

In support meetings, you will come across the 12-step programme – designed to help you overcome addiction. If you feel uncomfortable or unwilling to discuss your issues in a group environment there is such a thing as 12-step facilitation therapy. You will work through the designated 12 steps one-on-one with a counselling professional, rather than in a group setting.

For those struggling with a severe alcohol use disorder who relapse and feel that therapy alone is working, medication is available to help people stop drinking. Medications such as acamprosate, disulfiram, naltrexone and nalmefene are all recommended to treat alcohol misuse but should not be your only tool to combat alcoholism.

Keeping up good habits, self-discipline and engaging with support groups and therapy give yourself a chance at long-term recovery and lead a fulfilling, alcohol-free life.


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Rehab Clinics Group provides many treatment options for those suffering from alcoholism. With a quick and stress-free admissions process, you can be entering an inpatient rehab mere days after your initial enquiry. For more information contact a member of our team at 03301 596 494 or go to the website and fill out the contact form.

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  • Can addiction be cured?

    The answer is complicated. Whilst addiction is a disease, it brings with it compulsions that are hard to overcome. Someone with addiction issues must manage it for the rest of their lives and many people cannot even dabble with a substance, lest it send them spiralling back down. People that suffer from addiction usually have addictive personalities and this is something that can’t be totally fixed as it is part of your genetic make-up. Curing implies a permanent solution and when it comes to addiction recovery it is something that you must practise every day and remain vigilant. Cured? Maybe not, but it can be beaten.
  • How long are rehab programmes typically?

    Typically, rehab programmes usually take around 28 days – that programme includes drug or alcohol detox. After detox, you will be physically sober and hopefully feel ready to return to your normal life. Some people can afford to stay in rehab longer and programmes can run up to 12 weeks in some facilities, depending on the severity of the addiction. What is important is that you pick the programme that suits your circumstances and recovery goals.
  • What are the options for therapy?

    As stated above Rehab Clinics Group provides numerous options when it comes to treatments for alcoholism. Besides the ones not mentioned, you can also access 1 on 1 recovery planning, acupuncture, mediation therapy and many others. Our expert staff at Rehab Clinics Group will find the right options for you and craft a path that will help you out of addiction.