How to get help for alcohol addiction

The fact that you are reading this page suggests you might be a person who has an alcohol addiction problem but is ready to change. That’s great. The first step is to admit you have a problem and be willing to do something about it.

If that sounds like you, we want to encourage you to continue reading. Private Rehab Guide is here to help you overcome alcohol so that you can lead a normal, productive, and happy life. All of the information you will find below should be useful in your quest to be alcohol-free.

Types of help available

When you are ready to get help, there are usually three options from which to choose: family and friends only, free services from the NHS or private rehab treatment from a dedicated rehab centre. We believe the third option is the best if at all possible.

Above and beyond who provides the help, there are different types of services available:

  • Outpatient programmes – Also known as day programs, an outpatient programme is one in which you visit therapy sessions a couple of days per week, for a few hours at a time. At the end of each session you return home as normal. Day programs do see some measure of success, but it tends to be limited.
  • Residential programmes – A residential programme is one in which you physically live at the treatment centre for the duration of treatment. Typically that is anywhere from four to eight weeks. The advantage of the residential programme is that it allows you to be completely separated from home surroundings and can concentrate solely on recovery in a safe and inclusive environment.
  • Individual counselling – There are times when neither an outpatient nor a residential programme is appropriate. In such cases, you might be recommended to one-on-one or group counselling sessions. The counselling is designed to uncover the underlying issues that encourage you to drink.

Contact Private Rehab Guide

Now that you are familiar with the types of help available, the next step is to contact us or another similar organisation.

Private Rehab Guide is in the business of helping those with any alcoholism break their addictions and regain control of their lives. All you need do to get us working on your behalf is to contact us at your earliest convenience. Through our initial, over-the-phone consultation, we will help you decide your best course of action.

If you have neither private health insurance nor any other way to pay for private rehab, your next best option would be to take advantage of the free day programmes offered by the NHS. While these programmes may be limited in what they can offer, they will introduce you to others going through a similar situation and basic coping techniques.

Follow through

Lastly, knowing your treatment options and asking for help will not do you much good if you are not willing to follow through on your decision to stop drinking. An addiction-free life is wholly dependent on your willingness to co-operate. If you follow through on your commitment to quit, you are a lot less likely to relapse in the future.

You might find it helps to involve your family and friends in the process, giving you an extra push to commit to treatment and rebuild relationships. Nobody can force you to get help; that has to come from you. However, opening up to loved ones may encourage you to make positive change by attending your treatment programme, completing the treatment and have a support network should you ever show any signs of returning to alcohol consumption.

Finding help for alcohol addiction is as easy as calling us at Private Rehab Guide. We are here to assist you if you are ready to make a change. Make that change today.