Alcoholics often feel as though they are powerless to change the way they live. They often feel they cannot stop drinking even if they really want to. Fortunately, that is rarely the case. Every alcohol abuser who truly wants to quit can do so with the appropriate support and the right methods. In the next few paragraphs, we will explain how.
Breaking an alcohol addiction is a multi-step process that includes:
The first step to ending an alcohol addiction is to make the commitment to stop. However, that is often easier said than done. Part of addictive behaviour is an inability to follow through on previously made decisions – more on that in the next section. For now, it is enough to know that the alcoholic who really wants to stop drinking must commit him or herself, entirely, to doing whatever it takes to stop.
Private Rehab Helper understands this first step is often the most difficult of all. If you know someone with a drinking problem, you might be able to encourage a commitment to quit by conducting what is known as an intervention. An intervention is a process by where family and friends of an alcoholic make it known, in no uncertain terms, how destructive alcohol is in the life of the addict.
Once a commitment to ending alcohol addiction is made, the next step is changing one’s surroundings. The alcohol abuser must remove him or herself from any and all circumstances that would enable them to continue drinking. Family members must also hold the individual accountable.
A good way to change one’s surroundings is to enrol in a residential treatment program like the ones offered by Private Rehab Helper. A residential treatment program completely disconnects the addict from his/her normal surroundings.
Counselling is an integral part of ending alcohol addiction because it addresses the reasons people drink to begin with. Detox is one thing – and something that is absolutely necessary – but counselling gets to the heart of the matter.
Counselling can be in a group session or one-on-one. Counselling will also usually continue well after treatment is concluded. Some alcohol abusers remain in group counselling for years, just to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous destructive habit.
The key to long-term success is to take advantage of those support systems that are available. Support can be found by way of friends and family, medical associations, local support groups, and online organisations. Regardless of where that support comes from, it cannot be ignored.
The temptation to resume drinking is something that would likely last forever in the mind of the alcohol abuser. A support system gives the individual some place to go when he or she is feeling overwhelmed by those temptations. It is also a place where the former alcoholic can pay back by helping others.
Private Rehab Helper wants you to know that you can stop drinking if you want to. We want to help. We have access to the best alcohol addiction clinics in the nation – clinics that can provide the separation, counselling, and support you need for an alcohol-free life.
If you are addicted to alcohol, you now know the process involved in quitting. Therefore, it’s your move. Will you commit, this very moment, to taking the steps necessary to rid yourself of your addiction? We hope so. We hope you will get in touch with us right away so that we can set the wheels in motion on your behalf. There is an alcohol-free future waiting for you and the first step is simply to give us a call.