10 Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism, Local Help and Treatment

Are you or a loved one addicted to alcohol and want to discuss treatment options? It is necessary for an alcoholic to reach rock bottom before they are ready to commit to recovery. Therefore, today is the start of your journey to life, free from alcohol addiction. Oasis Runcorn is experienced in detoxing alcoholism and therapeutically rehabilitating clients through personalised recovery programmes.

All of our staff are in recovery from a range of addictions (including alcoholism), and many have been through the detox and rehab process themselves. Furthermore, our rehab clinic was recently rated 100% by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and we are proud to provide low-cost treatment, with family programmes and free lifetime aftercare as standard.

10 Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

Answering the following questions will help you to identify if you or a loved one are suffering from alcoholism and require professional help and treatment.

  • Once you start drinking, are you unable to control the amount you drink?
  • Do you often feel remorse around your actions after a drinking bout?
  • Do you drink despite health warnings, strained finances and relationships?
  • Do you hide the true extent of your drinking from others?
  • Do you regularly drink alone?
  • Do you need alcohol to be able to face life and function?
  • Without alcohol, do you feel irritable, restless and discontent?
  • Do you set goals to control your drinking but can’t keep them?
  • Do you want to quit drinking but find you cannot?
  • If you stop drinking, do you experience: shaking, anxiety, insomnia, nausea?

If you answer yes to one or more of the above questions: please call and speak to one of our members of staff who will help and guide you

Medical Alcohol Detox

We understand that giving up alcohol is a very frightening prospect for an individual with alcohol addiction. It is this fear that keeps so many alcoholics in the perpetual cycle of self-destruction. We specialise in medically assisted alcohol detoxes. Essentially this means that we manage your withdrawal symptoms using an approved medication prescribed by a qualified doctor, experienced in treating alcohol dependency. Throughout the process, you will receive support from our Counsellors, therapist and Recovery workers.

Attempting to stop alcohol abruptly, or without medical support when there is a dependency present is extremely dangerous and can be life-threatening. Detox doesn’t need to be uncomfortable or frightening; we have the medical and therapeutic means to support you and ensure you remain safe and comfortable throughout your stay. Furthermore, for all those that complete treatment with us, you will have the added benefit of 1-year complimentary aftercare to help you stay alcohol-free and on the right track.

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

The timeline for common withdrawal symptoms is:

6 – 12 hrs after drinking

  • Shaking
  • Agitation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches

12 to 24 hrs after drinking

  • Hand tremors
  • Disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety

2 days after drinking

  • Insomnia
  • High fever & blood pressure
  • Seizures & hallucinations
  • Delirium tremens

Treatment Options

For anyone with alcohol addiction, the first step has to be to safely remove the alcohol through a detoxification process. Once their system is clear of alcohol, psychological measures and treatment can then be of maximum benefit. Alcohol Rehabilitation is a vital part of addiction treatment and helps to lay the foundations for a long and healthy recovery. Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn specialise in medically monitored detoxes.

Our rehabilitation clinic offers a safe and nurturing place in which the individual can undergo detox while they are monitored by professionals. Our client’s safety is paramount at all times, and we will do all we can to support them and make the process as comfortable as possible. We strongly recommend that anyone detoxing from alcohol undergo four weeks of therapeutic rehabilitation. This provides the opportunity to lay the foundations of long-term sobriety.

Detox and Rehab Benefits

  1. Be in a safe and nurturing environment
  2. Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
  3. Overcome the root causes of addiction
  4. Experienced team of doctors & therapists
  5. Personalised rehabilitation programme
  6. Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
  7. Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  8. Free lifetime aftercare programme

Recovery Programme

We strongly recommend a minimum of 28 days of rehabilitation in one of our treatment facilities. In this time, you will be treated physically, mentally and emotionally.

Our specialist programmes include:

  • One-to-one Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Fitness and Massage
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Music & Art therapy
  • Process Addiction
  • Holistic Programme
  • Mindfulness and Acupuncture
  • Relapse Prevention Techniques

Free Lifelong Aftercare Programme

We understand that leaving rehab and having to face the reality of day-to-day life can be an extremely daunting thought. While you may be determined to continue living a clean and sober life, external triggers and temptations exist and dealing with these alone can leave you feeling isolated. To support you during this vital time, we have created a two-tier approach to long-term sobriety.

Short-term: we provide one year’s worth of free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) but with the opportunity to speak with a counsellor one-to-one.

Long-term: we have built the UK’s first recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. This lifelong recovery network is called Alumni – a gateway to lifelong sober companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.

This is the future of permanent recovery, and we are proud to be the first rehab family in the UK to offer it. Many people fear that putting down the drugs means losing their social life. At UKAT we say it’s only just begun! Please call to hear more about rehab, recovery and lifelong happiness.

If you have any questions regarding our alcohol treatment clinics, rehab locations and cost – we can answer them!

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  • Oasis Runcorn
    38-40 Bridge St.
    Runcorn, Cheshire,
    WA7 1BY
    United Kingdom
  • Tel. 0203 131 5938
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