Alcoholism is an illness that does not discriminate who it affects; regardless of age, gender, race, social standing or upbringing, anyone can be susceptible to developing a problem with alcohol, and alcohol rehab is a necessary step once this is ascertained. There can be many factors that come into play, for some it is a case of they start drinking to socialise but over time drink more and more until it spills into every other area of their life. For others, there is a defining point or event that triggers them into turning to alcohol to cope or forget, such as a bereavement, abuse or trauma. For others, genetics and family/social factors come into play; many alcoholics come from a line of generations of alcoholism or addiction. Whatever the reason, is really pretty irrelevant. The important thing is to recognise the problem and seek outside help. Without doing this, things are only likely to get progressively worse.
Those that suffer from alcoholism have a recognised illness of the mind and body. Alcoholics drink essentially because they crave the effect produced by alcohol; the effect on them is far greater than someone who does not suffer from alcoholism. For someone with alcoholic tendencies, their brain and body react very differently to alcohol from others. The effect of alcohol on the brain’s receptors produces an intense euphoria and a craving and compulsion for more. The compulsion is overwhelming and will override all common sense; even to the point of the individual putting their own life and the lives of others at great risk. When it comes to alcohol, an alcoholic has no rational thought process, they lose control of their thoughts and subsequent actions. Consequences have little effect; as the alcoholic will deludedly tell themselves “this time will be different, I will make sure I stay in control” This belief system leads them back to alcohol time and time again. No one knows exactly why this is, but there is a distinct difference between an alcoholic and a non-alcoholic when it comes to their physical and psychological response to alcohol. Alcoholics are obsessed with alcohol and will chase methods of attempted control and repeated failure to their death. They are not at fault for having the illness of alcoholism, but they are responsible for seeking and engaging in the correct help and treatment
Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn offer specialist treatment of the highest calibre to those suffering from alcoholism or alcohol abuse. We have years of experience in treating alcoholics and helping them to go on to live sober and fulfilling lives. Unlike some detox clinics, we treat both the physical dependence and the psychological state that drives the need and desire for alcohol in those with an addiction. We are experts in helping those who suffer to find permanent recovery and achieve peace of mind. We offer individualised tailored treatment to fit each individual’s different needs. We understand that one size does not fit all when it comes to treating alcoholism. For alcohol addiction, we recommend an absolute minimum of 28 days inpatient treatment (to include a full medical detox if required) for optimum results. We offer primary care treatment for up to 12 weeks and then the option of secondary care and tertiary care for those that need to stay longer.
We are dedicated to our patient’s well being and long-term recovery and this is evidenced through our tireless and passionate work. Furthermore, we offer a full reintegration programme, which we feel is vital for the successful transition from active addiction back into sober day to day living in the community.
Alcoholism and alcohol addiction is a recognised mental health disorder, that requires specialist and professional treatment to overcome. Public Health England reports that last year there were over one million alcohol-related hospital admissions, and the problem is growing.
Professor Kevin Fenton, National Director of Health and Wellbeing at PHE, said:
“The harm alcohol causes is much wider than just on the individual drinker. Excessive alcohol consumption can harm children, wreck families, impact on workplace colleagues and can be a burden and drain on the NHS and economy. It hits poor communities the hardest”
There is a common misperception of what an alcoholic is: the street drinker that has lost all and only drinks to live and lives to drink; we know from experience that this is far from the truth. Alcoholism manifests in many ways and can affect anyone. We have treated individuals from all walks of life, successful business individuals, high functioning alcoholics, elderly retired individuals, veterans, mothers to young children, young adults; the list goes on. Alcoholism can affect ANYONE. We aim to educate every individual that walks through our doors on the truth of alcoholism. We also educate and support their families, as they find this is hugely beneficial and part of the healing process.
In order for an individual to be alcoholic, they DO NOT have to be alcohol dependent. The common manifestation of the illness of alcoholism has two defining factors:
Alcoholism presents in varying forms from alcohol abuse (binging) to dependency (physical addiction). Some alcoholics will have long periods of sobriety in between binges, but when they start again they destroy everything they have built up during their period of abstinence. Their period of sobriety leads them to believe they can handle their drink; there is always one more binge and one more attempt at stopping. It has been proven time and time again, through experience and science, that once an alcoholic, ALWAYS an alcoholic. Bodily and mentally alcoholics react differently to alcohol. Abstinence is the only solution, but maintaining abstinence isn’t easy for someone with alcoholic tendencies. Our alcohol rehab programme addresses the mental component of the illness through proven and highly effective therapeutic treatments. Rehabilitation is vital for any alcoholics long-term sobriety whether they have a dependency or not.
Medically, alcoholism is recognised as a chronic relapsing brain disease, it is very unlikely to get better on its own or without the correct professional help. Like any other illness, alcoholism requires specific treatment. It is never “cured” as such, but it can be successfully arrested. Permanent sobriety can be maintained from there. Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn, over the years, has worked with many alcoholics who have been classed as hopeless cases and beyond help. We have helped them to transform themselves and become productive members of society. We believe, that no one individual has sunk too low in their addiction or is too far-progressed to make a full recovery. On a daily basis, we witness the miracle of healing and transformation through our therapeutic programmes.
If you are concerned about your drinking, it could be the case that you have an addiction and need alcohol rehab. Consider the following symptoms; these would indicate you need immediate professional help:
If you do have a problem with alcohol and continue as you are without help, things will only get worse. You will be putting yourself at high risk of developing a number of health issues including high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, and some cancers. Your chances of developing a mental health illness are also drastically increased, as is death from risk-taking behaviours.
Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn offer inpatient medically monitored detoxification and rehabilitation for those suffering from any kind of addiction, including alcohol. You will receive expert help from qualified professionals to address the root causes of your drinking in a safe and healing environment. Our therapeutic treatments are tried, tested and very effective. You will undergo a comprehensive rehabilitation programme that is person-centred and treats all aspects of your being. We will help to rebuild you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You will have the added benefit of being with like-minded individuals all with the same goal…to recover and rebuild their lives. Our Counsellors have overcome their own addictions and use their own personal experience and qualifications to inspire and treat you. Alcohol rehab is the turning point for many, it removes you from addictive addiction and provides you with a safe place to recover and undergo professional and individualised treatment.
Oasis Communities Runcorn understand that asking for help can be a very daunting prospect. You may be fearful of admitting that you have a problem and how others will react. Our experience is that the alcoholic is usually the last person to realise that they have a problem and need help. Families and loved ones are usually very much relieved when the alcoholic finally surrenders to the fact that they need help. Alcoholism affects everyone that is close to the alcoholic, whether they see it or not, alcoholism has a devastating effect on all those concerned.
By calling and discussing your concerns with us, you will receive completely free, non-judgemental and strictly confidential advice on how we can best help you to overcome your problem with alcohol. Alcohol addiction kills and is an illness that will not go away by itself. We offer a compassionate and professional service that will help you to heal and recover fully; something you never thought possible. We can help set you free from the slavery of alcohol addiction and place you firmly on the path to permanent recovery and a brand new life. Call us today and take that first step by asking for help!