Overcoming Alcohol Addiction is the bravest step to take. Let us help you to take it!
The amount of pressure placed on an individual in a day can leave anyone feeling stressed, anxious and desperate to find some outlet to alleviate it. Depending on the person, outlets can be as innocent as a hobby, music or fitness. Others may see themselves reaching out towards a substance such as drugs or alcohol, presenting a genuine physical and mental danger to that person’s future wellbeing.
While the casual drink is not in itself dangerous, using it as a form of temporary relief over a long-term can result in dependency or addiction to its use.
Alcohol Addiction – What does it look like?
Identifying whether someone you know is addicted to alcohol can be difficult, but signs include:
- An increased number of times the individual drinks, from the number of days to the number of drinks they consume at a time.
- The individual will find it difficult to stop once they have had one drink. And a compulsive need to keep drinking.
- Going without alcohol can result in withdrawal symptoms that include fever, sweating, tremors and moderate to severe nausea. Drinking alcohol can only solve withdrawal symptoms.
- The sufferer may withdraw themselves from others, severely impacting on their social life, family relationships and workplace performance.
- Underlying psychological problems can be the cause of, and exacerbate alcohol addiction such as Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Depression and can lead to suicidal feelings.
- Alcohol Addiction is not simply about volume consumed. Sufferers build up a tolerance over time, leading to an ever-escalating level of drinking, feeding into a dependency.
- Those addicted to alcohol will often plan their day around obtaining more alcohol. Sufferers can often feel paranoia or anxiety about where and when they can get their next drink.
Alcohol addiction leads to severe physical, mental and neurological damage. The impact of alcohol on the mind can result in memory loss, insomnia along with magnifying the severity of underlying anxiety or depression.
Physical damage can consist of heart and liver disease long-term and strokes. Do any of these conditions sound familiar to you? Know someone who suffers from alcoholism? Don’t hesitate, call us now and overcome the addiction!
Alcoholism – Our Approach
Our team of online therapists is highly skilled in understanding the right kind of treatment for addiction. From the initial consultation, therapists can help plan out long-term treatment with access to Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy among other methods, which may be effective.
Don’t delay in calling us for a consultation and take the first step in overcoming addiction!