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Although viewed as less threatening when considering drug abuse, alcoholism is in fact just as impactful and hazardous. For those abusing alcohol personally, or for family members witnessing the effects of an addiction, this can be a challenging and distressing time. Enquire Now
Alcohol Rehab
Updated on 01/04/2022
Medically reviewed by
Dr Alexander Lapa (Psychiatrist)

Visiting a Rehab Clinic is a progressive step towards fighting off your alcohol addiction. At rehab you will go through a medically assisted detoxification process commonly known as cold turkey to rid your body of alcohol. After this you will start a full rehabilitation programme that will help get your life back on track.

To avoid progressive and lasting damage linked to alcoholism, visiting an alcohol rehab facility is recommended. Here at Addiction Advocates, we’ve witnessed the benefits of rehab, helping individuals with chronic addictions turn their lives around. Through our referral service, we can help you find the most suitable alcohol rehab centre, in turn, an effective treatment programme, offering a valuable recovery process.

From relationship breakdowns and psychological impairment to changes in personality, behaviour and decisions, excessive alcohol consumption can transform an individual’s entire existence, commonly for the worst.

See the importance of taking control of your life by visiting a reputable alcohol rehab facility. If you do have any questions or concerns surrounding alcohol rehab, scroll down to our FAQs or contact our team today. We are here to support all individuals affected by alcoholism.

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What Causes An Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addictions arise from many different factors. However, the leading causes of alcohol addictions include poor mental health, stress, environmental pressures, genetics and peer pressure.

Although the causation of alcohol addictions greatly varies, approximately 50% of individuals who require alcohol addiction treatment have an underlying mental health disorder [1], such as depression.

Meanwhile, much research shows that an increasing number of people abuse alcohol to relieve stress [2].

The importance of visiting an alcohol rehab

For many people, alcohol consumption and side effects may be bearable. The majority of individuals will cope with the initial stages of alcohol abuse. However, as a dependence on alcohol develops, those commonly experienced side effects will likely strengthen.

When an alcohol addiction takes a firm grip your mindset and personality change. Unfortunately, your decisions and behaviours will become clouded and controlled by cravings, psychological fixations, and drinking habits.

Many people will believe they do not need a visit to the rehab or may be in denial of the problem. Admitting to the alcohol problem and seeking help at a rehab clinic can often be drawn out over many years as you struggle to think for yourself clearly, some people even think they could not cope without alcohol.

Through this clouded view, understanding the severity of the situation and acting upon addiction recovery can be very difficult. In most cases, individuals will attempt to self-medicate or detox from home  at some point after a breakthrough has occurred. Often these recovery attempts fail and people find themselves back at square one.

Alcohol AddictionApproaching addiction recovery alone is dangerous and ineffective. At rehab, you will be medically assisted in detoxification and through a rehabilitation programme, you will be better placed to face future challenges. With this in mind, the value of visiting an alcohol rehab facility must be gauged as a long term solution to your addiction.

Although visiting an alcohol rehab may feel like an unnecessary step, it is the only step to provide realistic addiction recovery rates. Working through both physical and psychological connections to alcohol [3], you’ll have a true chance to reach addiction recovery.

Please be aware that any degree of an alcohol use disorder can be worked through, especially with a personalised treatment programme [4]. However, the sooner an individual can acknowledge an addiction and reach out for support, the better.

Start today by understanding the signs and symptoms of alcoholism, along with the value behind investing yourself in a comprehensive treatment plan.

How Are Alcohol Addictions Diagnosed?

Medical professionals diagnose alcohol addictions by reviewing an individual’s physical health, psychological health, and behaviour.

Rehab QuestionsUsually, diagnoses are made upon conducting a clinical assessment before commencing treatment at a rehab.

By asking various questions and assessing how an individual behaves and acts, medical professionals can ascertain whether addiction is impairing an individual’s life, the severity of an addiction, the cause of addiction and the treatment required.

What Are The Effects Of Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol is classified as a depressant substance that slows brain [5]activity and helps individuals feel calm and relaxed.

For this very reason, alcohol is often abused by those who struggle with mental health disorders or have been affected by trauma in a bid to break free from pessimistic thoughts and feelings they encounter.

From changing moods and affecting memory capacity to influencing personality changes and choices, long-lasting brain impairment is likely if long-term alcohol abuse is experienced.

When you have an alcohol addiction, the symptoms of alcoholism can be different for all to varying degrees. Common symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Increased heart rate
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Paranoia
  • Headaches
  • Weight Gain/Loss

While a number of the symptoms experienced with alcohol addiction can be alleviated within a matter of hours, more than 900,000 hospital admissions [6] are made each year as a result of long term symptoms and health problems associated with alcohol misuse.

Although treatment can reduce the health problems associated with alcohol misuse, treatment cannot entirely alleviate chronic conditions, such as organ failure.

When is the best time to consider alcohol rehab?

Many individuals considering addiction recovery are commonly hung up on timing. They either believe that their addiction is too mild for treatment or feel that their side effects are too extreme to control. In fact, both situations are incorrect.

Visiting an alcohol rehab will be beneficial for all individuals abusing alcohol. Like other illnesses or disorders, there are different depths of treatments available suited to the affected individual. With this in mind, visiting an alcohol rehab can progress recovery for all individuals, from those abusing alcohol to those living with the chronic side effects of alcoholism.

Although treatment is accessible at any given time through rehab, you must be ready to complete alcohol rehab. Rehab is only worthwhile for those who invest themselves in a comprehensive treatment plan. By deviating from this mindset, you will fail to experience the true benefits of alcohol rehab, devaluing your investment and effort.

To understand whether you’re ready to combat your underlying influences and alcoholism, contact our team here at Addiction Advocates. We can also recommend the most appropriate alcohol rehab options for you, deciding between outpatient and residential rehab.

Finding the right addiction treatment and alcohol rehab programme for you.

Searching high and low for the most suitable alcohol rehab programme and addiction treatment can be overwhelming. There are now a large number of recovery methods out there. However, each person responds differently to treatment for alcohol addiction and multiple physical and mental factors need to be taken into consideration.

To ensure that you can experience a valuable rehab experience, we can help you find the ideal rehab programme through our referral services. Getting to know your dependence on alcohol greater, we can pinpoint the most cost-effective and results-driven treatment plan, meeting your recovery goals. This approach to finding the right alcohol rehab programme will ensure that you receive the right type and level of care and treatment.

It is important to remember that addiction and mental health conditions will impact all individuals differently. As a result of this, tailoring therapy based on an individual is key as not every journey to addiction is the same, and neither are the recovery challenges.

Yet, through our referral service, we can identify the most suitable rehab programme for you, helping you personally diminish your fixation with alcohol. We will assess your situation and offer realistic recommendations to guide you through recovery, whether through outpatient treatment or inpatient treatment.

Common rehab treatments.

Although recommendations are based on personal requirements, there is a range of common treatment options you may experience in alcohol rehab. These treatment options act as the foundation of recovery, helping to heal both the body and mind from long-term alcohol abuse.

  • Medically Assisted Detox
  • Individual Rehabilitative Therapy
  • Group Based Counselling
  • Well Being Courses

Addiction Advocates HelplineWhether outpatient treatment or residential treatment is selected, the key aim is to withdraw from alcohol safely, providing the opportunity for long-term sobriety. Yet, alongside the physical detoxing process, it is vital that psychological repair is completed, helping to maintain cognitive stability and recovery.

Withdrawal symptoms both physically and mentally will likely appear through an alcohol detox programme, cognitive behavioural therapy, therapy sessions and additional wellbeing services. This foundation of alcohol rehab treatment options will help change outlooks and associations of alcohol while preparing for life post-rehab.

Please be aware that our recommendations and referral services will provide a range of treatment options. These treatment options will be catered to you personally, helping to improve your recovery rates through alcohol rehab.

FAQ’s About Alcohol Rehab

How private is alcohol rehab?
Visiting an alcohol rehab is extremely private. All details are kept confidentially, along with promoting a private and discrete rehab environment. Please be rest assured that all details will be kept in-house, and communication with family members or peers will be completed under your guidance.
How much does alcohol rehab cost?
The cost of alcohol rehab can unfortunately deviate, all depending on an individual’s requirements. Factors such as outpatient treatment or residential treatment can lead the way when considering financial investments. Yet, for an accurate gauge, feel free to contact our team. In some cases, private insurance can cover the cost of alcohol rehab. Yet this will depend on your policy, along with your selected treatment centre.
What is the average duration of alcohol rehab?
The duration of an alcohol rehab treatment programme can deviate, reflecting personal needs and susceptibility to treatment. A large proportion of rehab programmes can last 28 days, following a detox and psychological intervention. However, for some individuals., this may be shorter, while others may require further professional support.
What happens after rehab?
Alcohol rehab is a highly valuable experience to complete. However, once a return home is recommended, vulnerabilities do present themselves. As this is classified as a high-risk situation, ongoing support will be available post rehab. This will help to reduce future alcohol relapses, along with ensuring that recovery can be maintained for the long-term.
What is an alcohol addiction?
Commonly referred to as alcoholism, an alcohol addiction is a disease in which the sufferer has an unbearably severe yearning to consume alcohol. This severe desire to drink is at the point where they cant stop and it becomes dangerous. Anyone can suffer from alcoholism, and even with a multitude of studies trying to find the specific demographic that suffers from alcoholism the most, they have frequently found that anyone of any background can suffer, however alcoholism does develop from genetic, psychological, behavioural and socioeconomic predispositions typically.
What are the symptoms of alcoholism?
When alcoholism begins to affect your professional and personal life, these are key indicators that you are suffering with alcoholism. Usually alcoholics will prioritise the consumption of alcohol over important responsibilities that they hold within work or home life. Often they struggle to think about anything else but consuming alcohol and planning when they are going to do it, which often results in them drinking a lot more than they intend to. There are also physiological symptoms that one can suffer from as a result of withdrawing yourself from regular intoxication of alcohol. These withdrawal symptoms include nausea, intense sweating, increased heart rate, as well as other symptoms.
What treatment options are there available for an alcoholic?
Luckily if you are a struggling alcoholic, there are plenty of treatment options that can assist you. There are plenty of medications available on the market which can assist you in your journey to sobriety which include Acamprosate, Disulfiram, Naltrexone and Nalmefene. There are also some therapeutic options available such as individual and group therapy. It is here that you can talk about your issues to a counsellor who can assist you in finding the route cause of your actions and/or group therapy whereby you and other sufferers can find solace in each other’s journeys out of alcoholism. Often people with severe addictions opt for residential rehab which combines the both of these types of treatments along with a medically assisted detox.


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  • [2] relieve stress -
  • [3] physical and psychological connections to alcohol -
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  • [6] 900,000 hospital admissions -

Seth is an author, addiction recovery expert and fully accredited member of the national counselling society. He has experience working with a wide range of addictions and mental illnesses using a number of evidence-based therapies and programmes such as the SMART models of addiction recovery.

What do our previous clients think?

Really enjoyed my time at Asana lodge. Staff are great and most have previous experience of the afflictions that affect all the clients, so they can relate to the situation you are in. I feel ready now to tackle the outside world with all the skills I have learnt.
Thank you to all the staff at asana lodge from management to the cleaners, everyone made me feel so welcome and really went above and beyond to help me in my recovery. highly recommend anyone seeking help with addiction depression and anxiety to go to asana lodge and heal your mind body and soul.
Everyone at Cassiobury court have been very supportive with my recovery and I have learnt a lot over the past 14 days. I am taking away some good tools to help me with my addiction. I look forward to seeing the piers at the aftercare service.
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