If you or a loved one are looking for help and treatment for an addiction to alcohol, you have come to the right place! We understand that alcoholism and alcohol abuse is not a choice, but a life-threatening disease of the brain, that if left untreated, can tragically lead to an early death.
For many, alcohol is a way to relax and socialise, and if taken in moderation it is relatively harmless. But for an individual with alcohol addiction, it is anything but harmless.
Alcoholics lose the ability to control their drinking due to the disease of addiction hijacking their brain and compelling them to drink; regardless of negative consequences to their health, mental well being, finances, career and personal relationships.
Their only hope of a long term recovery is to achieve a complete change in thinking, perception, outlook and behaviour; we believe that our alcohol addiction treatment programme achieves just that.
Impact of Alcohol
Most frequent questions and answers
Alcohol addiction is a deadly and progressive disease of the brain. Defined by Public Health England (PHE) and The National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a “chronic relapsing brain disease”, it is much more than just drinking a bit too much.
As a life-threatening illness, alcoholism compels the individual to drink. This develops through substantial structural and chemical changes to the brain, that results from repeated exposure to alcohol.
Sadly, many die from alcohol addiction every year and the cost of alcohol to the UK’s NHS is around 21 billion a year
Typically, alcohol addiction or the word alcoholic conjures up images of a person that needs to drink first thing in the morning, or who has lost everything and is drinking and living on the streets. Although this can apply, it is not the whole truth.
If you are an alcoholic, you will struggle to control your drinking once you start. Once you have managed to stop, even with the assistance of medical intervention and detox, you will struggle to stay sober.
Alcoholism will compel you to drink, despite perhaps swearing off drink the previous month, week, day or even that very same morning. There will be a distinct lack of control present when it comes to alcohol.
Alcoholism can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, upbringing, education or class. We have treated individuals for alcohol addiction from all walks of life.
Many alcoholics suffer negative consequences as a result of their continued drinking and the subsequent effect it has on them and their family. It is the consequences of alcohol addiction that eventually brings some individuals to a point where they can no longer continue as they are, and ask for help.