Alcohol addiction has become more widespread in recent days. Many people use alcohol socially and if it is enjoyed responsibly there isn’t a problem. What if you are worried you may be drinking to excess? These are important considerations as alcohol is a toxin and could damage your health if you drink too much.
Who suffers from alcohol addiction?
There are no defining characteristics of people suffering from alcohol addiction and many may not necessarily feel they have a problem. Alcohol addiction can strike anybody from any background, profession, age, sex, race or religion. Those suspecting they may drink too much might be afraid to ask for help, because of the stigma of alcoholism.
Alcohol addiction is an illness.
Those living with alcohol addiction are considered to be suffering from an illness and need medical and professional care, which can be achieved through alcohol rehab. It is among the quickest and most concise paths to recovery. You do not have to be ashamed to admit you have an issue with alcohol. It can be your first step to rehabilitation and Rehab Guide will be with you every step of the way. We are passionately committed to rehabilitating and treating people battling alcohol addiction through our distinctive treatment programme, supervised by our exceptional staff.
Rehab Guide treats every aspect of a person personality, covering medical, psychological, and holistic areas. We also offer an extensive aftercare service with continual care and support.
If you have a physical dependence on alcohol, then you can undergo a clinical and medical evaluation overseen by our staff, prior to a medical detox. Our alcohol rehab programme covers a wide area and is particularly focused on the psychological aspect of addiction. Where, for a great many people, the root of the problem is to be found within a person’s mind and through our programme, our team will help you find a way of changing your thinking which will in turn, lead a healthy and fulfilled life.
Rehab Guide’s highly qualified staff carries out an in depth detox programme, tailored to your personal needs. You can also benefit from our one of a kind NAD+ therapy detox.
Alcohol addiction can seriously affected your health, so if you or someone close to you is drinking too much, you should make an appointment with Rehab Guide. We can provide you with the treatment you require, in secure, healing surroundings, where we can show you how you can turn your life around and say good bye to addiction.
The government recommends the maximum safe amount of alcohol to be consumed are:
- Men should drink a maximum of 21 units a week. They should have no more than four units a day and have at least two alcohol-free days a week.
- Women should have a maximum of 14 units of alcohol a week. They should have no more than three units a day and have two alcohol-free days per week.
- Pregnant women should drink no more than 1-2 units once or twice a week.
What is alcohol addiction?
If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be addicted to alcohol, then you should watch for the following signs. A person may not display all of these symptoms, but any would be cause for concern:
If you usually lose control of how much you drink when you consume alcohol
If you are unable to stop or cut down how much you drink, even if you want to
You cannot lower how much you drink to meet government limits
You lie, conceal or try to justify how much you drink to other people
You are preoccupied with when and where you will receive your next drink
How much you drink is affecting your job, your home life or your sense of self-esteem
Your personality changes when you drink. You become enraged, sad or violent
Your tolerance level is high, so you have to drink more to become intoxicated
You cannot remember what happened while you were drinking
You have a dependence and cannot function without your first drink
You suffer from tremors or shaking if you have not had a drink in a while (dependence)
Family, friends and your doctor are concerned about how much you drink
You feel you can no longer carry on with your drinking, but cannot see your future without alcohol
You feel guilty and ashamed about how much you drink and how you behaved while you were drinking