Whether you’ve become alcoholic or someone you love has, you’ll know just how dark and lonely active alcoholism can be. Once addicted to alcohol the person can never return to ‘normal’ or ‘social’ drinking. It’s like a person that’s lost a limb, the limb will never re-grow itself and the capacity to drink normally does not return to alcoholics.
It’s been proven that once addicted (to alcohol or other drugs) the brain is permanently altered; it does not return to it’s a pre-dependent state. This is an important fact to remember when looking for help at an alcohol rehabilitation centre. Alcohol, which once provided a sense of warmth, conviviality and a connection with other people then developed into a bit of a bad habit, and then rapidly into a life threatening illness. However the disease has progressed, the reality is that once an alcoholic has developed a tolerance to alcohol, suffers withdrawal symptoms and continues to drink despite the negative consequences in their lives, they need to be admitted to an alcohol rehabilitation centre.
Alcohol addiction is caused by certain changes that happen in the body over time, as a result of continued alcohol abuse. Once dependent on alcohol, willpower, strength of character, intellect and the love of your family and friends just isn’t enough to get you to stop drinking!
Sometimes you’ll need all the will power you can muster to do the next right thing in recovery, or all your intellect to assess who’s going to be the best AA sponsor for your needs, and the support of your family and friends to help your along the path, but alone these factors can never be enough to beat alcoholism. Professional assessment and help in determining a treatment plan and programme of recovery actions will probably be needed, and this can be found by consulting one of our registered alcohol rehabilitation centres.
Once a decision to include professional alcoholism counselling help has been made, you will probably find that there are many different alcohol rehabilitation centres to choose from. While a number of the clinics you find may certainly be top-class facilities, it is never advisable to simply take the first option you come across. The reason for this is that not all individuals are the same, and alcohol rehabs needs to assess and determine each patients individualised plan accordingly, and not give a one size fits all approach.
Different alcohol rehabilitation centres cater for these different needs. Some will need to spend more time as an in-patient than others, while some might even require counselling for the whole family or close friends. If you want to achieve success in beating the addiction and regaining control of your own life, then it is vital that you choose the help and support that most suits your specific needs. Determining what these needs are and who can provide the necessary service to you is not always as easy as it might seem, and even for this it might be necessary to consult with an expert. If this is the case and you want to know who to turn to for advice, then your search ends here.
The purpose of our treatment coordinators is to bring clarity to the difficult choices you have to make. We do this by providing you with independent advice on private alcohol rehabilitation centres in your area. We believe that with a combined experience of more than 20 years in the addiction field both in South Africa and the United Kingdom, we’re ideally situated to assist you choose an alcohol rehabilitation centre to best match your needs.
For more information on the free service we offer, and to find out how you can benefit from it, feel free to contact us today.