Withdrawal from alcohol is necessary to stop being dependent on alcohol. But for someone who is physically dependent on alcohol this is difficult and even dangerous and is often done under medical supervision, at a detox clinic. At a detox clinic, to avoid damages of alcohol the withdrawal from alcohol is done under medical supervision using drugs to control and limit the alcohol withdrawal symptoms. This alcohol detox is the first stage in the recovery process. A few people successfully manage to stop drinking on their own, but for the majority of alcoholics the desire or craving to drink is too strong.
So what do you do if you have a problem with drinking and need help? There are many different alcohol clinics and rehab centres available and the best one for you depends on whether you need a detox and on personal circumstances such as time availability and access to funding. Finding the detox clinic can be confusing and trained addictions counsellor can provide the help and impartial advice needed. Contact WeDoRecover and use their advisory service to determine which detox clinic best meets your needs.