If you are asking yourself ‘when is alcohol treatment needed?’ – We are here to help.
The mere fact that you are asking this question already indicates that there could be an alcohol problem at hand.
In this article, we’ll tell you how you can spot alcoholism and also, how you can find a good quality alcohol treatment centre.
Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
It’s quite common for an alcoholic to see the damage that their drinking is causing to their health and wellbeing, yet they will deny that there’s any problem.
However, this should not be seen as an obstacle. It’s normal for alcoholics to not want to get treatment inside an alcohol rehab.
This also doesn’t mean that treatment will be unsuccessful. Forcing someone into treatment has no bearing on whether it will be successful or not.
The signs and symptoms of alcoholism will differ from alcoholic to alcoholic, however, there are a few common signs that are experienced by all.
For example, an easy way to see if someone is suffering with alcoholism is by noticing if the person cannot control how much they drink, or if they suffer withdrawal symptoms when they cannot consume alcohol.
Other signs and symptoms include:
- Poor productivity in the workplace.
- Drinking at irregular hours of the day.
- Binge drinking during the week.
- Using any spare time to drink alcohol.
- Doing potentially dangerous activities while under the influence of alcohol, for example driving and operating heavy machinery at work.
If you can relate any of the above to yourself or to a loved one, then it’s important to get help immediately, before things get worse.
Getting into Alcohol Treatment
As I mentioned above, an alcoholic may deny that there is a problem at hand and refuse to get treatment.
So how exactly can one convince someone to get into alcohol rehab?
Staging an alcohol intervention is one of the most effective ways to get an alcoholic into treatment.
An alcohol intervention involves a gathering of all the alcoholic’s closest friends and family, where they will tell the addict that their drinking has reached a point where help inside a rehab is the only way that they will recover.
An alcohol intervention is usually done in the presence of an addiction counsellor or someone who has an important role in the community. This person will ensure that the process runs according to plan.
For help with an alcohol intervention, feel free to give us a call and one of our qualified addiction counsellors will gladly help in setting one up for you.
Finding an Alcohol Treatment Center
There are so many alcohol treatment centers available today, making the task of picking the right one a bit tricky.
However, the importance of getting into a suitable alcohol rehab plays a big part in determining whether treatment will be a success.
Luckily for you, we want to take that burden off your shoulders.
We provide access into the best private alcohol treatment centers in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand.
Call us now and let one of our qualified addiction counsellors find the best alcohol treatment program suited to you or your loved ones individual needs.