Alcohol Rehab London
Alcohol is one of Britain’s most used substances. Usually consumed as a drink, alcohol can be used safely if consumed within recommended guidelines. However, it can have disastrous effects if abused and residential alcohol rehab may be the only option for recovery.
Whilst a small amount can make a user more sociable, reduce inhibitions and reduce anxiety. This makes it very popular for social use. A large amount can result in anti-social behaviour and a hangover the next day, but that is not the only danger of alcohol abuse.
Alcohol is one of the most addictive drugs worldwide, as every year thousands of people die due to an alcohol addiction whilst knowing the effects and consequences of alcohol abuse. However – if everyone could quit abusing alcohol, they would have. It is not that simple. Addiction is an illness that hijacks your brain and ensures you keep making detrimental choices. Luckily, there is a way out for you.
If you live near London, we can offer you a range of rehabilitation services at Cassiobury Court. It’s never too late, call us today on 01923 369 161 for more information.
The Risks Of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol is simply one of the biggest killers worldwide. Consistent heavy alcohol use can result in several long term health problems. These can include heart disease, liver failure, high blood pressure and cancer for example. Especially your liver will suffer in the long term. Your liver is responsible for breaking down and filtering the toxins from your blood.
One of the toxins your liver cannot breakdown is alcohol, and therefore it burns it instead of fat. There are two illnesses that lead from this. The first is fatty liver disease, which rarely causes any symptoms whatsoever. However the second one, falls under the generic term of Alcohol Related Liver Disease. Every time you drink more than recommended, you run the risk of damaging your liver due to the fact that it struggles to break it down. This illness on the other hand, does have serious consequences and can lead to death.
Even in the short term, there are many risks associated with alcohol. These can include:
- Loss of control – Too much alcohol can result in loss of balance and being unaware of surroundings. This can lead to injuries.
- Anti-social behaviour – Too much alcohol can lead to a user becoming argumentative or aggressive. It can also lead to the user taking part in dangerous or antisocial behaviour which can lead to damage of property. People under the influence of alcohol are often unaware of the sensitivities of those around them, making them feel uncomfortable or resulting in being loud and waking people up in the middle of the night.
- Poisoning – Too much alcohol on a single occasion can result in alcohol poisoning. This can result in coma or even death.
How Alcohol Rehab In London Works
You might be looking for help at the moment, as you are on this page because you might be worried about the fact that you might be suffering from alcoholism – and with good reason, because alcoholism in itself is a disease that could lead to your death, just like the symptoms described above. Whilst drinking within sensible guidelines will help to avoid health risks, heavy drinkers have a higher risk of becoming dependent on alcohol.
What will happen once your brain is fully dependant on alcohol abuse and you decide to stop drinking, are is alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms get worse the more addicted to alcohol you are. Withdrawals can be severe and symptoms can include sweating, shaking, nausea and high levels of anxiety.
This is exactly one of the reasons why you should do alcohol rehab at a medical centre, and not try it at home by yourself. We offer alcohol detox as the first step of the Alcohol Rehab Process. Detox is the process of clearing your body from harmful toxins.
One of those toxins is Alcohol. The detoxification process is simply to abstain from alcohol until your blood is cleansed of alcohol. We have a medical team available round the clock in order to administer medication in case the withdrawal symptoms become that bad – in comparison to doing it yourself.
Getting To Know Yourself In Rehab
For many addicts, there is a reason for their addiction, and how they fell down the deep hole of alcoholism. For some people it might have been a hidden trauma, and for others it might be a co-existing mental health issue.
After your medically assisted alcohol detox, through post-rehab we help you arm yourself with coping mechanisms and treat co-existing mental health issues. We have a range of rehab treatments to help with your alcohol addiction – each treatment plan with include holistic therapy sessions to eliminate any addictive behaviours.
Contact Our London Alcohol Rehab Centre
If you are looking for a leading residential rehab clinic who can provide you with many different treatment options to help you get clean of alcohol or drugs.
We have our own treatment centre located just outside of London near Watford. Our centre specialises in drug and alcohol rehab and has a very high success rate. We are one of the only London rehab clinics who boast staff who are all specially qualified to provide residential treatment for addictions.
All of our packages come with a FREE 12 month aftercare programme to help keep the risk of relapse to a minimum. For more information call our Alcohol Rehab London centre on 01923 369 161 – our admissions team are available 24 hours a day.