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28
Sep 2013

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol

By Julie Paarmann| With 0 Comments

Stop Drinking AlcoholQuitting drinking is one of the hardest things that a person can do but once you've made up your mind to stop then you have climbed the highest hurdle on your road to recovery. So you've reached your decision and now you need to know how to stop drinking alcohol.

When you're thinking of quitting, pick a date that means something to you and decide that's the date I will give up drinking alcohol. Then change your mind set about drinking, don't put yourself in places where drink is readily available, avoid pubs and restaurants if you can but remember to always order a soft drink.

If you are a really heavy drinker then your first port of call should be your GP as coming off alcohol can be very dangerous if you drink heavily. Giving up alcohol completely is not going to be easy for a heavy drinker so your GP will offer advice and assistance, it may be that you have to cut down your drinking before you give it up completely.

Through your recovery you will most likely have a little devil on your shoulder trying to get you to have a drink, you must learn to ignore this and think of all the benefits for you and your loved ones when the demon drink no longer has a hold. Knowing how to stop drinking alcohol is the easy step, now you h
ave to put it into practice.
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17
Sep 2013

Outpatients Alcohol Treatment Can Be The Best Way Forward

By Julie Paarmann| With 0 Comments

Stop DrinkingAlthough there is no medical cure for alcoholism it is a very treatable illness and more often than not you can be treated at an outpatients alcohol treatment centre. They will not be able to give you a magic tablet to cure all but they will give you lots of help, advice and support when you need it most.

Until an alcoholic has admitted that they have a problem there is no point in getting them started on any program as studies have shown that when they have been pressured into quitting they very rarely become clean and will continue to have relapses back onto the drink.

When they have decided to quit and depending on their level of alcoholism it is always better to seek medical help and they can get this from their GP who may recommend an outpatients alcohol treatment centre.

Here they will be able to help with the terrible withdrawal symptoms that can occur, studies have shown that up to 95% of alcoholic's can experience a level of withdrawal when they have stopped drinking. The other 5%, who are usually the really heavy drinkers will experience very severe withdrawal symptoms and really should be treated in a medical facility.

It's never easy to give up any addiction by yourself so always try and tell a loved one or friend of your treatment and what you're going through. Another good way to relieve the anxiety of withdrawal is to join a support group where they have people in the same boat as you who will be going through similar anxietie
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29
Aug 2013

Hypnotism For Alcohol Rehab

By Julie Paarmann| With 0 Comments

Quit Drinking AlcoholUsing hypnotism for alcohol rehab is on the increase and is also gaining more and more credibility within the medical field. The treatment is usually undertaken with a specialist in addiction treatment present, this is so that they can offer help and guidance as the session progresses.

In most cases hypnotherapy treatment is used towards the end of an addicts rehab treatment and will help to ensure that they stay away from alcohol in the future, they will be shown techniques on how to keep the cravings away and also on how to change their mindset towards alcohol.

The reason for hypnotherapy being used later in the treatment is because the addicts body has to be completely clear of all the toxins that alcohol places in the body. Before starting on this treatment the addict must really want to stop drinking and give up all their bad habits, if this is not the case then it is more than likely that the treatment will not work.

If you are considering using hypnotism for alcohol rehab then it is worth taking into account that although it is a good tool to use alongside your other treatment and it will help you stay on the right course, it is not a cure for your addiction and you still have to work hard to gain your alcohol free status.

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24
Aug 2013

Alcoholic Treatment Options

By Julie Paarmann| With 0 Comments

Stop DrinkingOnce an alcoholic has admitted that they have a problem the next step for them is to find the right course of action to take and within the UK there a plenty of alcoholic treatment options to choose from. There are treatments available in the home, at an outpatients centre or inpatient centre, one on one therapy sessions, group therapy courses and there are also several detox programs that can help.

Always remember that if you are a heavy drinker and have been for a while, consult your GP so that they can provide the medical assistance you will need. Each and every person is different and the level of their alcoholism will be different too, that’s why there are different treatment options available to you.

One of the best ways for an alcoholic to get the treatment that is best for them is to sit down with a professional and discuss the options available to them. They will help you to decide whether it is best for you to be treated as an inpatient, outpatient or even have your detox therapy in the comfort of your own home.

The best piece of advice that they’ll give you is to make sure you tell a close friend or loved one that you are entering into a treatment program. This is because they will be able to give you the support you need when you need it the most. So remember that when you have made your decision there are alcoholic treatment options that will suit you.

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17
Aug 2013

Booze Bracelets And Alcohol Rehab

By Julie Paarmann| With 0 Comments

Quit DrinkingThe stresses and strains of everyday life can have anyone reaching for the bottle to make it all better but for the majority of people it doesn’t become an addiction that they cannot handle. Unfortunately some people do become alcoholics and this is when it can tear a family apart and it’s then the children in that family who suffer the most, this is when alcohol rehab is essential.

As an aid to recovering alcoholics, who are separated from their children because of their drinking habits, the courts are now trialing the "booze bracelet". This is an alcohol tag that is worn on the ankle and shows if and when the parent in question has fallen off the wagon and had a drink. A mother who has been taking part in the trial stated that it is a good deterrent.

Although for a recovering alcoholic just wearing the "bracelet" isn’t enough, they will also need to seek help from a professional source, such as their GP or local Alcoholics Anonymous group. Talking about their problems in an alcohol rehab group therapy or one on one will be good for them and with the "booze bracelet" as a deterrent too, they will be able to kick their drinking problems into touch.

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07
Aug 2013

Alcohol Detox Sees Increase In Female Drinkers

By Shokat Ali| With 0 Comments

Alcohol DetoxIn recent years alcoholism in the female population has risen and alcohol detox centres and help centres are seeing more and more women coming to them for help. From recent studies it would appear that far more women are drinking and are therefore developing drinking related problems.

In the past drinking has, for the most part, been seen as a man’s domain and very rarely would you see a female requiring treatment or help. Some people are saying this is because women are under more stress these days and that they drink to cope with problems of modern day life. However, studies show that this isn’t the case as, according to statistics, woman have it easier now than they have in previous eras.

If you check out the adverts on television, in magazines and on billboards you will find that most of them are aimed at women and it is believed that this is why there is an increase in females suffering from alcohol related illnesses.

It can also be said that a woman will experience more damage from drinking the same amount of alcohol as a man, it’s not known why this is and thoughts do vary but most put it down to a different metabolic rate. If you or someone you know needs alcohol detox then make sure you contact a professional who can help you.

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