“At first, it was just a couple of pints on a Friday night after work. Then it all kind of snowballed.”
It all kind of snowballed… Hmm, the abdication of responsibility in that statement is typical of an alcoholic who is in denial; not denial about how much they regularly drink, but refutation about how their alcohol consumption somehow grew to an excessive level, and there was absolutely nothing that they could have done about it – it just sort of ‘happened’.
But becoming an alcoholic doesn’t just happen; the person with the addiction to alcohol makes a choice every time they:
- Stay another hour in the pub
- Stop by an off licence to pick up a few cans or that “essential” bottle of wine that they “desperately” need, even though they hadn’t even known there was an off licence en route to their intended destination!
- Are in the supermarket and ‘accidently’ find themselves in the beer and wine section grabbing a couple of bargains, when on their shopping list alcohol is nowhere to be seen amongst items such as bread, milk, eggs, kitchen roll, cat litter and lottery tickets etc.
- Have a second bottle of wine with their meal on a night out with their partner, family or maybe their friends or work colleagues
Every single alcohol purchase is based on a decision. And, by the same token, decision making is the key to beating alcoholism. Despite the pleading of family and friends (for the alcoholic to seek help for their addiction), only the drinker themselves can make the decision to go to a Rehab Clinic (they usually have to hit rock bottom).
* There are Rehab Clinics in Surrey, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Scotland and at other locations across the UK.
About Rehab Treatment options
If you are addicted to alcohol and want to beat it, at a Private Clinic a specifically-tailored treatment programme can be formulated for you that could include all or some of the following modules (depending upon your particular needs):
- Psychotherapy (both group and individual)
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- 12-Steps Abstinence-Based Therapy
- Nutritional Support
- Family Support
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Relapse Prevention, and even an
- Aftercare Programme