For most alcoholics, it isn’t so much going into rehab and confronting their addiction that worries them (when it comes to finally tackling their alcohol abuse), it’s how they’ll cope after treatment – when they are home and back in the big wide world again, surrounded by the following temptations:
- Pubs, clubs and bars
- Off licences and the alcohol section of their local supermarket
- Parties and other get-togethers (where drink is sure to be readily available)
- The ‘easy’ option of buying alcohol online and having it delivered directly to their door. Note: According to BBC online, figures show that young people are increasingly using online supermarket delivery services to buy alcohol. Older drinkers are following suit
- Restaurants, where “just a small glass of wine”’ with a meal can soon become a whole bottle, or even two, can’t it?
Drink is ubiquitous
Unlike in some other countries around the world, alcohol is socially acceptable and readily available across the UK, from myriad sources. For someone who always craves a drink, the urge can be rapidly satisfied, and inexpensively. Alcohol is becoming increasingly affordable, with supermarkets reducing prices as they vie for trade with rival stores, and as pubs and bars launch frequent promotion (“all you can drink for a fiver!”) nights in an effort to build and retain a loyal customer base.
With all this, it’s hardly surprising that so many reformed alcoholics find it difficult not to relapse once they’ve completed a course of rehab treatment (as an outpatient or through day care, residential care, or extended residential care).
If you are struggling with alcoholism, and you wish to tackle your addiction, your three major concerns are probably: a) Cost, b) Coping with Detox, and c) How you will manage after treatment, during your period of community reintegration, where opportunities to buy and enjoy alcohol abound.
To find out about treatment costs, and to get free payment advice, go here.
As for the detoxification phase of treatment? We won’t sugar-coat it. If you’ve been abusing alcohol for a long time, your body will yearn for it if you stop drinking regularly (despite your brain telling your body that giving up drinking is for the best). It is inevitable that symptoms of withdrawal will occur as a substance your body had become dependent upon is suddenly removed.
By opting to detoxify at a private rehab clinic somewhere in the UK or in Scotland, you are choosing to go through the withdrawal phase of beating your addiction under the best possible care – care provided by a highly trained, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals (psychiatric consultants, psychologists, psychotherapists, physicians, specialist nurses, dieticians and complementary therapists ) who are passionate about making a difference.
About rehab aftercare
For alcoholics who choose the residential option (i.e. spending a number of weeks at a private rehab clinic), as the end of their time at the facility draws nearer, they understandably begin to feel anxious about how they will get on when left to their own devices, once the expert counselling and clinical care provided by rehab professionals is no longer there for them. If ‘post-rehab’ is troubling you, to totally put your mind at rest talk to one of our friendly team at Rehab Treatment UK today