“Giving up drinking boosted my confidence”

CASE STUDY: Rob in Clackmannanshire

“Years ago, I lived in Edinburgh as a student, and then in Glasgow after I first entered the world of full-time work. How I completed my studies or held down a job I just don’t know, given the amount I was drinking back then. My problem was that I couldn’t face social situations unless I’d had a few pints or a couple of shorts. Booze gave me the confidence I so badly needed.

I learned later, after completing a course of treatment as a Day Care patient at a private rehab clinic here in Scotland, that developing genuine confidence and high self-esteem can only be achieved once your addiction to alcohol has been conquered: after you have beaten the booze and moved on.”

Rob making mention of having benefited from rehab treatment as a ‘Day Care patient’ is interesting. It disproves the widely-held theory that overcoming alcoholism can only be achieved if an addict checks into a residential clinic and stays there for several weeks.

Rehab – the options
Rehab Treatment UK can assist with admission to private rehab treatment clinics across the UK that offer:

  • Outpatient Care
  • Day Care
  • Residential Care, and
  • Extended Residential Care

If you are struggling with alcoholism, the best type of care for you will be discussed at your initial assessment. Perhaps, like Rob, Day Care will be identified as your best bet.

“I found Day Care was perfect for me,” Rob explains. “It meant that I could arrive at the private clinic in the morning, undergo different treatments, therapies, and counselling sessions with the incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable staff there; and then return home in the evening to my family (under strict instructions not to even think about drinking a single drop of alcohol, of course).”

“Prior to seeking help for my addiction, I had such a low opinion of myself that I would put myself down all the time. But after completing my rehab treatment, I felt a huge increase in self-esteem. I looked and felt much better.

The different types of counselling and mind therapies available at a rehab clinic teach you to take responsibility for yourself completely – to know yourself. And knowing yourself is the absolute key to beating the booze, starting afresh, and developing genuine confidence.”

Do you need help?
If you are struggling with alcoholism and genuinely want to address your addiction, call Rehab Treatment UK


I could not stop drinking, having tried various methods. After making contact with Rehab Treatment UK I was put at ease immediately. All my options were carefully explained and 2 days later admitted to Rehab. Without the speedy response I would probably still be drinking today, Already, the home is a happier place. Thank you Jane for starting the process for a life of sobriety.
B. Middlesex

Thank you to Rehab Treatment UK and everyone at the Clinic that was involved in my Detox. It has been hard, but the fun everyone has made it, helped to make it easier.
S. Hull