Quitting Drinking – New Year, New Start (and all that Jazz)

Jazz. It’s what musicians play when they don’t know how to write a proper, foot-tapping, everybody sing along with the chorus, tune, isn’t it? As long as the serious-looking and bespeckled Miles Davis and John Coltrane-worshipping string pluckers and muted trumpet blowers all start and finish together, that’s usually enough to keep a Jazz crowd happy.

It always comes across as being like a little club too, doesn’t it the Jazz world: a society, a closed shop, a cult or a sect that only a certain type of person can join.

What has all this got to do with drinking, or rather quitting drinking?
Well, there are parallels between the exclusivity that the Jazz scene exudes and great British public’s common perception of alcoholism, problem drinkers, raging alcoholics. That is: an alcoholic is certain type.

Not true.

Alcoholism – NO ONE is safe
The truth is that anyone can become an alcoholic. Alcoholism is inclusive not exclusive. If you are as poor as a church mouse or as rich as Croesus, the demon drink can take a hold of your life, and gradually destroy it. If you are as brainy as Einstein or have an IQ that’s as low as a baboon’s hairline, if you take on the booze, you’ll lose. Lose what? Probably the LOT: your significant other, your kids, your friends, financial security, your physical health, and probably your mind.

The good news? There are steps you can take to take control of and reduce your drinking and even to give up alcohol altogether. And this is where alcohol and Rehab share common ground: neither discriminates.

Rehab is not just for ‘a certain type’
That’s right. Alcohol Rehab Treatment Programmes are not solely tailored towards a particular demographic, a ‘class’ of person, a ‘type’. They are open to everyone.

To find a facility that is both right for you and suited to your budget you don’t have to spend hours on the Internet researching Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centres throughout the UK. For confidential advice leading to a stress-free immediate admission onto a Rehab Programme that could include all this:

  • Medication
  • Psychotherapy (both group and individual)
  • CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy)
  • 12-Steps Abstinence Based Therapy
  • Detox
  • Nutritional Support
  • Family support
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Relapse Prevention, and an
  • Aftercare Programme

simply click here or call 0845 680 4902 NOW (in confidence).


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