How to Stop Drinking

Are you:

  • An alcoholic at your wits’ end?
  • Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired (due to regular heavy drinking), but you just can’t seem to give up the booze, no matter how hard you try?
  • Fed up with being addicted to drink, and long to give up – to get your life back, to simply feel well again?

If you’ve answered yes to one or all of these questions, prepare yourself for some great news:
There is a form of medication available that can mean the end to drinking once and for all
The bad news?  It makes you feel sick (and tired)!

Antabuse – proven in getting drinkers to stop
Antabuse or Antabus (a trade name for a medicine called Disulfiram) is basically a pill that alcoholics can have prescribed by their GP. Drinking even a tiny amount of alcohol after taking a single dose of Antabuse can result in vomiting and drowsiness.
Sounds like a panacea for alcoholics the world over, doesn’t it?
But there’s a problem: you have to remember (or rather to force yourself!) to take your recommended Antabuse dose each day – to stick it out, to take the full course of prescribed treatment. But how many binge drinkers are really going to do that when there is so much drinking to be done, when the people in their social circle are incessantly encouraging them: “Go on. Don’t be a wimp. Come out for another session down the Dog & Duck!”?

What people are saying about Antabuse:

“I’d heard so many good things about Antabuse that I decided to give it a try. I asked my GP to prescribe it, which she eventually did after exploring a few other options. The problem I had was that I quickly began to regard and define Antabuse as ‘the enemy’, which was completely ridiculous of course – childish, even – and I built up a fierce resistance to it, meaning I rarely took it once prescribed.”
Philip, Hereford
“Antabuse did the trick for me. It even made me vomit after having chicken with white wine sauce! I’ve heard that many people with a drink problem have Antabuse prescribed, but then stop taking the tablets after just a few days. So, it is not a case of simply getting a prescription and all your drinking problems are solved – you have to have the will to see it through, to continue to take the full course of treatment. But how many alcoholics have really got that resolve? If they did, they wouldn’t drink excessively in the first place, would they? They’d have the strength of mind to drink within the recommended guidelines.”
Norman, Derry

“Antabuse worked for me for a while, and I genuinely thought I’d found the answer to my prayers when it came to finally kicking the booze. But it wasn’t long before I slipped back into my old ways and started drinking heavily again with my mates from work. To be quite honest, it was only spending time at a Residential Rehab Clinic that turned my life around. I haven’t touched alcohol since then.”
Cassandra, York

Rehab – how to find out more
If you’re struggling with alcoholism, to find out about alcohol addiction treatment options call Rehab Treatment UK on 0845 680 4902 and simply say that you have a problem with alcohol and need help. The team of friendly professionals at Rehab Treatment UK will:

  • Advise you of all the options available
  • Suggest a facility that’s both right for you and suited to your budget
  • Assist with an admission to the best Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programme for you to get your life back on track – to give you the freedom to live again

You’d be under absolutely no obligation to enrol on a treatment programme, and 100 per cent discretion and confidentiality would be guaranteed.


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