Alcohol Addiction Explained

Addiction can be defined as: “A dependence on a substance (such as alcohol or drugs) or a behaviour which affects physical, psychological and emotional well-being”.

An addiction consumes a person to the exclusion of everything else. Someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol will feel as if they must use or drink alcohol, no matter what anyone else says or does.

The cravings and overwhelming need for their addiction overrides every other consideration. In their eyes the means justifies the ends as long as they satisfy their cravings.

Addiction is an illness that can destroy self-esteem and self-worth.

Alcohol and drug addiction affects not only physical health, but every aspect of a person’s life, including those around them. Frequently it can have the biggest impact on relationships, career and financial standing. Alcohol is a major factor in many motor accidents and emergency hospital visits.There are usually triggers for addiction and they can present in many forms, from peer pressure to coping with challenging stress factors faced in the environment they live in.

Addiction help:

Our Private Rehab Clinics offer a high level of care and will guide each step of your recovery in a confidential, comfortable and safe environment. We will always aim to speak to you in plain English but if your a little confused with the language why not check out our simple glossary.

If you think you or someone you know is dependent on drugs or alcohol, now is the time to let us help you today 

CALL REHAB TREATMENT UK on 0845 680 4902


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

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