Mental healthcare for people : not for profit
Hannah Mills videoAlcohol is often the answer for many people when dealing with stressful issues. If a person drinks too much alcohol it can lead to addiction. They can become physically and mentally dependent on alcohol, and without it, may suffer withdrawal symptoms. People who are dependent on alcohol lose control of how much and how often they drink. The only effective remedy is to stop completely.
Our programmes have been specifically developed to help people who use alcohol in order to manage their lives.
If you are physically dependent on alcohol you are likely to suffer from withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking. The first step in treatment is medically assisted detoxification; this involves replacing alcohol with other drugs and reducing the dose over five to seven days.
Our 10-day Detox programme will begin with an assessment to understand the degree of your problem and to determine the appropriate level of care. We will also look at nutrition and hydration issues with you, providing the appropriate medication to safely detoxify you from alcohol. From the time you feel physically strong enough to do so you will be encouraged to join any relevant groups and social activities on the unit.
This includes the 10-day Detox programme above, followed by an 18-day therapy programme. During this second stage you will attend therapy sessions (1:1 and group) from members of our multidisciplinary team. This will give you the opportunity to explore all aspects of your drinking behaviour, the reason why you started and to develop new skills and strategies to manage stress in the future.
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The service is provided in a relaxing and supportive environment where modern, clinical, professional therapies take place in a setting where human relationships are seen as the central element in recovery from alcohol misuse and mental health concerns. Private, confidential help is assured.
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