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Are you struggling with alcohol dependency? You’re not alone. Nearly 600,000 people in England are dependent on alcohol, and around 25% of those people are struggling with mental health issues as a result of their dependency. This is likely in addition to a range of extra challenges that addiction can bring, like the breakdown of relationships, and physical consequences like liver problems, or gum disease. 

Unfortunately, only 18% of people struggling are actively receiving help for their alcohol dependency. Of those 18%, though, many people who have become sober will go on to enjoy enhanced future prospects and the happier, healthier life they deserve. 

Are you considering private alcohol addiction support? If you are, you’re already doing an incredible thing by just considering changing the path you’re on. You may also be interested to know that the process of recovery from alcohol is difficult, but simpler than many people think, and can be broken down into the following five steps: 


Ask For Help

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Denial is a common symptom of alcohol addiction, and by admitting you need help, you’re breaking through that denial and admitting you have a problem. It’s a huge step, but the most important step when it comes to enhancing your chance at a happier, healthier life. 


Prepare For Rehab

Once you’ve been in touch with a private addiction service and had a consultation, you’ll have a therapeutic recovery plan created just for you. Whilst there are options like online rehab and dayhab suitable for the psychological aspect of recovery, medical detoxing is likely to involve some inpatient time, or at the very least, time at home privately getting through the symptoms of withdrawal with a doctor on hand in case there are problems. You will need some time off work to go through this process and you’ll need to prepare for that. 


Medical Detox

Medical detoxing can be done in luxurious inpatient accommodation when you choose private rehab programmes. It’s essential that however your alcohol withdrawal is done and wherever it occurs, that you have some degree of medical supervision. This will help you to know what to expect when it comes to symptoms, and help to reduce the chance of delirium tremens, which is an extreme response to alcohol withdrawal that can be fatal, and commonly happens to about 5% of people going through alcohol withdrawal. Having medical supervision is essential to reduce the chance of DT occurring, and of you getting timely help if it does occur. 


Psychological Rehab

Psychological rehabilitation can come in the form of 1-2-1 therapy, group therapy, family intervention, education and interactive presentations. It can be done in-person, or with online rehab or dayhab options that work around childcare and work. This is the aspect of alcohol detox that will hopefully help you go on to being clean for good. It’s very challenging, difficult and transformative because it relates to you digging deep and acknowledging the root cause of your addiction. By doing that, you greatly enhance your chance of becoming sober long-term. 


Relapse Prevention

Once you have been through the previous stages and you feel strong and through the most acute aspects of recovery, the long game begins. Addiction recovery is something you have to be dedicated to for life, which is why relapse prevention support is essential. This can come in the form of support lines you rely on, regular group meetings, sponsorship and regular therapy. 

Are You Ready To Take The First Step To Get Over Your Addiction To Alcohol? 

Alcohol dependency can ruin lives, but recovery is possible, and if you can be brave, strong and honest with yourself about your situation, you can get clean and greatly enhance your chance at a better future. 

Consider Rehabilitation For a Happy, Healthy Life

Why not get in touch with Infinity Addiction Solutions today to discuss the various therapeutic options for alcohol detox? With the help of a discreet, professional company like Infinity Addiction Solutions you can take the five steps above and start to feel better, and hopefully, begin to live the happy, healthy life you truly deserve.

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