Finding Professional Alcohol Addiction Advice

Statistics from the Alcohol Concern charity show that more than 9 million people in England drink more than they should based on recommended daily limits. In addition, as many as 7.5 million people are unaware of the harm drinking could be causing them. Given what we know about alcohol use throughout the UK, it is no surprise that so many people are looking for alcohol addiction advice. Alcohol addiction is a real problem that needs real solutions.

Where an alcohol addict gets his or her advice makes a difference. Sound advice is based on scientific knowledge and medical standards that serve as a springboard to getting treatment for alcohol addiction. Sound advice helps the alcoholic understand the true nature of his or her problem; it helps family members and close friends understand their roles in helping the alcoholic; it charts a path of treatment and recovery that the alcoholic and his or her family can follow with confidence.

Alcohol Addiction Advice Answers Questions

The starting point for getting advice about alcohol addiction is the simple question. Alcoholics want to know what is going on with them and why they cannot stop drinking. Family members want to know what they can do to help a loved one who seems to have no way out. The answers received usually dictate the course of action taken.

Are you looking for answers to your questions about alcohol addiction? Are you aware that you or a loved one has a problem in need of professional treatment? If so, you need answers to point you in the right direction. You need to know how severe the problem in question is and what can be done to address it. You need to know what treatment options are available, where they can be found, and how you can access them.

Advice Based on Sound Science

Over the last several decades, the medical and scientific communities have made great strides in understanding alcohol addiction. We know more about addiction today than ever before, and much of that knowledge is now being implemented in treatment programmes throughout the country. If you are seeking alcohol addiction advice for yourself or your loved one, seek out advice that is based on sound science and medical standards.

Addiction is a medical problem requiring both physical and psychological treatment. It is a problem best addressed by trained professionals who have experience in the arena of addiction and recovery. Practically speaking, this plays out in several different ways.

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Why choose eata.org.uk?

If someone you care about is exhibiting signs of addiction – whether it’s excessive marijuana use, long-term dependency on pharmaceuticals, binge drinking of alcohol or even financially damaging levels of gambling – contact us for immediate rehabilitation help.

Beginning with detox, the best advice anyone could offer is that the alcoholic take advantage of medically supervised detox. This kind of detox programme is continually monitored by either a doctor or registered nurse who may, or may not, use prescription medications during the detox process.

Following detox, trained professionals provide psychological treatments through a range of proven therapies to get to the root of the addictive behaviour. Trained and experienced therapists help their patients understand the roots of addictive behaviour and then teach them how to avoid such behaviours in the future. They can use all sorts of therapies ranging from counselling to specially designed group activities.

FAQs about Alcohol Addiction Advice

We assume you are in need of alcohol addiction advice for yourself or a loved one. That being the case, we urge you to contact us on our helpline at your convenience. Below are some alcohol addiction FAQs you may find useful in the meantime:

Is addiction advice free?

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When you contact a referral organisation like EATA, the advice you receive is free. Our goal is to help clients in whatever way we can, within the scope of our mission, to overcome alcohol addiction. We do not charge for this service because we don’t want anything to hinder the decision to get treatment.

Who provides alcohol addiction advice?

Advice can be obtained from a number of different channels. You or your loved one could pay a visit to the GP or a private counsellor. You could seek advice from an alcohol support group, a local charity, or others who have already overcome their own alcohol addictions. Lastly, you could get free advice from referral organisations like ours.

Is professional advice better?

It would be unfair to make a blanket statement saying professional advice is always better. What you are after is ‘qualified’ advice. This kind of advice is offered by people who are trained and experienced in the arena of addiction. They can be either professionals or volunteers as long as they are qualified to dispense the advice you need.

Will alcohol addiction advice lead to treatment?

When an alcohol user contacts a professional or charity looking for advice, it is the responsibility of the advice giver to try to figure out what is going on. It is fairly routine for counsellors to refer clients to treatment, with the understanding that professional treatment offers the alcohol addict the best chances of a full and complete recovery. But each client ultimately chooses whether to seek treatment.

Is it okay to get advice from multiple sources?

There is an old adage that says there is safety in a multitude of counsellors. There is no harm in getting alcohol addiction advice from multiple qualified sources, especially if the advice you receive from your first source does not answer all your questions. The more sound advice you can get, the better off you’ll be.

Alcohol Addiction Advice for Families

We cannot stress enough the need for families to get sound alcohol addiction advice right alongside their addicted loved ones. Families can suffer tremendously from alcoholism through everything from financial troubles to broken relationships. Putting the pieces back together again is not necessarily the easiest thing to do. Qualified advice can help by giving family members direction and pointing them to support services they can benefit from.

Advice for families can cover a wide variety of topics. For example, one family may need advice about how to live with an alcoholic who does not want to get professional treatment. Another family might have questions about how they can encourage their loved one to get treatment. And, of course, families definitely need advice about helping loved ones reintegrate into family and social life once professional treatment has ended.

Why choose eata.org.uk?

If someone you care about is exhibiting signs of addiction – whether it’s excessive marijuana use, long-term dependency on pharmaceuticals, binge drinking of alcohol or even financially damaging levels of gambling – contact us for immediate rehabilitation help.

Call Us for Alcohol Addiction Advice

Alcohol addiction is a serious problem requiring real solutions. Recovering from an alcoholic scenario starts with getting the right kind of advice from trained, qualified people. You can find that advice here at EATA. Our staff of trained and qualified counsellors have the knowledge and experience necessary to answer your questions, provide a preliminary evaluation of your circumstances, and connect you with appropriate treatment centres in your local area.

When you contact us for advice, you can do so with confidence that we are here to help. Every EATA staff member is fully committed to doing whatever we can to facilitate your recovery. We offer sound advice based on scientific and medical standards. We refer clients to treatment centres with proven track records.

The first step in overcoming alcohol problems is to get the alcohol addiction advice you need that answers your questions and points you in the right direction. We encourage you to contact us today to get that advice.

 
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