Contact: 9843460660, 0422-2317065
ANXIETY & PANIC ATTACKS
 

ALCOHOL ADDICTION - KICKING THE HABIT

 

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one. You may need help if:

  • You always feel the need to have a drink.
  • You get into trouble because of your drinking.
  • Other people warn you about how much you’re drinking.
PROBLEM (HARMFUL) DRINKING

This is where you continue to drink heavily even though you have caused harm, or are causing harm or problems to yourself, family, or society. For example, you may:

  1. Have cirrhosis or another alcohol-related condition.
  2. Binge drink and get drunk quite often affecting work and making you antisocial. But note: not everybody with problem drinking gets drunk. Many people with an alcohol-related condition such as cirrhosis drink small amounts frequently but do not get drunk.
  3. Spend more money on alcohol than you can afford.
  4. Have problems with your relationships or at work because of your drinking.

Many problem drinkers are not dependent on alcohol. They could stop drinking without withdrawal symptoms if they wanted to. But, for one reason or another, they continue to drink heavily.

ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE OR ADDICTION

This is a serious situation where drinking alcohol takes a high priority in your life. You drink every day, and often need to drink to prevent unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

You may be developing alcohol dependence if you:

  • Often have a strong desire to drink alcohol and need a drink every day.
  • Drink alone often.
  • Need a drink to stop trembling (the shakes).
  • Drink early, or first thing in the morning (to avoid withdrawal symptoms).
  • Spend a lot of your time in activities where alcohol is available. For example, if you spend a lot of time at the social club or pub.
  • Neglect other interests or pleasures because of alcohol drinking
How can Naveen Help you?

Whether you are a problem drinker or an addictive drinker, we can help you overcome the urge to drink with good support and constant monitoring during the withdrawal stage. The process of detoxification from alcohol is the first step, after which the alcoholic's dependency on alcohol is primarily psychological, rather than physical or chemical. The goal after detox is to prevent a relapse of excessive drinking. Our treatment process ranges from short-term residential or in-patient hospitalisation to long-term, outpatient counseling and therapy. The goal of these facilities is to help remain sober and resist the urge to drink.