Treatment Centres

Our centres are situated throughout the country offering convenient and secluded retreats for our treatments.

Alcoholism Treatment

We endorse that in treating alcohol addiction, treatment should consist of counselling and a therapeutic rehab that offers; group therapy, Cognitive interventions and complimentary therapies such as Art, Psychodrama and Equine facilitated therapy. These are the most important components of alcoholism treatment.

However, when drinking has become too much and your body has become too dependent on alcohol that even the smell of alcohol-based products can send you back to your addiction, our addiction specialists also recommend the use  of certain types of medication to help you ease withdrawal as well as prevent relapse.

Our specifically trained admissions specialists along with our GP and Consultant Psychiatrists will devise an individualised medical detox, if it’s require. This will be complimented with Vitamins and dietary requirements that promotes our approach towards a healthy, holistic road to recovery from alcohol dependency.  

Along with counselling, psychological, and physical therapies, and rehabilitation, taking in certain types of medication can truly help in successful alcoholism treatment.

By admitting yourself in a reputable rehab centre like One40 you can receive the highest level of care and treatment for your addiction/dependency.

In the UK there are three common medications often prescribed to recovering alcoholics including Acamprosate, Disulfiram, and Naltrexone.

Whatever course of treatment you choose to take, make sure to seek advice and counsel from your medical and care team or:

  • Acamprosate – this drug is effective in preventing relapse in people who who've successfully abstained themselves from alcohol. With the help of counselling, acamprosate can truly prevent slips and relapses. It works by suppressing GABA (gamma-amino-butyric acid), a chemical in the brain that is believed to be partly responsible for encouraging alcohol cravings.  Acamprosate is often prescribed as soon as withdrawal symptoms begin and the course can last for as long as 6 months.
  • Naltrexone – just like acamprosate, this drug also helps prevent relapse as well as limit the amount of alcohol that you drink. Naltrexone blocks opioid receptors in the body, therefore stopping the effects of alcohol. In addition to counselling, Naltrexone is also used along with other medicines. A strong opioid blocker, you should also know that naltrexone will also render painkillers that contain opioids (like codeine and morphine) ineffective. Seek advice from your care team or medical professional if you feel unwell taking the drug and make sure you receive full medical assessment before being prescribed any kind of medication to aid in treating your alcohol misuse.
  • Disulfiram – if you want to achieve abstinence but have high risk of relapse because of previous slips, disulfiram can be helpful in beating relapses. It deters you from drinking alcohol by causing discomfort and unpleasant physical reactions when you introduce alcohol to your body. These reactions may include chest pain, nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. When taking this drug, you should also avoid all sources of alcohol, which may also induce unpleasant reactions, such as mouthwash, aftershave, perfume, and certain types of vinegar. Substances that produce or give-off alcoholic fumes should also be avoided such as solvents and paint thinners.

 One40 take no responsibility in the information provided above and merely offers it as a guideline for the general medication available in the UK, this is by no means an endorsement of these products. Never self-medicate:  ask your GP or the medical professional assigned in your case before taking these drugs.