Why Alcohol Treatment Centres in the UK are Gaining High Popularity

Why Alcohol Treatment Centres in the UK are Gaining High Popularity

Professional and medically supervised treatment is recommended if you want to recover from alcohol addiction and prevent relapse. You need to sign up for treatment in an alcohol treatment centre to make sure that the treatment programme is specifically designed for your condition. There are many choices when it comes to alcohol treatment centres in the UK,  Foreign clients sometimes prefer to go to the UK from other countries to treat their alcohol addiction in a facility where they cannot be distracted so they can focus more on their recovery.

Alcohol treatment centres in the UK are situated in locations that are conducive to recovery, so you can reduce or avoid the temptation to drink and engage in other destructive habits. When you leave the treatment centre, you will be provided with a comprehensive aftercare programme for long-term relapse prevention. The things you learned and realised in the treatment centre can help you become a better person who can deal with his or her problems without having to turn to alcohol.

Alcohol treatment centres in the UK are also popular due to their flexible treatment and admissions, as well as for their varied and interesting programmes. The best alcohol treatment centres in the UK offer treatments that suit most budgets, so you can receive the healthcare and addiction treatment that you require at a reasonable price.

The best alcohol treatment centres in the UK are registered with CQC, and they have licensed medical and mental health professionals who will supervise your recovery. They have trauma specialists, too.

Alcohol treatment centres in the UK are also gaining popularity for special programmes like equine assisted therapy and music therapy. Not all treatment centres can provide these programmes, so ask before you proceed. Both equine therapy and music therapy can make you feel more comfortable about yourself. They are designed to help you recognise and face your own weakness and do something about it.

Looking beneath Addiction

David Smallwood is the Treatment Director at One40, over the coming weeks we will be featuring some of the highlight excerpts from his new book.
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Who Says I’m an Addict

When we indulge in a pleasurable activity – like a workout at the gym or buying ourselves a nice treat – something very interesting occurs within our brain. It triggers the release of natural substances called endorphins, which make us feel good. These are the body’s way of perking us up, and they create a sense of contentment and wellbeing.

If you’re someone who likes to exercise you’ll know that after a good session in the gym you feel fit and healthy. You glow, both physically and mentally, and this is because exercise is a natural way of boosting our endorphin levels. Another natural activity that can produce this effect is laughter. When we joke and smile we feel better for it – not just while we’re laughing, but afterwards too.

When we drink alcohol – or consume other addictive substances – it also triggers the release of endorphins. The booze makes us experience a change in our brain chemistry that causes us to feel more relaxed, and we may lose some of our inhibitions. For ordinary drinkers this isn’t a problem. They can enjoy the buzz without going over the top; they have the self-control to avoid overindulgence.

This is a good thing, because otherwise diminishing returns set in. This happens when the benefits we get from each drink become smaller and smaller – hence the phrase ‘the first drink is always the best’. If we carry on drinking, we eventually end up getting completely smashed, with all the negative baggage that entails. So what is it that makes some drinkers able to stop before they get hopelessly drunk, while others become slaves to alcohol?

Understanding Endorphins 

The word ‘addict’ comes from the Latin word ‘addictus,’ which in ancient Rome was the word for a slave who was tied to a master by a debt. And just like a slave, an addict is powerless over his or her habit. They become enslaved by a type of behaviour that involves repeated use of a substance or a process, despite suffering consequences that are increasingly negative. This pattern can occur beyond their conscious awareness, and it repeats itself, with results that get worse and worse.

Addiction is when you keep doing the same thing over and over again, regardless of the consequences, and despite the fact that it’s causing harm to you or to others. If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is reach for a bottle of vodka, that’s a pretty obvious clue that you’re an alcoholic. But many, many people have drink problems that affect them in ways that are far more discreet, yet still have an extremely bad effect on their life and their health. The drinking patterns of alcoholics vary enormously from one individual to the next. Some may drink every day, while others might go several days or even many weeks without touching a drop, only to then take part in a huge binge. The thing they have in common is that when they’re in the grip of their drink problem, the rush they receive from booze – and the subsequent effect on their feelings – becomes highly addictive.

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