Alcohol Counselling, West Sussex
Alcohol Counselling, West Sussex: heavy drinking,overcome alcohol addiction
Alcohol Addiction Help
Congratulations, you have taken the first step in changing your life. Moreover, overcoming your alcohol problem or heavy drinking. Eleos counselling has been offering alcohol counselling to people in the Crawley, Horsham, and East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, West Sussex and the Horley and Redhill Surrey area. Eleos counselling has successfully helped people overcome alcohol addiction, heavy drinking and drink -related depression since 2012.
Alcohol Addiction Facts UK
- In the UK It is estimated that 9% of all adult males and 4% of adult women Show signs of alcohol dependency.
- Currently, there are 6 million people in the UK drinking more than the UK Drinkaware website recommended daily units. In fact, if you are drinking more than double your daily allowance you are officially binge drinking.
- In 2014, in the UK, there are 8,695 alcohol-associated deaths.
- Official figures indicate that 7.5 million people are unaware of the damage that alcohol consumption is causing to their bodies.
Approximately £21 billion a year is spent on tackling alcohol-related issues in the NHS.
Alcohol addiction: affects on the body
- Alcohol abuse is related to 60 medical conditions; these include breast cancer, cancer of the mouth, cancer of the throat, cancer of the liver and cancer of the stomach.
- Alcohol addiction is related to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
- In the UK, between 2012 and 2013, 1,008,850 admissions to hospital were alcohol-related.
- 65% of alcohol-related deaths in the UK in 2014 were men.
- Over the past ten years, there has been a 150% increase in the figures of people admitted to hospital with mental health conditions because of alcohol use.
Alcohol Addiction: effects on Mental Health
- Heavy alcohol use can enhance anxiety and stress, rather than the commonly perceived idea that it can reduce stress.
Alcohol consumption will actually give you poor sleep.
- Often, people who drink lose their inhibitions and behave impulsively; this can often lead to ill-advised decisions, which include self-harm and suicide.
- Alcohol consumption has a detrimental effect on memory; alcohol consumption slows the process in which memories are laid down. After a heavy binge drinking session, the brain can stop recording memories into the “memory store” part of the brain.
How Eleos Counselling can help
Alcohol counselling is a central part of any form of recovery from alcohol abuse. At Eleos Counselling we can offer you guidance and support on your journey to an alcohol-free life. No matter how long you have been struggling with your drinking, and how much alcohol you have or are drinking, counselling can make an enormous difference to your recovery.
Each client’s experience with a counsellor will vary because of the recovery process; it will be different for everybody. You will meet with a counsellor at least once a week for the first months of your recovery. Depending on your progress after a few months, these sessions may begin to taper down. However, you can schedule a meeting with your counsellor in between sessions if you are having a difficult week or finding it hard to fight back the urge to drink.
What alcohol counselling at Eleos Counselling offers
Alcohol counselling not only helps you get and stay sober. Furthermore, counselling gives you tools and techniques to help you notice triggers. What you learn through your counselling can help you with difficult situations in your work, university, college or personal life, that may cause you to relapse.
Undoubtedly, counselling can be difficult, we at Eleos Counselling appreciate that. Through the processor counselling, you may be able to uncover underlying issues which you may not be aware of. These underlying issues may have started you on the road to having a drinking problem. Therapy can often be painful. Nevertheless, without digging deep into your issues, you are only patching up the problem short-term.
Gains of coming to alcohol counselling
Goal setting: during therapy, your therapist will be able to help you work on developing achievable goals. For some people, they may be small, like overpowering the impulse to drink.
Understanding triggers: through counselling, you will gain insight as to why you have a strong impulse to drink. Learning how to deal with various situations, such as stress or feeling depressed that can help you prevent triggers from becoming binges.
Overcoming obstacles: recovering from an alcohol problem or heavy drinking cannot be hurried. During this time you will not only face good times but also times of challenge. During counselling, we will help you prepare to overcome obstacles that may obstruct your way to recovery.
F6 Worth Corner,
Turners Hill Road,
Pound Hill, Crawley
or (01293) 882210