Alcohol Addiction Counselling, Hayward Heath, West Sussex
Alcohol Addiction Help
Nice one, you have taken the first step in altering your life. Furthermore, overpowering your alcohol difficult, or heavy drinking problems. Eleos counselling has been offering alcohol counselling to people in the Haywards Heath, West Sussex area since 2012.
Alcohol Addiction Facts UK
• In the UK researchers believe 25.7% of all adults drink over 14 units of alcohol per week.
• At the moment it is believed that 6 million people in the UK drinking more than the UK Drinkaware website recommended daily units. In fact, according to the Drinkaware website if you double your daily allowance you officially binge drinking.
• In 2014, (last time official figures were released) there were 8,695 alcohol-associated deaths in the UK.
• Official figures point towards that 7.5 million person in the UK are unaware of the damage that alcohol consumption is causing to their bodies
• In the region of £21 billion, a year is spent in the NHS tackling alcohol-related issues.
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% in the figures of people admitted to hospital with mental health conditions because of alcohol use.
• 65% of all alcohol-related deaths in the were men UK (2014).
Alcohol Addiction affects on mental Health
• Drinking heavily can enhance your feelings of anxiety and stress, rather than the commonly held belief that alcohol can reduce stress.
• Consuming alcohol before you go to sleep can actually give you poorer night’s sleep, than if you had not had that night cap.
• Alcohol is known to be a disinhibitor, often people who drink behave impulsively; this can often lead to them making bad decisions which, in some cases, 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 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 will be able to 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 you are drinking alcohol 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. Generally, 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 of finding hard to fight back the urges to drink.
What alcohol at Eleos counselling offers.
Alcohol counselling not only helps you get and stay sober but also give you tools and techniques to help you notice triggers. What you learning through your counselling can help you with difficult situations in your work school or personal life that may cause you to relapse. Undoubtedly, counselling can be difficult, we eleos counselling appreciate that. Through the processor counselling, you may be able to uncover underlying issues which you may not have awareness of. These underlying issues may have started you on a road to having a drinking problem. In digging deep nevertheless, without digging deep into your issues you are only patching up the problem short-term.
Gains of coming to alcohol counselling.
• Setting Achievable Goals: during counselling 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.
• Insight into triggers: through counselling you will gain insight 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.
• Defeating 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.
Find out more
Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step support group, on this site, you can find where your local groups meet.
a BBC documentary about binge drinking
Please get into contact today should you require our counselling services.
I specialise in creating an environment, that allows you to discover and understand who you are is an individual, who you are in context to relationships, and how you interact with others. We work together to change unhelpful patterns of the behaviour in order to have the relationships and life you want.
F6 Worth Corner,
Turners Hill Road,
Pound Hill, Crawley
Phone: (01403)217300 or (01293) 882210