Therapy for Alcoholism


Alcohol addiction is a problem that impacts millions of people around the world every year. Professional therapy for alcoholism is usually necessary to deal with this dependency and may include detoxification, rehabilitation, and ongoing counselling.

Detox allows the body to eliminate the alcohol’s chemical presence while rehab treats the root factors behind the alcohol addiction. Together they tackle both the emotional and physical aspects of the condition in order to fight it from all angles.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with alcohol addiction, starting a therapy program can help a family tremendously. But it may also result in some initial difficulties with all involved parties. Many important issues are put under a spotlight forcing everyone to learn the best way possible to open up and be honest with each other. When someone is suffering from alcohol addiction, everyone suffers. Thankfully, alcohol therapy’s impact on your family can be extremely positive.

Alcohol addiction therapy often starts off with counselling. Therapy can help individuals examine and deal with their alcohol abuse and dependency problems in a meaningful but highly structured environment. Therapy has a high success rate for many people if a properly designed program is followed diligently (Brian is a strong believer in the 12 step programmes i.e. Alcoholics Anonymous).

Therapy for Alcoholism and rehab offer great alternatives for those who find themselves up against a drinking problem they haven’t been able to conquer alone. It could mean the difference between beating alcohol abuse and suffering the negative impacts of the disease for a lifetime. The consequences of continued alcohol abuse include losing your health or premature death, devastation of family along with other relationships, job or career loss, fines and prison time e.g. the consequences of driving under the influence, and injury or death (to yourself and others) from vehicle accidents.

Alcoholism (alcohol addiction) makes you feel depressed and isolated, but it’s crucial that you recognise you’re not alone and that recovery is achievable. You’ll find detox and psychotherapy programs are readily available to manage every facet of a drink problem.

Alcohol addiction is not something that one person should have to face alone. Everyone who has successfully completed a therapy programme would agree that it’s never too late to get help. If you’re suffering from this condition, now is the time to get help.

If you or someone you know needs help to overcome alcoholism, call us now on 020 3096 6277 (24hrs). Your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.

"Brian was an important member of my staff at the out-patient PROMIS Counselling Centre and in-patient PROMIS Recovery Centre for two years from 2000 until 2002. He worked initially in marketing but was also very helpful in counselling patients who had stressful negative experiences in their lives, as he had done in his. He was loyal, diligent and trustworthy. I now count him as a friend as well as a professional colleague."

- Dr Robert Lefever - Addiction and rehabilitation expert and author

“I've known Brian Burgess for over thirty years now. Hand on heart, I can tell you that his life experiences have more than qualified him as someone who has lived through more than most of us have in a lifetime. Coupled with his counselling skills, this makes him not just a listener, but a hearer of pain and confusion. His Talking Therapies come from a place of strong, but gentle survival which is what makes me respect him so much.... And it takes a lot to impress me! "

Trisha Goddard - Talk show host, actress

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