Why it’s so hard to beat alcohol addiction - Salt Recovery House
Addiction 2020-09-09

Why it’s so hard to beat alcohol addiction

Alcohol addiction can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or location. It’s the most common form of addiction in the world, with thousands of deaths every year contributed to the excessive consumption of alcohol.

As soon as alcohol consumption starts to impact personal relationships, work, motivation and overall mental and physical health, it’s time to seek help.

Seeking treatment is the first step in the right direction to overcome alcoholism.

Treatment for alcoholism

Seeking treatment is the first step in the right direction to overcome alcoholism. It requires strength, courage and determination. There are several types of treatment available for alcohol addiction, including detoxification and rehabilitation.

Detoxification: This is the process of detoxifying the substance from the body. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe, so in extreme cases of alcoholism you may need help from a medical professional.

Rehabilitation: Once the body is detoxified, rehabilitation can begin. During rehabilitation you’ll receive counselling, in a group, or as an individual, as well as guided support in a calm environment away from everyday life. It’s a chance to detach from the negative triggers that fuel the addiction.

Why treatment fails

There are a few common reasons why treatment is unsuccessful.

Environmental pressure

It can be difficult to resist peer group pressure when you continue to surround yourself with friends or family who are also excessively drinking alcohol. Rehabilitation provides a way to escape any destructive cycles and form new healthy habits for the future.

Rehabilitation provides a way to escape any destructive cycles and form new healthy habits for the future.

At Salt Recovery we offer professional treatment in a safe and secluded environment away from triggers and temptation. Our recovery programs are individually tailored to meet your specific situation and therapy needs.

Accountability

To overcome alcohol addiction it’s important to accept accountability for your actions. Treatment may not be successful if you consistently expect others to fix your problems for you. To beat alcohol addiction you’ll need to take control, do the hard work and find the strength to do it yourself.

A fear of change

It’s normal to fear change, but it’s not normal to accept destructive behaviour caused by alcohol addiction. Many people believe ‘it’s better the devil you know’, no matter how severe an alcohol addiction becomes.

At Salt Recovery we help our clients embrace strength and courage to shed these false narratives and move forward with confidence to start on the pathway to sobriety.

Afraid of withdrawal

It’s completely normal to fear the symptoms encountered during withdrawal. In cases of severe alcoholism, people can experience serious symptoms and discomfort when detoxing.

At Salt Recovery we provide a safe environment with medical professionals on hand to prescribe medication if it’s required during the detox process. Our team are there every step of the way to offer support and guidance to ensure you’re not alone during your recovery.

Lack of support

We know that recovering from alcohol addiction is not easy. It requires strength of self, as well as constant support from those around you. You’ll need support during your recovery and as you adjust to your normal life.

It is important to have support as you transition back into everyday life.

During your stay at Salt Recovery you’ll receive 24/7 support, and after you leave we’ll continue to give you the support and motivation to smoothly transition back into everyday life at home.

About Salt Recovery

Everything about Salt Recovery reflects excellence. From the venue, to the individually tailored recovery programs, Salt Recovery offers everything you’d expect from a first class recovery centre.

We take a holistic approach, ensuring we take care of every detail. We approach every situation individually, acting from an evidence based best practice experience that brings health and wholeness to the mind, body and spirit.

We approach every situation individually, acting from an evidence based best practice experience that brings health and wholeness to the mind, body and spirit.

Our eco-friendly, solar powered property is surrounded by nature, wrapped in floor to ceiling glass and seemingly floating on the air above the forest. It’s the ideal location to detach from triggers and temptation and connect with yourself to heal.

If you or your loved one is ready to start the journey to sobriety, contact us to find out how Salt Recovery can support you on the road to recovery.

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