Alcohol addiction treatment and rehab centre in Southampton, Hampshire
Alcohol addiction, which is also referred to as ‘alcohol use disorder’ or ‘alcoholism’, is a condition that is characterised by drinking alcohol in an excessive and repeated manner, to the extent that you become both physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol in order to function.
Without expert treatment, alcohol addiction can cause a variety of long-term physical and psychological problems. As a central nervous system depressant, in low to moderate doses, alcohol reduces brain activity, resulting in a loss of inhibitions and increased feelings of wellbeing. In higher doses, alcohol consumption causes a loss of co-ordination, tiredness, memory loss, mood swings and can even result in death. Although alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the UK, it can be extremely dangerous when it is misused.
It is important to understand that enjoying the occasional alcoholic drink can, for many people, be a harmless pleasure. However, it is when alcohol consumption becomes more frequent that it can result in the development of a harmful addiction. Regularly consuming over 2-3 units of alcohol per day, which equates to approximately one large glass of wine or a pint of beer, can be detrimental to your health. However, those who are suffering from alcohol addiction frequently consume a lot more than this.
If you or someone that you know is struggling with an alcohol addiction, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone; specialist help is available. Our highly skilled team at Manor Clinic in Hampshire are dedicated to helping you get your life back on track.
Taking the first step towards recovery from alcohol addiction
We recognise that it can be difficult to take the first step towards recovery from an alcohol addiction, which is why we offer a free alcohol addiction assessment to all of our prospective patients. This allows you to discuss your unique addiction in a confidential and compassionate environment, learn about the next steps in alcohol addiction treatment, and start your journey towards alcohol addiction rehabilitation and recovery. In addition, we are also able to provide a comprehensive medically assisted withdrawal detoxification process for your alcohol addiction, if this is required.
Our expert team of alcohol addiction professionals
Our multidisciplinary team have extensive expertise in the treatment of addictions, including alcohol dependence. We are able to deliver a wide array of evidence-based therapeutic techniques, helping you to tackle your alcohol addiction symptoms, address the root cause of your problems and improve your wellbeing. In addition, our beautiful hospital environment, complete with extensive grounds, comfortable en-suite bedrooms and welcoming living areas, provides you with the perfect retreat in which to relax, unwind and focus on your health.
Seek help for alcohol addiction today
It is important to recognise that without expert support, alcohol addiction can have dramatic and life-altering effects. It can be extremely difficult for a person who is addicted to alcohol to maintain good performance at work, potentially resulting in job loss, long-term unemployment, and significant financial strain. Addiction can also have negative effects on families and other relationships, straining them to breaking point and resulting in separation, divorce, estrangement, loss of child custody and isolation. Alcohol addiction can also result in untold physical problems, such as chronic liver damage, causing serious complications for the rest of your life. Lastly, it’s also possible that your alcohol dependence could lead to you developing other addictions, including drug addiction and compulsive behaviours such as gambling. This is why seeking expert help as soon as possible is absolutely crucial, in order to overcome your alcohol addiction and resume the healthy, fulfilling, addiction-free life that you deserve.
Alcohol rehab in Southampton at The Manor Clinic
Alcohol rehab at The Manor Clinic in Southampton, Hampshire takes place on a comprehensive residential (inpatient) basis. This usually lasts for 28 days, which is the recommended treatment time for alcohol addiction. Patients are encouraged to stay with us for longer than 28 days if this is deemed as being beneficial for their wellbeing and long-term recovery.
However, it’s also possible for us to offer other treatment lengths, if appropriate. These include:
- 7-day detox
- 14-day programme
- 21-day programme
For more information on what each of our residential treatment programmes entails, please visit our residential treatment page.
As part of your 28-day Addiction Treatment Programme, you will have the chance to go through a robust medically assisted withdrawal detoxification (detox) programme, if required, before commencing with intensive group therapy in order to address the psychological side of your addiction. In addition, alcohol rehab at Manor Clinic also addresses the role of family and friends in the addiction recovery process, and we provide specialist family support throughout the journey.
Alcohol addiction treatment at Manor Clinic is tailored according to your personal needs and circumstances. In summary, our comprehensive, 28-day Addiction Treatment Programme consists of:
- Free, no obligation addiction assessment - book your appointment today
- Medically assisted withdrawal detoxification process for your alcohol addiction, if required
- Structured group therapy programme
- A high quality family programme
- Access to 12-Step support groups
- Free aftercare for life
- Free family support for life
For more information on the alcohol addiction treatment that we offer at Manor Clinic, as well as the type of therapy that is involved, please visit our approach to addiction treatment page.
This page was reviewed by Sarina Wheatman (FDAP) in October 2019 and is scheduled to be reviewed again in October 2021.