Alcohol addiction treatment and rehab centre in Southampton, Hampshire
At Manor Clinic, we understand the everyday pressures and life events that can lead to alcoholism. If you feel like your drinking, or that of a loved one, is out of your control, rest assured that we can help you to address these challenges.
Our highly-qualified, empathetic team of addiction experts can support you in gaining relief from your routine of heavy drinking. They will teach you the necessary skills to help improve your quality of life and remain abstinent long after your alcohol rehabilitation. With years of experience, our specialists have successfully helped many patients to overcome similar challenges and get their lives back on track.
You are not alone, support is available
Remember that you must not blame yourself for how you are feeling. Many people struggle with drinking. It may be that your social drinking has become out of control, or there could be underlying mental health reasons, which lead you to turn to alcohol to escape negative feelings. However, there is a better way to manage what you are going through, so our alcohol rehabilitation programme will help you to adopt healthier coping mechanisms for a better road ahead.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol addiction, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone. Specialist help and support is available from our highly-skilled team at the Hampshire-based Manor Clinic. We are dedicated to helping you get your life back on track. Like many others we have already treated, you can enjoy a more fulfilling future, free from the trauma of addiction, with our support.
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Taking the first step towards recovery from alcoholism
We recognise that it can be difficult to take the first step towards recovery from alcoholism. This is why we offer a free alcohol addiction assessment to all of our prospective patients. You will be able to discuss your challenges in a confidential and compassionate environment.
We will learn about your unique circumstances before setting out the next steps for treatment. Together, we can then start your journey towards recovery from alcohol addiction. In addition to rehabilitation, we can provide a comprehensive medically-assisted detoxification process, for the physical withdrawal from your addiction.
We understand how alcohol addiction develops
Alcohol addiction involves regularly drinking alcohol, often to excess, and struggling to stop. It is a medical condition, which is also referred to as alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder. This unhealthy relationship with alcohol can lead you to become physically and psychologically dependent on it. As with any substance misuse, you may feel you cannot function without alcohol. Manor Clinic can help you regain control of your life, achieving long-term recovery and the happiness you have longed for.
There are a range of reasons why you might become dependent on alcohol. Those who suffer with alcohol addiction often have an existing mental health condition. Like many others, you might use alcohol to alleviate the pain of something else you are struggling with.
The reason this self-medication is common is that alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Alcohol reduces brain activity when drunk in low to moderate doses, reducing inhibitions and worries and increasing a sense of wellbeing. However, this is a short-term ‘numbing’ effect, which wears off once alcohol is out of the system again. This is why you may then crave more alcohol to regain the same carefree feeling.
This cycle reduces your ability to process thoughts and emotions, which can in itself cause mental health conditions to develop. It can also cause a range of other damaging effects. Without expert treatment and support, your addiction can worsen long-term physical and psychological problems.
Signs of alcohol addiction and how treatment can help
You may be wondering about the appropriate time to seek professional help. If you feel like you have lost your ability to limit the amount of alcohol you drink, then this is a definite sign that you will greatly benefit from support. However, there are other signs which can also be physical and emotional, as well as psychological. If you experience some of the other damaging symptoms below, you should reach out and talk to someone.
Excessive amounts of alcohol can cause the following negative symptoms:
- Mood swings
- Weight loss or gain
- Loss of co-ordination
- Struggles with concentration
- Memory loss
- Reduced self-esteem
- Feeling hopeless
Many people can occasionally enjoy alcohol without any risk of becoming dependent on it. However, the psychological effects are different for everyone. The recommended amount of alcohol is a maximum of 14 units per week, but despite this guideline, exceeding this amount does not necessarily mean that someone will develop an addiction.
The amount of alcohol use which can be classed as a disorder will be different for each person. You should rely more on the impact your alcohol use is having on your own health and day-to-day life as an indicator of its severity.
Although alcohol is one of the most commonly-used substances in the UK, it can be extremely dangerous when misused. In some cases, it can even result in death. The latest UK figures recorded 7,551 deaths in 2018 from alcohol-specific causes. This makes it absolutely vital that you take action before your symptoms get any worse.
Manor Clinic can help you to quickly turn things around, gaining freedom from addiction and enjoying the more positive life you deserve.
Our expert team of alcohol addiction professionals
At Manor Clinic, we have the experience and expertise to effectively treat alcohol addiction in a way that works for you. We will always factor in your own circumstances and goals, so that you can benefit from tailored treatment designed within NICE guidelines.
We carry out treatment with complete compassion, free from judgement. We will take everything at a pace you are comfortable with, making you feel completely reassured every step of the way. Our team of highly-qualified specialists take a therapeutic approach to treatment, so that we can address the root cause of your condition and work on reducing alcohol addiction symptoms. We aim to enhance both your wellbeing and your physical health, which is most successfully achieved with evidence-based therapy.
We provide the ideal environment for your recovery. Our beautiful Hampshire-based hospital grounds have extensive gardens, comfortable en-suite bedrooms and welcoming living areas. This provides you with a retreat from the strains of life, where you can relax, unwind and focus on every aspect of your health and happiness.
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It is important to recognise that without expert support, alcohol addiction can have dramatic and life-altering effects, including long-term health complications.
If you are addicted to alcohol, you may find it extremely difficult to manage the responsibilities of work. If this continues over a long period, this could have a significant impact on your career. Addiction can also have a negative effect on families and other relationships, straining them to breaking point.
It is also possible for alcohol dependence to lead to other addictions, including drug addiction and compulsive behaviours such as gambling. This is why seeking expert help as soon as possible is absolutely crucial to overcome your alcohol addiction.
In addition to improving your physical health, our treatment can help you to cope with day-to-day life, work on rebuilding your relationships, and stop the risks of other addictions developing. This means that with Manor Clinic, you can enjoy a more rewarding, healthier lifestyle free from the pain of addiction.
Alcohol rehab in Southampton at Manor Clinic
Alcohol rehab at 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. We encourage you, as with all of our patients, to stay with us for longer than 28 days if you require more time to focus on your wellbeing and long-term recovery.
We can work completely around your circumstances and needs, so other treatment lengths are also possible, as needed. These include:
- A 7-day detox process
- A 14-day residential programme
- A 21-day residential 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. This will physically remove all traces of alcohol from your body to ensure that you are physically stable.
You can then commence with intensive group therapy, to address the psychological side of your addiction. Alcohol rehab at Manor Clinic also addresses the role of family and friends in the addiction recovery process, so we can provide additional specialist support for your family and loves ones throughout your 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.
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