Being addicted to alcohol, means that you have a physical dependency on alcohol.
There are changes that happen in the brain of someone who drinks a lot of alcohol, which makes them have physical withdrawals when they don’t drink. Withdrawal symptoms can include insomnia, nausea, sweating, anxiety and physical discomfort. If you are experiencing dependence, it also means you need to consume more alcohol to achieve the intended effect.
Alcoholism can cause many long term health problems in addition to personal problems, family problems, depression and Anxiety.
Getting help with alcohol addiction
The first step to getting help for alcohol addiction is recognising the problem. If you think you might be addicted to alcohol, it’s important to visit your GP to talk about a referral to a psychologist or other specialist service. It’s not always easy to find the right place to start. As a first step, why not lift the phone and call us here at the Dunlewey Centre. We can provide support and advice in a calm and confidential manner. There will be no judgement or pressure. Just a non-judgmental call with someone that wants to listen and help.
Tel: 02890 392547