And HOW WE TREAT IT
What IS ALCOHOL ADDICTION?
ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE IS A CHRONIC ILLNESS THAT AFFECTS THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
Alcoholism impacts on every aspect of life; relationships, work, mental and physical health, social problems, emotional stability and finances. Not only is the alcoholic suffering, but the lives of the loved ones, friends, family and co-workers are significantly impacted.
The negative effects of alcohol use on physical health are mostly well documented and well understood now. Liver disease, gastrointestinal problems, stomach ulcers, gastritis and pancreatitis. Heart disease, weight issues, kidney problems, diabetes and stroke are also common among heavy drinkers. Alcoholic neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves.
An individual affected by the ravages of alcohol is usually in the midst of a sad and lonely existence. The experience takes on a life of it’s own, at the outset it may be fun however, over time a picture of destruction emerges.
The urge to drink is powerful and usually responsibilities at home and work are neglected. At this point there may be failed attempts to limit the amount of drinking. There may even be attempts to stop, however the cravings and withdrawal usually prove too strong. It is important to note that withdrawal from alcohol can be dangerous and requires medical supervision.
Health, relationships and reputation can be damaged. When asked about drinking the response is usually avoidant or angry.
What ARE SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION?
Alcohol significantly affects mood and stress. As it is a depressant, low mood, lethargy and depression almost always coincides alongside alcohol use. Anxiety is also exacerbated with alcohol use, despite often being used to manage anxiety, ie. social anxiety. Heavy drinkers tend to become withdrawn, socially isolated, irritable and deeply discontent.
Symptoms also include:
- pain or numbness in the arms and legs
- muscle weakness
- difficulty swallowing
- bowel problems
- sexual dysfunction.
SELF ASSESSMENT: AM I ADDICTED to ALCOHOL?
HOW DO WE TREAT ALCOHOL ADDICTION?
PRIVATE TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOLISM AT LUXURY ALCOHOL REHAB IN IRELAND
At RósGlas Recovery, our team of experienced addiction specialists offer a uniquely tailored and private alcohol addiction treatment. We understand that alcoholism can take various forms and can be related to other factors for example trauma, emotional or relationship difficulties or biochemical imbalances.
Unlike many treatment centres we do not have a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Our comprehensive assessments inform both our clients and our team of the underlying factors associated with current issues. From this, we devise a truly individualised programme in order to offer the most tailored intervention – one that is more likely to offer longer term relief. We only ever treat one client at a time – no groups or concerns about confidentiality.
Clients at RósGlas enjoy luxury alcohol addiction therapy in highly exclusive and private surroundings in Ireland. Therapy treatment is brought to you by our expert team and includes:
- psychiatric consultations,
- addiction counselling
- biochemical restoration for alcoholism
- personal training
- a range of complimentary therapies.
Comfort and discretion are always assured.