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How to stop drinking alcohol

If you are wondering how to stop drinking alcohol and are growing concerned for your health, help is on hand. The first step is admitting that there is a problem. So well done, you’ve started on the path to a life away from alcohol.

Once you have accepted that you may need help addressing your drinking habits, it is important to understand which course of treatment is best suited to your needs. We’d recommend that you take our “am I an alcoholic” test to better understand your relationship with drink.

If you still feel like you need help with quitting alcohol, let’s look at some of the treatment methods that may work for you.

Treatment to help you to stop drinking alcohol

Counselling for alcohol addiction is one of the most effective methods to help stop drinking, and one that we highly recommend at Port of Call.

Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, it is always better to talk than to keep issues bottled up. Counselling for alcohol addiction tends to involve group sessions, where individuals are given an opportunity to share their experiences. In building a community of support, those struggling with drink soon learn that they are not alone and can help each other through their problem.

Whether you are admitted to an inpatient or outpatient programme largely depends on your level of addiction and personal circumstances.

We would recommend inpatient programmes for those with more severe addictions. You may have relapsed before and require 24-hour help until you have completed detox.

On the other hand, if your addiction isn’t as severe or you have children at home, you may benefit from an outpatient programme that allows you to return home each night.

Reasons to stop drinking alcohol

  • Preserving your health
  • Saving money
  • Improving relationships
  • Better use of free time
  • Improvements at work / better focus
  • You look better
  • Feel energised
  • Improved sex life

There is alcohol addiction help on hand and we at Port of Call are here to help you to quit drinking. We recognise that getting sober isn’t easy. After all, our team is made up of highly trained professionals and people in recovery.

If you are looking for alcohol addiction support in your area and think that we can help you, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We’re on hand 24/7 to support you and your needs.

Give us a call on 08000029010 or email help@portofcall.com.

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