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Benefits of alcohol rehab during Covid-19


Never before has our generation encountered a war with an invisible and deadly enemy. As Covid-19 sweeps the nation, no one has been left untouched by the government enforced changes to the way we live. Alcoholics are now more isolated and vulnerable than ever before.

Such drastic changes, combined with fear and financial worry, has led many people to become anxious, unmotivated and depressed. Is it any wonder that some have turned to alcohol as a source of comfort and a way to pass the time?

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Those that already suffer from an alcohol use disorder (AUD) will undoubtedly be struggling more than usual. Alcoholism thrives on feelings of loneliness, fear and uncertainty. The current climate in the UK due to coronavirus, will have left those suffering from alcoholism in a place of complete isolation, with only their thoughts and alcohol for company.

If you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction to alcohol, now is the perfect time to consider alcohol rehab. The same applies to all addictions. For a number of reasons, whether you are struggling with prescription drugs, cannabis, Class A drugs or a gambling addiction, there are many benefits to using this time wisely and investing in life-saving rehab treatment.

Here, we look at the benefits of undergoing alcohol detox and rehabilitation during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Alcohol rehab saves lives

Rehab centres are purpose built residential facilities specifically designed to deliver both medical and therapeutic healing to those that suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction or a process addiction (addiction to a behaviour or activity)

Port of Call has many exemplary CQC registered alcohol detox clinics and rehab centres in various locations throughout the UK. All of our rehabs are staffed by qualified medical professionals, clinicians, counsellors and therapists who specialise in the treatment of alcohol addiction and dependency.

Alcohol rehab provides a safe, nurturing and friendly environment that is free from the temptation of alcohol. Whether you are looking for an affordable alcohol rehab or a luxury alcohol rehab we can help. 

Furthermore, we have the capacity to arrange urgent admissions and sober transport for those in an alcoholic crisis.

All of our rehabs are carefully implementing safeguarding measures to keep patients safe from contracting coronavirus during their treatment with us.

Inpatient alcohol rehab delivers the most intensive form of addiction treatment available, giving you or your loved one the best chance of making a full recovery and maintaining long-term sobriety.

Benefit from bespoke alcohol addiction treatment 

Whatever your treatment needs are, we adapt our treatment programmes to treat our patients as individuals. We ensure that no stone is left unturned. Using the latest evidence-based addiction treatments, our rehab staff are dedicated to helping you heal physically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak our larger alcohol rehabs have to accommodate a smaller number of patients than usual. This ensures that you benefit from a more personalised approach to your treatment during this worrying time.

All of the treatments that you undergo within our rehab centres are proven to be highly effective in the treatment of alcoholism and addiction. We use a number of evidenced based treatments that treat you as a whole individual, not just the symptoms of your illness.

Inpatient rehab programmes incorporate the following proven addiction treatments and many more:

  • Full medical detox for alcohol or drug dependency.
  • Dual diagnosis treatment.
  • One to one counselling therapy.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
  • Integrated therapy (combination of psychotherapy and person-centred counselling).
  • Group therapy (incorporating small groups with advised social distancing measures).
  • Physical rehabilitation treatment – Including therapies such as yoga and Tai Chi.
  • 12 Step therapy.
  • Holistic therapies – Including art, music and equine therapy. These therapies provide an alternative means for self-expression and connection.
  • Mindfulness and meditation – Proven to increase self-awareness, discipline, motivation and alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Benefits of attending rehab during Covid-19 lockdown 

If you have been laid off or are having to work reduced hours from home, the Covid-19 lockdown provides you with the ideal opportunity, time and space to undergo a complete healing experience. 

Commiting to intensive alcohol treatment now will save you taking time off work and commitments at a later date. You will be able to fully concentrate on your recovery.

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Many suffering from a problem with alcohol are currently isolated in their own home, unable to see family and friends. By going into rehab now you will not be missing out on family time or feel like you are letting anyone down. 

As an inpatient you will no longer be alone in your battle against the booze. You will have the company and support of rehab staff and your peers, supporting you each and every step of the way.

Further benefits of attending alcohol rehab during the Covid-19 lockdown include:

  • No more risking your life with frequent trips to off-licences or supermarkets to buy alcohol.
  • Your family will be relieved that you are in a safe place undergoing professional treatment.
  • You will receive a full medical alcohol detox for any alcohol dependency identified by our rehab doctors.
  • You will stop your alcoholism from getting progressively worse as you undergo life-saving addiction treatment.
  • You can undertake a comprehensive bespoke alcohol rehabilitation programme. This will equip you with the ‘tools’ needed to stay sober in the long term.
  • You will undergo many different evidence based treatments that are tailored to your specific treatment requirements.
  • You will be supported and monitored throughout your treatment by a team of qualified professionals.
  • You will receive a full aftercare and discharge plan, aimed at helping you to adapt (with support) to your new sober life.
  • You will leave rehab looking and feeling like a completely different person, alcohol free!
  • Your family and loved ones will be supported by Port of Call throughout your treatment process via our 24/7 telephone service.

Immediate alcohol help and advice

For a free of charge, no obligation, alcohol treatment assessment call Port of Call and speak with one of our trained addiction experts on 08000029010

You can also contact us through our live messaging service or by email. We are here to help and advise you on treatment programmes, rehab locations and associated costs.

Use this period of lockdown to your advantage, let us help you turn your life around and free you from alcohol today!



About the author: Alex Molyneux

Alex is our admissions team leader. Over the last 5 years he has spoken with more than 10,000 people via our helpline and has organised over 1,000 detox and rehabilitation placements.


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