Liverpool Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centres
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Ocean Recovery Centre provides residential rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addictions. Our rehab clinic uses different treatment options and treatment plans that can lead to a full recovery.
Social drinking is one of Britain’s favourite pastimes. Throughout history, drinking alcohol had always been viewed as a positive activity, and in most cases, when drunk in moderation, it can do no harm and be an enjoyable social activity. However, there is clearly a dark side to alcohol use that not many people see. Alcohol can do little harm when drank in small amounts – but in larger amounts, it has the potential to ruin your life.
Regular alcohol abuse can lead to serious health issues, ranging from severe liver problems to tremors and death. The government releases a new guideline every few years on alcohol intake – and where the line between healthy use and unhealthy abuse is drawn. Yet – many people do not adhere to these guidelines. This is not due to choice, but alcohol is simply very addictive.
This is very apparent in the city of Liverpool, which had been named one of the worst cities in the country for alcohol abuse. In 2012, more than 4 in 100 hospital admissions in the city were related to drug and alcohol abuse.
Do you live in Liverpool or the North West, and you struggle with keeping your drinking habits in order? It is not too late. You can get help today for an addiction and it is simple to find a rehab centre near you. At Ocean Recovery Centre, we offer residential treatment for drug and alcohol rehab Liverpool. For those that are tired of the problems alcohol abuse brings, but cannot stop without help, call us today for alcohol addiction treatment on 01253 847 553.
Why Alcohol Is Harmful In Large Amounts
A lot of people know that binge drinking alcohol is not good, but not a lot of people know the harm it can do and why alcohol addiction destroys your body. Alcohol is toxic.
Your liver is the main victim of alcohol addiction. It is the largest organ in your body, and it is important in detoxifying your body. It essentially help your body to get rid of waste products. Alcohol damages your liver as your liver cannot break down the enzymes from alcohol, so it essentially burns the alcohol instead of fat. This leads to a disease called fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease is a permanent disease that leads to many deaths around the people have been dealing with in order to be.
Alcohol also affects the heart. It weakens your heart muscle. This means that after periods of prolonged drinking it will become more difficult for your heart to keep pumping blood to the rest of your body.
There are many other indicators of physical illness in alcohol addicts:
- Loss of appetite, not eating well, and losing weight.
- Tiny blood vessels on the skin that look like spider webs (spider angiomas)
- Swelling or redness of the palms of your hands
- Redness on the face, especially your nose and cheeks
- Repeated infections and skin sores (abscesses)
Our residential drug and alcohol rehab centre in Liverpool can help avoid issues with your Liver, Heart and other parts of the body.
The Effect Of Alcoholism On Your Brain
Once you become dependent on alcohol, you will see a rapid change in your mood and mental state of mind. Both when you have been drinking, and when you’re sober.
There are a few reasons for this, as there already may be underlying causes for your alcohol abuse and dependence. People who suffer with depression and anxiety often self-medicate by drinking alcohol; this can lead to a vicious cycle. Alcohol consumption could help an individual with anxiety or depression in the short term, but drinking lowers the serotonin levels in the brain which regulates the happy feeling in the brain. The next day you would feel worse which could lead to more drinking; in turn this would make the mental health issue worse.
How Drug and Alcohol Rehab Liverpool Works
The first step towards becoming drug and alcohol free – is detoxing. Detoxification means clearing the toxins from your boy, literally and figuratively. As you have been drinking alcohol , your body is used to the chemicals in alcohol, being in your bloodstream. The only way to clear these toxins from your body, is being completely stopping your alcohol intake. This comes with withdrawal symptoms, that could be quite uncomfortable on the patient. Depending on the level of the addiction, the withdrawal symptoms can vary ranging from mild to severe. Mild symptoms could be abdominal cramps, nausea and muscle/bone aches. Moderate symptoms are diarrhoea, fatigue and vomiting. For those that have abusing alcohol long term can experience serious symptoms such as anxiety, tremors, hypertension and a dangerously high heart rate.
This is the reason why we at Ocean Recovery Centre work closely with professionals who know what to do in the worst possible cases of withdrawal symptoms.
Doing a drug or alcohol detox at home could be life threatening. We would advise you to pick a professional service to help you enroll onto a detox programme.
Our drug and alcohol rehab clinic also contains a post detox treatment centre in addition to the addiction treatment. Addictions counselling is where qualified therapists help you get to the bottom of your addiction, via support groups, and help you find out why you started abusing alcohol and reasons that trigger your addiction.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a treatment that helps you understand yourself and your urges better. This will also help you with cravings, and find healthy ways to deal with your cravings to deal rather than giving in and drinking to make you feel better.
There are many options available at our addiction rehab centre. We are committed to helping you build up a better life for yourself. Call us today on 01253 847 553 for more information.