Alcoholism can affect anyone from any background. If left untreated, it can impact all areas of life, such as your relationships, professional ambitions, and physical and psychological wellbeing. Alcohol addiction is treatable, and with the help of our medically trained clinicians, therapists, and psychologists, we can offer personalised treatments and professional care online and at our alcohol rehab centres.


What is Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a condition that describes a person who has a physical or mental need to consume alcohol regardless of the potentially detrimental effects it has on their life.

There are several factors that can cause alcohol addiction, including:

  • Social factors
  • Genetics/biological factors
  • Environmental factors
  • Physiological factors

Alcohol addiction is a disease which alters the brain as it blocks signals between brain cells. It is essential to recognise that alcohol addiction can affect anyone anytime. Without help from professionals, alcohol addiction can spiral out of control and lead to further health problems, even death. The government’s official statistics for January 2022 found that hospital admission rates for alcoholic liver disease have significantly increased – around 24,544 admissions in 2021 alone.

Our addiction experts at Ocean Recovery can help you with your addiction treatment journey at our private drug and alcohol rehab centres.

What is Alcohol Rehab?

Alcohol Rehab is the treatment process of removing alcohol consumption from an individual’s life and helping break the cycle of addiction when they have failed to do so on their own.

Rehab is necessary when an addiction has taken over your life and should be done with professional help. The main stages of alcohol rehab are detox and attending various therapy sessions to relearn behaviours and thought processes.

Depending on your personal needs and requirements, there are different options for alcohol rehab treatment, and it does not always involve residential rehab. However, success rates are higher in individuals who choose to attend inpatient rehab.

At Ocean Recovery, our team of addiction experts are here to support you in finding the best possible treatment options for your needs.

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Alcohol Addiction and Physical Health

Many parts of your body can be affected by alcohol; the short-term effects are mainly caused by how alcohol affects the brain. The more alcohol you drink, the stronger the short-term effects of alcohol will be. These include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Unsteadiness and lack of coordination
  • Being sick, reducing the ability to react quickly to situations – for example, when driving –
  • Feeling sleepy and even passing out

Over time, alcohol addiction use can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other severe problems, including:

  • High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems
  • Cancer of the breast, mouth, throat, oesophagus, voice box, liver, colon, and rectum.
  • Weakening of the immune system, increasing the chances of getting sick
  • Learning and memory problems, including dementia and poor school performance
  • Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety
  • Social problems, including family problems, job-related problems, and unemployment
  • Alcohol use disorders, or alcohol dependence

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Ocean Recovery Facilities include:

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Medically Assisted Detoxification

2 Executive, Sea View Double Ensuite Rooms

 8 Double or Single Ensuite Rooms

3 Single Rooms with Dedicated Separate Bathroom

Comfortable Communal Lounge with Piano & Sky TV

Beautiful Modern Dining Lounge

External Courtyard and Outside Seating Area

12 Months FREE Aftercare

Regular Contact with Loved Ones Encouraged

Large Multi-Purpose Group Activity Room with Superb Sea Views

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Alcohol Addiction and Mental Health 

Drinking heavily over a long time can affect your mental health. If you have mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, you may turn to alcohol to relieve your symptoms. It’s vital to remember Alcohol can disrupt the balance of the delicate chemicals and processes in your brain. As a depressant, initially, alcohol can make you feel relaxed; however, negative emotions will take over and cause a detrimental effect on your mental health.

If you have depression or anxiety, it may be best to stop regularly drinking to improve your symptoms. If you drink regularly, in time, you may become dependent on alcohol. You may experience cravings and find it difficult to go without a drink, even when you see it’s affecting your life.

Extreme drinking levels can cause a mental health condition called alcohol-related psychosis. This is where the person experiences hallucinations and delusions when intoxicated or when they immediately stop drinking.

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

It can be challenging to spot alcohol addiction symptoms as they vary depending on factors such as the amount of alcohol they drink and the frequency in which they drink. In addition to this, alcoholics can be secretive about their addiction, and many manage to hide their addiction.

There are psychological and physical signs to look out for that may demonstrate a loved one is suffering from alcohol addiction and is in need of addiction treatment. Addiction symptoms include:

Psychological Signs of Addiction

• Mood swings
• Agitation
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Memory loss
• Lack of concentration
• Cravings for alcohol

Behavioural & Physical Signs of Addiction

• Loss of interest in previous hobbies
• Headaches
• Restlessness/insomnia
• Weight loss or weight gain
• Drinking alone regularly
• Dishonesty
• Secretive
• Withdrawal from social aspects
• Avoidance with friends and family
• Poor attendance at work

If you are concerned about a loved one who may be drinking too much, or alcohol is impacting their life, it is important you speak to an addiction specialist to get the addiction treatment help you need. At Ocean Recovery, we offer a free telephone assessment to help you understand how alcohol rehab can help you.

Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

The withdrawal symptoms individuals experience when they stop drinking alcohol vary depending on factors such as the severity and length of their addiction. In some cases, individuals can experience severe symptoms such as delirium tremens. However, the most common physical and psychological symptoms include:

Physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include (but are not limited to):

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shaking
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • High temperature and/or chills
  • Excessive sweating

Psychological symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include (but are not limited to):

  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Confusion
  • Irritability and agitation
  • Intense cravings for alcohol

What is Outpatient Alcohol Treatment?

Outpatient alcohol treatment is a comprehensive form of care aimed at helping individuals recover from alcohol addiction, without requiring them to live onsite in a rehab facility. This model of treatment is designed to accommodate individuals who may need to continue to work, attend school, or maintain family responsibilities whilst also receiving addiction intervention.

In outpatient treatment, individuals typically attend therapy sessions, counselling, and educational classes for a specified number of hours each week. The main goal of these programmes is to provide the tools and strategies needed for sobriety in the real world.

This type of treatment can be more cost-effective and less disruptive to daily life when compared to inpatient treatment. However, it’s worth noting that outpatient care might not be the best choice for everyone.

For those with severe addictions, co-occurring mental health disorders, or unstable home environments, more intensive inpatient treatment may be required. This type of rehabilitation treatment offers the best and most supportive environment possible, minimising the risk of relapse.


Why is Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Treatment Effective?

Inpatient rehab, otherwise known as residential rehab, requires you to receive treatment at a rehab clinic.

Alcohol rehab isn’t just a pathway to sobriety. It’s an essential step towards learning how to achieve sustainable recovery, known as the most effective avenue for treating addiction.

Physical & Psychological Healing 

Long-term alcohol use can lead to various physical health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, and neurological complications. Rehab can help patients stop alcohol use, begin the healing process, and work on strategies to maintain physical health.

In addition to the physical toll alcohol addiction can have on a person, it is also often accompanied by deep psychological roots wounds. 

Many individuals use alcohol to cope with trauma, stress, mental health disorders, or other personal issues. Rehabilitation programmes are most effective when mental health factors of addiction are also treated, which is why personalised treatment programmes are provided that include comprehensive treatment, aimed at improving mental wellness.

This can include (but is not limited to) individual counselling and therapy sessions to address these underlying issues so that healthy and effective coping strategies can be developed and used in the future.

Safe and Comfortable Alcohol Detoxification

For many, one of the most daunting parts of recovery and entering an alcohol rehab is the initial detox stage, and going through it alone is incredibly challenging, and potentially dangerous.

Residential rehab clinics thoroughly understand how hard this transitional part of treatment can be, which is why they are highly trained in ensuring that patients are kept comfortable, safe and supported throughout the entire process.

Those who need it have access to medically supervised stabilisation or detoxification programmes that remove physical dependence on harmful substances or behaviours.

At Ocean Recovery, we understand the importance of this initial step, which is why provide medical detoxification and CBT treatment as an integral part of any rehabilitation programme.

Comprehensive and Personalised Treatment Programmes

Each individual’s encounter with alcohol addiction is intrinsically unique, which is why our approach to treatment is personalised. By tailoring strategies to the individual, rehabilitation clinics can employ a proven method that enhances the effectiveness of addiction recovery.

Through personalised rehabilitation treatment programmes, individuals have the opportunity to learn about the nature of addiction, the impacts of alcohol on their life and health, and ways to maintain a life free of alcohol. 

In addition to the above, alcohol rehab can also teach individuals new behaviours and coping skills that don’t involve alcohol, which is essential for long-term sobriety. These skills may include stress management, self-care sessions, problem-solving, and social skills.

Access to a Robust Support Network

When a person enters rehab to start treatment, is normal for them to feel worried and anxious about what lies ahead.

Patients are incredibly vulnerable at this stage, which is why support and guidance are key to ensuring that individuals feel comfortable. At residential centres, you’ll find teams of highly experienced medical professionals and addiction specialists, who are there to be a shoulder to lean on during this tough time.

In addition, rehab clinics provide a safe space where individuals can connect with others who are also on their own recovery journey. Research suggests that these connections are incredibly important for long-term recovery as they provide encouragement, shared experiences, and practical advice.

Relapse Prevention

Rehabilitation centres equip individuals with strategies to help prevent relapse from happening, which is a common issue among individuals recovering from alcohol addiction. They help individuals recognise triggers, manage cravings, and implement a plan to deal with possible relapse scenarios.

Rehab clinics can also offer aftercare programmes, which is what we provide here at Ocean Recovery. We provide secondary treatment free of charge to all of our patients, which includes a full year of access to our medical professionals and support programmes.

A Safe Haven to Focus Purely on Recovery

Many people living with alcohol addiction often say that their environment is one of the biggest obstacles they face when they’re trying to start their road to recovery.

At an inpatient alcohol rehab clinic, the stresses and distractions of day-to-day life will be eliminated, giving you more time and focus to concentrate on your addiction recovery whilst staying at a rehab clinic.

Having disconnected from their everyday lives and personal situations, individuals can have valuable time and space to reconnect with themselves again and come to terms with their addiction.

Care From Highly Trained Addiction Specialists

Patients in these programmes receive around-the-clock care and support from highly trained addiction specialists. These specialists include medical professionals, such as psychiatrists and nurses, who monitor physical health and manage any withdrawal symptoms or co-occurring health conditions. 

Meanwhile, licenced therapists and counsellors use evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and group therapy to help patients address underlying psychological issues related to their addiction.

In addition to the above, dedicated psychologists are also on hand to help patients understand the root causes of their addiction, providing insights into behavioural patterns and thought processes, thereby assisting them in developing healthier coping strategies. 

This comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach ensures that all aspects of a patient’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being are addressed, which is incredibly important for achieving and maintaining long-term recovery.

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Stages of Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Alcohol addiction is hard to beat and likely be much more difficult if you attempt to do it yourself. However, if you are addicted to alcohol, and you feel like you need help to beat it: there is help for you. The first step in treating alcohol addiction is realising there is a problem. Once you acknowledge you have a dependency on alcohol, you can then start your recovery journey with the help of a professional.

Alcohol rehab is an alcohol treatment programme that looks to rehabilitate you from excessive alcohol intake and alcohol abuse by healing your physical and mental state through detox and therapy.

It is designed to get you fully clean through detox and how to best manage any mental health issues or physiological problems that may occur when suffering from addiction through specially designed therapy and counselling sessions.

Alcohol Detox

The detoxification phase of addiction rehab treatment is dedicated to safely removing all harmful substances from your system. It is important this is done in a controlled and safe environment as withdrawal can cause shock to the body and can be unsafe to carry out without a trained professional.


Alcohol Rehab - An illustration of two hands and a heartDue to the potential side effects of alcohol withdrawal, you will first need to undergo a complete medical examination by a doctor, as there may be a requirement to use medications to help wean your body off alcohol. The time it takes to complete detox depends on how severe your addiction is.

During detox, you will start your personalised nutrition programme designed to help aid your recovery by enriching your diet with the vitamins and minerals needed to support a healthier body and mind.

Alcohol Addiction Therapies

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This phase of your treatment focuses on a wide range of therapies and treatments to help you manage your addiction triggers. During the rehab stage of addiction treatment, you will learn how to cope with and manage everyday situations you may have to face once you leave the rehab centre.


Private Aftercare and Wellness Management

This stage of your recovery emphasises a broad spectrum of therapeutic methods and strategies to help you navigate post-treatment challenges.

Alcohol Rehab - An illustration of two hands and a heartDuring secondary treatment, you will be equipped with access to ongoing treatment, providing you with the necessary skills to manage daily scenarios that you may encounter once you transition back into your normal life. We provide aftercare free of charge to each and every one of our patients.

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At Ocean recovery, we offer a free telephone addiction assessment with one of our addiction specialists. During this 20/30-minute confidential assessment, our addiction expert will ask you questions about your situation and addiction to best help understand what addiction treatment will benefit you, and which of our UK addiction rehab treatment centres will best suit your particular needs.

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How Ocean Recovery Can Help with Your Addiction Treatment

Ocean Recovery is a leading drug and alcohol rehab clinic offering a comprehensive alcohol addiction treatment programme and a free 1-year aftercare service.

Operated by Step One Recovery, a company dedicated to providing a collection of excellent treatment and rehabilitation centres across the UK, Ocean can best place you in an addiction rehab centre that best caters to your needs.

Each rehabilitation programme is tailor-made for the client to ensure maximum chances of recovery. Our team brings a range of skills and experience to assist all aspects of an individual’s life.

As well to having some of the best therapists in the industry, our clients work closely with those who have previously suffered from addiction themselves and can explore in detail the issues behind their addiction with people that understand.

Addiction Treatment Aftercare with Ocean Recovery

Alcoholism is a lifelong condition, and you will be faced with challenging situations during your life after rehab. While attending residential treatment, you will create a long-term recovery plan and learn healthy coping mechanisms to overcome alcohol relapses.

Aftercare is essential to your addiction treatment journey and keeping you on track to a sober life. At Ocean recovery, access to 1-year free aftercare support is provided to all our clients. This will also help your family with the methods to help you transition back into your home environment.

During your aftercare programme, you will have access to several treatments, such as:

  • Group therapy sessions
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Holistic therapy

No matter how long the rehab process takes, we are here to guide the way. See this period as an investment in yourself and your future, helping you lead the life you deserve. This is your time to work on yourself, returning home with lifesaving and changing tools. Our team is here for you whether you require a listening ear or advice on future steps.

Finding Alcohol Rehab Near Me?

As a leading UK-based drug and alcohol addiction rehab provider, we have successfully provided effective addiction treatment programmes that have helped thousands of individuals start their journey towards long-term and sustained recovery from addiction.

All treatment options developed by our team of experienced addiction recovery specialists are strictly evidence-based and have been created to help people recover long term from alcohol addiction.

Our CQC alcohol rehab clinic offers a range of residential alcohol addiction treatment plans that will give you the best possible chance of overcoming addiction.

Our admissions team will give you no obligation to choose the best treatment options for your current circumstance in one of the many rehab centres across the UK. Call them today on 01253 847 553 or fill in our online contact form.


Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right rehab treatment provider can be a life-changing decision; here are some of the most common questions we are asked pre-admission.

What are the Signs of an Alcohol Addiction?

The signs that you are suffering from alcohol addiction include:

  • Binge drinking on your own
  • Drinking until you blackout
  • Being in denial or lying about how much you drink to your family members and friends
  • Drinking as soon as you get up in the morning
  • Using drink as a way of treating mental health problems such as anxiety, depression or stress
  • Increasing the frequency of your drink to feel drunk after developing a tolerance to alcohol

These are the more common signs, but we have found more deep-rooted problems causing an addiction that can only be solved by speaking to specialist treatment centres such as ourselves.

If you recognise any of the above signs or think you might have an addiction due to another reason, please get in touch with our team.

As addictions can be directly linked to mental health conditions, we offer dual treatment packages that treat your mental health condition and your alcohol addiction.

When you can control your mind, you will have a better chance of controlling your addiction, contact our team to find out more.

Why Should I Consider Residential Rehab?

When considering treatment options for alcohol rehab, you may be considering outpatient treatment, for example, but this is not a treatment method designed for those suffering from long term addiction.

With residential alcohol rehabilitation treatment, you will be receiving treatment from rehab clinics with 24/7 medical support to help you through successful detoxification where you may experience several uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

Due to these symptoms, we would strongly recommend that detoxification is not attempted at home or without qualified medical professionals as the withdrawal symptoms may get to the stage where medical attention is required.

How Long Does Alcohol Rehab Typically Take?

At Ocean Recovery, we strongly recommend undertaking our full rehab programme, which is 28 days. During your recovery journey, you will spend a certain amount of time detoxifying, and the rest of the time will be inpatient care. However, we also offer a year-long aftercare programme specifically tailored to you.

How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost?

Finding rehab centres that can provide you with good quality treatment tailored to your needs can be a tough task.

We offer a range of packages that are specifically tailored to you. You can find more about the pricing and the options available by using our online contact form at the bottom of this page.

Will I Still Receive Help After I Receive Treatment?

Once you have successfully gone through alcohol rehabilitation, that is just the start of your journey.

Included in all rehabilitation packages with Ocean Recovery is a FREE 12-month aftercare plan.

Aftercare will give you access to regular meetings with our addiction experts every month to see how you are progressing and how well you deal with the temptations.

The likelihood of a relapse is unfortunately high after receiving treatment.

This is why we have aftercare plans to help reduce the likelihood of relapse by providing constant support in dedicated helplines that can be contacted 24/7.

Whenever you feel like the urge of the drink is getting the better of you simply pick up the phone and speak to our aftercare team who can help and support you through this difficult period.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: September 14, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Olalekan Otulana

    Dr. Olalekan Otulana - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: July 27, 2023


    Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Specialist Physician. He is particularly interested in Substance Misuse Management and has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management and residential rehabilitation of patients with drug and other substance addiction problems. His main aim is to assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments.

    Dr Otulana started practising as a doctor in 2000 and has been in the field of addiction for over a decade. He is an Advanced Practitioner Member of Addiction Professionals and holds a Part 1 Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology from the British Association for Psychopharmacology. He is excellent healthcare service professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.