Key questions to ask on alcohol treatments

We’ve had a few people asking us about alcohol treatments so we thought we’d do a post to bring together all the different posts we’ve done on alcohol treatments.

 

All about residential alcohol treatments

Our first post explains all about residential rehabs when you actually live in a treatment centre for a period of time. Depending on the treatment centre this can range from one month to three months. We explain when this may be helpful.The treatments offered by each centre differ so you need to check out what each treatment offers before deciding which treatment centre is right for you.

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How can an  alcohol treatment counsellor help you ?

Most people with an alcohol problem,do not need to go into a residential alcohol treatment. Seeing  a counsellor may be helpful. This post explains how counsellors work and the different types of counsellors. We explain what they do, how they work and issues to consider when choosing one

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Key questions to ask an alcohol treatment counsellor

So you’ve decided to see a counsellor and have the names of possible counsellors. This post gives useful questions to ask a counsellor to help you make the decision as to which counsellor is right for you.

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Remember you are unique and need a treatment that works for you

Unfortunately in alcohol abuse treatments, some services insist on a “sheep dip” approach where everybody goes through the same treatment. Everyone has different reasons for drinking too much so treatment should tackle these reasons rather than assuming every one is the same.

So it is really important to find a treatment approach that is tailored to you personally. Often this may be called “person centered” treatment.  So it’s useful to ask if the service has a “person centered” approach.

We provide a range of free and paid courses so there may be one that suits you. Click here for more details.

 

Ask us a question

If you have questions on alcohol treatments, please do email us and we’ll do our very best to help.

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This post was written by Carol

As some who gets hangovers lasting a week, Carol never drank too much - Once she got to a sensible age! However as a patient with an auto immune illness, since she was a teenager she has to drink very little. So she really understands how Irish society makes this very difficult. Carol is responsible for all aspects of Lifewise operations that Valerie and Angela do not cover.

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