Alcohol is a big part of society - we drink to celebrate successes, to wish congratulations and even commiserations. While in moderation, drinking isn’t considered a serious issue, when it becomes excessive, concerns arise. If an individual is turning to drink as a coping mechanism - as a way to deal with life’s stressors - then it is considered a problem.
Being alcohol dependent means you feel you’re unable to relax or enjoy yourself without a drink, you may feel like you are unable to function at all without drinking; that it has become an important, or the most important, factor in your life. And alcohol dependency doesn’t necessarily equate to extreme drinking all the time. If you are drinking regularly - as a way to unwind, or cope with particularly stressful situations - you are likely to have at least a degree of alcohol dependency.
We offer a tailored treatment plan designed around associations with alcohol, allowing you to effectively and naturally overcome your consumption more comfortable. Alcoholism is different for everyone; So the first step in solving your issues with alcohol is to explore where your drinking fits into your life, what contributes to it, and what might be maintaining the problem? CBT is a method for helping you to examine your thinking styles, beliefs, interpretations of the various aspects of your life, to see if they are unhelpful for you, and particularly to see which ones are fuelling your alcohol consumption.