Many people drink alcohol socially or use alcohol to relax when they are at home. Alcohol can be used responsibly but sometimes drinking can get out of control. Are you checking this page because you know you need help for problem drinking? Perhaps you are not sure whether or not you need help. If so, have a look at the items on the list. They can help you decide if it’s time to get some help.
- Family members have told you that they are very worried about your drinking
- Your drinking has caused problems at work with lateness, absences, or poor performance
- You repeatedly tried to stop drinking, or cut down, on your own but did not succeed.
- When you start drinking you drink far more than you want to
- Your drinking has caused you to isolate yourself from your friends and family
- Your doctor has advised you that you face serious health consequences if you keep drinking
- If there is no alcohol available you will do almost anything to get some
Regain control of your use of alcohol
If you think that it is time for you to make a change we are here to help you. Most people whose drinking has gotten out of control can learn to regain control so that they can drink socially and responsibly. Other people are more likely to maintain control if they stopped drinking altogether. So, whether your personal goal is abstinence or controlled drinking we have therapists who know how to help. If your drinking has been so excessive that you require a detox program we can work with your physician to make sure that you get the help you need for the first stage of your recovery.
Our therapists use a combination of cognitive behaviour therapy techniques and mindfulness techniques. This combination can be very effective for helping you to regain control of your use of alcohol. When you regain control of drinking, you may notice feelings that had been put away like nervousness, shame, or sadness. Our therapists can also help you heal from these problems.