Alcohol abuse can take hold of your life and cripple your ability to engage with family and at work, ultimately taking you off course of what really matters in your life. Alcohol abuse can develop due to many reasons, including inherited belief systems, the expatriate lifestyle and/or a lack of work life balance. Combine this with stressors, which include being away from families and home countries, alcohol can become addictive and debilitating.
Alcohol abuse can lead to a number of serious health problems including high blood pressure, alcohol-related liver disease and stroke. Excessive consumption of alcohol can also affect an individuals temperament, lower inhibitions and severely compromise decision making and rational thinking abilities.
The road to recovery is paved with ‘good intentions’ and we try to help clients set realistic and ambitious goals. Sometimes this means not drinking at all. Sometimes this is about a gradual withdrawal from alcohol, while learning new and healthier coping skills. Either way, clients need to stay committed to change, even when it is uncomfortable. Being a part of a 12-step would likely be an essential component in their recovery process.
We will help develop a plan for recovery and provide tailored support along the way. This support can involve identifying triggers and learning how to cope when they appear, conquering obstacles along the way to recovery, and finding new hobbies and interests.
If you are struggling with issues related to alcohol and would like to get help, your next step is to contact us via email, phone or WhatsApp to arrange a session to come and speak to one of our trained therapists.