Mark’s Alcohol Addiction: Years of Secret Drinking and Attempting to Control Alcohol
- Like so many people with alcohol addiction, Mark tried to hide his drinking for years, trying to control his drinking alone.
- After many attempts to drink within limits, Mark accepted he needed help with addiction to alcohol. Mark contacted Help Me Stop for confidential alcohol addiction treatment.
- Mark successfully completed the Help Me Stop Digital Dayhab programme. Below, Mark describes how and why alcohol addiction treatment worked for him.
‘After Years of Secret Drinking, I Knew I Had to Stop’
‘For a long time, I believed that I was in control, but as I now know it the drink controlled me. I had tried to stop many times by myself, thinking I could do it alone. Despite my best efforts all of my attempts failed.’
Mark isn’t alone in his attempt to control an alcohol addiction. It’s a very common feature of alcohol dependence and people can try in vain for years or decades to limit their alcohol use. This can include setting limits on the quantity or strength of alcohol, staying off spirits or switching brands, only drinking in the evening or at weekends. Most people with an addiction to alcohol find it’s hard to maintain those limits and the rules about what is acceptable keep changing. After accepting he could not manage alcohol by himself, Mark got in touch with Help Me Stop about his addiction to alcohol.
Mark’s Experience with Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Help Me Stop
‘It was suggested to me that a rehab programme may be the best way to stop, once and for all. I did not know much about such things. Initially, I thought that the only option available was a lengthy stay in a residential facility adhering to a strict regimented programme. However, after some research I came across Help Me Stop.
‘The Help Me Stop approach seemed to me flexible and accommodating. I opted for the online Digital Dayhab programme, which fitted into my lifestyle whilst allowing me to attend the daily sessions which are so necessary for recovery. Every day for six weeks there are group sessions. There are also two additional one-to-one sessions with a dedicated counsellor each week. You are also required to attend at least two external fellowship meetings a week on top of the Help Me Stop alcohol addiction treatment programme. This is an excellent idea which allows you to experience self motivated face to face or online meeting attendance, which will be the mainstay of your recovery post programme. The daily contact is so important and works extremely well.
‘The programme is run by a small team of dedicated counsellors who stay with you through your whole programme. They are knowledgeable, compassionate and fully experienced with your situation as they are in recovery themselves. I would have no hesitation in recommending alcohol addiction treatment at Help Me Stop to anyone who is genuinely looking to start and maintain a successful recovery from whatever drug addiction, which in my case is alcohol. Thank you Help Me Stop!’
Low Cost, High Quality, Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Help Me Stop is the number one alternative to residential addiction treatment, offering ‘Rehab in the Real World’. Our low-cost alcohol and drug Dayhab programmes operate in our central London and west London treatment centres. We also run a Digital Dayhab programme, that is accessible from any location in the world.
Help Me Stop offers a programme that you could expect to receive in a residential treatment setting at a fraction of the price. We provide group and individual therapy, addiction recovery workshops and written assignments, as well as a thorough introduction to the 12-step model of recovery.
Our programmes are abstinence-based. We’ll assess you in confidence to find out if you require an alcohol detox before starting our Dayhab programme. Our programme will equip you with the understanding of the illness of alcohol addiction, as well as the strategies you will need to maintain alcohol recovery in everyday situations.
Contact Help Me Stop today to talk in confidence about our Dayhab and Digital Dayhab programmes. Call 0208 191 9191, chat live with us online or fill out our contact form to start your alcohol recovery process.