Like many people in this country who are described as ‘functioning alcoholics’, Dave had a successful career, a family and good friends. However, he reached what he describes as a ‘downward spiral’ in alcohol addiction, ‘virtually at rock bottom’. Watch and read Dave’s experience of alcohol treatment at Help Me Stop and the great strides he has made in his alcohol recovery.
Category: Alcohol Addiction
We’re cheering on everyone who has signed up to Go Sober for October. But what if you’re one of over 600,000 adults in England who are dependent on alcohol?
The theme for Recovery Month is that addiction recovery is for everyone: every person, every family, every community. To celebrate, the Help Me Stop team share some of their proudest recovery moments.
Following research commissioned by Help Me Stop, ITV news came to our central London Dayhab to report on ‘functioning alcoholism’. This is a phase of alcohol addiction where work, family life and other commitments may still be maintained, despite significant emotional, mental and physical strain.
Frankies’ story of alcohol recovery through rehab
Like so many people with alcohol addiction, Mark tried to hide and control his drinking for years. 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.
Drug and alcohol family therapist, Victoria Seed, gives her top tips for family members, partners and friends, who are living with a loved one’s alcohol or drug use.
According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists “About a third of older people with drinking problems (mainly women) develop them for the first time in later life”.