Alcohol Addiction Counselling and Therapy
If you or a loved one is experiencing alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, you may feel like it is impossible to change or you may not notice you have a problem. Alcohol use is often celebrated in our society, which can make it difficult to realize when your behaviour has become a problem or to make changes to your habits.
The long-term consequences of alcoholism are serious; misuse of alcohol is associated of over 200 diseases and injury-related conditions.
If you are dependent on alcohol and it is causing problems to your health, personal life, work life, or relationships, it is time to seek help. If you feel like you have lost control, it is time to seek help.
Some of the negative consequences of alcohol addiction can include:
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Breathing difficulties
- Sexual issues
- Neglecting important responsibilities (to family, friends, work, etc.)
- Legal problems
- Financial problems
- Problems at work, possibly leading to loss of job
- Problems in relationships (friends, family, spouse), possibly leading to divorce or isolation
- Suppressed immune function
- High blood pressure
- Bone loss
- Vision problems
- Liver disease
- Increased cancer risk
- Brain damage
It is not easy to make the decision to get help and quit drinking. However, it is the first step to taking back control. If you or a loved one is experiencing alcohol addiction, it’s essential to get help.
LCC Treats Alcohol Addiction
Your LCC therapist will personalize your treatment based on your personal battle with alcoholism. Some methods they may use include:
- Referral to Detox
- Support groups
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Cognitive-behavioural therapy
Our caring counsellors and therapists are experienced in helping alcohol addicts. With effective treatment and counselling, alcoholism does not have to rule your decisions and your life.
Your counsellor and therapist will support you as you develop and strive toward treatment targets by promoting real change. In time, you can achieve a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle that is not controlled by destructive behaviours.
If you think you are experiencing alcohol addiction or disorder, we invite you to contact us for a confidential and complimentary 15 minute consultation. We will assess your needs, understand your concerns, and match you with the right therapist. Call 905-231-2273 or submit the form on the right of this page.