Charles Whitaker

Alcohol Addiction

Helping You Overcome

Excess Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol to excess is a serious problem. It affects all aspects of life and can ruin friendships, relationships and your health.

While it may seem like you cannot escape the clutches of alcohol, you can free yourself with personalised and tailored hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy has been proven to be an effective way to stop drinking for good by changing how you think about alcohol.

You deserve a better life than one that revolves around drinking excess alcohol. Contact us today for more information on how we can help!

Do you drink because you’re bored?

Do you drink more than you used to?

Has alcohol affected your weight?

Do you hide alcohol?

You can break FREE from excess alcohol consumption.

How do we battle excessive alcohol consumption?

Together we will look at what triggers your alcohol consumption and how it impacts on your life and on others in your life. And what the consequences of these are.

The key question to ask yourself is – do you really want to be free of alcohol? Are you tired of the guilt? Of the secrecy? Of the shame?

If the answer is truthfully yes, take that first step and tell me about your situation and how I can help you.

Some NHS stats about alcohol

Alcohol-specific deaths in 2018

Alcohol related admissions to hospital in 2018/19

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Men aged 55 to 64 who drink over 14 units in a week

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Women aged 55 to 64 usually who drink over 14 units in a week

What is Alcohol Addiction?

 

Alcohol dependency is a condition in which the person craves alcohol and feels that they cannot live without it. Alcohol addiction can develop into alcohol dependence, where withdrawal symptoms occur when alcohol use ceases or lessens. There are many types of treatment for alcohol abuse including group therapy, individual counselling, hypnotherapy and medication.

People can become addicted to alcohol without realising its happening. It can start with a few glasses of wine every day, or drinking alcohol every weekend and before you know it alcohol has become a regular part of your life.

Alcohol is addictive because it affects the brain’s reward pathways, often making people feel pleasure when they drink enough alcohol to produce an effect. Alcohol abuse can cause various problems that affect your health including liver disease or heart ailments. It can also affect your relationships with friends and family.

The signs of alcohol addiction vary and depend on the person’s alcohol usage, but it’s usually identified by feeling that alcohol is getting in the way of life and relationships. You may be drinking more than intended or keep drinking when it would be better to stop. Other alcohol abuse sign could include:

 

  • Feeling a need for alcohol as soon as possible after waking up
  • Wanting alcohol all the time without regard for when or where it is consumed
  • Drinking alcohol to get rid of a negative feeling such as anxiety, depression, or guilt
  • Continuing to drink alcohol despite consequences like job loss, health problems, legal troubles

Alcohol addiction and alcohol dependency are two terms that can sometimes be used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. Alcohol dependence is a chronic condition whereas alcohol addiction refers to the compulsive need for alcohol over other activities or needs in life. The person may not want to stop drinking even when it’s clear their alcohol consumption has serious consequences. The body is physically dependent on alcohol and begins to have withdrawal symptoms if alcohol is abruptly stopped, such as tremors.

How Can I Help?

My aim, through hypnotherapy for anxiety, is to re-balance the sympathetic and the parasympathetic parts of your nervous system (the key to how to stop anxiety). This will in turn make you feel calmer and more able to actively engage with life again, unlocking your true potential.

To put it simply: When you come to ask for my help with anxiety, we will delve into the root of whatever it is that is bothering you. We will then make sense of it together, deciding on the best and fastest route to re-balance and recovery

 

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Some More Stats

  • 24% of adults in England and Scotland regularly drink over the Chief Medical Officer’s low-risk guidelines
  • 27% of drinkers in Great Britain binge-drink on their heaviest drinking days
  • In the UK in 2017 there were 7,697 alcohol-specific deaths – the highest level since 2008
  • In England in 2017/18, there were an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers
  • Alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK

Alcohol misuse is the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages

  • Alcohol is a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions, including: mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancers; high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver; and depression
  • In England in 2017/18, there were an estimated 1.2 million hospital admissions related to alcohol consumption. In Wales in 2017/18, there were 54,900 alcohol-related hospital admissions.  In Scotland in 2017/18, there were around 35,500 alcohol-related hospital admissions.
  • Males accounted for 66% of all alcohol-related deaths in the UK in 2016
  • Hospital admissions due to alcoholic liver disease in England have increased by 43% in the last 10 years

 

 

 

 

Let’s Do Something About It

Early on we will calibrate where you are so we can track your progress.

We’ll explore in as much depth as you feel comfortable with, what you feel has contributed to or caused your problem and look at ways in which we can release that so that, from the beginning, we are focused on changing your mindset.

We’ll use a variety of modern therapeutic approaches to assist in this process and I’ll teach you tools and techniques to last a lifetime as we move you forward to living life with ease and confidence.

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Start Forging Your Own Path Today!

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