Life Coaching for Alcohol and Drug Problems
Alcohol relaxes us, it gives us confidence, is socially acceptable. Most of us drink - many of us drink more than the official healthy guidelines. But it's all too easy for it to escalate from a quick drink after work to 'needing' a drink to be able to cope with everyday stresses, to feel OK about ourselves, to sleep. You could be heading for a problem if you notice any of the following:
The problem is serious if: concentration is going – it’s hard to focus on your work, your relationships. You need a drink to face the day, the meeting, going home.
If it's got to this stage you may need medical help - in which case we can help you find the right help, prepare you for whatever treatment you may need, and support you through it and after it - life may have to change quite significantly for you, and this sort of support greatly increases the chances of a long term positive outcome.
Recreational drugs share many of the same characteristics as alcohol, many of the same attractions and many of the same potential problems. Plus there is the additional risk posed by the illegality. Many people use drugs to help them keep going, live in the fast lane, keep up with a life that's just too busy. Cocaine is often used to counter the effects of alcohol - so a double problem is developing. But it's not only illegal drugs that can cause problems. Drugs that are prescribed with the best of intentions to deal with pain, depression or anxiety can become a habit which eventually can actually worsen the underlying problem.
If you feel you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs, we can initially offer you a thorough confidential assessment . We will then suggest a plan which will include what we can do to help you, but may also include medical or other more specialist help. If you have got a problem, you will benefit greatly by seeking help now - the longer you leave it the more difficult it becomes.
Living with or watching someone with an alcohol or drug problem can be very tough. So many conflicting emotions - so hard to know what to do for the best. Talk to us and we'll try to guide you and support you to make the best decisions for yourself, and for the person you're concerned about.