Addiction is a complex and nuanced experience. The reasons behind why and how people can become addicted are varied, and when it comes to alcohol, individual life experiences and stressors play a considerable role.
Across Australia, we have a strong drinking culture. Friday night drinks are an office staple, and drinking forms a significant part of socialising for many people.
While there’s nothing wrong with this, some people may find they become overly reliant on alcohol to cope with life’s challenges.
Clinicians characterise alcohol addiction as being based on either:
Physical Dependency: Physical dependency refers to the body’s dependence on the substance to function normally. Often, physical dependence develops after prolonged use of a substance like alcohol, prescription medication or illicit drugs.
Psychological Dependency: Psychological dependence typically develops when we drink alcohol regularly to feel happy or relaxed. In other situations, we may be seeking an escape from unpleasant emotions like anxiety, trauma, hopelessness, grief, or stress.
Sometimes, a person may have both a physical and psychological dependency.
Alcohol addiction can become worse over time if left unacknowledged and untreated. Individuals experiencing this type of addiction tend to find it takes more and more alcohol to achieve the same stress relief or ‘buzz’ that alcohol provides them with.
Many high-functioning professionals turn to alcohol as stress relief and begin to realise their drinking is having a negative impact on their health, relationships and professional lives.
If you feel like your alcohol consumption is at a point where you’re struggling to manage or reduce it, alcoholic rehabs can offer the support and treatment you need to help you get back on track.
Acknowledging that you need help is the first step towards a successful recovery.
Rehabs for alcoholics are a safe space for individuals struggling with their drinking consumption to get the support and treatment they need.
When you’re caught in the cycle of addiction, trying to manage it can be highly challenging. Quitting can lead to physical and emotional distress, and it is not always safe to do this ‘cold turkey’.
Through alcohol rehabilitation, you’ll have a team of trained specialists who understand your situation and can tailor a treatment plan that works for your unique needs.
If you’re ever concerned about your drinking, even if you don’t think it’s a ‘fully fledged’ addiction – alcohol rehabilitation can help.
Rather than wait for things to escalate, rehab for alcoholics can help you understand how addiction is showing up in your life and what you can do to manage it before it becomes a more significant problem.
The Banyans Health and Wellness provides you with the right support and professional guidance for understanding your addiction and finding the right route to recovery for you.
Our wellness retreat offers practical support and proven well-being therapies to help improve your physical and emotional resilience. The Banyans provide effective, world-class treatments that deliver successful outcomes. It’s why we’re one of Australia’s most trusted rehabs for alcoholics.
“Thank you for helping me at this point in my life. I feel so different to when I arrived and I am excited to return home fresh and with a new understanding of the underlying issues that have caused me to run off track all my life. This was truly a life-changing experience for me. Thanks to all the coaches, PT’s, housekeeping, chefs and the clinical team for your support.”
The Banyans Health and Wellness provides confidential, effective treatment and a place to unwind and relax in our luxury private rehab centre.
Through personalised, individual treatment plans, you’ll be in safe hands with a professional team who knows that no two situations are the same. No matter your circumstances, discretion is our priority for all.
With an integrated approach, The Banyans works with you to help you maintain as normal a professional and personal life as possible while helping you on the road to recovery.
At The Banyans, we take your recovery seriously, which is why we only have the best and most experienced staff as part of our teams.
From Pain and Addiction Medical Specialists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Therapists, Nutritionists and Chefs – we work to understand you better and assist you through your recovery process.
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The Banyans provide effective, world-class treatments that deliver successful outcomes. It’s why we’re one of Australia’s most trusted rehabs for alcoholics.