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Alcohol support

How to find rehab options

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Userqrgtyd · 31/03/2021 08:36

Been really inspired by the people on these threads who have started rehab, My partner needs rehab. They aren’t ready to say they need it, they currently refuse all support options. I am pursuing AlAnon for me, but how would I fine rehab? Am lucky enough that we can pay for it.

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fucknuckle · 31/03/2021 08:41

your GP should be able to signpost you to drug/alcohol services in your area. you may be able to self-refer. services will be able to help with treatment options - be aware though that residential rehab may not be available in your area so travel may be required.

i did an excellent outpatient rehab course in my town. 5 days a week for 5 weeks, abstinence from alcohol was a requirement.

this gave me a lot of tools to use in gaining sobriety. i followed the course up by attending AA and have been sober for 7 years. i was very, very bad at the end of my drinking and i’m grateful to everyone who helped to save my life.

the worst part is admitting that you need help. once you’ve done that, the real work begins but you will be supported through it. i have never regretted getting sober - i’m just sorry i waited so long to try for it.

fucknuckle · 31/03/2021 08:47

if you can pay for it, try the Priory, they have rehabs all over the country. i wish you and your partner all the best.

please bear in mind though that nobody can save an alcoholic but themselves. i resisted help for a long, long time and only got sober when it became clear that drinking was likely to kill me, and soon. i lost everything before i finally accepted that i needed to stop. i’m still rebuilding bridges now. it’s worth it though. even my worst day sober is better than my best day drunk.

i was so scared of quitting, i couldn’t imagine what i would do with myself without booze. it ‘helped’ me manage anxiety and i also couldn’t imagine what i would do with all that time without drink to take the edge off.

once i was sober, my anxiety actually reduced. and once you’re sober you have the capacity and ability to fill the time you used to spend drunk with other things.

this is an awful situation for you and i genuinely wish you all the best.

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