Alcohol Rehab for Retired People

Everybody needs a purpose. More and more often we are seeing retired people accessing our alcohol rehab programme presenting similar issues. Many retired people who have developed an addiction to alcohol will often comment that they had always liked a drink but that since they had retired, or the children had grown up and left home, their drinking subtly increased and they had found themselves stuck in a vicious circle. For many people, employment, running a business or bringing up children, regulates lifestyle decisions and drinking patterns. It often ensures that drinking does not start until work has finished or the children are in bed. It often prevents late night drinking due to early morning commitments and the busy lifestyle simply does not allow enough time to drink too heavily, too regularly.

For so many, the retirement dream is not quite what it seems. All those years, wishing for more time and more freedom often ends up feeling quite empty and struggling to cope with the structure and framework of working life. This is one of the reasons that so many experience an increase in the amount of alcohol they consume. Commonly, the evening bottle of wine becomes a bottle of wine with lunch as well. The afternoon consists of a few drinks in the garden or in the pub; after dinner consists of a few more drinks and so on. This often happens over a period of time until the habit becomes formed and is very difficult to break. It is often accompanied by feelings of loneliness, loss, fear and a lack of purpose. Very often, retired people will try to fix the problem on their own and will not want to ask for help and very often the situation becomes so bad that they do, or other family members intervene to suggest outside help.

The good news is that alcohol rehab for retired people really does work and the success rates are great due to positive life experiences and the ability to remain disciplined with recovery. The rehab programme provided at The Providence Projects is designed to address the underlying and related issues but also help individuals structure a clear plan to prevent the risk of relapse. If you are retired and would like to speak to a counsellor or if you are the family member of someone who is retired and you are concerned about them, please call us on 0800 9550945

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Why Us:

The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

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