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Giving up alcohol can be challenging, but there are a whole range of benefits to quitting that can make the separation between you and your alcohol use feel less difficult and even highly rewarding. Here will explore some of the benefits you can expect to reap when you stop drinking.
Behavioural health is an all-encompassing term that refers to the scientific study of emotions, behaviours, and biology, and how these different concepts relate to an individual’s mental health, their overall sense of self-worth, and their ability to function in day to day life. Not to be confused with mental health, behavioural health includes more areas of concern that affect an individual’s overall mental and physiological health
Addiction is a neurobiological phenomenon that often leads to people feeling powerless over their own decisions. As addiction can form out of behavioural habits, as well as a chemical dependence to a substance, the issue itself is incredibly complex. Luckily, our understanding of addiction and how it affects our brains is actually very well researched.
Trauma is not typically something which people associate with wealth; frequently people assume that because people are wealthy that their lives are easy. However, modern research has shown that this is not in fact true, and that incidences of mental illness and addiction can be just as, or more so, prevalent in those who are wealthy than those who are not.
Rehab can be a very daunting prospect for those who are inexperienced with it; some people picture sitting around in groups talking, whilst some might think of a confrontational boot-camp experience where people are “broken down and built back up”. Whilst some places do practise these models, at Addcounsel we believe that that our client-focussed approach is what makes us so unique and effective.
If you ask most people what they think rehab consists of, they would tell you that it involves people sitting around in circles and receiving psychotherapy, with the aim of being abstinent from an addictive substance or behaviour. And whilst they may be right about the overall aim, there are many more benefits to rehab than simply quitting drugs, alcohol, or any other addiction.
The world has undergone one of the most rapid changes in history in one of the shortest amounts of time in 2020. Six months ago, who could have predicted that we would be paying for our shopping through a Perspex screen