The Importance of Alcohol Support for Recovery

When it comes to overcoming alcohol addiction, it is important that you have the right support throughout the process. Alcohol support comes in many different ways. In many cases, those with alcoholism will get support from their family members and friends, but sadly, this is not always the case.

However, even without family support it is possible to overcome alcohol addiction as help is available from what might seem unlikely sources. Here at Recovery.org.uk, we have a team of counsellors, therapists and support staff on hand to provide a listening ear in the first instance. Many of our team have been through recovery journeys so know the importance of alcohol support when it comes to beating this terrible illness.

We are here to listen to you and give you advice on the next step of your journey. We can provide you with a full assessment of your situation, which will give you a clearer picture of what to expect in the next few months and years. We can guide you through the process and provide a level of support that may make all the difference.

Family Support

Alcoholism is an illness that affects millions of people around the world, but it is also a very misunderstood illness. Those with little or no experience of it are often of the opinion that it is easy for those affected to just quit drinking. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case; if it was easy to just stop, the illness would not exist.

Friends and family members who want to support their loved ones through the recovery process can look for information on the illness in order to understand it better. Recovery.org.uk helps those who are struggling with various types of addiction, but we also provide support and advice for family members too as we know how important this can be to the success of the recovery process.

Getting Clean for Family

Busted band member Matt Willis has spoken of the love and support given to him by presenter wife Emma during his alcohol addiction. He also said that it was the birth of his daughter Isabelle in 2005 that finally made him see that he needed to change his ways.

Matt entered alcohol rehab in 2005 in order to clean up his life. He and Emma now have three children – Isabelle, Ace and Trixie Grace. He said of having children, “It was the only thing that changed me, if I’m honest. I was a bit of a naughty boy and I always knew that I couldn’t keep it up forever, but nothing would stop me! Then I had a daughter and I was like, ‘See ya!’ It was the biggest fork in the road for me.”

Alcohol Addiction

Matt’s alcohol addiction came to a head after Busted split up in 2005. However, after entering a programme of rehabilitation, he managed to beat his addiction and go on to have his three children. Busted have reformed but wife Emma said she does not worry that Matt will return to his old ways.

She said, “At the beginning of our relationship, I didn’t realise the extent of his addiction, and I don’t think he did either.

He was young and in this huge band, and when it came to an end it seemed that he was just working out who he was and going off the rails a bit. But it’s not until time passes and patterns form that you can see the root of the problem – and it wasn’t just a case of being young and going off the rails …”

She said they worked together to sort it out and now she does not worry about the threat of relapse.

Supporting a Loved One

Matt managed to beat his addiction with the help of Emma, which just goes to show the importance of alcohol support for those who want to conquer their demons. Overcoming addiction is never easy but without the support of loved ones, it can be even harder.

There are many ways to offer alcohol support to a loved one. If the affected peson has not started treatment yet, you could find out as much as you can about the various treatment providers in your area. All you have to do is give us a call here at Recovery.org.uk and we can help when it comes to choosing the most suitable detox and rehab facilities.

If your loved one is already in treatment for an alcohol addiction, then you can offer your support by making sure that everything at home is taken care of, which will allow your loved one to focus fully on his or her recovery.

It is important to remember that alcoholism is an illness that affects many people; it is not something that someone chooses and it is not something that affects individuals with no will power. With the right help and alcohol support, however, it is an illness that can be treated and managed.

Source: Matt Willis claims having kids saved his life following battle with alcohol addiction (Mirror.co.uk)