Alcohol misuse counselling is available for people concerned about the extent of their alcohol consumption. Counselling approaches such as Behavioural therapy and Cognitive Therapy may prove helpful, as they both place strong emphasis on the alteration of negative behaviour patterns.
Definition of Alcohol Misuse
There are a number of key indicators of addictive drinking – the interruption of everyday life, a craving for alcohol, withdrawal symptoms, constant use and an inability to control consumption. Alcoholism is often linked to genetic connections, although other factors such as social influences and increased availability are also key contributors.
Binge drinking is another form of alcohol abuse and is defined by the consumption of over 8 units per drinking session. This phenomenon is becoming increasingly prevalent in the UK, especially amongst teenagers. Below is a selection of alcohol misuse counselling services and advice that may be of some help.
Alcohol Misuse Helplines
Alchoholics Anonymous – 0845 769 7555
Also known as Drinkline, they’re available Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 11.00pm. Operators provide support to people concerned about their drinking habits and offer information and advice.