Articles with tag "Alcohol"

Counselling for Alcohol Problems

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People drink for many reasons, to be more sociable, to reduce stress, to cope with difficult feelings, or sometimes just out of habit. Some people are able to drink safely in moderation, while for others almost any alcohol can cause a problem.

Whatever your difficulty with alcohol, talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist with experience in the field can help. The following are some of the reasons people give for seeking help with their drinking:

Are you drinking within healthy limits?

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Are you sometimes confused about what constitutes a single unit of alcohol? Or would you like to know what ‘healthy limits’ actually means? In this article, we give some straightforward, easy to follow information that will allow you to calculate how much alcohol you are drinking and establish whether it falls within healthy limits.

Addictions

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An addiction is a complex illness with physical and psychological symptoms, affecting not only the individual, but also those around them.
An estimated two million people in the UK have an addiction to some form of substance or activity.

What is an addiction?

There are many types of activities, substances and situations that people become addicted to, including drugs and alcohol, sex, gambling, exercise, pornography, shopping, and eating.

Counselling for addictions

Alcohol Misuse

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People drink for many reasons, to be more sociable, to reduce stress, to cope with difficult feelings, or sometimes just out of habit. Some people are able to drink safely in moderation, while for others almost any alcohol can cause a problem.

Whatever your difficulty with alcohol, talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist with experience in the field can help. The following are some of the reasons people give for seeking help with their drinking:

Alcohol and Addiction Counselling

Alcohol Empty Bottles

People drink for many reasons, to be more sociable, to reduce stress or anxiety, underlying depression, to cope with difficult feelings, or sometimes just out of habit. Some people are able to drink safely in moderation, while for others almost any alcohol can cause a problem.

Whatever your difficulty with alcohol, talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist with experience in the field can help.  The Hope Street Centre offers specialist counselling for people with alcohol issues in Cheshire.

The following are some of the reasons people give for seeking help with their drinking:

I regularly drink a lot of alcohol every day, do I have a problem?

Alcohol and Stress

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Stress is a common feature of today's busy lifestyle. The root cause of stress isn't always the obvious factors, such as work load or personal commitments. Sometimes it may be caused by a lack of control, loss of self-confidence or inability to say 'No'. .

At times pressures can become overwhelming and it can be tempting to turn to alcohol to relieve stress. It is a common belief that drinking alcohol can 'calm the nerves', and it is true that it can temporarily make us feel more relaxed.  However, drinking excessive levels can induce rather than reduce stress responses - the activity of drinking alcohol can actually produce the effects similar to those they are trying to relieve.

There are some indicators to highlight whether drinking is becoming a problem such as, drinking alone, feeling irritable if you can't have a drink or maybe hiding your drinking from friends and family.

About us

The Hope Street Centre is an independent centre located in the attractive rural market town of Sandbach in South Cheshire, with easy access to the M6 motorway and the railway network at Crewe.  The centre is readily accessible from the neighbouring towns of Congleton, Alsager, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Crewe, Kidsgrove, Winsford, Northwich, Warrington and Stoke on Trent.

Our Address: 10 Hope Street, SANDBACH, Cheshire, CW11 1BA
Telephone:      01270 764003 (weekday afternoons only)

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Brightstone Clinic - a not for profit organisation operating from The Hope Street Centre premises, offering low cost counselling. Placements available to volunteers in training or recently qualified counsellors.
  
The Resilience Programme - resilience building programme for mindful employers looking to invest in the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

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