In the last three years, there have been over 2,920 emergency call-outs to under-18s in Scotland who have been taken seriously ill after drinking too much alcohol. Yet staff working at the Scottish Ambulance Service believe that far more cases are not reported, which means that both the real number is higher and that many people are not given the medical assistance they need.
Health incidents and accidents relating to alcohol abuse or binge drinking are continually rising in the United Kingdom, and as more and more young people (as well as more mature adults) get hooked on alcohol, it is imperative that there are recovery resources available. Whilst the NHS is a fantastic service, it regrettably has limitations and it is not always easy to secure a place, due to the very prevalence of alcohol abuse and its effects.
According to an article published in The Herald, our relationship with alcohol as a nation is ‘deep and complex’, with cheap alcohol readily available being cited as a major factor in this.
However, for those people who are aware that they are dependent on alcohol, or who know a loved one who exhibits signs of alcoholism, they need more than the minimum price per unit is raised. At ADT Healthcare, we recognise that dealing with an addiction is tough work. We specialise in treating all types of addictions and our experts are experienced with intervening through medical and psychological means. We regularly deal with alcohol addicts and dependants, and we offer a comprehensive recovery package suitable for all budgets which involve thorough detoxification and careful rehabilitation and integration afterwards. We also support family members, close friends and offer advice to ensure that the patient is surrounded by as much help as is possible.
Private alcohol rehab is a carefully designed programme to address the mental and emotional effects of the addiction. Often, this will take place in a controlled environment, such as whilst the patient is staying at one of our centres, where they have 24/7 access to doctors, nurses, counsellors and mental health professionals. All of this ensures that they have the best possible chance to recover fully and quickly.
If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, please call us now on 08000 886 686. Our telephone lines are staffed 24/7 and our advisors are committed to offering appropriate advice in complete confidentiality.
Keith stopped using drugs and drinking alcohol more than 10 years ago. He now spends a lot of time writing and editing content for this website. His mission is to assist people who are also looking to embrace addiction recovery. Keith believes a key way to accomplish this goal is through his writing.