Riverina Recovery House

Alcohol Addictions

What Is An Alcohol Addiction Or Alcoholism?

Alcohol addiction or alcoholism is a chronic disease that affects people from all walks of life. There are several contributing factors including psychological, genetic, and behavioral factors that can contribute to having the disease. Like substance use (and misuse), alcohol addiction can cause serious health issues.

Alcohol dependence is characterised by a strong need to drink and or a reliance on drinking, despite the problems associated with its continued use. The severity of the disease varies from person to person as does the amount of alcohol they consume. Some people binge drink and then they stay sober for a while, while others drink heavily all day.

What Are The Symptoms Of Alcoholism?

Drinking is a part of life for the majority of people. It is widely available and is often at the centre of social celebrations and enjoyment.  When is it so common in society, it can be hard to recognise and tell the difference between someone with a problem and someone who likes to have a few drinks here and there.

Some symptoms of alcohol addiction or alcoholism are:

  • dependence on alcohol to function in everyday life
  • feeling a strong craving to drink alcohol
  • a loss of control over drinking and being unable to limit the amount of alcohol you drink
  • spending a lot of time drinking, getting alcohol and recovering from its use
  • increased frequency or quantity of use
  • an increased tolerance for alcohol (needing more to get drunk)
  • drinking at inappropriate times - e.g. first thing in the morning or in inappropriate places e.g. like work, driving, at sporting activities
  • only wanting to be where alcohol is present and avoiding situations where there is none
  • withdrawal symptoms while not drinking
  • continued drinking even though you know that it is causing problems e.g. physical problem and social problems
  • hiding alcohol or hiding while drinking
  • increased lethargy, depression, or other emotional issues
  • legal or professional problems e.g. criminal issues, loss of job

How Can Riverina Recovery House help With Alcohol Addiction?

Our Residential Recovery Program can help you or someone you love develop skills to build resilience, tolerance and understand the triggers of your alcohol addiction. Living in a small group setting in a large, beautiful home in the town of Wagga Wagga, you will receive structured and professional support from a diverse therapeutic team that helps you understand what is driving your addiction and help you understand the bigger picture of how addictive processes affect your life in the long term.

At Riverina Recovery House, our program provides an individually tailored recovery program using a combination of emotional and psychological therapies to help overcome alcohol addiction and identify, understand and address the underlying issues and contributors of your or someone you love’s, alcohol addiction.

Establishing A Healthy And Positive Routine

The Riverina Recovery House was established to address the need for support and guidance at the early stages of recovery. By bringing together a team of experts within the safety of a nurturing environment, we are able to assist establish a healthy, positive routine and help you develop the skills to help manage and your life better, so resilience and tolerance can be built and strengthened, increasing their chance of enjoying recovery over a longer period. 

Emotional And Psychological Therapies

Our personalised alcohol addiction recovery program is tailored to your needs. Our Residential program provides access to a highly qualified and diverse team including counsellers, case workers and other therapeutic clinicians to support you throughout your recovery journey and understand your experience with alcohol and help you achieve successful long term recovery.

Our Residential Recovery Program is an 8 week live in program for those who have completed rehab or who have recently completed a detox. Riverina Recovery House is located in the beautiful Riverina region, and is the perfect retreat to complete your recovery.

Contact us to find out more about our tailored Recovery Program. If you need recommendations for a suitable detoxification or rehab centre, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help you on your recovery journey.

Help For Someone You Love

If you’re worried about someone you know who has an alcohol addiction, it’s best to approach them in a supportive way. Avoid shaming them or making them feel guilty - this can push them away and make them more resistant to help.

At Riverina Recovery House, our Family Program is specifically designed for those who are affected by a family member with an addiction. Recovery is more sustainable for the loved one when their family members understand the nature of addiction and how family members can help or hinder the process of recovery.

We can help provide support and education to family members to ensure they are able to focus on solutions rather than on problems, set healthy boundaries, stop enabling behaviors, improve communication with one another and help family members ensure they care for themselves whilst supporting your loved one with love and respect.     

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