Alcohol rehab...without rehab

Having a drink with friends and family is often seen as an integral part of the Australian way and culture. This can at times make it hard to identify whether or not your drinking habits are an issue.

If you find that drinking is getting in the way of your work, relationships, interests and impacting on your life, these are some key indicators that you may have to start looking at your alcohol usage and behaviours. 

One of the things that often holds people back from reaching out and asking for help is the belief and society narrative that you will never be able to drink again or this is going to be something that you struggle with for the rest of your life…

All this isn’t necessarily true, and at Connection Based Living we have a different approach to the stereotypical narrative. 

People often say that when they give us a call, it’s refreshing to hear an approach that makes sense…and “I’m glad to hear that I can go back to normal, whatever that means”.

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Do you need to change your relationship with alcohol

Because alcohol is so integrated in the Australian culture, sometimes it can be hard to determine if you need to change your drinking habits.

  • Has anyone (e.g. a family member, friend, doctor or colleague) been worried or concerned about your use of alcohol?
  • Has anyone (e.g. friend, family member, doctor or colleague) been concerned about your behaviour that may relate to your alcohol use?
  • Have you been hurt or have you hurt anyone else physically or emotionally as a result of drinking alcohol?
  • How many times have you forgotten the events of the previous night because of your drinking?
  • How many times do you feel any guilt, remorse, shame or embarrassment because of your alcohol abuse?
  • How many times do you need to take medicine, drugs or drink alcohol in the morning when you wake up to feel energised for the day?
  • How many times have you disappointed family members, colleagues, friends and bosses, because you were not able to do what was expected from you?
  • How many times have you realised that you cannot live a day without having a drink?
  • How many times a day or week do you have a drink?
  • Do you have to have a stash of alcohol at the ready?

If you find that you have answered yes to a few of these questions, it’s probably a good indication that we have to do something about your drinking. 

We would strongly suggest that you get in contact with us and strike whilst the iron is hot because addictive patterns are a little like a black hole, if you are not careful you can get stuck in the universe of indifference and before you know it…another year has gone past.

As we mentioned above, we have a different approach and all of this isn’t a life sentence, we just need to change a couple of small simple things.

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