The increase in people with an alcohol dependency issue

When the first lockdown happened, it required all the bars, clubs and pubs to close to control the spread of COVID-19.

This did not stop people from drinking. There were higher numbers of people buying alcohol from the supermarkets as they believed alcohol will help them overcome their anxieties related to the pandemic.

Addiction and mental health

Those who develop a dependency on alcohol may have mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or any other mental health condition.

It is commonly used to help manage symptoms of a mental health condition, or can also be used as their way of coping with personal issues that are not directly related to their mental health.

You may be looking for alcohol rehab centres near your area and have not found much luck with finding the right rehab.

Castle Craig in Scotland is a team of addiction specialist experts that specialise in treating people’s alcoholism and often give them all the skills needed to help them with their recovery.

Their specialist alcohol addiction programmeis one of the best in the UK and provided many struggling addicts with a fresh chance at a sober life. To learn more about their alcohol rehab centre, please refer to here for more information about how they can help you.

Importance of treatment

People who do not get addiction treatment are likely to experience effects related to the misuse.

  • Poor mental and physical health
  • Strained relationships with loved ones
  • High blood pressure
  • Dementia
  • Infertility
  • Risk of mouth, liver, head and neck cancer

See more here.

Help for an alcohol addiction

For free information and resources on how to get help for alcohol addiction, please visit the NHS and DrinkAware for help on ways to get help for alcohol addiction.