Last year over 150,000 people were given medication to help them fight their alcohol addiction, a 12 per cent increase from the previous year, raising concerns that campaigns promoting healthy drinking are not working as well as hoped.
2009 saw almost 95,000 prescriptions of acamprosate, a drug which helps to restore the brain’s chemical balance to reduce a patient’s withdrawal symptoms from alcohol. During the same period more than 55,500 disulfiram prescriptions were dispensed, a drug which causes an unpleasant reaction if the patient drinks alcohol.
Its unknown whether the increased uptake of alcohol medication reflects a rise in the number or problem drinkers or a willingness among drinkers to seek treatment.
If you are suffering from an alcohol addiction and are looking to seek help then a natural alternative to medication is hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a very useful and affective treatment for addictions. Relaxation techniques can help to uncover the root cause of the addiction and access to the unconscious mind will mean your subconscious can be reprogrammed to remove the destructive behaviour of drinking alcohol.
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