Drever Associates: Expert treatment for alcohol dependence
When you've made the decision to stop drinking, the team at Drever Associates is ready to help.
There's always a reason why people use alcohol - to numb, to
escape, to forget. Unfortunately, alcohol addiction can become all-consuming. Relentlessly, it destroys everything: money, health, career, relationships.
However, with a dedication to change, there is a way out.
Drever Associates is a boutique medical practice in Surrey, offering a powerful, respected twelve-step alcohol treatment programme in partnership with the Priory Hospital Woking. Over the course of twenty-eight intensive days, this treatment works to uncover the reasons for drinking, and to find new ways of living.
Step away from the outside world into a safe, supportive
cocoon, where the experts will help to bring about lifelong change. With a
combination of small-group and individual treatment, this programme is designed
to leave no stone unturned, and to tackle alcohol addiction at its very root.
What is alcohol dependence?
It is estimated that about one in thirteen adults in the UK
are dependent on alcohol. Typically, some of the following features will be
- a strong
desire to drink alcohol
controlling the use of alcohol
tolerance to the effects of alcohol
features when suddenly stopping alcohol
Are you in the CAGE?
An effective way of checking whether there may features of
alcohol dependence is to take the CAGE questionnaire; if you can answer ‘yes’
to two or more of these questions, then alcohol may be causing more problems
than you think.
- Have you ever felt you should Cut down on your drinking?
- Do you ever get Annoyed when others criticise your drinking?
- Do you ever feel Guilty about your drinking?
- Do you ever have a drink in the morning as an Eye-opener?
A life without alcohol is possible - let the professionals
show you how.
The intensive treatment package for alcohol
addiction offered by Drever Associates is a complete service which offers
all the following, in a comfortable, elegant environment:
Expert treatment on a respected alcohol programme
Over twenty-eight focused days, you’ll take part in group
and individual sessions, including specific exercises tailored to your
particular circumstances. In the early part of your journey, you’ll complete a
Life Story, which systematically examines everything that has taken you to
where you are now. Other exercises including the AA Step One, build on this.
At the beginning of your treatment, a doctor will provide a
medical check-up, including a thorough blood screen. These results will be discussed
with you and lifestyle recommendations made in order to maximise your long-term
health. In addition, the services of a house doctor will be at your disposal
throughout your stay.
Detox and medication
If required, medically-assisted detoxification will be
provided, allowing alcohol to leave your system safely and comfortably.
High-intensity vitamin supplementation is often also provided, as are any other
medications required for overall health.
Appointments throughout the week with Dr Ian Drever,
Consultant Psychiatrist, to monitor progress and implement treatment changes as
Weekly family support sessions
Families and loved ones can sometimes feel excluded from the
process of recovery, so this programme offers weekly family sessions, enabling
them to be part of the long-term solution to help keep you well.
Daycare and secondary treatment
Further daycare sessions can be arranged after discharge, to
enable a smoother step-down of care, once you’re back at home. If required, Drever
Associates also has links with excellent secondary-care facilities, allowing
you to continue your recovery for several more months.
At the end of twenty eight days, the support continues, with
weekly aftercare meetings provided for a full year.
Attendance at local recovery meetings
In the evenings, attendance is arranged at local AA
meetings, where you'll be able to form links and build a long-term support
Lifestyle and professional services
24-hour nursing and medical support
All meals and private en-suite accommodation
Drever Associates has based their clinic in an
upmarket private hospital near Woking, Surrey. Set in acres of private grounds,
it provides an oasis of calm and wellbeing, offering twenty-six elegant
en-suite rooms, caring and attentive staff, good food, and a great sense of
support and community. A safe, welcoming haven, this hospital provides the
perfect environment in which to step away from everyday pressures, gain insight
and acquire the skills necessary to feel better. Read more about the partner
property of Drever Associates
Any treatment journey starts with an individual
hour-long assessment. As part of this, a thorough evaluation will be conducted,
followed by a discussion of the diagnosis and a presentation of the various
Take the first step to getting well. Caroline is the PA at
Drever Associates, offering calm, professional and discreet information and
advice. Caroline can be reached on 0845 11 22 300, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, please visit the Drever Associates website
for more details or to send an enquiry. Naturally, all contact will be treated
in absolute confidence.
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