Help with Alcoholism

Alcoholism treatment

We often associate alcohol with a comfortable lifestyle. But without being aware of it, drinking can all too easily become a daily habit. From the moment that you become dependent on alcohol, you have developed alcoholism which is an addiction to alcohol. This is when U-center could help.

Communication center

Communication center

Speak with a professional

How can we help you?

Please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you!

What are the causes of alcoholism?

Because drinking is socially accepted, it remains difficult to recognize an alcohol addiction. Also, alcohol is an addictive substance which means that anyone can develop an addiction to alcohol. However there is also evidence that an alcohol addiction can develop due to a combination of factors, such as genetic predisposition combined with easy access to alcohol. An alcohol addiction can sometimes go for years unnoticed. This could be because family, friends or colleagues do not recognize the symptoms. Or it could also be because the person involved is in denial, and is downplaying the seriousness of the situation. 

How can you recognize a drinking problem?

Alcoholism symptoms

 The main symptoms of alcoholism are the following:

Symptoms

  • Drinking increasingly large quantities of alcohol
  • Drinking for years
  • Unsuccessful attempts to stop
  • Spending a lot of time obtaining alcohol
  • Experiencing cravings
  • Inability to fulfill commitments [at work, school or at home]
  • In spite of resulting problems inability to stop
  • Giving up activities due to alcohol use
  • Continuing to abuse alcohol in spite of physical danger [to yourself or others]
  • Needing increasing quantities of alcohol to experience the same effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Drinking increasingly large quantities of alcohol
  • Drinking for years
  • Unsuccessful attempts to stop
  • Spending a lot of time obtaining alcohol
  • Experiencing cravings
  • Inability to fulfill commitments [at work, school or at home]
  • In spite of resulting problems inability to stop
  • Giving up activities due to alcohol use
  • Continuing to abuse alcohol in spite of physical danger [to yourself or others]
  • Needing increasing quantities of alcohol to experience the same effect
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Alcoholism treatment method

Our alcoholism treatment method focuses on two aspects: firstly ensuring that you stop, and secondly that you stay sober so that you can learn self-control techniques. Treatment starts with detoxification (or detox). We provide assistance and medication to help you stop drinking immediately. After detoxification, together with U-center’s team, you investigate why alcohol has come to play such a large role in your life. Are you using alcohol to cope with problems or emotions? Which function has drinking had in your life? We provide you with the skills you need to cope with problems and emotions in a different way. You will learn how to apply these skills in your own environment once you have completed your residential stay at U-center.

Seek addiction help in time
An addiction to alcohol can have devastating and even fatal consequences. Asking for help in time is therefore essential. If you are experiencing the symptoms or signs of addiction above, seek help immediately. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out how U-center can help you, a loved one, colleague or patient to overcome a drinking problem.

Read more about our treatments

Do you want to know more about our approach? Contact us

Integrated and personalized approach

Alcoholism often does occur on its own. Usually there are several problems. For example, an addiction to alcohol could have developed together with another addiction, such as addiction to cannabis (marijuana). Or you may have developed an addiction as a result of another condition such as depression, anxiety or a traumatic experience from your past. This is why there can be other problems sustaining your symptoms. For this reason, at U-center we address co-occurring disorders using an integrated, individualized approach.

U-center takes a holistic approach. This means that we look at the factors that could have had an influence on your behavior and addiction: your personality, relationships, family and work, as well as your physical health. With your treatment team, you will research the underlying issues behind your addiction. In this way you gain new insights into the behavioral patterns that are maintaining your condition.

Our alcoholism treatment centre

U-center offers a seven-week intensive and integrated inpatient treatment programme. Inpatient treatment at our center near Maastricht gives you the opportunity to work on yourself and your problems with our help and support. Together with your mentor, you will draw up a personal treatment plan which provides you with the necessary guidelines and sets out the goals you wish to achieve. Our professional staff will provide you with all the tools and support. However, your commitment is also of the essence in order to make progress. Our healing environment, consisting of warm and welcoming surroundings and various facilities, ensures that you have every opportunity to work on yourself and provide the space you need.

Are you looking for a way to end your alcoholism?

At U-center you are offered an intensive treatment for your alcoholism. Get in touch for more information or register now.

Contact us Apply now

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about alcohol addiction and our treatment

Before you start an application, you naturally want to know more about U-center's approach, our treatment method and other practical information. If you need more information please contact our communication center.

At U-center we treat many psychological disorders. In particular, we specialize in the treatment of co-occurring disorders (comorbidity). However, our programme is not always suited to everyone’s needs. Read more about our criteria for treatment on our terms & conditions page.

From experience we know that it takes a huge effort to talk to someone about their drinking problem. We advise you not to try to tackle the problem alone, but to seek support from friends and family or professionals. Feel free to contact us for help.

At U-center you can quickly go for a treatment. Within 1 day we can process your registration and take the first telephone intake. Your spot is usually available within 4 weeks.

In most cases this is the case. However, the exact coverage varies depending on which country you are living in and the terms of your health insurance. For more information please consult our cost and insurance page.

Our international treatment center is equipped with all the necessary facilities and also provides some extras. For more information please consult our clinic facilities page.

Our approach

A new perspective in 7 weeks

Admission procedure

We are here for you

Do you want to know more about our treatment center and how to apply? Register now for our webinar and chat with us live.

Register