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Understanding the Principles of Effective Alcohol Dependent Treatment

Research has shown that alcohol dependence, or alcohol addiction, is a treatable disorder. However, recovery is different for each individual. As a result, treatment for addiction to alcohol is available in various formats either at an in-patient rehab facility or as out-patient treatment suited to different clinical needs and requirements.

Therefore, for optimal treatment results, alcohol treatments should always be tailored to individual needs and requirements taking family situation, work commitments, any mental health diagnosis and medical history into account.

When it comes to managing addiction as a chronic disease or as a chronic disorder, maintenance or ongoing care alongside adherence to the rehabilitation programme is crucial.


Many times, pharmacological treatment is an essential component to the alcohol rehabilitation process. Where appropriate, medications assist the recovery process regardless of whether the treatment takes place at an in-patient rehab centre, on an ambulatory basis or at home.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

We offer a comprehensive variety of alcohol treatment options including Alcohol Detox, Home Detox, Relapse Prevention medical interventions (Antabuse, Naltrexone), individual and family counselling (Stop Drinking Programme), aftercare monitoring service (Sober Life Programme), all delivered by a highly specialised clinical team of consultants, psychologists and therapists, adapted to your needs and lifestyle.

All of our programmes can be delivered in person or online.

Stop Drinking Programme: Your Tailored Path to Lifelong Sobriety

Our "Stop Drinking Programme" is a multifaceted, tiered approach designed to offer treatment options suitable for different needs, stages of alcohol misuse, and readiness for change.

The programme can be offered in distinct durations of 3, 6, or 12 weeks, and can be seamlessly integrated with other medical treatments.

Whether you are a newcomer to alcohol dependence treatment or have been in ongoing therapy, we have a programme tailored to empower you towards a successful recovery.

Learn more about our Stop Drinking Programme.

Controlled Drinking Programme

Our alcohol treatment programme aims to support people who are concerned about their levels of alcohol intake and would like to receive support to manage their drinking. After initial medical and psychosocial assessment, patients will be offered a bespoke programme to manage their alcohol drinking. This outpatient programme is designed for patients who are unable to commit to an alcohol rehab.

Learn more about our Controlled Drinking Programme.

Sober Life: Remote Monitoring Programme for Alcohol Recovery

Sober Life is a convenient relapse prevention programme designed for patients in their first year of recovery. It provides accountability for sobriety and long-term recovery through a cloud-based alcohol monitoring system.


We provide this programme combined with our Stop Drinking Programme as an aftercare package or standalone to support you in your recovery journey. Patients taking relapse prevention medication (Naltrexone, Selincro, Antabuse, Acamprosate) can greatly benefit from this programme.

Learn more about our Sober Life Programme.

Alcohol detoxification and withdrawal symptoms management

If you're dependent on alcohol to function and you don't know how to stop drinking, it's recommended you seek medical advice to manage your withdrawal. In mild cases, you should be able to reduce or stop drinking at home without the use of medication as your withdrawal symptoms should also be mild. However, if your dependency is severe, inpatient treatment may be needed. This is because the withdrawal symptoms will also be severe and are likely to need specialist treatment.

Learn more about our Alcohol Detox programmes.

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 Countries We Serve

The OAD Clinic also offers alcohol addiction treatment for patients in the United States, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. We encourage patients from these countries to seek alcohol rehab treatment options at our clinic in London for bespoke alcohol treatment plans that cater to their needs. 

Begin your journey to sobriety and overcome your dependence on alcohol at our luxury private clinic in London. Get in touch with us to learn more.


How long does alcohol addiction treatment last?

It is generally assumed that rehab for alcoholics can last weeks or months depending on the individual's readiness for change as well as the severity of the individual’s dependence on alcohol. Mental health and poly-substance abuse are other factors determining treatment duration and clinical approach to treatment. 

At The OAD Clinic, we offer bespoke treatment for complex cases, as well as Stop Drinking Programmes which follow a protocol and are tailored to each specific client requirement/s. The Programmes last 3 to 12 weeks and may involve some pharmacological intervention as well as remote monitoring of alcohol intake. 

Can I complete treatment at home?

Subject to thorough clinical examinations and with the proper medical and at-home support, alcohol addiction can be treated from home either with a nurse on-site, or on an ambulatory basis. Our team of doctors, nurses and carers make an at-home detox for alcohol dependence a stress-free and smooth experience. 


Do I need to take medication during treatment?

In some cases, medication might be prescribed. This is often the case where management of severe withdrawal symptoms is needed as a result of heavy alcohol misuse. Medication to stop experiencing cravings might also be prescribed.

Is residential alcohol rehabilitation more effective?

Alcohol rehab in the UK is often associated with in-patient rehabilitation. In some cases this may be the appropriate next step. However, in cases where an in-patient alcohol rehab is not deemed necessary, out-patient or at-home alcohol detoxes may prove more convenient and less expensive. This option is ideal for individuals who are looking for a bespoke solution, hold a job, or have a highly demanding lifestyle.

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