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Resolutions to quit drinking aren't enough

Updated: Jul 10

New Year celebrations are over and summer days stretch out before us with plenty of hours in the day to reflect on what you want more of and what you need to leave behind.


For many people quitting alcohol is on the resolution list as the excesses of the festive season take a toll. Some people will attempt a Dry January but for those who struggle with alcohol dependency, resolutions to quit drinking aren't enough.


The trouble with resolving to quit drinking is that you're bound to fail if you don't have a plan. Just wanting and needing to do it isn't enough. If you're anything like us, you might be able to stop drinking for a day, a week or even a month but staying stopped is where all good intentions fall apart.


Stopping drinking on your own is almost impossible

When you have an alcohol dependency that is serious – where alcohol is firmly in charge of your life – you likely won't be able to kick it for good on your own.


There are many factors in creating and maintaining a sober life and professional support is an important part of that.


Rehab is a safe place where you are fully supported to be completely honest about your addiction and go through the process of surrendering to it, in order to rebuild your life.


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Rehab is a haven where you can take a break from life and begin the process of healing.


Why is rehab important?

You may ask why rehab is a crucial option to consider. Here are our reasons, taken from years of helping those with substance abuse recover, and also from our own life experiences:

  • Taking a complete break from your life – removing yourself from people, places, things and responsibilities – gives you the space to create a solid foundation of sobriety.

  • Rehab is a safe place where you are fully supported to be completely honest about your addiction and go through the process of surrendering to it, in order to rebuild your life.

  • You can learn the tools needed for getting sober and staying that way.

  • You will discover the value of getting sober in a community – nothing beats peer support because no one understands addiction like another addict.

  • You will explore how to create a life with a new 'normal', which includes avoiding triggers and making positive choices to always protect your sobriety.

  • You'll find out how to meet your needs and respond to your emotions in healthy, sober ways.

  • You will learn how to love and treat yourself gently and kindly, always putting your wellbeing first so you're able to fully enjoy your life, healthy and sober.

Give yourself the best chance of getting sober and staying that way, one day at a time by booking a four-week stay at Ocean Hills Detox & Rehab.


And don't just take our word for it: check out the testimonials on our blog page to see how people have succeeded in getting sober with the professional support and gold-standard therapy available at Ocean Hills.


If you're worried about your drinking or that of someone you love, call Elaine on 027 573 7744 for a confidential and compassionate chat. You're never alone.





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